WEGENER® to Launch iPump® 525 IP Media Player at NAB 2009


WEGENER media player ideal for IP-based digital signage, corporate communications, and subscription-based services

Last Updated: April 15, 2009 5:49 pm GMT
(Duluth, Georgia--April 15, 2009) Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio, and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced it will introduce the WEGENER® iPump® 525 IP media player at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 20-23 at booth #SU7913.

WEGENER iPump 525 media player is part of a solution for video services that require customization on a site-by-site or regional basis, such as: digital signage, corporate communications, and subscription-based services. The player supports live and file-based standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) video, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 (H.264) video with overlays.

With the iPump 525's overlay feature, all video playout from the iPump 525 can be augmented with graphics and text. This makes it simple to immediately update hundreds of displays with time-sensitive information – such as: regional news, local advertiser contacts, or horse racing odds – with a choice of static, scroll, or crawl formats.

WEGENER's iPump 525 can be used in conjunction with CompelConnect.com, a new WEGENER software-as-a-service (SaaS) that provides management tools for content distribution, scheduling, playout control, and continuous monitoring of WEGENER iPump media receivers/players. The combination provides a solution for small to mid-sized video networks looking for flexible and visually compelling presentation of information.

"We are excited to expand our IP-based product family and to maintain our commitment to support revenue generating applications," said Ned L. Mountain, President and COO of WEGENER. "The new iPump 525 IP media player and CompelConnect.com solution has the ability to deliver custom messages to any number of locations simultaneously to enhance key sales and marketing activities."

WEGENER® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), is an international provider of digital video and audio solutions for broadcast television, radio, telco, private and cable networks. With over 30 years experience in optimizing point-to-multipoint multimedia distribution over satellite, fiber, and IP networks, WEGENER offers a comprehensive product line that handles the scheduling, management and delivery of media rich content to multiple devices, including video screens, computers and audio devices. WEGENER focuses on long- and short-term strategies for bandwidth savings, dynamic advertising, live events and affiliate management.

WEGENER's product line includes: iPump® media servers for file-based and live broadcasts; Compel® Network Control and Compel® Conditional Access for dynamic command, monitoring and addressing of multi-site video, audio, and data networks; and the Unity® satellite media receivers for live radio and video broadcasts. Applications served include: digital signage, linear and file-based TV distribution, linear and file-based radio distribution, Nielsen rating information, broadcast news distribution, business music distribution, corporate communications, video and audio simulcasts.

WEGENER® can be reached at (770) 814-4000 or at http://www.wegener.com.


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