September 7, 2012
Digital Rapids Announces Extensive Industry Support and New Partnerships for Kayak Workflow Platform
"We're thrilled with the tremendous response from our solution partners and their excitement about leveraging Kayak to integrate their technologies into leading-edge workflows and to extend their market reach," said Onkar Parmar, Senior Partnership Manager for Kayak at Digital Rapids. "The richness of the Kayak partner ecosystem is one of the platform's key strengths, combining with its unique architecture to let our mutual customers quickly integrate new technologies into their operations while 'mixing and matching' partner solutions to create the optimal workflows for their needs."
"Kayak enables a wide range of applications, and providing a component that enables audio loudness correction within the Kayak framework allows us to integrate seamlessly into a broad variety of workflows and use cases without any additional effort from either the user or vendor side," said Eric Carson, Business Unit Manager of Digimetrics. "In one word, this makes Kayak 'revolutionary'."
"Digital Rapids' Kayak platform allows our mutual customers to quickly and flexibly integrate Dolby Digital Plus premium multi-channel audio encoding and Dolby's loudness correction technology into powerful workflows to efficiently realize and differentiate their multi-screen offerings," said Jean-Christophe Morizur, Senior Director, Professional Solutions -- E-Media at Dolby Laboratories. "We share our customers' excitement about the Kayak platform, and look forward to further deepening our involvement in the Kayak ecosystem."
"We're excited to be working closely with Digital Rapids to integrate our advanced audio technologies into the Kayak platform," said Ronny Katz, Sr. Director, Digital Media at DTS. "The customer response to the joint UltraViolet and MPEG-DASH demonstrations we've conducted has been phenomenal. The combination of Kayak and our audio solutions provides a powerful, future-proof platform for our mutual customers as their needs continue to evolve to encompass new standards, devices and market trends."
"Manzanita Systems is enthusiastic to bring our family of MPEG software solutions to the Kayak platform," said Greg Vines, President of Manzanita Systems. "We look forward to the benefits the flexible ecosystem will bring to customers' media processing workflows and are eager to expand our contributions to the component library in the future."
"We're pleased that we can now make PixelTools' high-quality MPEG tools available to Digital Rapids customers for use in their advanced media processing workflows through the flexible and easily customizable Kayak platform," commented Mark Conover, CTO at PixelTools.
"The innovative Kayak platform provides a perfect opportunity for Venera to bring our QC technologies to Digital Rapids customers, enabling them to enhance their media production and delivery operations with content verification at various stages of their workflows. The ease with which Kayak users can integrate our QC components into powerful workflows is simply amazing," said Fereidoon Khosravi, SVP of Business Development , Americas at Venera Technologies. "The Kayak partner ecosystem provides us with an attractive venue for showcasing our advanced QC tools and expanding our market, and we're very excited to be part of it."
The complete range of Digital Rapids media transformation and workflow solutions is being showcased in booth number 7.F33 at the IBC 2012 exhibition in Amsterdam. For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.
About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world's leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digitalrapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.