The rich and diverse span of functionality means that Mediaflux is applicable to a wide range of applications in a wide range of industries. Mediaflux can manage any type of data. Flexible workflow means that it can be readily configured to streamline the capture, storage, discovery, transformation, and consumption of data in any industry.


Figure 1 - Mediaflux Industries

Mediaflux Core

The Mediaflux core is feature rich, providing a wide range of capabilities to address a wide range of problems across multiple industries.

The core combines multi-versioned metadata management with many other services including geospatial, workflow, federation, replication, NFS and web serving that can be leveraged by industry specific client applications.


Mediaflux is utilised in many research contexts for managing data from sources including genomics, neuroimaging, (including DICOM format MR images), microscopy, oceanography, meteorology, and general e-Research. Mediaflux automates the ingestion, discovery, and transformation of large volumes of data (in terms of both capacity and cardinality).

Open source and third party clients such as DaRIS, MACDDAP, and Wildhealth manage MRI, oceanographic and veterinary pathology data, and the general purpose Mediaflux Desktop client provides many features for research users.


Mediaflux is used to manage specialist clinical and research data in oncology and immigrant health. Mediaflux services both clinical and de-identified research data needs within the one system, removing the need to build separate clinical and research systems.

Mediaflux is used to federate data from multiple institutions and present a single view to clinicians, regardless of the institution that holds the source data. See CAReHR for more details.

Mediaflux is the foundation for Clinical Knowledge Manager, a system for collaborative development, management and publishing of a wide range of clinical knowledge resources, including archetypes, templates, terminology subsets, artefact release sets, and metadata relating to clinical models.


The geospatial features of Mediaflux are utilised to ingest, catalogue, quality assure, store, discover, and distribute geospatial imagery. Metadata is automatically extracted from a number of geospatial data types. Mediaflux manages raster and vector data including maps and images as well as temporal data including full motion video.

Mediaflux is used to locate data spatially, including data related to a search area in some way, for example inside, outside, intersecting or covering the search area, or within a specified radius from a point. Mediaflux incorporates a geospatial feature database of over 7 million place names to simplify locating an area of interest.

Developer Platform

At its core, Mediaflux offers a rich and mature platform for developers to leverage. The platform can be enhanced with the addition of plug-in services to add new capability or communicate with external systems, and new clients can be developed for custom purposes.

Please refer to Mediaflux for Developers for more information.


Mediaflux is utilised for the management of audio and video data in both research and digital production contexts.