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The Weather Channel Upgrades To DaletPlus

Integrates infrastructure with advanced media asset management technology (April 14, 2005)

Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of media management tools for more than a decade, today announced that The Weather Channel, a Dalet client since 2001, upgraded its Dalet TeamNews and Dalet 5.1 system to DaletPlus. The DaletPlus platform integrates The Weather Channel's infrastructure with advanced media asset management technology design. The consolidated architecture provides The Weather Channel with increased performance, throughput, and reliability - accommodating increases in near and long term product demand.

?By providing a solution that incorporates content creation, storage, and delivery in an overall package, Dalet has become an integral part of our everyday operation and the upgrade to DaletPlus provides us with additional capacity and redundancy to continue to grow our business, said David Neal, Sr. Director Radio Operations, The Weather Channel.

"DaletPlus is a key component in the Weather Channel's ability to provide outstanding service to their affiliates," comments Anna Mae Sokusky, president, Dalet US. "Dalet's exceptional media asset management technology and integrated environment gives the Weather Channel a very flexible platform in which they can facilitate their dynamic operation with utmost confidence."

The Weather Channel uses Dalet to create, manage and distribute forecasts to over 100 full-service affiliates, both satellite radio services and several online/wireless partners. The Dalet system automatically converts and distributes the forecast's audio files into file formats specified by each customer. Additionally, the Weather Channel uses the Dalet system to publish forecast content to its web site,

The upgrade to DaletPlus offers the Weather Channel Radio Network many new feature enhancements including manual failover capability for redundancy, the ability to export audio with its associated metadata and HTML templates for greater creative control over data published to the web via DaletPlus.

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, Prime TV, Radio France, Radio France International, Radio Suisse Romande, Rhein-Neckar Fernsehen, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), 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.

To learn more about the DaletPlus products, please visit the Dalet web site at or see them at NAB 2005 on stand SL1953.


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