Multimedia Archive managing software

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Our business is looking for an enterprise class software for the managing of its multimedia archive.
Untill now, we've been using stand-alone software such as p-casa and iphoto but now we need something more complex that allows for an efficient sharing between out network users.
The answer could be a cloud solution or, even better, something that we can install on our intranet.

This system need to:
- Secure management of our business media-files: photos and videos
- Index the media based on several criterias
- Fast search of photos with multiple inputs
- Have the option to keep more version of the same file: The original file, the one for our webspace, the one for our catalog, etc.
- Ability to limit uncontrolled upload and duplication of content
- Media share through a centralized platform
- Preferable: Keep the media on our systems

Desired specs are:
- Ipertextual search engine
- Possibility to filter content based on area/geotagging
- Possibility to assing multiple tags to images (location, descriptions, keywords, ...)
- Basic editing tools: resize for web, resize of email, auto enhance of the picture
- User access management: some can write, others can only view, ...
- Option to add geotag data to existing photos
- Check for missing attributes before the upload in the database. Avoid having uncompleted info on files which will render it unusable

Anyone knows a good product for our needs?
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A couple of ideas, may or may not be what you are looking for.
-219P+ is QNAP's new generation two-bay Turbo NAS with iSCSI, especially designed for small business and home users who are looking for a large storage center to store, back up, share thousands of multimedia files or expand the storage capacity
Buffalo NAS
2-bay Gigabit network storage server

Thank for your answer but we think that the solutions you gave us are too much HW oriented (which is not a bad thing per se) but lacks a SW tool with the desired functions

We were thinking something along the line of putting every photo, video or multimedia file into a network share on our file server and manage it with a software that could index the files already there and manage it.

The tool we need the most is a good advanced search engine,
which will let us filter with lot of options (such as geotag info, keywords tag, description, filename, album, etc...)
Secondly we need at least a basic security option and user management, we need to enable some user to edit and create and others to just view this data (better if Windows AD Support)

Thanks again


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