As a storage device for playback files:
The primary function of the Network Attached Storage Device (NASAFW) is to store files for active playback on the channels. It is to serve as a place to store the thousands of files that playback regularly on the channels. Tapes are currently stored in the sub-basement, ranging from 1981 to 2009. Any tape from the sub-basement that is scheduled to play on the channel will be encoded during playback and the file sent to the NAS for longterm storage. Once the tape has played, it will return to the sub basement to be physically archived (and never played again until a long term, high quality solution is determined and enacted.) Anytime that program is scheduled to play, (barring digital playback system failures) it will be from the digital file and not the tape.
In collaboration with the current archiving program:
If a program has been archived as a part of the AFW Archive program and the program director wishes to play one of those programs, the archivist will provide a DVD for “ripping” the file into the NASAFW24 storage device and the tape will remain untouched.