National Assembly of Mauritius Deploys Dalet MAM

The National Assembly of Mauritius has deployed an end-to-end Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) platform at the heart of its media operations to handle the recording and live broadcast of parliamentary sessions. The implementation was completed as a joint venture between Dalet, local reseller HMT (Harel Mallac Technologies), and South Africa broadcast systems integration specialist Zimele Broadcast.

The National Assembly of Mauritius, which governs an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, began broadcasting parliamentary proceedings live in December, using the Dalet Digital Media Systems Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) platform to acquire, centralize, manage, produce and distribute official content to the public.

Saseeta Ramsahye-Rakha, parliamentary ICT manager of the Mauritius National Assembly, said that the installation of the Dalet MAM system and the ability to broadcast from parliament live for the first time helps the National Assembly meet one of its core mission statement objectives.

“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,” he said. “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 Dalet Galaxy MAM software helps staff to acquire, centralize, manage, produce and distribute official content to the public.

The Dalet Galaxy MAM software helps staff to acquire, centralize, manage, produce and distribute official content to the public.

The Galaxy workflow includes National Assembly staff entering 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. 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.

The Galaxy MAM 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 time-stamped 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.

The Dalet Galaxy’s open API provides key integration with the National Assembly of Mauritius’ Vualto online platform. This 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.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Nine Pitfalls Of Relying On FTP To Move Large Media Files

Broadcasters are continuing to adopt and take advantage of IT working practices as they transition to file-based workflows. However, some seemingly effective solutions are outdated, have not kept pace with advances in computing power, and are unable to efficiently transfer…

Essential Guide: Secure IP Infrastructures For Broadcasters

Security is becoming increasingly important for broadcasters looking to transition to IP infrastructures. But creating improved software, firewalls and secure networks is only half the story as cybercriminals look to find new and imaginative methods of compromising data.

Secure IP Infrastructures For Broadcasters - Part 1 - Secure Servers

In this series of three articles, we investigate the underlying aspects of computer server design for high value security and 24-hour operation. In the first article we look at advanced server security, in the second article we understand how servers…

Taming The Virtualized Beast

Without doubt, virtualization is a key technological evolution focus and it will empower many broadcast and media organizations to work differently, more efficiently and more profitably.

AI – ML – DL – The Differences

Artificial Intelligence is more than just one element. In this article, we look at and describe the many parts AI encompasses.