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John Ferder joins MultiDyne

Former CBS engineer is now with MultiDyne as director of engineering, responsible for overseeing the engineering process of MultiDyne’s product portfolio

MultiDyne Fibre Optic Solutions has assigned John Ferder to the role of director of engineering. Reporting to Frank Jachetta, Ferder will facilitate the engineering process for all product design initiatives, develop long-term product roadmaps, and liaise with MultiDyne’s production, marketing and supply chain teams to increase accessibility to products and related information.

Prior to joining MultiDyne, Ferder held engineering roles at Chyron Corporation, Roscor Corporation, Phillips/BTS and CBS.

Ferder now returns to the supplier side of the business at a time of change to the broadcast and production workflow, most notably as facilities transition to IP and cloud systems.

Ferder said: “Fibre is used today to transport files over the Internet for many broadcaster and production applications. We see new opportunities to improve encryption and compression to transfer files and higher data payloads over a single fibre faster and more efficiently.

“This will grow in importance as more facilities migrate to IP, and the release of the SMPTE ST 2110 standards will help to accelerate these developments. We will bring [to market] new, IP-focused products that are more compact, efficient and aligned with businesses that build fixed and mobile production studios based on these standards.”

Besides his responsibilities at MultiDyne, Ferder also serves as secretary/treasurer for the SMPTE Society, and will chair three SMPTE Technical Paper sessions on over-the-top (OTT) technology at the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, which will be taking place from October 22-25 in Los Angeles, USA.

Jachetta concluded: “John brings a fresh engineering perspective to MultiDyne that will take the company to new heights of product innovation, yet also streamline ease of use for our customers worldwide. This includes improved accessibility to product information with clear and concise language, which will accelerate the learning curve for end-users across all skill levels.”

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