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Omneon Opens New Paris Office

Appoints François Cavalade Regional Manager (August 30, 2004)

Continuing to strengthen the company's presence in international markets, Omneon Video Networks today announced the opening of Omneon Video Networks France, based in Paris, along with the appointment of Regional Manager François Cavalade to oversee sales, marketing, support, and partnership development in French-speaking Europe and Africa. Cavalade joins Omneon with extensive knowledge of the broadcast and video industry built on 10 years' experience developing relationships with networks and television groups in France and across Europe.

"The opening of Omneon's Paris office demonstrates our dedication to providing responsive, long-term support for the company's growing European client base," said Cavalade. "Omneon's media server systems offer flexible, forward-looking solutions for broadcast and other audio/video applications, and I'm very pleased to be joining the company as a local representative in France serving new and existing customers in this exciting market."

Cavalade began his career in broadcast as a regional manager for Getris Images, a French company supplying videographic systems worldwide. While at Getris, he was responsible for reorganizing of the company's distributor network, improving distributors' familiarity of the product, managing customer support, and bringing new innovations to trade shows and conferences. Later, as regional sales manager for Quantel in Southeast Asia, Cavalade realigned the company's distributor network and helped it to significantly improve sales in the region.

More recently, as France-based manager of the Asia Pacific region for Proconsultant Informatique, Cavalade enhanced the company's business development and market penetration by establishing multimillion-dollar contracts with major networks, aiding in project management for implementation of the company's broadcast software solutions, and authoring English- and French-language training and support material. Prior to joining Omneon, he was regional sales manager for SintecMedia in Europe's French- and German-speaking countries, building relationships with key television groups.

"François makes an excellent addition to Omneon, bringing to his new role an understanding not only of the French market, but also of the European and worldwide markets," said Alan Hoggarth, vice president of Omneon's operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. "As interest in Omneon media server systems continues to grow across the globe, we're confident that François will play an important part in maintaining the high standard of service and support for which our company is known."

François Cavalade is based at Omneon Video Networks France, located at 75 avenue Parmentier, 75544 Paris Cedex 11. Tel + 33 1 40 21 26 12, Email [email protected].

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


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