Dalet and DDN Collaborate to Optimize Storage Infrastructure

Dalet and DDN are collaborating to optimize the storage infrastructure for large-scale deployments of HD video across newsrooms

Dalet and DataDirect Networks today announced that both companies are collaborating to optimize the storage infrastructure for large-scale deployments of HD video across newsrooms. The companies advanced load testing scenarios and demonstrations have addressed specific challenges of high-definition video over standard IT networks.

“An increasing number of broadcasters are considering the move to HD for news,” comments Mr. David Lasry, president and CEO of Dalet. “HD TV sets and cable networks are ready for it but the challenge remains workgroup production across the newsroom: making HD broadcast quality video available on each journalist desktop workstation requires massive bandwidth that only best-of-breed infrastructure from leading vendors such as DataDirect can provide”.

“The adoption of high definition programming poses new challenges for broadcasters. Larger media file sizes and streaming bit rates make storing, editing, and delivering content more difficult,” adds Paul Bloch, President for DataDirect Networks. “Dalet’s experience in developing software to manage multimedia assets combined with our S2A storage appliance to store and deliver media in real-time helps broadcast news outlets redefine their process workflow. The combination of Dalet and DataDirect Networks enables integrated management of high definition video from acquisition to air with real-time performance and exceptional quality of service.“

In collaboration with DataDirect Networks’ technical teams, Dalet Labs validated the DataDirect S2A9550 storage system’s high throughput capabilities running within the Dalet broadcast environment. Back-office media processing expertly managed a high number of simultaneous file transfers, rendering and rewrapping processes proving that large scale deployments of HD based newsrooms are now feasible.


About DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks is the leading provider of scalable storage systems for performance and capacity driven applications. DataDirect’s S2A (Silicon Storage Architecture) appliance enables modern applications such as video streaming, content delivery, modeling and simulation, backup and archiving, cluster and supercomputing, and real-time collaborative workflows that are driving the explosive demand for storage performance and capacity. DataDirect’s S2A technology and solutions solve today’s most challenging storage requirements, including providing shared, high-speed access to a common pool of data, minimizing data center footprints and storage costs for massive archives, reducing simulation computational times, and capturing and serving massive amounts of digital content.

For more information on DataDirect Networks, visit website www.ddn.com.


About Dalet

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.

Dalet solutions are used in 50 countries by over 1,700 customers including the largest public broadcasters (ARD, BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle, Media Corporation of Singapore, NPR, RFI, Radio Suisse Romande, VOA), commercial networks (Arab Radio and Television, BFMTV, Emap, Emmis Broadcasting, Prime TV and XM Satellite) and government organizations (Queensland Courts, The Scottish Parliament).

Dalet is traded on the EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0000076176, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.

For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.


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