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OWNZONES appoints
Rick Capstraw
USA: OWNZONES™
Entertainment
Technologies, the leading cloud-based
video supply chain company, has
announced the appointment of Rick
Capstraw in the key position of Chief
Revenue Officer. As the CRO, Capstraw will
take an important role in leading the global
sales organization of the company and
accelerating the department's contribution
to
OWNZONES'
already-impressive
worldwide growth. With a proven track
record of leadership and success, Capstraw
has built a career in delivering technology
solutions in global markets that help to
transform the way we use and consume
media in our lives and brings an impressive
amount of experience to his new position
with the company.
Previous to his current role, Capstraw
worked at Verizon Media Platform as
the Global Head of Sales. Throughout
his career, he has led high-performing
teams in several areas including media,
entertainment & technology, and strategy
& enterprise development; innovating
products and leading cross-functional
enterprise sales teams by focusing on the
business result and the processes required
to get there. He has also held management
positions at CNET Networks, The Walt
Disney Company, and Ticketmaster. 
" We are enormously happy that Rick is
joining the company at such a dynamic
time, " comments Dan Gorman, OWNZONES
CEO. " We are seeing a huge uptick in
interest as media organizations start to
move out of pandemic mode and look
to capitalize on the opportunities that
exist in the post-Covid landscape, and are
delighted to have someone of Rick's caliber
to help guide us through this next
period of substantial growth. "
Capstraw attended the University
of Southern California. He also
obtained a postgraduate diploma
in economics from the School Of
Oriental & African Studies,
University Of London.

www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 11 - Issue 4 | April 2021

MediaKind Integrates Zixi
SDVP for IP Video Delivery

Z

ixi, the industry leader for enabling
dependable, live broadcast-quality
video over any-IP, and award winning
architect of the Software-Defined
Video Platform (SDVP), has announced
an integration and partnership with
MediaKind, a global leader in media
technology and services whose mission
is to continuously improve the ability
of service providers, operators,
content owners and broadcasters,
to acquire and dynamically deliver
high-quality content that transports
viewers towards truly extraordinary
experiences.
MediaKind has integrated Zixi in
the CE Mini contribution encoder, a
cost effective, low power, small form
factor device that enables TV Service
Providers delivering broadcast-quality
live video reliably over managed
or unmanaged IP networks. Part

of MediaKind's leading end-to-end
portfolio of contribution and directto-consumer video service distribution
media solutions, which can connect to
professional or pro-sumer cameras via
SDI or HDMI interfaces, and provides
MPEG-4 AVC or HEVC video encoding
as well as a range of audio encoding
options. The CE Mini provides the
compression performance expected
from a MediaKind professional
contribution encoder making it ideal
for many live video contribution use
cases and is particularly suited to
delivering live video into public cloud
instances or social media platforms.
The CE Mini provides the video and
audio compression together with the
security and error protection required

to provide a reliable contribution link.
With the increasing adoption of
remote production and the use of
cloud-based video production tools,
many content creators must address
the challenge of how to push high
quality video and audio into the cloud
over unmanaged IP links, reliably and
at an acceptable latency. To overcome
these issues, Zixi is natively integrated
in, and standard on all MediaKind
CE Mini encoders, able to stream
to any deployed Zixi Broadcaster.
Zixi ZEN Master is also integrated to
enable users to manage large-scale
configurations
and
orchestrate,
analyze, monitor, alert and report on
live video streams and devices across
the Zixi Enabled Network of customers,
integrated hardware and software
applications and platforms and service
providers standardized on Zixi.

Worldcast launch SFN Technology for FM

W

orldCast Systems has officially
launched their SynchroStream
technology for the APT Codec Range
with the release of SR 4.0. The
company states that with the release
of SynchroStream they will become
the only manufacturer in the world
to offer a " single pane of glass " in
SFN (Single Frequency Network)
deployment with the transport (APT
Codecs), transmission (Ecreso FM),
measurement
(Audemat
FMMC5)
and monitoring (Kybio Software) all
available from WorldCast.
The
SynchroStream
technology and the " single
pane of glass " approach
benefits the broadcaster
in hugely simplifying the

setup, configuration and maintenance
of a solid and stable SFN network.
SynchroStream is compatible with
baseband audio coding and the
existing MPX/Composite linear coding
schemes and also the new APTmpX
algorithm, the world's first nondestructive MPX/Composite algorithm,
also part of the new SR 4.0.
SynchroStream is supplied on the
existing APT IP Codec range and
utilizes an externally supplied 10MHz
clock and the 1pps GPS signal as
time reference. WorldCast offers
an " a la carte " approach
to SynchroStream from
the " single pane of
glass " to just the APT
Codecs to be used as the

transport to an OEM FM Transmitter
also supporting SFN on a 10MHz input.
BETA network deployments in NZ
and the USA have verified bench test
results which calculated that the
granularity offered in allowing fixed
line adjustments down to an eighth
of a microsecond - (125 nanoseconds)
would allow the highly accurate (<50
Meters) manipulation of the " mush
zone " . In the real world this means
that engineers can push the almost
non-existent mush zone away from
populated areas or transport corridors.
This manipulation translates to better
coverage within the SFN FM area,
consisting of main FM transmitter
and FM Boosters, meaning potentially
more listeners for your station!


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