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VDS Partners with EMEA Gateway

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VDS, a leading provider of integrated technologies for the creation, automation and enhancement of video graphics for broadcast television, today announced that it has engaged EMEA Gateway as sales partner for VDS automation products to Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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VDS automation products include Promotor and DiReCT. These are used in multichannel facilities to manage the automatic transfers of graphics assets as well as generate rules-based actions applied to basic automation playlist events.

"We chose EMEA Gateway as our sales partner for Europe, Middle East and Africa because of the extensive sales and product experience of Guy Elliott, Managing Director of EMEA Gateway," said Larry Mincer, President of VDS. "Guy’s knowledge of the European markets, his personal relationships with the leading facilities in the broadcast sector and his ability to develop sales channels, dovetails perfectly with the VDS go to market strategy. Promotor and DiReCT are ideal solutions for multi-Channel installations and EMEA Gateway is uniquely positioned to work with new and existing VDS accounts to grow our business in this region. As more facilities look to enhance their existing automation systems and add greater granularity for true hands off operations, VDS is well positioned with EMEA Gateway as our sales partner."

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"Promotor is an extensive product offering and an ideal fit for the markets and customers that EMEA Gateway services" said Guy Elliott. "Content providers want more revenue from traditional and new distribution platforms. Service providers are looking for products that leverage existing investments and deliver new capabilities that meet client demands. Promotor is a breakthrough product that delivers immediate results with a quantifiable return on investment."

Elliott continues, "VDS developed Promotor to extend the capability of the existing automation system and streamline the entire process of cross-channel and cross-platform events. EMEA Gateway’s efforts will leverage the current installed base and help new customers build their business with solutions from Video Design Software."

About EMEA Gateway

EMEA Gateway provides sales and marketing expertise in the broadcast and media industry to facilitate sales between technology manufacturers and the end users through its strong network of sales channels in Europe, Middle East and Africa. EMEA Gateway offers its clients the opportunity to outsource their sales and marketing activities and in doing so they can take full advantage of EMEA Gateway’s established reseller networks and dynamic routes to market. With over 25 years of experience in selling to broadcast and media end users in the region, EMEA Gateway provides a single point of contact for businesses that wish to create an individual tailored program to cover all of outsourced sales activities. This in turns will enable manufacturers to accelerate their businesses expansion plans and establish their products and services into the EMEA regions at a very low cost of entry. EMEA Gateway is based in Bracknell, Berkshire, in the UK.

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About VDS

VDS provides automation and content design tools for the broadcast, cable television, internet, and post production markets. VDS products offer automated control of broadcast television systems, with an emphasis on graphics-related operations, content distribution and automation, and internet-to-video and video-to-internet systems. These products are used in fully automated sports, news and financial graphics channels as well as the automated management of digital assets and the automated generation of promos in multichannel broadcast or cable facilities. VDS content creation products help broadcast and post-production artists create eye-catching visual effects and apply cutting edge image processing algorithms to still graphics and moving footage. VDS’s content creation toolset includes imaging/FX and media import/export plug-ins for editing/compositing systems, and an advanced paint system for broadcast graphics.

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