Dalet, a leading developer of enterprise Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, unveiled the new MAM-based program, Dalet Media Life, at NAB 2011. Dalet Media Life manages the complex media management requirements of high-volume, multi-platform program producers, such as broadcast networks and thematic channels. Media Life combines the robust Dalet Media Asset Management platform with specialized tools covering the complete programming chain – from ingest, QC, compliance, and content enrichment to playout, distribution, and archiving.
“Dalet Media Life provides broadcasters a complete set of features and capabilities integrated within an open, enterprise Dalet MAM platform. Natively integrated task-specific tools address specialized areas of program preparation, while Dalet’s advanced workflow engine orchestrates resources, assets, and tasks to efficiently manage program and promo preparation across the entire production chain,” says Raoul Cospen, Director of Marketing, Dalet. “The Dalet MAM core provides a precise control layer across systems and sub-systems, including the management of multiple adaptations and uses of a title. Media Life’s flexible data model associates the technical aspects of language dubbing, subtitling, and closed captioning with the media essence, ensuring accurate distribution of assets.”
Dalet Media Life Core Capabilities
Built on the advanced and well-proven Media Asset Management platform of Dalet Enterprise Edition, Media Life harnesses resources, unifying content in a centralized, highly structured database with interconnections to other systems and subsystems. Integral tools for ingest, QC, compliance, content enrichment, and other functions fast-track the production workflow. The all-encompassing MAM layer brings together the various versions, resolutions, and business uses of media and metadata to add efficiency and value to the company.
Enterprise Ready, Open for Integration
Designed on modern IT capabilities, open standards and SOA architecture, Dalet Media Life is enterprise-ready to create a cohesive, industrialized workflow that unifies traffic, production, industry-standard NLEs, broadcast, automation, and business systems. Built-in data exchange tools and multiple integration paths, including web services APIs, ensure compatability. Dalet also can control third-party devices. Widgets with advanced broadcast knowhow can be exposed to external portals. Media Life provides end-to-end, full lifecycle content management of media essence, all resolutions and metadata from ingest through production to playout, archives, and repurposing for multi-platform publishing.
Dalet Media Life incorporates fast and efficient tools to facilitate program production. There are multiple ways to ingest, including massive SDI ingest. Manual and automatic quality control tools are fully integrated. Customizable asset management forms and glossaries ensure metadata accuracy and consistency. Shot selection and rough-cut tools are easy to use; seamless integrations with craft editors speed post-production. Media Life intelligently manages the complicated technical aspects of language translations, subtitling, and captioning, with an enhanced data model that properly associates those elements with the media essence of each asset. A preview window allows users to view content and works-in-progress together with metadata and essence information.
The business-driven workflow engine orchestrates many human tasks, such as reviews and approvals, and automates background processes including transcoding, rendering, and media movement tasks according to precise rules.
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, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission).
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