(Basingstoke, United Kingdom--January 16, 2014) AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has today announced the appointment of Mike Harris as Regional Sales Director for the Eastern region in the US and Canada. In his new role, Harris will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with major networks, studios and broadcasters, further expanding AmberFin's position and presence in North America.
Harris brings over 20 years' experience in the IT and broadcast industry, having most recently worked for Avid Technology where he was Key Account Manager, responsible for sales of Avid's entire product line of Storage, Editing, Graphics and News systems to top tier East Coast Cable Networks and Network Owned and Operated Stations. He previously worked for SGI, Harris and HP.
"I'm delighted to be joining AmberFin
at a time when the company is growing fast and the technology is in such demand. Recently, the company has introduced a new version of its flagship iCR software platform that provides best-in-class image processing, with consistently high quality results for all video codecs and a number of unique features such as exceptional interlace, and progressive and variable frame-rate handling capabilities. AmberFin is uniquely positioned in the market to support media facilities of all sizes as they migrate to file-based workflows."
"We are pleased to have Mike join our fast growing North American team, said Jeremy Deaner, AmberFin's CEO. Mike's combination of industry knowledge, technical expertise and industry-wide connections will make him a great asset to our organization."
AmberFin’s business is intelligent media conversion, solving file-based workflow challenges for broadcasters, sports organizations, post-production houses and other media content owners. Scalable, agile and efficient, the Amberfin iCR (intelligent Content Re-Purposing) Platform brings true innovation and cost-effectiveness to the demands of multi-platform delivery, enabling the industry to deal with high volumes and true-to-source high quality pictures at the same time, all with exclusive slim-file technology.
Unique to the iCR Platform, AmberFin’s industry leading 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, automated processes that integrate third party verification tools with a human touch, enabling more efficient and effective decision-making and new levels of confidence in the file creation and transformation processes. AmberFin continues to experience market growth thanks to hundreds of iCR systems being deployed worldwide. Systems that are trusted where quality matters by some of the world’s leading media organizations including Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Turner Broadcasting, Canal+, ITV, ZDF, NRK, Nine Network Australia, Discovery and National Geographic. To follow the latest innovations in Broadcast-IT workflow technologies visit blog.amberfin.com