Paris, France – June 1, 2017 – Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of solutions and
services for media organizations, today announced that the National Assembly of Mauritius has
deployed an end-to- end Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) platform at the heart of
its media operation, including managing the recording and live broadcast of parliamentary
sessions. The implementation, facilitated as a joint venture between Dalet, local partner HMT
(Harel Mallac Technologies), and South Africa broadcast specialist Zimele Broadcast, is the latest
instance of Dalet solutions being used by national and international government institutions to
acquire, centralize, manage, produce and distribute official content to the public.
“The installation of Dalet and broadcasting from parliament live for the first time helps the
National Assembly meet one of its core mission statement objectives,” explains Saseeta
Ramsahye-Rakha, parliamentary ICT manager of the Mauritius National Assembly. “The main
objective is to bring Parliament to people and help the public understand the role and
operation of the National Assembly through information sharing. Equally important, with Dalet
now at the center of the media operation, members are able to keep their constituents well-
informed on vital subjects and decisions by easily and quickly publishing media online.”
The Mauritius National Assembly reached a landmark in its democratic process on 15 December
2016 when it began live broadcasting of the parliamentary proceedings.
The New Workflow
National Assembly staff enter the parliamentary order of business into Dalet planning tools,
which, via the Dalet API, populate the Event Guide and Session Agenda on the Mauritius
government website (https://parliamenttv.govmu.org). All cameras in the National Assembly’s
main Chamber are recorded automatically onto high-density Dalet Brio video servers and with
overlaid Dalet Cube graphics to identify each speaker, a live output is produced and
simultaneously broadcast via Mauritius TV and streamed live via Unified Streaming servers on the
online video platform. Galaxy workflow transfers the video automatically from Dalet Brio to
NetApp online storage and later to Xendata systems for archiving. Operators log content using
Dalet Events Logger, which appears instantly on the website as a timestamped index against the
live stream. Dalet WebSpace users can later use the logs to search tags, select shots and create
EDLs using Dalet OneCut for content production. Additionally, when there are no live sessions,
Dalet OnAir can automate playout via Dalet Brio, incorporating graphics generated by Dalet
Cube. The system has capacity to also record and stream the two National Assembly committee
rooms when required.
Dalet Galaxy’s open API provides key integration with the National Assembly of Mauritius’ Vualto
online platform. The seamless connection allows members and the public to access recorded
sessions and publish tweets and Facebook posts, as well as connect to other social media
platforms with direct links to the video index.
“Working in close cooperation with our joint venture partners HMT and Zimele was key in
making this project a success. We are delighted to have helped the National Assembly of
Mauritius achieve its goal of sharing up-to- date news and information with its people and
helping facilitate a multimedia record of parliamentary proceedings,” says Chris Wright,
general manager, Dalet UK, Africa and Middle East. “In doing so, they join prestigious
organizations including the UK Parliament, the Canadian House of Commons, the Australian
Parliament, the US Senate and the United Nations in using Dalet solutions to reach a national
and international public.”
For more information, please visit Dalet at www.dalet.com.
About Dalet Digital Media Systems
Dalet software-based solutions enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute
content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are
built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that
power end-to- end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archive and
radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key
capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and
The foundation for Dalet productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the
enterprise NRCS and MAM that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata,
workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems.
Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps
broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and
Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest,
mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable,
reliable and interoperable way.Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-
camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server
platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability.
Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our
global presence includes 17 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East,
Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional
partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our
customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets.
The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7
support 365 days a year.
Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of
TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, FMM,
France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators
(Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros,
Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian
Parliament and UK Parliament).
Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749,
Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.
Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and
trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.
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