NAB 2014: MAM solutions provider Dalet has bought AmberFin, the UK-based developer of video processing and media transformation products.
The agreement with Advent Venture Partners to acquire AmberFin will bring video ingest, complex media manipulation, transcoding and QC solutions to Dalet’s open, IT-centric technology framework.
The Dalet platform currently offers comprehensive MAM capabilities as well as image processing, media transcoding and distribution.
Dalet will continue to develop and support the AmberFin product line from AmberFin’s headquarters in Basingstoke.
Jeremy Deaner is stepping down as chief executive of AmberFin but is serving as a consultant for a period of time to facilitate the transition.
Dalet chief executive David Lasry said: “This acquisition allows us to offer the industry the most advanced level of workflow options.
“AmberFin has been at the forefront in mastering media, including transcoding and video quality control.
“The company has spearheaded many widely adopted industry standards such as MXF and AS-02.
“Its talent and expertise directly complement Dalet’s strengths in enterprise MAM-driven solutions.”
Lasry continued: “By melding our resources and innovative technologies, we can enrich both the Dalet and AmberFin products to offer the most complete and forward-thinking solutions for content providers to optimise their human resources and media assets.
“From ingest through multiplatform delivery, operators in news, sports and programming will reap tremendous efficiencies and productivity by applying our combined technologies.”
Outgoing AmberFin chief executive Jeremy Deaner added: “I am extremely proud of the AmberFin team and its accomplishments.
“Our award-winning, cutting-edge products are used by prominent broadcasters, content owners and post-production houses around the globe.
“It’s very gratifying to know that by joining with Dalet, we can together leverage our best-in-class technologies to deliver an outstanding array of solutions that will meet the challenges of the constantly changing digital media landscape.”
In related news, AmberFin used NAB to unveil version 10 of its iCR software.
The new version will include support for new codecs and wrappers, new enterprise class-features, a new option for 2:3 adaptive cadence correction and enhancements to UQC, AmberFin’s Unified Quality Control platform.
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