Editshare Expands European Operations With New Sales And Support Offices


New German and Spain based offices establish sales and support network for Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East, and German Speaking Countries

Last Updated: September 12, 2008 5:39 pm GMT
(IBC-Amsterdam, Netherlands--September 12, 2008) EditShare™ announced at the IBC 2008 (Amsterdam September 12 through 16) the expansion of the European sales effort with the opening of new sales and support offices in Germany and Spain covering the Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East as well as German speaking countries.

Spearheading the new regional offices are seasoned industry professionals Heiko Schlueter (Hanover, Germany) and Andrew Hawker (Barcelona, Spain). The new EditShare appointments and office openings are effective immediately.

“EditShare has experienced phenomenal growth and demand. Opening offices in Germany and Spain is a key strategy for EditShare sales and support efforts especially with the roll out of our new Complete Collaboration product line,” said Tara Montford, Managing Director, EditShare EMEA. “Heiko and Andy have a long history with EditShare and are successful business development professionals within the broadcast markets. They are ideal candidates to lead the EditShare expansion.”

EditShare Germany
Representing sales and support for Germany and German speaking countries Austria and Switzerland are the new EditShare Sales Manager Heiko Schlueter and Technical Manager Jens-Uwe Lindner.

Both Schlueter and Lindner have more than 15 years of experience with sales, consulting and service for professional media technology with 8 years as Managing Directors at the Videokonzept GmbH company located in Hanover Germany.

EditShare Africa Mediterranean, and Middle East

Located in Barcelona, the office is lead by Andrew Hawker. Prior to joining EditShare, Andrew worked for the Vector3 team for the past six years. A savvy business development professional in broadcaster, Andy is responsible for EditShare expansion further into the Mediterranean countries as well as Africa and the Middle East.

EditShare at IBC
EditShare will be showcasing its new Complete Collaboration product line at IBC 2008 on stand 7.A31. The EditShare Complete Collaboration includes EditShare Flow, Storage Series, XStream and Ark.

Complete Collaboration - EditShare Flow
EditShare Flow Ingest and Flow Browse integrate seamlessly with the EditShare Storage, XStream and Ark solutions. EditShare Flow Ingest is the only acquisition solution that captures in one format and simultaneously outputs to multiple formats including Apple Pro Res, and Avid, MXF, as well as low proxy formats. Feature highlights include multi-channel ingest with independent control over each channel, full metadata capture, and edit-while-recording capabilities. EditShare Flow Browse simplifies and accelerates media searches within the EditShare storage environment. Users can quickly locate media among hundreds of thousands of clips. EditShare Flow Browse supports proxy viewing outside the nonlinear editing application for optimal viewing on the EditShare Media Space, annotation of metadata forms, and the ability to drag and drop media into an Avid or Final Cut Pro bin.

Flow incorporates the EditShare Universal Media File technology where a single media file can be used in both Avid and Apple Final Cut Studio. Files produced in DV25, DV50, DVCPRO HD can be ingested and used in either applications. Additional formats such as IMX will be included in the future.

Complete Collaboration – EditShare Storage and XStream Series
EditShare Storage Series includes the EditShare Field mobile storage solution, EditShare Metro for small to mid-size editing workgroups and EditShare scalable Rack Units. In addition to the legendary Apple and Avid project sharing capabilities, the storage series offers automated diagnostic tools and the industry’s most efficient back office data processing policies and administration.

The new EditShare XStream Series is designed to support high performance post and broadcast environments. EditShare XStream can process media at data rates of 300MB per second per stream, supporting up to 100 streams of DV50 and multiple 1080p 444 HD projects/streams. This makes it the perfect solution for post facilities working with Digital Intermediary (DI) 2k projects as well as television stations with large numbers of simultaneous users accessing central storage or employing concurrent workflows.

Complete Collaboration – EditShare Ark
EditShare Ark provides integrated solutions for backups, mirroring, and archiving. These essential security features let users economically organize and manage media in a variety of scenarios, including LTO-backup and “spinning disc” solutions that can be upgraded to full EditShare Server Series with little to no downtime. Built on “Green” drive technology, the EditShare Ark units optimize storage costs without compromising quality or scalability.

For more information, visit http://www.editshare.com

About EditShare LLC
EditShare LLC is the pioneer of a new category of collaborative editing solutions designed for digital media workgroups and production companies. The EditShare system fuels the collaborative creative process for digital media artists by delivering high quality high performance and cost effective networked collaborative editing solutions. For more information, please visit www.editshare.com.


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