Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, has introduced significant updates across its media logistics, AI-driven production and IP ingest and playout product line. Cloud-native platforms Dalet Flex, Dalet Media Cortex and Dalet Brio support the industry’s continued transition with flexible hybrid and cloud workflows offering media organizations the digital dexterity they require to power work-from-home scenarios. Robust APIs and Integration Panels simplify collaboration with creative tools like Adobe® Premiere® Pro and enterprise applications like Salesforce and Slack, enabling transformative media and business workflows for Dalet customers.
“These new capabilities help our customers to not only hurdle the challenges of a workplace in transition, but be better prepared for any future disruptions,” states Bea Alonso, chief market officer, Dalet. “Our customer experience is at the heart of development and Dalet is delivering highly adaptive tools that improve media workflows and the overall business outcome. We look forward to rolling out these capabilities to our customers and showcasing them in person at CABSAT2021 (stand Z2H) and IBC2021 (suite 1BS21) events as well as virtually at Dalet Connect.”
Single Source of Truth Across the Media Supply Chain
Dalet Flex centralizes production, distribution and archiving workflows into a configurable content management application that makes it easier and less expensive to manage, package and distribute content. Advanced metadata and analytics capabilities, underpinned by a media asset management (MAM) layer and orchestration engine, provide a single source of truth for media assets across the entire media supply chain. The polycloud Dalet Flex solution can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud or as a hybrid solution providing customers choice.
The new FlexXTEND Panel provides enhanced NLE integration with creative tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro. The panel features full search and content discovery with free text searching for general queries; advanced filters and sorting for targeted queries against any metadata, and saved searches for common queries. Users can work with proxy files or source content and have both thumbnail and list view for browsing and searching for content. They also have the ability to preview video, image and audio content before importing to a project. Users can cross-collaborate with FlexMAM and asset collections.
The new FlexXTEND Panel provides enhanced NLE integration with creative tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro
The Dalet product team continues to add important capabilities to Dalet Flex including previewing individually selected audio tracks, increased metadata thesaurus support and bulk metadata changes.
The Path Forward to IP Production Workflows
The Dalet Brio ingest and playout platform provides media companies a smooth transition path to full IP production workflows. Offering maximum flexibility for creating and delivering content across hybrid infrastructures, Dalet Brio supports greater density with more ingest and playout streams, making it even easier and faster for companies to migrate operations to IP without disrupting existing workflows that still rely on SDI. Smarter workload distribution and core optimizations around HD and UHD increase density and propel an overall smoother ingest and playout workflow for high resolution productions.
Dalet Brio provides an easy migration path to IP operations
Augmented User Experience Thanks to AI
The Dalet Media Cortex AI service platform leverages cognitive services and machine learning to offer Dalet customers powerful speech to text, object recognition, facial recognition and automated subtitling services. Recent additions include APIs to translate captions while preserving timing information, eliminating the need to manually re-time translated captions. Additionally, the integrated caption editor now flags infringements around timing, line and character overlaps in real-time allowing users to address visual issues early on in the production process. A complement to both Dalet’s Media Workflows and News solutions, Dalet Media Cortex will also ship as part of the AI-powered newsroom starter pack for the soon-to-be-released Dalet Pyramid – Dalet’s next generation Unified News Operations.
“AI is becoming more pervasive in media production and at Dalet, we continue to integrate across offerings, helping customers do their jobs…better,” Bea adds. “Metadata, which is critical for AI workflows, is at the heart of all our platforms. We have expertise in leveraging it to propel productivity-enhancing AI workflows like real-time recommendation of indexed content for storytellers and automatic creation of subtitles for content destined for global audiences.”
Dalet Media Cortex powers AI-production across news and media workflows for users anywhere
Dalet Media Cortex aggregates technologies from best-in-class AI engines such as Amazon Web Services and Speechmatics to deliver outstanding results.
Cloud Inflection Point and the Need for Speed
The need to have remote workforces and business continuity has accelerated the industry’s pace into the cloud. Dalet offerings feature a full cloud or hybrid architecture in terms of compute and storage, allowing customers to design a workflow that eliminates existing technical debt and is more responsive to the fast changing environment.
Bea provides insight on Dalet’s cloud development and customer-centric business models, “All of our development is currently focused on cloud-native solutions, this means they are designed to work with cloud infrastructure from day one. Customers can benefit from Dalet’s hosted offerings, decreasing their infrastructure footprint and lowering their overall TCO while benefiting from the latest functionality.”
The Dalet SaaS business model lets customers consolidate costly systems, abdicating resource intensive maintenance while gaining the flexibility and mobility the cloud offers.
Dalet empowers media-rich organizations to transform their production and distribution workflows – accelerating media operations, maximizing collaboration and creating higher value from content. As a leading media technology and service provider with over three decades of innovation, our software solutions enable greater control, enhanced visibility and increased productivity for content professionals and storytellers around the globe. Leading organizations such as Fox Networks Group, Arsenal Football Club, MediaCorp, Audi, and the BBC trust Dalet to support their daily content operations. Our team is driven by a passion for media and committed to empowering a world where compelling stories are beautifully made, effortlessly told and thoughtfully delivered. Learn more at www.dalet.com.