Dalet xN Reimagines the Media Enterprise

Dalet proves its readiness and commitment to flexible cloud-based and virtualized workflows at IBC2015
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Paris, France – September 10, 2015 – Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, through Dalet xN, today revealed the company’s long-term vision of the ever-evolving content supply chain. “Dalet xN exploits both the technical and business benefits that cloud and virtualization make possible,” states Stephane Schlayen, chief operating officer, Dalet. “While the concept of migrating a workflow or specific element of one’s workflow to the cloud or virtualized environment itself is not revolutionary, Dalet xN solutions go beyond this by extending and augmenting cloud and hybrid environments to provide a truly dynamic and flexible business infrastructure.” 

Derived from L’extension Nuage (French for “the extended cloud”), Dalet xN leverages the breadth and depth of the three Dalet platforms, Dalet Galaxy, Dalet AmberFin and Dalet Brio, for media management, processing and acquisition, respectively, to provide business solutions, services and applications for all levels of the media workflow, allowing users to reimagine the media enterprise and new business opportunities. Dalet xN is based on three key concepts: agile infrastructure, next generation operations and new business horizons.

Agile Infrastructure
Through smart management of physical and virtual technology, Dalet xN solutions allow content owners, creators and distributors to easily respond to resource needs and dynamically scale workflows, or parts thereof, at will. Accessible administration and user tools deliver the ease of use that users have come to expect from virtualized and cloud-based services and solutions.

Next Generation Operations
Intuitive mobile apps and web-based user interfaces combined with robust automation and advanced metrics reporting gives users more information and more freedom to be creative at every level of the business, from artistic tasks to business direction. “Dalet has an understanding of the enterprise and thus provides synergy across all Dalet xN solutions,” comments Kevin Savina, director of product strategy, Dalet. “Whereas today many organizations offer a specific service or product that often puts limits on the type of workflow you can implement, Dalet offerings can be tightly integrated or loosely coupled to fit a user’s specific workflow needs. No longer do users need to be tied to their desk. With Dalet xN, they can be more mobile, more creative and more informed.”

New Business Horizons
With the ability to scale an enterprise workflow or components of it up and down at will, Dalet xN allows content owners to not only react to their changing environments, but to also innovate the many ways they interact with their suppliers, users or audience. By lowering the cost of the initial infrastructure investment required for new projects and project expansions, operators can explore new revenue streams and rethink the way they work in their own media supply chain, opening doors to new opportunities.

Savina explains, “You can provision for parts or all of your workflow tasks off-premise. What’s even more attractive is that you can turn it on or off as needed. This is ideal if you are increasing capacity for occasions such as covering elections or global sporting events where you need the additional infrastructure for a short period of time. It’s also ideal if you are launching a new media venture and want to minimize your investment while you test the waters. Dalet xN removes the overhead and provides the resources you need to grow, without the prohibitive upfront investment.”

Book a Private Meeting With a Workflow Expert
IBC show attendees can book a private demonstration or workflow consultation with a Dalet expert to learn how Dalet xN can help them better manage and distribute content at http://www.dalet.com/events/ibc-2015.

Dalet Press Briefings at IBC2015
Members of the media are invited to contact Anya Nelson at anya@zazilmediagroup.com to schedule a press briefing with a Dalet expert during IBC2015.

For more information about Dalet xN, please visit http://xn.dalet.com/ or contact sales@dalet.com or your local Dalet representative.

About Dalet Digital Media Systems
Dalet software-based solutions enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that power end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archive and radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and multiplatform distribution.

The foundation for Dalet productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the enterprise NRCS and MAM that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and business visibility.

Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way.
Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability.

Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 17 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets.

The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year.

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, FMM, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian Parliament and UK Parliament).

Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.

Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.

Press Contact
Anya Nelson
Zazil Media Group
(e) anya@zazilmediagroup.com
(p) +1 (617) 817-6559

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