Dalet today announced that it will introduce a number of major upgrades to its product line at IBC 2007 in Amsterdam. Based on version 2.0 of the Dalet media asset management engine, these new releases offer improved support for video formats (including IMX and HD), optimized usability as well as tighter integration with third-party editing systems and video servers:
“Version 2.0 takes our media asset management solutions to a whole new level of scalability so as to optimize tapeless workflows across broadcast facilities,” explains Mr. Nicolas Hans, Director of Marketing, Dalet. “This new version has required over twenty men-years of research and development and intensive collaboration with our partners and customers in order to optimize metadata tracking across the workflow and facilitate multi-platform content distribution”.
Because the Dalet Media Asset Management engine is the foundation of a number of Dalet products, its upgrade has a massive impact on the whole Dalet product line. The following product releases will be launched at IBC 2007:
- Dalet NewsWire 2.0, The new generation scripting and newsroom system;
- Dalet NewsPro 2.0, Tapeless ingest and production for news and programs;
- Dalet OnAir 2.0, Flexible play-out and gallery automation;
- Dalet Media Library 2.0, Turn-key asset management and archiving for sports, news and programs.
- Dalet News Suite 2.0, The tapeless newsroom with integrated media asset management.
About These New Releases
New releases that will be showcased at IBC 2007 include:
Dalet NewsWire 2.0 – The new generation scripting and newsroom system
This third-generation newsroom computer system provides all the usability journalists and producers have come to expect from a best-of-breed newsroom with the advanced functionalities system administrators and engineering departments require. This new release introduces a number of new features including advanced planning, dual column editing, and improved usability as well as full support for Unicode, advanced device tracking and graphics control, MOS 2.8 compliance, automated XML publishing gateways.
Dalet NewsPro 2.0 – Tapeless ingest and production for news and programs
Dalet NewsPro 2.0 is a plug-and-play digital production and playout system for newsrooms that use MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems such or Dalet NewsWire 2.0, Dalet OpenMedia or AP ENPS™. It combines tapeless ingest with collaborative desktop video editing and powerful voice-over tools; it adds a flexible asset management and media migration engine to ensure seamless integration with playout platforms. This new release provides multi-resolution proxy management, enhanced CODEC support (including IMX) and sophisticated timeline-based ingest management.
Dalet OnAir 2.0 – Flexible play-out and gallery automation
Dalet OnAir 2.0 provides flexible gallery automation for news and live shows as well as for single-channel operations. It streamlines playout by providing a single user interface to control servers, tape-decks, graphics and router automation. Dalet OnAir supports both operator controlled and automated playout so as to ensure error-free broadcasts. Thanks to its MOS and XML gateways, it can be dynamically updated by third-party newsrooms and traffic systems. This new version supports an increased set of external devices and introduces a unique video cart wall play-out interface that drastically simplifies gallery operations for live shows and programs.
Dalet Media Library 2.0 – Turn-key asset management and archiving for sports, news and programs
Dalet Media Library 2.0 is the first asset management and archive system specifically designed for broadcasters. It provides a fast-access digital library that seamlessly integrates with existing systems and video server platforms. This new release provides dramatic improvements in terms of file-based ingest and content distribution as well as support for HD formats. Integration with edit suites is taken to a whole new level thanks to Dalet Xtend for Apple Final Cut Pro which offers seamless access to the enterprise Media Asset Management platform from any Apple FCP seat.
Founded in 1990, Dalet is a leading developer of software solutions that facilitate the management of audio and video assets for broadcast, entertainment, government, education, corporations and non-profit organizations.
Dalet solutions are used in 50 countries by over 1,700 customers including the largest public broadcasters (ARD, BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle, Media Corporation of Singapore, NPR, RFI, Radio Suisse Romande, VOA), commercial networks (Arab Radio and Television, BFMTV, Emap, Emmis Broadcasting, Prime TV and XM Satellite) and government organizations (Queensland Courts, The Scottish Parliament).
Dalet is traded on the EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0000076176, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.
For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.