DaletDigital Media Systems announced a new integrated offering based onDaletEnterprise Edition and MicrosoftSharePointServer. The technology combination provides broadcasters and content producers an enterprise solution for news, sports, entertainment, program preparation, repurposing and archives workflows.
With a service-oriented architecture (SOA),DaletEnterprise Edition MediaAssetManagement(MAM) uses its Web Services API to connect to MicrosoftSharePointServer, a business collaboration platform. The solution includes a solid set of tools to integrate broadcast and non-broadcast systems, a comprehensive workflow engine based on Business ProcessManagementtechnology, as well as specialized user tools and MAM capabilities.
In recent years, MicrosoftSharePoint Server has been adopted by many companies as a business collaboration platform, including leading media companies. MicrosoftSharePointServer enables enterprises to connect and empower people, to reduce costs with a unified infrastructure, and to rapidly respond to changing business needs. MicrosoftSharePointServer perfectly complementsDaletEnterprise Edition by providing configurable, role-specific user interfaces, powerful workflow support, comprehensive general-purpose contentmanagement, and user-friendly business intelligence capabilities.
DaletEnterprise Edition plays the role of an open MAM platform that manages media files and their associated metadata at every step of the workflow. Its back-office automates processes such as file conversions and transfers – but also manages user tasks, notifications and assignments.DaletEnterprise Edition provides a comprehensive set of professional audio and video tools to ingest, log, produce and distribute content.Daletintegrates well with broadcast systems and provides control of video servers and broadcast devices, transcoding engines, interfaces with third-party QC, archives, traffic and automation systems.“With the broadcast industry heading towards the adoption of IT standards, it is important forDaletto integrate with widely utilized IT solutions such as MicrosoftSharePointServer,” said Raoul Cospen, Director of Marketing,Dalet.“MicrosoftSharePointServer will offer our customers a collaboration platform of choice with easy connectivity.”
Making optimal use of MicrosoftSharePointServer andDaletEnterprise, customers can implement integrated end-to-end solutions that go far beyond “classic” digitalassetmanagement(DAM) scenarios that offer basic tools to cover ingest/Quality Control/annotate/retrieve use cases. These integrated end-to-end solutions help customers to manage the content lifecycle in pre-production, production, and post-production.
“Many broadcasters have deployed digitalassetmanagementsystems; some even have multiple systems from different vendors. We are seeing an increasing demand for integrated solutions which combine the functionality of these digitalassetmanagementsystems with the broader capabilities of MicrosoftSharePointServer as a business collaboration platform,” Rainer A. Kellerhals, lead of Global Media and Entertainment Solutions in the Communications Sector at Microsoft Corp.“We welcomeDalet’s initiative to offer a standard MicrosoftSharePointServer integration and think it is an important step to address these customers’ requirements.Dalethas an extensive knowledge both in IT and broadcast. It is one of the leading solutions both in news and MAM arenas which makes it logical to integrate our respective solutions.”