Posted by Lucy Beck on March 20, 2014Project Summary: Secure Media Manager (SMM) is bespoke software designed to be built as a media manager for security devices and intended to be capable of managing device types, devices, jobs, job allocations, media archiving and media viewing.
The ChallengeThe firm was anticipating an innovative digital media management solution that was required to connect with media devices and distribute their content in a highly secure environment. Such a product would need to be able to easily recognize media files from devices such as storage cards, memory sticks and USB connections. This application would have to provide a very simple management process while maintaining a history of recorded events with complete information on deployed tasks. It would ultimately be used by administrators and managers handling important, protected data in places such as Benefits Agency, Environmental Agency and the Police.
The SolutionA Windows based application was designed using Microsoft technology. In order to fulfill the security requirements, a security dongle would be required to be attached to the PC while the application is in use. The dongle would need to match with an encrypted file residing within the system in order to grant user access. After successfully signing in to the application, user would be directed to the Main screen. The Main screen would consist of three sections which would be the launch pad for most of the system activities namely – Device Management, Device Control, User Management, Media Browser and Media Reviewer.
The application would thus be capable of:
- Managing Media (images and videos)
- Import from devices
- Search media files
- Preview thumbnails and full screen images/videos
- Adding and updating Users to access the system
- Maintaining a record of the Media Devices connected with the system
- Create, update and remove Jobs related to media stored via the system
- Deploy Devices to Jobs