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New web client with enhanced MAM functionalities and embedded NRCS; new enterprise search engine; unique integration with SeaChange and V4x adds “Catch Up” TV and interactive mobile capabilities; new automation for 24/7 News production

Levallois-PerretJuly 10, 2009 – Dalet Digital Media Systems will release the brand new Dalet Enterprise Edition version 3.3 release with significant technology enhancements at the IBC 2009 exhibition held in Amsterdam from September 11 through 15, 2009 (Hall 8, Stand B77). Dalet Enterprise Edition is an enterprise media asset management solution designed to manage and facilitate complex HD production, archiving and repurposing workflows for news, sports and programs.

“We are very pleased with the speed at which the feature set of Dalet enterprise edition is moving forward. By building on the stable, open and feature rich platform of DaletPlus, we have been able to leverage the most modern technologies to satisfy the constant requests of our customers with a very fast turnaround,” said Kevin Savina, Director of Product Management, Dalet. “The new 3.x architecture provides a very stable platform for convergence, both technical (IT) and editorial; integrating tools that enable users to easily produce content for different media such as VoD, Mobile, Web, Podcast, and more. The 3.x platform also offers a path for incorporating emerging technologies that will change the landscape of content management and distribution yet again. We are very proud to be in a position to help our customers in their respective business goals by providing them a rock-solid solution that gives them all the agility they need to optimize their content.”

Dalet Enterprise Edition Version 3.3 New Technology Features

NEW WEB CLIENT – The new Dalet WebSpace is a modern, portable web client based on the very latest web technologies including Flex, Ajax, H.264 streaming and REST-based API. Dalet WebSpace provides a comprehensive set of functionalities for MAM, but also incorporates a fully featured web based client for newsroom operations. It includes improved video and audio production tools and fast navigation. Video content is streamed in H.264 or Mpeg4 making remote access simple and incredibly fast while maintaining high picture quality.

Dalet WebSpace is the ideal tool for any user working with multimedia content; especially individuals working remotely like journalists in the field. WebSpace features frame accurate cut editing, a rich media clip-bin, search tools, and a brand new sleek, user-friendly interface.

ENHANCED ENTERPRISE SEARCH ENGINE - DaletPlus 3.3 offers new enterprise multimedia search engine based on Lucene / Solr technology. This strategic development is the first step towards providing a discovery approach to searching. The exceptional performance provided by its new search engine positions DaletPlus as the ideal system for massive enterprise-wide archives MAM.

ENHANCED INTERACTIVE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION - In partnership with SeaChange and V4x, Dalet will showcase capabilities for producing and distributing content for Catch Up TV. The new integrations will also interface with SeaChange VoD applications. Coupled with technology from V4x, these new capabilities enable DaletPlus operators to add a layer of interactivity to multimedia content distribution. Viewer experiences with interactive media are dramatically enhanced with polling, quizzes, automatic graphic repackaging and more.

NEW INTEGRATION WITH SEACHANGE – Deep integration with SeaChange servers provides a unique solution for MAM, News, Archives, and more. Attendees to IBC can see the new Dalet integration on the SeaChange stand (Hall 1 stand E30).

NEW LIVE AUTOMATION - The Dalet news wheel automation decreases the need for live production; enabling broadcasters to dramatically improve studio production, especially for stations offering news 24/7. Included with the news wheel are the following unique features: CG production directly in the Dalet Media Cutter timeline; positioning with ‘ins’ and ‘outs’; desktop previews of video and graphics from any workstation; automated play-out of graphics as secondary events.

“We saw in both 2008 and 2009 major broadcasters implementing the Dalet solutions to decrease overall production costs while increasing productivity. Real productivity gains were achieved by automating time consuming processes, improving media sharing, and automatically repurposing assets for distribution on multi-platform,” said Raoul Cospen, Director of Marketing, Dalet. “For these broadcasters, Dalet has demonstrated that it generated a substantial ROI. Given the market dynamics today we see Dalet as more than an enterprise MAM platform. We see it as a solution for thriving during the global economic crisis.”

DALET ENTERPRISE MAM SHORTLISTED FOR IBC09 AWARD

Dalet and technology partner EVS Broadcast Equipment have been shortlisted for the IBC Innovation Awards 2009 Content Management category for their involvement with the Belgium public broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) NUMPROD project. You can learn more about the unique installation by visiting www.ibc.org.

About Dalet Solutions

With over 15,000 workstations in use today, all Dalet solutions run on the purpose-built Dalet media asset management platform, DaletPlus. Integrated ingest, production, play-out and archive capabilities combined with the DaletPlus best of breed technologies to automate file migration and conversion; and a unique enterprise editorial workflow engine that enables broadcasters and content producers to optimize media sharing and to streamline their production workflows.

The Dalet Professional Services team, with extensive experience in workflow optimization and technical expertise in both IT and broadcast systems, offers a full range of value-added services for broadcasters and content producers.

Dalet Enterprise Edition manages assets and workflows in the largest and most complex media organizations with large numbers of users across departments using different and concurrent workflows. The built-in SOA compliant Web Services API provides a high level of interoperability and straight-forward integration with third-party broadcast and corporate systems and applications.

Dalet Solutions for News and Sports Production

Designed for news and sports, Dalet News Suite is a robust and easy to deploy SD-HD production and play-out solution with a highly integrated media asset management platform. Dalet News Suite provides distributed, multi-channel feed ingest and a full featured NRCS with scripting and rundown management, video editing tools, play-out control and integrated archive.

Dalet MAM Solutions for Video Production

Dalet Media Library is a comprehensive solution for managing video assets in fast-paced production environments where large volumes of video are handled across various non-linear editing and archiving systems. It is also an excellent metadata management solution for digitizing large libraries of taped assets. Dalet Media Library manages storage and retrieval workflows that require integrations with tape storage devices and traffic systems. Its unique file workflow engine easily automates transfers and conversions and facilitates delivery processes.

Dalet Radio Suite HD offers a new, comprehensive, radio production, newsroom and play-out system with high-resolution audio recording and production tools needed to facilitate broadcast operations. The new One Cut high resolution audio editor allows real-time modification and is compatible with a range of VST plug-ins. The flexible Dalet OnAir component can be configured to the needs of an individual broadcast studio or studio operator. Multi-site management includes federated searches and intersite exchanges. Program associated data (PAD) for DAB, DRM or HD Radio digital radio platforms is generated on the fly. Dalet Dashboard provides system-wide monitoring information.

About Dalet Digital Media Systems

Dalet is a worldwide leader in software that empowers broadcasters and content professionals to produce and manage audio and video content in a digital, multi-platform world. Dalet media asset management (MAM) solutions streamline production costs and increase revenue opportunities by simplifying the distribution of rich-media assets across both interactive and traditional platforms.

Dalet tools are used around the world by thousands of content producers including major television and radio public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, DR, NPR, RFI, Russia Today, RTM, VOA, WDR), commercial networks (ART, eTV, Grupo Prisa, Prime Television, The Press Association, Warner Bros., XM Satellite) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0000076176, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.

For More Information

For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com or contact:

Zazil Media Group

Janice Dolan

(p) +1 617 817 6595

(e) janice@zazilmediagroup.com

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