BURLINGTON, MA and NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2012) — Signiant, a provider of intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, and Dalet, a leading developer of media asset management (MAM) and news solutions, today announced the API integration of their flagship products at leading sports, post-production and broadcast organizations in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. Through this collaboration, the companies have optimized essence manipulation and media and metadata management across multi-site operations.
The Dalet / Signiant integration addresses a wide range of needs. In contribution workflows, content can be automatically imported into the system, saving time and resources. Transfers including conversions into different formats with associated metadata can also be automated for site-to-site or multi-site delivery. In all cases, Signiant leverages available bandwidth to accelerate the transfers and enhance workflows. Dalet Enterprise Edition creates a cross-system MAM with a centralized content catalog that manages media, essence files and metadata across systems, storing and tracking contextual sets of associated multimedia along with metadata. Assets are readily searchable and accessible across the organization using Dalet tools or other third-party broadcast or business systems.
“The Dalet/Signiant partnership is a definite win-win for our customers, making multi-site collaboration and access to content seamless, whether it is through a centralized content catalog or multiple independent databases that are communicating together,” said Raoul Cospen, Director of Marketing at Dalet. “The Dalet workflow engine can seamlessly control the Signiant platform to trigger exchange workflows that move and copy video between multiple sites. It’s transparent for the users, and exchanges are faster and optimized. It’s the perfect combination of tools for multi-site management of news, sports, program management and production or contribution workflows or consolidating a multi-site archive.”
Signiant’s enterprise-scale software integrates seamlessly with complex IT infrastructure to enable fast, efficient workflows and media-aware networks. Signiant’s Media Managers+Agents™ software provides powerful security, management and control of automated file exchanges between clients, speeding tasks such as the processing of raw content, adding metadata or formatting conversions for distribution in other countries. Signiant’s Media Exchange™ software offers distributed media organizations a powerful tool for initiating desktop-to-desktop transfers. The unified suite features patented acceleration and security protocols, provides superior user experiences and supports a range of diverse applications.
“We understand the complexity of what our customers are trying to accomplish and know that as files move around the world, they must originate from and arrive into a tightly integrated technology ecosystem,” said Rick Clarkson, Vice President of Product Management at Signiant. “Our partnership with Dalet addresses this level of technical integration for customers, and it is a logical step in both companies’ ongoing strategies to deliver maximum end-to-end value in workflow automation.”
About Dalet Digital Media Systems
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, Russia Today, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.