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IBC 2009 Press Announcement

Integration Offers Users Seamless Interoperability Between Production and Archives for HD Workflows.

Amsterdam – September 11, 2009 – Dalet Digital Media Systems today announced that Quantum's StorNext Storage Manager solution has been fully validated for the Dalet Enterprise Edition Media Asset Management (MAM) platform. The new integration optimizes interoperability for production storage and archiving for large-scale standard and high definition deployments which makes media-intensive operations such as conversions fast and fully transparent for users.

Using a storage area network (SAN) approach, the Dalet Enterprise Edition distributed application servers connect directly to the central storage using Fiber Channel to accelerate conversions, transfers and rendering, as well as facilitate complex media operations. The Quantum StorNext layer seamlessly manages the movement of media assets between production storage and tape libraries.

By unifying the production and archive storage spaces, large broadcasters and content producers benefit from better interoperability, significantly improved performance, and a lower total cost of ownership. Quantum's StorNext solution covers the range of workflows supported by Dalet Enterprise Edition – including news, sports, entertainment production, program management and corporate archives – and in the process provides improved bandwidth, reliability, and scalability. In addition, StorNext also supports complex operations such as edit while record, or play-out while render with the full range of video formats supported by Dalet.

"Quantum is excited to be expanding our relationship with Dalet," said Shawn Klein, director of software partner development for Quantum. "They have become a recognized leader in asset management and workflow integration across news, sports and other programming environments. By qualifying StorNext Storage Manager, Dalet will now be able to provide its customers with transparent access to multi-tiered architectures across disk and tape, as well as vaulting."

"Making HD content readily available for desktop production while managing ingest, playout, and archives is a bit of a challenge, one that requires a sophisticated file management system to negotiate the bandwidth and performance especially in large-scale workgroups," comments said Kevin Savina, Director of Product Management, Dalet. "Managing HD content beyond the production pipe into the content archives is the ideal workflow but an even greater challenge as this adds complexities of negotiating file transfers between multiple vendor technologies. Our qualification of Quantum's StorNext solution provides a file management layer that enables a fluid media workflow whether content is online, near online or offline."

Both Quantum Corporation and Dalet Digital Media Solutions are exhibiting this week at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam on stands Hall 7 G.29 and Hall 8 B.77 respectively.

About Quantum StorNext

Quantum StorNext® data management software enables customers to accelerate revenue generation through optimized workflows while storing more data at a lower cost. StorNext enables customers to consolidate shared storage pools of images, media content, analytical data, and other key digital assets so files can be processed and distributed quicker. Even in heterogeneous environments, all files are easily accessible to all hosts - SAN or LAN.http://www.quantum.com/stornext

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.

Dalet is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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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