(Basingstoke, England--November 4, 2011) AmberFin
, a leading developer of file-based media ingest and transcoding solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today announced that a number of seasoned technical and product management broadcast professionals have joined the company's fast growing teams in EMEA, APAC and the Americas regions.
In EMEA, Tamas Vass has joined AmberFin as the Company's new Sales and Partner Director. Tamas' primary responsibility is to support AmberFin's EMEA based channel partners to maximize sales of iCR, AmberFin's flagship family of software products designed to facilitate the digitization and transformation of new and archived content. Tamas comes to AmberFin with a wealth of experience in the broadcasting industry, most recently as European Sales Director for Image Systems (formerly Digital Vision). Prior to this, Tamas held senior sales positions with Clear-Com, Leitch and Harris.
Ben Davenport has also recently joined AmberFin as Software Product Manager. In this position, he is responsible for creating and delivering the lifecycle plan for AmberFin iCR's features and functionality. Before joining AmberFin, Ben was Hamonic's Solutions Marketing Manager. Prior to that, Benheld a number of technical marketing positions at Omneon before its acquisition by Harmonic.
AmberFin is also pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Pierre Bousquet as Applications Sales Executive for the Asia Pacific Region, based in Singapore. In this position, JP is responsible for pre-sales, deployment and training and customer care. JP joins AmberFin from Pixelmetrix Corporation, where he was Worldwide Support and Services Manager, and Avid Technology where, for over a decade, he held several senior engineering andsupport positions.
In the Americas region, AmberFin has recently recruited Ben Higley as Applications Sales Engineer. A bi-lingual (English/Spanish) engineer with a background in television automation, news gathering, and customer service management (gained with companies such as VCI Solutions, Media FLO and Harris Corporation), Ben is now responsible for pre-sales, engineering and customer care in one of AmberFin's fastest growing markets.
"Over the last year, we have experienced growth of 90% thanks to hundreds of new iCR installations. The appointment of these seasoned, highly experienced industry professionals will not only help us support our fast growing customer base, but also ensure that we have the means to support our ambitious growth plans around the world," comments Jeremy Deaner, AmberFin's CEO.
AmberFin is a company at the heart of solving file-based workflow problems for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses. The AmberFin Media Factory, based on the iCR family of modular software products, digitizes and transforms new and archived content, combining a service oriented design philosophy with intelligent use of cost-effective generic IT. This enables customers to save time, increase revenues and grow in-line with business demands.
Unique to the Media Factory system, AmberFin’s industry first approach to Quality Control, known as Unified Quality Control (UQC), introduces a QC mark that brings a new level of trust to media assets. UQC uniquely combines an automated process with a human touch, enabling more efficient and effective decision-making and new levels of confidence in the file creation and transformation processes.
AmberFin has experienced growth of 90% in the last year thanks to hundreds of iCR systems being deployed worldwide. Systems that are trusted where quality matters bysome of the world’s leading media organizations including Sony Pictures, NBA, Turner Broadcasting, ZDF, NRK, National Geographic, BT, Discovery and Warner Brothers.