Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for broadcasters announced today the initial deployment of Dalets advanced Media Asset Management platform and specialized video and audio solutions at the recently opened Astana Media Center (AMC) in Kazakhstan. Four Dalet Enterprise Edition systems will provide the operational MAM backbone for the centers many workflows including: production / program preparation for long form and episodic TV series for broadcast; the countrys National Media Archive; news production; and radio broadcasting.
When it formally opens in May 2012, all of the countrys national TV and radio stations, the National Media Archive as well as other prominent, international broadcasters will operate from the new, 24-story state-of-the-art facility which features several multi-camera studios, auditoriums and event venues, office space as well as several indoor and outdoor multimedia presentation screens.
Astana will be one of the most advanced production facilities in the region offering content producers the most relevant and sophisticated studios and tools for creating high quality content for national and syndicated distribution, says Stephane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer, Dalet SA. Were very pleased that Kazakhstans government and our integrator Akfa Teknoloji have incorporated Dalet technologies as part of the countrys ground-breaking expansion in media production.
While Dalet Enterprise Edition provides the MAM backbone across systems, AMC will also rely on Dalets specialized toolsets to streamline many tasks associated with each unique workflow in the facility. For example in program prep, the toolsets facilitate ingest, content enrichment, language subtitling, version management, quality control, compliance, approval processes and promo production. In addition AMC will use Dalets dedicated toolsets for end-to-end news production as well as multichannel television and radio operations. The AMC Dalet systems are scaled to handle at least 450 simultaneous users across the production, news, radio and archiving units.
With its modern infrastructure and tools, the Astana Media Center will be a magnet for content producers and entertainment companies, says Vladislav Bogusevich, Technical Director for AMC. It was very important that we select a technologically advanced system that can address current and future needs while proving state-of-the-art tools for the creative community. With Dalets proven and global experience, including many successful installations throughout Russia, we felt very confident about using Dalet at AMC. It puts us in the top tier of production and broadcast facilities. It was equally important to have a robust MAM system to securely manage our countrys official media archive. Dalet has the power and flexibility to meet the very precise and specialized needs of archivists as we preserve our media heritage.
Dalet Enterprise Edition facilitated multiple integrations with many different systems to ensure a seamless production and delivery chain for AMC. These include Netapp and Omneon Media Grid storage, Final Cut Pro editing systems, Vizrt ContentPilot graphics, Pharos automation, Evertz video routers, Rhozet Carbon transcoders, Omneon Spectrum video servers, QualStore tape library with Xendata archiving software, among others.
This project is a tremendous undertaking, offering the most innovative systems for all types of video and multimedia content production in the region. With capacity for 20 TV channels, 50-video edit suites, 10 radio stations and 35 audio production suites, it was essential that we incorporate Dalets Media Asset Management system to effectively manage the high volume of content, different workflows, media and metatadata for content production and broadcasts at AMC, says Fatih Aktas, Chairman of Akfa Teknoloji. On the production side, Dalets integrated tools for TV, radio and news production are very easy to use and fully integrated for streamlined and efficient workflows from ingest through archiving and multiplatform distribution.