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Dalet And SeaChange Show DaletPlus/SeaChange Integration

Solutions for ingest, newsroom, playout and media asset management (June 14, 2004)

Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of media management tools for more than a decade, will be showcasing at Broadcast Asia 2004 in stand 2B3-7, their innovative Solution Suites for media asset management, newsroom production and playout seamlessly integrated with SeaChanges world-class broadcast servers and storage. The integration is the result of a joint development effort between Dalet and SeaChange, the global leader in digital video server systems for television. The DaletPlus/SeaChange combination offers television broadcasters turnkey solutions for ingest, newsroom computer system, media asset management and automation playout.

?Together we offer television broadcasters comprehensive newsroom solutions with a strong value proposition, said David Amselem, vice president product strategy and marketing, Dalet. ?The breadth and depth of Dalets IT centric newsroom applications integrated with SeaChanges powerful and affordable video servers and storage devices provides flexible, professional turnkey options at price points that cant be beat


?SeaChange is enabling broadcasters to embrace fundamental advantages in storage and networking to gain unprecedented efficiencies in their operations, said John Pittas, vice president, broadcast systems engineering. ?With the powerful utility that Dalet offers, broadcasters will be well prepared to take on new opportunities in the business of television.


Fast, Simple Deployment
DaletPlus is not a system of several inter-connected islands, which is a source of many problems with other solutions. It is a comprehensive, end-to-end system that can coherently and transparently:

* Control a SeaChange Broadcast MediaCluster (BMC) for ingest. DaletPlus provides an intuitive scheduling template on multiple channels to automate the recording of incoming feeds and live events on the SeaChange server. Authorized users can schedule recordings days, weeks or even months in advance. A single click initiates manual recordings.
* Create low-resolution proxies through software-based conversion.
* Provide a user-friendly environment.
* Control background data transfers between the SeaChange BMC and BML using standard IT online and offline storage platforms.
* Reliable On-Air Playout: DaletPlus OnAir supports both automated playout and multi-channel A/B roll manual assist

Key benefits of the DaletPlus/SeaChange Newsroom Solutions:
* Modular: Ingest, logging, browsing, media asset management, scheduling, and playout components can be individually implemented to meet the requirements of any newsroom environment.
* Price performance: Television stations save on infrastructure and operation costs by implementing a system that runs on standard IT solutions.
* Scalable: The DaletPlus/SeaChange combination is fully scalable, accommodating environments ranging from a single user to several thousand users.


About SeaChange
SeaChange (Nasdaq: SEAC) provides digital video systems that are changing television. Its powerful server and software systems enable television operators to provide new on-demand services and to gain greater efficiencies in advertising and content delivery. With its Emmy-winning MediaCluster technology, thousands of SeaChange systems are helping broadband, broadcast and satellite television companies to streamline operations, expand services and increase revenues. SeaChange is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts and has product development, support and sales offices throughout the world. Visit www.seachangeinternational.com.

From PBS, to MTV to ESPN, broadcasters have standardized their on-air delivery on SeaChange Broadcast MediaClusters since 1998. More than 270 television stations, networks, and satellite operators capitalize on these systems, the on-line Broadcast MediaLibrary and SeaChanges worldwide 24x7 customer support organization.

Throughout Asia, SeaChange's MediaCluster-based video server systems and software ensure cost-performance and growth opportunities CCTV, CNBC Asia Pacific, ESPN Star Sports and dozens of other customers are supported by SeaChange's bases in Beijing, Sydney, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

About Dalet Digital Media Systems
Founded in 1990, Dalet is a leading developer of software solutions that facilitate the management of audio and video assets for broadcast, entertainment, government, education, corporations and non-profit organizations. Developed for standard IT hardware, Dalet software solutions enable people to capture, manage and store digital media. The all-digital solutions greatly enhance productivity through immediate access to and management of valuable media assets. Traded on the EURONEXT Stock Market (DALE.LN), Dalet has offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Operating worldwide, Dalet solutions are used in 50 countries by over 1,700 customers including ABC, ARD Tagesschau, BBC, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Cadena Ser, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Catalunya Radio, Deutsche Welle, EMAP, Emmis, Entercom, Fashion Show Media Network, ITN, Journal, MBC, Mediaset, MediaCorp Singapore, National Public Radio (NPR), NDR, Radio France, Radio France International, Radio Suisse Romande, Rhein-Neckar Fernsehen, Radio Television Malaysia (R), The Scottish Parliament, SKY Television, South Africa Broadcast Corp., SWR, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Voice of America, Washington and Lee University, WDR, Weather Channel, and XM Satellite Radio. www.dalet.com.


 


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