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Artel Video Systems Adds Technology Muscle to its Ranks

Raymond Paradiso to Spearhead Leading-Edge Technology Development

Artel Video Systems, a leading provider of broadcast-quality video transport solutions, today announced the appointment of Raymond Paradiso as its new director of engineering. Paradiso, who comes to the company with more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, wireless, and cable industries, will assume responsibility for Artel's technology strategy and product development efforts. This appointment comes at a key juncture as the company moves toward expanded product development in video-over-IP and high-bandwidth optics for its flagship DL4000 platform. Paradiso will report directly to Richard Dellacanonica, president of Artel Video Systems.

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"Ray's extensive management experience in the development of complex hardware systems along with his natural energy and enthusiasm will be a great asset to Artel as we aggressively expand the capabilities of the DL4000 platform," said Dellacanonica. "We will also be drawing heavily on Ray's deep technical knowledge of the challenges in high-bandwidth optical and Ethernet transport."

Paradiso has a broad background in product development and management within the telecommunications, wireless, and cable industries. Prior to joining Artel, he was director of engineering at Motorola where he successfully led the development of several complex passive optical network (PON) products, including central office optical line terminal (OLT) and customer premise optical network terminal (ONT) product lines.

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Prior to Motorola, Paradiso served as director of engineering at Reef Point Systems, a provider of security solutions for converged wireless and wireline networks. Other positions include director of hardware development for Invento Networks, founding member and vice president of hardware at Appian Communications, and vice president of advanced router development at Nortel Networks. Paradiso holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

"I'm excited to be joining Artel during a time of dramatic change in the video transport market. The market acceptance of new video formats and networking options is generating a new set of requirements for companies like Artel to develop solutions for," said Paradiso. "I'm particularly happy to be working with an engineering team that collectively has decades of experience in video transport hardware development and a culture of quality and innovation. I'm looking forward to keeping Artel on the leading edge of contribution quality video transport."

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About Artel Video Systems

Artel Video Systems develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance, broadcast-quality video transport hardware for critical applications and is a recognized leader in video-over-fiber optics applications. Since its founding in 1981, Artel solutions have been selected by some of the largest telecommunication companies, video service providers, cable TV operators, and broadcasters for critical contribution, backhaul, and local access applications that require the highest levels of flexibility, dependability, and ease of deployment.

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