Dalet NetApp Collaborate on Digital Media Asset Management

Paris, France (September 18, 2006)--Dalet Digital Media Systems announced that it is working with Network Appliance, Inc. to address the broadcast and digital media management markets.
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Paris, France (September 18, 2006)--Dalet Digital Media Systems announced that it is working with Network Appliance, Inc. 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 turnkey 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 Digital Media Systems
www.dalet.com

Network Appliance
www.netapp.com