Dalet Updates Ooyala Flex Media Platform

Six-months post-acquisition, Dalet will show latest developments for Ooyala Flex Media Platform across User Experience; Core Platform Performance and Features; APIs; and OTT workflows.

“Stepping beyond the traditional broadcast space where Dalet has been a leader for years, the Ooyala Flex Media Platform is filling key media logistics requirements for companies like Enhance TV and Arsenal FC,” comments Bea Alonso, Director of Product Marketing at Dalet. “With video as a core component of today’s business plans, these organizations require a content management platform that allows them to collaborate seamlessly, produce outstanding content fast, and take control of their media processing and distribution chain.

“The Ooyala Flex Media Platform is designed to streamline workflows. It offers tremendous distribution versatility, allowing these companies to spin up campaigns and content offerings for social, digital and OTT quickly and efficiently.”

Key development initiatives over the last six months include:

Extended support for delivering content to a range of OVP providers, including the latest enhancements to the Brightcove Plug-in. “Our commitment to supporting OTT workflows is a top priority on the Dalet roadmap and is demonstrated in recent releases. Going forward, we will continue to expand on multi-platform distribution capabilities”, says Lincoln Spiteri, VP Engineering at Dalet. New OTT capabilities include support for MPEG-DASH and increased support for complex metadata hierarchies and taxonomies.

The latest MAM web interface includes descriptive and temporal metadata for better search, easy metadata curation, and tools to organize large asset collections. In addition, OoyalaMAM also provides media visualization aids in the form of audio waveform and audio level meters and a frame-accurate HTML5 video player, plus MP4, MPEG-DASH and HLS with audio switching and captions.

Dalet says it has significantly advanced the scalability, operability and reliability of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. The Platform has consolidated its ‘poly-cloud’ credentials and is available for deployment in Amazon AWSGoogle Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

It also supports on-premise bare-metal deployments. Spiteri adds, “Running in the cloud is one thing, running well in the cloud is another. Since 2015, the Ooyala Flex Media Platform has taken a cloud-native approach towards its underlying architecture. The Platform is fully containerized, built as a collection of microservices that play well with modern DevOps practices.” An updated storage abstraction layer improves the placement of assets across storage solutions, enabling more efficient multi-site operations with options to move assets and workflows to the cloud via hybrid-cloud deployments.

Designed to integrate with any system with an open API, the Ooyala Flex Media Platform can extend workflows through messaging plugins and custom scripts. Alternatively, its own REST API allows clients to build their own applications on top of the Platform.

Moving forward, Dalet will adopt a monthly release cycle for fresh updates.

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