Dalet and NetApp Collaborate to Address the Needs of Broadcasters and Media Companies

Paris, France. - September 20, 2006 -- Dalet Digital Media Systems (EURONEXT: FR76176), an independent software vendor and a leading provider of media asset management and digital production tools, today announced that it is working with Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) to address the broadcast and digital media management markets.

As media production, play-out and archiving move to tapeless environments, media corporations seek media asset management platforms that combine flexible metadata and workflow management with scalable, high-performance enterprise storage systems. The combination of Dalet software solutions and NetApp storage provides a unique solution for implementing such tapeless platforms.

"Broadcast video applications require phenomenal bandwidth and large storage capacities very similar to the requirements of high performance computing systems," explains Nicolas Hans, director of marketing at Dalet. "Our experience has proved that NetApp storage systems deliver the availability and performance consistently in order to move to truly tapeless environments."

"The global broadcast and digital media markets are dynamic and demanding and require high performance and flexible and robust solutions," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Alliances at Network Appliance. "DaletPlus is known for simplifying complex workflows with a single, integrated broadcast environment. NetApp is known for simplifying data management with a unified storage platform. Together, NetApp and Dalet solutions provide customers with a highly effective and economical solution for managing digital assets."

Dalet software solutions have been thoroughly optimized for the NetApp unified storage platform. A number of broadcasters around the world already take advantage of the Dalet and NetApp solution to run their 24 /7 operations.

Dalet systems are specifically designed to expertly manage media from the point of creation to archiving. These help organizations take advantage of proprietary broadcast equipment while leveraging mission critical IT infrastructure-such as NetApp storage platforms.

It is this expertise and technical prowess that enable Dalet to confidently offer a number of turn-key solutions for newsrooms, digital archives and media production. These packaged solutions provide best-of-breed features and can be rapidly implemented to meet the needs of a specific project, department or company.

Dalet solutions include:

  • DaletPlus News Suite-the tapeless newsroom-which provides TV stations with an integrated newsroom computer system and news production platform;
  • DaletPlus News Library-media asset management for news and sports-which offers TV and radio broadcasters with a turn-key digital archive platform;
  • DaletPlus Media Library-flexible automation and archiving-that facilitates digital migration of legacy archives;
  • DaletPlus Radio Suite-digital audio production and playout for news and networks- that allows radio broadcasters to implement tapeless workflows;
  • DaletPlus ActiveLog-the logging and monitoring platform-that allows a number of non-broadcast organizations such as courts, parliaments, national agencies and corporations to record, log, archive and distribute audio and video feeds.

To address the needs of larger broadcast and media organizations that seek comprehensive, corporate-wide platforms, Dalet offers a web services-based application programming interface (API) that facilitates the integration of Dalet systems with third-party middleware so as to implement Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA).

NetApp storage with its rich portfolio of software and solutions helps customers safeguard their data assets and simplify their data management processes for primary storage, backup, data protection, compliance, and archiving needs, at the best total cost of ownership.

About Dalet Digital Media Systems
Founded in 1990, Dalet Digital Media Systems 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. Developed for standard IT hardware, Dalet software solutions enable organizations to capture, manage and store digital media. The all-digital solutions greatly enhance productivity through immediate access to and management of valuable media assets. Traded on the Eurolist C compartment, Euronext Paris Stock Market (ISIN FR0000076176, Reuters DALE.PA), Dalet has offices throughout Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific.

Operating worldwide, Dalet solutions are used in 50 countries by over 1 700 customers including ABC, ARD (Tagesschau, BR, DW, NDR, SR, SWR, WDR), ART, BBC, BFMTV, Cadena Ser, CBC-Radio Canada, Catalunya Radio, DR, EMAP, Emmis, Entercom, ERT Greece, ERT Tunisia, eTV, Fashion Show Media Network, MBC, Mediaset, MediaCorp Singapore, National Public Radio, Polskie Radio, Prime TV, Radio France, Radio France International, Radio Suisse Romande, Russia Today, RTP Asturias, Radio Television Malaysia, The Scottish Parliament, SKY Television, S4C, SABC, SEBC Korea, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, UBF, Voice of America, The Weather Channel, and XM Satellite Radio.

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