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Bright Systems Plans Series of New Key Appointments during Run-Up to NAB 2009

Rick Picton Joins Bright as Product Marketing Manager (March 09, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-3-9--Bright Systems, Inc., developer of disk recording and data infrastructure technology, plans to strengthen its senior management team in the run-up to NAB 2009 with a series of new appointments. The company has experienced increased demand from facilities worldwide for its data-centric media recording technology. As a result, Bright is now is a position to expand its operations by increasing the number of key staff based out of its head office in Reno, Nevada.

The first to be announced is Rick Picton who joins Bright as Product Marketing Manager. Picton's considerable experience will underpin the company's core marketing group and aid the roll-out of its new BrightClip(r) Recording Technology.

Picton joins Bright following fourteen years at Quantum where he was technical advisor working with the company's StorNext technology. Originally trained as an electrical engineer, he spent the early years of his career at Burroughs Corporation involved in mainframe disk and tape drive development. In the mid-nineties, he joined MountainGate where he worked on the early development of fibre channel-based SAN solutions.

During the run-up to NAB 2009, Bright Systems will begin shipping its new family of BrightClip-enabled BrightDrive(r) media recording systems. One of Picton's first tasks will be overseeing the roll-out of the systems to Bright's customers worldwide. He will also play a vital role supporting the company's international network of sales channels.

"We are delighted that Rick is joining the Bright Systems' team and look forward to benefiting from his vast experience in the industry," said Antony Harris, CEO, Bright Systems, Inc. "His talents for marketing coupled with his technical background will be crucial as we continue to develop solutions that bring efficiency, collaboration and concurrency to our customers' postproduction workflows."

"This is a very exciting time to be joining Bright," said Rick Picton, Product Marketing Manager, Bright Systems, Inc. "The Company has grown to a leading position in a short space of time and now, with the BrightClip(r) Recording Technology being fully rolled out, there is a huge potential for further expansion. I look forward to bringing this new technology to the international digital post community."

BrightClip(r) Recording Technology is Bright Systems' latest technology breakthrough and is the core of BrightDrive's second-generation architecture. BrightDrive Gen2 enables vastly increased operational efficiencies across the full range of digital post processes including DI, color-correction, high-end finishing, visual effects, creative editorial, digital restoration dust-busting and DVD authoring. The most significant breakthrough for BrightDrive Gen2 is the ability for multiple users to centrally access and work on the same media files simultaneously with guaranteed stable and reliable high-speed performance at any resolution or file format including 4k, without ever needing to interrupt production for performance maintenance.


About Bright Systems
Bright Systems was founded in 1999 to design and develop advanced infrastructure systems for data-intensive environments. Based in Reno, Nevada, a centre associated with important milestones in the development of video disk recording, Bright Systems provides a range of extremely high-performance file servers capable of record/playback of real-time uncompressed video and data streams. With its unique expertise in advanced engineering and facility integration/workflow, Bright Systems is able to deliver a significant competitive edge to the post production industry.

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