(April 1st, 2008) – DULUTH, Georgia â€“ Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio, and data distribution networks worldwide today announced that WEGENERâ€™s VP System Architect, Gary Pelkey, has been invited to discuss â€œNetwork Control and File-Based Broadcastingâ€? at this yearâ€™s PBS Technology Conference, which is scheduled to take place from April 9th -11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Las Vegas, NV, just prior to the National Association of Broadcastersâ€™ convention. The presentation will be in the LVCCâ€™s North Hall in Room N117 at 12pm on Friday, April 11, 2008.
During the meeting, Pelkey will discuss cost effective ways to distribute customized programming to broadcast TV affiliates using advanced server technologies. He will examine the benefits of enhancing traditional distribution platforms with controls for file-based configurations. The presentation will also cover topics such as managing repetitive programming content, creating opportunities for affiliates to re-purpose media files and increase their distribution of sponsored and local interest programming.
â€œI am delighted to be presenting this vital topic on behalf of WEGENER,â€? said Pelkey. â€œI hope it will give operators an understanding of ways to integrate network control with the reception of live video broadcasts, storing content and combining it to create â€˜Virtual Channelsâ€™ and highly effective, localized programming applications.â€?
The PBS Technology Conference is the premier annual gathering for broadcast engineers, information technology and traffic professionals, as well as general managers and senior executives within the public television organization. The conference serves as a forum for education, professional development. For more information please visit: www.pbstechconference.org
WEGENERÂ® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), is an international provider of digital solutions for video, audio, and IP data networks. Applications include IP data delivery, broadcast television, cable television, radio networks, business television, distance education, business music and financial information distribution. CompelÂ®, WEGENER’s patented network control system, provides networks with unparalleled ability to regionalize programming and commercials. CompelÂ® network control capability is integrated into WEGENERÂ® digital satellite receivers. WEGENERÂ® can be reached at +1.770.814.4000 or on the World Wide Web at www.wegener.com.