EVS, Dalet demo integrated workflow

Dalet Digital Media Systems and EVS have begun joint development efforts to integrate their state-of-the-art technologies. The tools for sports, news, and program prep workflows encompassed in Dalet Solutions (Dalet Sports Factory, Dalet News Suite, and Dalet Media Life) will be combined with the sophisticated production suites of EVS, including the XT series servers and IPDirector content management system.

“These integrations represent our commitment to open, standards-driven IT products that offer our customers “best of breed” options for their infrastructure and workflow preferences,” says Stephane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer, Dalet SA. “EVS has a strong reputation in broadcasting, particularly in live sports. We welcome the opportunity to combine our Media Asset Management and workflow production expertise with their advanced EVS ingest and playout systems.”

Schlayen adds that the integration with EVS and the Dalet Enterprise Edition framework adds tangible operational and business benefits to joint customers.

“The MAM backbone with dynamic exchange of metadata and the instantaneous availability of clips and media—even during live sports and news broadcasts—is very powerful,” he explains. “The different systems and elements of production are unified by Dalet’s Media Asset Management system into a seamless workflow. Metadata adds value throughout the production chain, making clips more easily and rapidly searchable. This enables availability to anyone who needs them—for live shows, postproduction, or archives. It is also much easier to monetise content across multiple platforms, as well as take advantage of new revenue opportunities.”

Nicolas Bourdon, Director of Marketing and Communications, EVS, says that EVS production and content management solutions, including the XT series server and IPDirector suite, are designed to provide broadcasters and producers with top-level speed, performance and reliability under all circumstances.

“With our roots in live sports, we build solutions that fit the most demanding workflow infrastructures while guaranteeing instant availability of the media at all steps,” he says. “Based on its fully open architecture, EVS sports solution integrates with all third-party systems offering fully integrated solutions.”

The integrations involve control of the EVS servers for ingest and playout, as well as smooth exchanges of media and metadata. These are optimised though the use of the EVS-provided APIs, which are being integrated by Dalet. Projects already are completed where Dalet News Suite provides end-to-end video newsroom production and integrates with EVS servers to manage media ingest and playout. The integrations involving Dalet Sports Factory with EVS servers are currently underway.

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