Object Matrix becomes FKTG Company Member

KFTG, WiX and Object Matrix

Cardiff 28 August 2015:

Object Matrix, the leading developer of object IT storage and archive systems to the broadcast and entertainment industry, have today announced they are joining up with the FKTG organisation to promote the technology of near-line storage within the German media arena.

The Television and Cinema Technical Society (FKTG) is one of the oldest media technology associations in Germany. It was the coming together of two predecessor organizations, the German Cinema Technology Society, founded in 1920 (DKG), and the TV Technology Society, founded in 1952, which then merged in 1972 to form FKTG. The main objective of FKTG is to bring together all those people interested and working in the broadcast and TV production industry as a platform for ideas and share the experience. The aim is to explore technology areas such as those offered by Object Matrix that can genuinely provide benefit and cost efficiencies within media and video workflows.

Object Matrix has a similar interest in bringing together media workflow specialists by being one of the co-foundering partners of the Workflow Innovation Group (WIG) that holds regular discussion events across Europe. The next event will be in Germany with events planned for Munich, Cologne, and Berlin in early October 2015. The CEO of FKTG, Mr. Jürgen Burghardt, will be the master-of-ceremony at the event. He will chair round table discussions on topical issues that are currently seen as hot technology topics within the broadcast and media industry.

“We see FKTG as the most important technology and information network in the German speaking countries” stated Mark Andrews, the EMEA Manager at Object Matrix. “As well as promoting our own technology, we have similar objectives in terms of networking, promoting ideas and collaboration amongst media workflow specialists. In a technology world that is constantly evolving, it good to network and we are pleased that we are working with Jürgen to promote the WIG concept within Germany.”

WIG will be running half day events on 5 October in Munich, 7 October in Cologne, and 9 October in Berlin. They will be free to attend and will be sponsored by leading technology partners within the media industry. It is not a trade show or a selling event, but a mini-exhibition will be available to browse for attendees between the sessions.

“I am looking forward to WIG and the discussions that will result in bringing together so many media specialists in one room” commented Jürgen Burghardt. “Working with Object Matrix as one of the main organisers, we are putting together an event that anyone working within the German media market involved in the design and operation of a video workflow, is welcome to attend.”

More information about the Workflow Innovation Group is available on the WIG website. The event will be held German and though free to attend, registration is required prior to the event.

About Die Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG)

The main objective of FKTG is a German technology network for all those interested working in the television and film industry people, including scientists, engineers, and technicians, a basis to exchange ideas and experience and thus to promote technology areas and workflows. Official periodical of the society is the magazine television and cinema technique (FKT).

www.fktg.org

About Workflow Innovation Group

WIG is a not-for-profit forum for media workflow specialists to network and share experiences. Events are held all over Europe and funded by sponsors with the German event in October 2015 being sponsored by leading media technology companies including Archiware, Cantemo, Dimetis, Marquis, Object Matrix, Rohde and Schwarz, Root6, Sony, Spectra-Logic, Telestream, and Vidispine.

The main objective of FKTG is a German technology network for all those interested working in the television and film industry people, including scientists, engineers, and technicians, a basis to exchange ideas and experience and thus to promote technology areas and workflows. Official periodical of the society is the magazine television and cinema technique (FKT).

www.workflow-ig.com

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix, and its flagship product MatrixStore, is the trusted storage partner to the media & entertainment industry providing proven object storage and integrated nearline archive solutions, from ingest to archive. Based in Cardiff (UK), it has an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and is trusted by global broadcasters, telcos, banks and utilities companies to ensure their video content is always available. Customers include Globo, ProSieben, MDR, Fox Sports, Sky, Endemol, France Télévisions, BT, the BBC, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal and Deutsche Bank name a few.

www.object-matrix.com