Dalet today announced that it will unveil its full HD and multi-format DaletPlus version 3.0 media asset management platform at the NAB 2009 exhibition held in Las Vegas, NV from April 20 through 23, 2009 (stand SU3702). DaletPlus is a purpose-built enterprise media asset management platform designed to facilitate complex HD production workflows and archiving for news, sports and programs, as well multimedia content creation and distribution to Web, Mobile and VOD platforms. Integrated powerful production tools to ingest, produce, play-out and archive are packaged into four offerings – Dalet Enterprise Edition, Dalet News Suite, Dalet Media Library and Dalet Radio Suite HD – providing flexible, end-to-end editorial workflows and metadata management. Version 3.0 Dalet solutions will showcase new advanced production features such as integrated CG production in the Dalet timeline; a new Dalet Dashboard for system-wide monitoring and analysis; native integration with SeaChange video servers; and new ingest technology based on cost effective IT servers.
“The new DaletPlus version 3.0 platform is a robust media asset management application that makes complex workflows such as mixed HD and SD completely transparent for the user,” comments Kevin Savina, Director of Product Management, Dalet SA. “The unique enterprise workflow engine offers tremendous flexibility. Organizations with very large numbers of concurrent users who are involved at different steps of the workflow can use DaletPlus to streamline operations, create efficiencies and decrease costs. And because metadata is maintained throughout the entire production chain, the value of the media assets is enriched, making it easier to monetize content for new revenue streams including multi-platform distribution for mobile networks, web and VOD, while optimizing the legacy workflows.”
DaletPlus Version 3.0 Feature Highlights
- End-to-end workflow, transparent support for SD and HD formats, including file management and mixed aspect ratios 4:3 and 16:9
- Low latency MXF ensures tremendous HD edit while record performance
- CG production directly in the Dalet Media Cutter timeline; positioning with ‘ins’ and ‘outs’; Desktop previews of video and graphics available from any workstation
- Automated play-out of graphics as secondary events
IT-based Ingest Technology
Version 3.0 includes new, video ingest solution based on low cost IT-based servers. It records continuously various SD and HD formats providing a very cost effective, distributed and robust ingest solution
Native integration with SeaChange video servers and Data Direct Networks storage
Dalet extends its 3rd party technology support to include SeaChange video servers and Data Direct Networks shared storage for ingest, production and play-out. Native integration improves interoperability and functionality by eliminating repetitive copying, transferring and other cumbersome back-office processes.
System-wide Monitoring and Analysis with Dalet Dashboard
Dalet Dashboard offers real-time monitoring of the Dalet system components, infrastructure and performance (video servers, network switches, production storage), adding a key layer of management and system-wide control. Extensive system performance reports ensure maximum efficiency.
About Dalet Solutions
With over 15,000 workstations in use today, all Dalet solutions run on the purpose-built Dalet media asset management platform, DaletPlus. Integrated ingest, production, play-out and archive capabilities combined with the DaletPlus best of breed technologies to automate file migration and conversion; and a unique enterprise editorial workflow engine that enables broadcasters and content producers to optimize media sharing and to streamline their production workflows.
The Dalet Professional Services team, with extensive experience in workflow optimization and technical expertise in both IT and broadcast systems, offers a full range of value-added services for broadcasters and content producers.
Dalet Enterprise Edition manages assets and workflows in the largest and most complex media organizations with large numbers of users across departments using different and concurrent workflows. The built-in SOA compliant Web Services API provides a high level of interoperability and straight-forward integration with third-party broadcast and corporate systems and applications.
Dalet Solutions for News and Sports Production: Designed for news and sports, Dalet News Suite is a robust and easy to deploy SD-HD production and play-out solution with a highly integrated media asset management platform. Dalet News Suite provides distributed, multi-channel feed ingest and a full featured NRCS with scripting and rundown management, video editing tools, play-out control and integrated archive.
Dalet MAM Solutions for Video Production: Dalet Media Library is a comprehensive solution for managing video assets in fast-paced production environments where large volumes of video are handled across various non-linear editing and archiving systems. It is also an excellent metadata management solution for digitizing large libraries of taped assets. Dalet Media Library manages storage and retrieval workflows that require integrations with tape storage devices and traffic systems. Its unique file workflow engine easily automates transfers and conversions and facilitates delivery processes.
Dalet Radio Suite HD offers a new, comprehensive, radio production, newsroom and play-out system with high-resolution audio recording and production tools needed to facilitate broadcast operations. The new One Cut high resolution audio editor allows real-time modification and is compatible with a range of VST plug-ins. The flexible Dalet OnAir component can be configured to the needs of an individual broadcast studio or studio operator. Multi-site management includes federated searches and intersite exchanges. Program associated data (PAD) for DAB, DRM or HD Radio digital radio platforms is generated on the fly. Dalet Dashboard provides system-wide monitoring information.
Dalet is a worldwide leader in software that empowers broadcasters and content professionals to produce and manage audio and video content in a digital, multi-platform world. Dalet media asset management (MAM) solutions streamline production costs and increase revenue opportunities by simplifying the distribution of rich-media assets across both interactive and traditional platforms.
Dalet tools are used around the world by thousands of content producers including major television and radio public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, DR, NPR, RFI, RTM, VOA, WDR), commercial networks (ART, eTV, Grupo Prisa, Prime Television, The Press Association, Warner Bros., XM Satellite) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission).
Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0000076176, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.
For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.