Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced that Al Rayyan Radio has selected Dalet Radio Suite powered by the Dalet Galaxy platform to transform its operational efficiency. The new installation forms part of a comprehensive station upgrade and includes Dalet On-Air playout, up to 10 edit suites, and the versatile audio editor Dalet Onecut.
Al Rayyan Radio, part of Al Rayyan Satellite Channel operated by Al Rayyan Media and Marketing based in Doha, Qatar, broadcasts two national channels of entertainment, music and cultural content. Regional systems integrator Media Group International (MGI) was commissioned to lead a major upgrade and approached Dalet to automate, streamline and unify all of Al Rayyan Radio’s media acquisition, production and delivery under a single advanced MAM platform.
“MGI was commissioned to handle the upgrade on the basis of its technical expertise and thorough knowledge of the technical systems Al Rayyan Radio wanted to implement,” explained Mohamed Makki Ibrahim, business development manager, MGI. “The project involved installing a new two-channel control room, studio DJ room and edit room. A priority for Al Rayyan Radio was for the new systems to deliver on a far more efficient workflow than previously had. Dalet Radio Suite was our first choice to fully automate each channel’s media lifecycle from ingest and scheduling to editing and playout.”
Jamal Al Jaber, general manager, Al Rayyan Radio, said, “We embarked on this major upgrade in order to achieve greater day-to-day efficiency and to maintain and enhance the quality of our output for our audience. At the same time we did not want to go off-air for a second. We knew that MGI and Dalet were the right partners to help us achieve this business transformation. The complete system, including the Dalet Radio Suite, has streamlined every aspect of our digital production chain enabling us to meet our objectives.”
For this turnkey solution, MGI also demolished and rebuilt the acoustic system and completely renovated the interior of Al Rayyan Radio’s building. Michael Meisel, area sales manager of the Middle East at Dalet, commented on the complexity of the installation. “It was a complicated upgrade because Al Rayyan Radio’s existing system stayed on-air throughout the build, so the migration of databases to the new system had to take place with zero downtime.”
Dalet Radio Suite’s centralized MAM content catalog seamlessly manages all programs and associated data. Combined with modular, task-specific tools, Dalet Radio Suite meets the comprehensive demands of large-scale newsrooms as well as the needs of multichannel music networks.
Dalet Onecut is an advanced audio editor that smoothly includes effects and supports multiple HD formats. The Dalet Dashboard helps administrators by monitoring the ongoing health and performance of their system.
Dalet On-Air is a proven and highly reliable automated solution used in some of the world’s largest multichannel operations.
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About Media Group International
Media Group International (MGI) is an award-winning media broadcast and communications systems integrator, serving the media, telecommunications, security, education, hospitality and advertising industries in the Gulf region for more than 35 years.
Media Group International is diversifying its business into new technologies. As well as equipping professional television stations and studios, master control rooms, newsrooms, concert stages and theatres providing light and sound technology, the company also equips whole multivendor and multisensory environments. MGI provides solutions from safeguarding national security, such as in government operations, to creating the best educational venues in museums and classrooms, enhancing sports environments and revolutionising health facilities and satellite telecommunications.
Media Group International won the Digital Studio award for ‘System Integrator of the Year’ in March 2014. The company also holds ISO 9001:2008 certification, the world’s most recognised quality management standard. It is the first company of its kind to receive the prestigious accolade within the Middle East region, guaranteeing customers world-class quality assured products. For more information, please visit www.mgi.tv.
About Dalet Digital Media Systems
Dalet software-based solutions enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that power end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archive and radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and multiplatform distribution.
The foundation for Dalet’s productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the enterprise NRCS and MAM that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and business visibility.
Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way. Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability.
Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 15 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets.
The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year.
Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, FMM, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian Parliament and UK Parliament).
Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.
For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.