One of the big challenges media professionals face today is the ability to scale the capture of multiple video feeds, for example during live events. Let’s face it, recording multiple video feeds simultaneously for one or more events is (very) hardware-intensive! Organizations often invest in enough equipment to support their peak usage. It’s a major capital investment that comes with high operating costs.

You need a way to scale ingest on the fly and only pay for what you need. You want it to be centrally managed, accessed and shared in a way that makes sense at the lowest cost and highest speed possible. Oh… and you might also be interested in end-to-end workflows in the cloud, from ingest to production and distribution.

At NAB 2023, we are giving customers a first look at a next-generation technology that delivers all of this. It’s an innovative, flexible solution that takes advantage of the cloud elasticity to offload most, if not all, of ingest. Codenamed – “Dalet InStream” – the cutting-edge, cloud-native technology is built on the market-leading Dalet Brio I/O solution. Dalet InStream manages content ingest in the cloud with the highest degree of flexibility, agility and ROI.

Ingest capacity – Elasticity with no limits

The lynchpin of a cloud platform like Dalet InStream is scalability. As your ingest workload shifts and evolves, you can rightsize your operations on a minute-to-minute basis. No matter how large you grow, you only pay for the data pipeline you are using. This allows you to keep operating revenues constantly ahead of your technology stack expenditure.

Business model – Pay for what you need

Based on a flexible pay-per-use model, your costs will depend on resource usage. This means that you pay for what you need. You can scale up or down anytime. On average, media organizations can expect to save between 50 and 80 percent of their current on-premises costs.

So, if you are covering a special event like the Olympics or the World Cup, where the number of simultaneous ingest sources dramatically increases, Dalet InStream scales up the sources when you need them. There is no need for investing in additional infrastructure and hardware equipment like servers that will soon become outdated.

Workflow agility – Get started fast. Leverage existing capacity.

Dalet InStream is deployed in a day. No upfront deployment investment. Fully integrated with Dalet Flex, Dalet Pyramid or Dalet Galaxy, Dalet InStream delivers high quality dual encoding (proxy and high resolution) with the ability to edit growing files with Dalet Cut, our web-based real-time multimedia editor.

Simple and centralized – Web-based user interface

A web-based, centralized monitoring user interface allows users to securely monitor feeds, schedule ingests and crash records. An extensive API allows 3rd party systems to integrate smoothly. The technology preview also showcases how ‘Dalet InStream’ handles a wide variety of feeds in SRT, NDI or RTMP formats from Web sources, Zoom, or backpacks.

Always up-to-date and no maintenance

Dalet InStream is a SaaS solution that delivers access to continuous innovation and reduced administration time and costs. There’s no big payment because you have to replace systems as they age out – updates are software-based and immediate – which lets you spread your technology budget across much more cost effective outlays over a much longer term.

Intrigued? Join us at NAB 2023 to learn more! Discover the “Dalet InStream” technology at our booth W1935 in Las Vegas, NV from April 16th to 19th. To book a meeting, visit: https://www.dalet.com/events/nab-show-2023

Featured in: Cloud | Dalet Cut | Dalet InStream | Ingest | media organizations | Media Workflows | NAB Show | News Production | SaaS solution |

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By Mathieu Zarouk

Over the past decade, Mathieu has built first-hand experience delivering broadcast projects across Europe and Asia, going on to leading Dalet's EMEA/APAC's Professional Services team. In his current role as VP, Product Management, Mathieu is responsible for shaping Dalet's new generation of solutions.

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