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.
Mark Andrews, the EMEA Manager at Object Matrix, stated:
“We see FKTG as the most important technology and information network in the German speaking countries. 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.
Jürgen Burghardt, commented:
“I am looking forward to WIG and the discussions that will result in bringing together so many media specialists in one room. 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.