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Dalet releases updates for ‘Facility of the Future’

Dalet Digital Media Systems demonstrated the latest advancements in its Dalet AmberFin transcoding and Dalet Brio server technology at NAB 2015.

Dalet Digital Media Systems demonstrated the latest advancements in its Dalet AmberFin transcoding and Dalet Brio (pictured) server technology at NAB 2015. The new releases – Dalet AmberFin v10.6 and Dalet Brio v3.1 – feature future-proofing capabilities that will keep facilities ahead of the curve by supporting emerging formats and broadcast infrastructures. “The latest Dalet AmberFin and Dalet Brio releases respond to major changes in the industry, meeting the increasing demand for managing UHD content and merged broadcast IT environments,” commented Matthieu Fasani, Dalet product manager.

Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionality. The new v10.6 release adds support for high-quality up- and down-conversion to/from UHD to HD/SD in the scalable and fault-tolerant transcoding tool Dalet AmberFin Dark. One of the first to market with this breakthrough capability, the new Dalet release enables broadcasters to create and archive high-resolution UHD masters while maintaining high-quality outputs through their traditional and OTT broadcast platforms.

Fasani explained the advantage Dalet AmberFin customers have with the new release, saying, “Dalet AmberFin lets facilities manage 4K workflows without compromising quality. Customers can easily produce high-quality HD from 4K masters or even the other way around. There is no need to invest in 4K-specific tools. It provides the flexibility and scalability needed to manage the full range of mastering workflows from SD to 4K, allowing facilities to better cope with the reality of transitioning from HD to 4K.”

Dalet Brio is the cost-effective video server built on an IT-based input and output platform. It embeds critical capabilities that facilitate a wide range of production tasks including sports logging, highlight production, replay, gang ingest, gang playout and more. In addition to its embedded capabilities and robust modules, Dalet Brio can be controlled by third-party automation systems including Dalet’s own news, sports and MAM solutions to manage news ingest and playout, studio production, QC and much more.

The new release, available this month, gives operators the ultimate in flexibility, channel resilience and interoperability. “Dalet Brio is all about flexibility, giving broadcasters more choices for their infrastructure, which ultimately allows them to better control costs,” explained Fasani. “Dalet customers that want to move away from traditional broadcast-specific hardware to standard IP switches can do so with Dalet Brio. They will not only benefit from lower hardware costs, but gain flexibility and scalability with regards to their signal distribution and routing, supporting any resolution from SD to 4K.”