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1.2 What

MEDIATEX is mainly designed to provides an API to manage supports (to drive jukeboxes).

As a distributed system, it allows several servers to share data and meta-data related to collections of archives.

MEDIATEX handle the TCP connections between remote servers. It is designed to be installed directly on the archive producer’s application servers.


Moreover, the collection concept is used to group document as MEDIATEX does not handle dedicated life cycle on archives.

What it is not.

MEDIATEX focus first on redundancy, done by software. To do so:

Time-stamps and claim-based authentication servers which need a static certificate and a static domain name are monolithic servers and so, resides out of this scope. MEDIATEX system is designed to be crashed anywhere but still alive elsewhere.

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