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Four Industry Leaders Roll Out Seminars For Broadcasters

Educational seminars cover transition to IT-based infrastructures (June 14, 2004)

Four broadcast technology industry leaders have joined forces to create a seminar series designed to help educate broadcasters about the key factors driving the transition to IT-based broadcast infrastructures, and the impact these new technologies will have on broadcasters. This new series of one-day seminars will be presented by senior technologists from Miranda Technologies, Omneon Video Networks, Sundance Digital, and TANDBERG Television.

The seminars will educate attendees on standard IT basics, including networking, security, compression, storage, and file exchange -- all delivered from a TV engineer's perspective and backed by real case studies. Technologies related to the core themes will also be demonstrated.

The first event will be held on July 1, 2004, at the Tremont Boston Hotel, Boston, and the series will continue at other large cities across the United States. The schedule of seminars is as follows:

- Thursday, July 1 - Boston, Mass.
- Wednesday, July 28 - Washington, D.C.
- Wednesday, August 18 - Atlanta, Ga.
- Wednesday, October 27 - Cincinnati, Ohio
- Wednesday, November 10 - Denver, Colo.
- Wednesday, December 15 - Sacramento, Calif.

The seminar sessions will cover the following key topics:

- Why IT is relevant to the future of broadcasting
- IT networking basics
- Network security issues and strategies
- Advanced storage network concepts
- Emerging media compression formats and applications
- Monitoring strategies in an IT-enabled world
- Improving workflow with an IT-enabled infrastructure
- Real IT experiences of broadcasters

The full-day seminar, which is aimed at station engineers, technical staff, and managers, can be booked for $75 by contacting Annick Jean at Miranda Technologies at +1 514-333-1772, Ext. 3300, or via email at [email protected].

About Miranda
Miranda Technologies is a world-leading manufacturer of video and audio equipment for the broadcast, production, and post-production markets, with a range spanning interfacing and distribution, routing, master control switching and channel branding, multi-image display processors, and monitoring over IP systems. Headquartered in Montreal, Miranda also has major offices in Morristown (N.J., U.S.), Wallingford (Oxon, UK), Paris, and Tokyo. The company's products are also represented worldwide by a network of professional distributors and dealers.

About Omneon
Omneon Video Networks is the leading provider of cost-effective and flexible networked media servers for the broadcast and video industry. The company's unique strategy integrates a strong foundation in broadcast with the best practices of information technology, giving its customers the best of both worlds. Because Omneon Spectrum media server systems are based on an open and advanced architecture, broadcast and video professionals are able to minimize both upfront and ongoing expenses, while gaining the flexibility to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Omneon pioneered the use of open systems in broadcast and, as a result, receives wide support from the application developer community. Visit Omneon on the Web at

About Sundance Digital
Based in the metropolitan Dallas, Texas, area, the company is an award-winning provider of high-performance television automation solutions. Sundance Digital has a strong commitment to technology, deep roots in all aspects of television, and is highly customer focused. Technical support is available live on a 24x7 basis from a team of highly skilled, broadcast-trained engineers. Additional information about Sundance products is available at

About TANDBERG Television
TANDBERG Television (Oslo: TAT) creates products and systems for the delivery of high-quality live video and on-demand content across cable, DSL, fiber, IP, satellite, and terrestrial networks. Recognized as a market leader, the company provides systems integration and global support capabilities through its sales and 24-hour support operations in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. TANDBERG Television's customers include many of the major broadcasters, network operators, and content owners around the world. For more information visit:


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