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Symetrix Promotes Paul Roberts and Brooke Macomber

paul_roberts_2010.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 2010: Symetrix announces the promotions of Paul Roberts and Brooke Macomber. Roberts, previously the Director of Sales and Marketing, to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Macomber, previously Inside Sales and Marketing Manager, to Director of Business Development. Though their contributions are distinct, each has demonstrated uncommon capability and drive, and each will expand their positive impacts on Symetrix in their new roles.

In his new role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Roberts will spearhead worldwide sales management and policy, personally handle all international sales, manage U.S. regional and international sales representatives, develop corporate marketing and promotion strategies, and oversee the shipping and technical support departments. “I am excited to take on my new and expanded responsibilities,” said Roberts, who has been with the company for ten years. “Symetrix continues to grow, earning the loyalty of more

Yahoo! Symetrix Jupiter to the Broadcast Rescue

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SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2010: To maintain its leadership of online content delivery, the Yahoo! sports broadcast facility, which produces original webcasts, including Sunday’s popular “Fantasy Football Live,” recently upgraded its video equipment to high-definition (HD). Top systems integrator, Snader and Associates (San Rafael, California) performed the original upgrade and recently returned and installed two of Symetrix’ new cost-effective ‘zero learning curve’ processors to conquer unforeseen delays in the video signal.

Internet giant Yahoo! continues to define the next generation of online content with a customizable and immersively interactive sports channel commanding the loyalty of millions. Yahoo! coverage of the 2010 Olympics proved even more popular than NBC’s! After the analog sunset switch to HD, latencies in the new system led to unacceptable delays in the video signal relative to the audio signal. The Symetrix Jupiter processors, not only vanquished more

Myers ProTrack Helps Launch Temple University Television

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Northampton, MA (December 8, 2010) – Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced a successful deployment of its flagship ProTrack TV application suite in the recent rollout of Temple University Television (TUTV). The campus facility, housed within the new Kal & Lucille Rudman Media Production Center, offers two channels of programming drawn from the highly regarded School of Communications & Theater (SCT) as well as other University schools and colleges, plus community and professional broadcast partners. TUTV is available to city of Philadelphia residents via Comcast and Verizon FiOS cable systems; online access for viewers living outside the cable coverage area will begin in January. more

NETIA Radio-Assist 8 to Support Multiplatform Production and Delivery Model at Romania’s Radio Iasi

NETIA’s Digital Audio Software Suite Streamlines Workflows Supporting Over-the-Air and Streaming Broadcasts

CLARET, France — Dec. 9, 2010 — NETIA today announced that Radio Romania has selected the Radio-Assist(TM) 8 digital audio software suite for its regional station Radio Iasi to support the end-to-end production and delivery of one FM channel, one AM channel, and live streaming versions of both channels. The station is installing a total of 44 Radio-Assist-equipped workstations across production, audio editing, and its live studios.

“NETIA’s Radio-Assist 8 will streamline our production workflow in numerous ways, not only improving our efficiency in delivering media across multiple platforms, but also making it easy for us to add value to new and existing assets,” said Constantin Burloiu, technical director at Radio Romania.

The NETIA software is set to allow Radio Iasi to manage its over-the-air broadcasts, as well as its multiplatform distribution of multimedia elements including sound, video, images, and text. The Radio-Assist 8 range of digital audio software programs covers the entire operation of a radio station, addressing acquisition, sound file editing, commercial and music production, scheduling, multicasting, data security, and administration. Because the software suite also offers a variety of features tailored for multimedia workflows that extend beyond traditional broadcasting, Radio Iasi can more efficiently prepare for multiplatform publication at an early stage of its radio production workflow. more

Maine Public Broadcasting Comes Home to Myers ProTrack

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Northampton, MA (December 1, 2010) – Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced a successful
implementation of its flagship ProTrack TV application suite at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. As the state’s premier independent media resource, MPBN offers a world of information, ideas and cultural content to the citizens of Maine from its facilities in Bangor, Lewiston and Portland.

An early adopter of ProTrack TV beginning in 1992, MPB was compelled to switch to a more radio-centric product in 2004 to satisfy needs on the network’s audio side. “It was important for everyone to use the same system; it was easier for TV to change since they already understood the concepts,” said Gil Maxwell, senior VP and chief technology officer. “We had many reasons to want a return to ProTrack; compatibility with PBS’s Next Generation Interconnect System [automated content delivery] tipped the scales for us. The whole process was very smooth … people from Myers came on-site the week prior to help with the transition and teach our staff using real world data. They stayed to help us with last minute details and remained accessible after the transition, even calling several times to check on us. The critical piece that made it all go smoothly was the Myers training … our operators didn’t have to juggle two systems any more than necessary. They were able to start using ProTrack right away, so their training could have maximum impact.” Maxwell described it as “the smoothest major transition I’ve undertaken in years; I wish they would all go so well.” more

Sennheiser Canada Announces Landmark Partnership with TELUS

telus_logo.JPGMontréal, Canada, November 2010: Sennheiser Canada, leading purveyor of high-end professional and consumer audio products, announces its partnership with TELUS, one of Canada’s leading mobile telecommunications providers, to sell Sennheiser EZX 60 Bluetooth(r) headsets and MM 50iP stereo headsets in its 1,200 stores across the nation. Launched on November 1, 2010, this breakthrough partnership, spearheaded by Michael Wyman of Sennheiser Canada’s Communications Division, is to give TELUS customers ready access to Sennheiser’s superior headset fidelity and state-of-the-art noise and echo cancellation technologies.

The two initial Sennheiser products chosen by TELUS represent the company’s core technologies and superior performance. The Sennheiser EZX 60 is a monaural, behind-the-ear Bluetooth headset. It features advanced digital noise and echo cancellation, easy call control, lightweight comfort, and long talk time. While the Sennheiser MM 50iP is aimed at iPhone users, it is also compatible with other smartphones, offering superior music fidelity with plenty of bass response and high-end clarity. An integrated microphone and operation button allow users to make calls without missing a beat. more

TuneIn Radio App Turns the iPad Into a Worldwide Radio Tuner and Recorder

RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today announced the release of a new version of its TuneIn Radio application designed specifically for the iPad. TuneIn Radio for the iPad features an interface that fills the iPad’s screen display and leverages multitasking in iOS 4.0 so users listen to live programs and podcasts in the background while they browse the Web and use other apps. Like the TuneIn Radio app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad version can serve as a DVR for radio, enabling users to record, pause and rewind live radio.

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In less than a year, more than 1 million iPhone and iPod Touch owners have purchased the $1.99 TuneIn Radio app, making it the best-selling paid music app in the iTunes App Store, and placing it among the top 25 most popular apps in all categories. TuneIn was developed jointly by RadioTime and Synsion Radio Technologies. RadioTime earlier this year announced it had acquired the TuneIn app and hired its creator to oversee the development of RadioTime’s iPhone and iPad apps. more

Obedia Moves To Nashville, Appoints Murphy CEO

Training and support pioneers take up residence in Music City with co-founder Jayce Murphy at the helm

Nashville, TN (December 1, 2010) – OBEDIA, a leading provider of technology training and support, has moved its headquarters to Nashville, having established a solid base within the music and post-audio industry over the past 6 years in Los Angeles. Moving with the company is newly named CEO Jayce Murphy, who will be tasked with further developing support services as well as overseeing third party integration of OBEDIA’s enterprise management system.

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“OBEDIA was born out of the need for a more effective way to service complex technology and has evolved into an educational and training resource for those making and producing music with computer hardware and software,� said co-founder and newly appointed CEO Jayce Murphy. “The move to Nashville puts us in a better position to work closely with its vibrant music community, which has embraced technology in producing music known throughout the world. As CEO, I’m looking forward to expanding on our success and to bring service and support into the next generation.� more

Netia’s Radio-Assist Simplifies Repurposing of Multilingual Broadcast Content at Australia’s SBS

Radio-Assist Software Automates Delivery of SBS Radio Content to SBS Online Service in 50 Different Languages

CLARET, France — Nov. 30, 2010 — NETIA today announced that Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), a public radio and television broadcaster delivering media in 68 different languages, is using NETIA’s Radio-Assist(TM) automation system to publish content to its website simply and cost-effectively. Dedicated to meeting the needs of diverse communities and cultures across Australia, SBS gathers programming from content creators worldwide and uses Radio-Assist to deliver this content online in 50 different languages. The Radio-Assist publishing module provides all the media asset management capabilities required by SBS to manage both media and metadata for accurate, efficient multilingual publication to the Web. more

Barix Reflector Service Simplifies Radio Network Distribution over IP for Bell Media Group

Barix AG announces that syndicated content provider Bell Media Group of Raleigh, North Carolina, has successfully deployed the Barix Reflector Service to distribute live North Carolina Central University football and basketball games to eight regional AM radio stations comprising the NCCU Sports Network. Barix Exstreamer 1000

Bell Media Group is among the earliest Reflector Service customers, establishing a reliable and cost-efficient Audio over IP distribution network for its syndicated college sports programming service. Barix introduced the Reflector Service last spring to help broadcasters with limited IT resources to establish IP links for single stations and broadcast networks with minimal effort and hassle.

“Satellite communications was very expensive, and ISDN was also out of my range,� said Jay Bell, president and chief engineer for Bell Media Group. “IP has saved me between $3,000-4,000 on distribution alone. I became familiar with Barix and beta-tested the Reflector Service for the 2010 college football season. All the tests went well and we will continue using the Barix Reflector service for sports, music and other remote broadcasts, with the goal of adding more radio affiliates.� more

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