Dalet, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for broadcasters announced today that it has packaged several of its tools and interfaces to allow them to be embedded into customer portals. Based on Google gadget technology, these web-based Dalet gadgets provide a way for third-party integrators and customers’ in-house developers to leverage Dalet’s tools at the enterprise level.
“By packaging some of our functional tools to allow integrators and customers to expose them within corporate portals and “mashups”, we’ve given companies a way to expand access to the content and functional tools in ways that best suit the needs of the business. It’s another example of how our emphasis on open standards gives companies tremendous flexibility,” says Kevin Savina, Director of Product Management, Dalet, S.A. “For instance, the Dalet preview gadget allows users on a corporate portal to select assets from the Dalet database, preview and stream them in a frame accurate manner in the Dalet Preview window directly from the portal without needing a separate, external application. This has tangible business advantages, especially in large enterprises where assets can be used across many different departments for many different purposes. From a single portal, users can have access to all the tools and assets they need – whether its calendars and mail or video and rough-cut editing tools.”
In addition to its Preview window interface, Dalet has also enabled the Dalet Media Logger and Dalet Storyboarder as Google gadgets. MediaLogger is a logging tool for previewing content and adding annotation to the video on a template basis to produce new clips and shotlists. Storyboarder is a shot selection tool for rough-cut editing that uses mark-ins and mark-outs to create simple EDLs, organize them in whatever order users prefer and exchange them with craft editors.
Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to both traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks. Dalet combines into a single system a robust and proven Asset Management platform with advanced metadata capabilities; a configurable workflow engine, and a comprehensive set of purpose-built creative and production tools. This integrated and open environment enables end-to-end management of the entire News and Sport and Program content chain, and allows users to significantly improve efficiency, and to maximize the use and value of their assets. Dalet’s solutions are delivered through a dedicated Professional and Integration Services Department to ensure the highest possible standards.
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, France TV, RTBF, RFI, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission).
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.