Tecnologico de Monterrey chooses Dalet MAM for online classroom broadcasts
Parent Category: News | 04-04-2013
The Tecnologico de Monterrey (TEC) virtual university in Monterrey, Mexico, has chosen media asset management (MAM) provider Dalet Digital Media Systems to support the production, cataloguing, broadcast and Internet distribution of video lectures and conferences.
TEC's content is broadcast to more than 30 campuses using Dalet Media Life.
Dalet also manages the automated transcoding and posting of materials to be delivered online. Dalet Media Life is built on the Dalet MAM platform, which manages media files and their metadata across different systems. Media Life supports ingest, logging, recording, prep editing, broadcast and archiving.
"Our broadcast unit and on-demand video libraries are key parts of the University's academic programmes, and this upgrade was a major investment," said Ever Vazquez, telecommunications director, TEC. "We needed to ensure our return on investment with a reliable system that would immediately deliver efficiencies and also allow us to increase our output with the possibility to expand in the future."
He added: "Dalet provides a complete, end-to-end solution, from production through broadcast as well as Web and Internet delivery. From the operator's perspective, Dalet tools are very easy to use because they are fully integrated and our workflow is simplified. Equally important is Dalet MAM, which adds value and usability to our archive. We can log and add metadata to content at any time, and now we can search, access and reuse our archived content much easier and faster."
The MAM layer in Dalet Media Life handles media, metadata and all the media manipulations that are involved in the production and distribution chain.
"In the educational area, metadata information is very important and needs to be as precise as possible," said Julien Decaix, general manager, Dalet US and Latin America. "The open data model in Dalet Media Life allows Monterrey TEC to define its data schema to meet its exact needs. Monterrey TEC has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in postgraduate education, innovation and outreach. We're very proud that Dalet Media Life will assist Monterrey TEC as it expands its educational mission to larger audiences and new online platforms."
Additionally, four large classrooms at TEC are fully equipped as Dalet broadcast studios, and all four studios are often broadcasting simultaneously or recording sessions for on-demand video delivery. In each classroom, operators use a Dalet workstation to insert pre-produced video and record the classes as a live show. Once the recording of the class finishes, and it is approved, Dalet automatically exports the video lecture to e-learning portals.