Dalet Updates Its News Graphics Platform, CubeNG

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PARIS—Dalet has announced key updates to its Dalet CubeNG platform, its graphics solution for modern news workflows. 

Dalet CubeNG is fully integrated across Dalet Unified News Operations, and leverages the Brainstorm real-time graphics engine to deliver rich 2D and 3D branding as well as engaging visual storytelling across broadcast, social and digital channels.

The graphics solution, which is used by such broadcasters as Euronews, Mediaset and Teleticino, and now features customizable work spaces that allow users to manipulate graphics in real time during a live show, the company reported. 

The update also adds support for working across multiple sites to allow broadcasters to create distributed graphics workflows across all their centers of operation.

All Dalet CubeNG capabilities, including the new features, are available both on-premises and in the cloud. 

New features include: 

  • New customizable button boards: Users can customize their playout workspace with curated graphic templates that can be triggered on the fly. This allows operators to interact with the live graphics to visually tell more complex stories, keeping audiences informed and engaged.
  • Computer graphics (CG) items can now have a shortcut ID: The new Dalet CubeNG quickplay shortcut lets users quickly trigger the playout of a CG.
  • Trigger advanced interaction with graphics: Users can animate graphics like bar charts to show changes in election results over time or zoom in on a map to show exactly where a pandemic has spread. This visually summarizes detailed data and unknown reference points to simplify stories and keep audiences informed. 

“Audiences depend on graphics to absorb key points of complex events such as pandemic data, elections or sports statistics [but] you cannot script these stories in advance,” stated Jérémy Krein, product manager, Dalet CubeNG. “Our latest release of Dalet CubeNG brings users time-saving tools to enhance unscripted live news with compelling graphics elements. Users can animate charts, maps and other elements on the fly, enhancing the overall news commentary. This type of interaction with graphics provides audiences with even more valuable information, thus engaging them at a deeper level.”

The solution also introduces new capabilities that enable better collaboration across multi-sites, multi-studios and remote productions. Broadcasters can centralize graphics playlists for multiple playout locations. Each graphics playlist can be configured to play in one specific studio or across several. New APIs allow broadcasters to automate the creation of CG playlists across the enterprise, Dalet reported.

“A strategic component for this release was the support for enterprise operations,” Krein concluded. “Some of our customers have more than 20 locations, so rather than looking to deploy in each separate location, a centralized solution made much more business sense. Dalet CubeNG gives news operators more control over their brand and visuals while simplifying the delivery on a highly scalable platform. We revamped Dalet CubeNG with a brand-new engine just over a year ago, bringing great business success.”

To learn more about Dalet CubeNG, please visit https://www.dalet.com/tools/cube/ 

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.