RGB Networks, a provider of integrated and scalable solutions for multiscreen video delivery, has developed an open source version of its TransAct Transcoder and wants others to join in its initiative promoting the use of standard APIs that make it much easier for vendor-to-vendor integration and for video service providers to migrate to a cloud-based video delivery model. The open source version is called Ripcode Transcoder, after the company Ripcode, which was acquired by RGB Networks in 2010 and which originally developed TransAct.
Nonprofit Veterans-TV Prepares to Launch Free TV Production Training for Vets and Their Families
Newly formed 501(c)3 nonprofit Veterans-TV Inc. (VETV, www.veterans-tv.org) is preparing to launch hands-on professional television production training courses for veterans of the U.S. armed forces, law enforcement veterans, and firefighters who have lost their employment due to injury or attrition. VETV is creating a mobile classroom within Denali Gold, a remote production truck donated to the cause by NEP, and will provide courses in cities across the U.S. when integration of donated broadcast equipment is complete.