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Omneon, Snell work on HD playout

27 January 2006

Snell & Wilcox has entered a partnership with Omneon Video Networks in a move to bring HD playout solutions to market. The two companies have signed a non-exclusive reseller agreement whereby Omneon will resell the Snell & Wilcox MEMPHIS HD encoder. The two companies will collaborate during the sales process through lead sharing, combined bids, and joint project proposals.

"The deployment of our MEMPHIS HD encoder alongside Omneon’s server solutions offers users a unique degree of control over media assets during ingest, with the benefits of exceptional MPEG-2 encoding quality and both SD and HD compatibility," said Snell & Wilcox CEO Simon Derry.

Omneon CEO Joe Kennedy said, "By entering into this collaborative effort with Snell & Wilcox, we’re able to leverage the compression efficiency and improved picture quality provided by the MEMPHIS encoder in a powerful solution that streamlines ingest and playout of high-quality SD and HD content."

In addition to collaborating during the sales process, Snell & Wilcox and Omneon will cooperate on joint marketing initiatives and training to help guide clients through the entire integration and training process.


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