Carlton Smith will take over as the CEO and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company TMD, a provider of management systems for digital and physical assets, is meeting continued strong growth throughout the world with a positive refocusing of its senior management team. This sees the company’s founder and existing directors take on new roles. Strategic growth Founder of TMD, Tony Taylor now becomes Executive Chairman. In this role, he will focus on strategic growth and relationships with key customers to ensure they are served by the best technology and implementation services. Current Chief Product Officer, Carlton Smith takes over as CEO and he will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the company.“Technologically, I believe we are the best in the world,” said Tony Taylor. “Our workflow engine is the best on the market by far; our latest software platform Mediaflex-UMS is winning major clients; and our cloud offering is recognised as providing real operational and economic benefits for practical implementations.” “With all this happening, and customers all over the world, it was time to refocus our top team,” Taylor added. “Carlton has been with TMD almost from the start, and through his work on some of our biggest projects, he has an unrivalled understanding of what real-world users need when managing and processing their digital and physical assets. As CEO, he is going to be driving the company forward, freeing me to take the strategic overview, ensuring we remain the strongest solutions in the market.” Strengthening management teams As CEO, Carlton will strengthen the executive and operational management teams, working closely with Justin Elkerton as COO and Jon Maynard as CTO. Paul Wilkins joins the operational team, taking on product management in his role as Director of Solutions and Marketing and Alex Sibilev continues as Chief Architect. “We are already successful in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region,” said Smith. “We have offices in the USA and Australia as well as the UK. These centres allow us to get closer to the market, and ensure we are ideally placed to drive the business forward not only geographically, but into related markets too. This reorganisation means our top team – who really understand what we are doing – stay close to the business, the technology, and most important, our customers.”
A workflow demonstration of TMD cloud enabled Paragon+ integrated within BroadStream OASYS solution will be available TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, recently announced that it has entered a technical and business alliance with leading automated playout solutions provider, BroadStream Solutions. The companies will work together to jointly deliver integrated solutions to new and established customers worldwide. TMD’s well-established, flexible, and robust MAM system will complement BroadStream’s equally proven, flexible, and highly reliable OASYS integrated playout solution. A workflow demonstration at NAB 2016 The alliance will debut at NAB Show 2016 in the form of a workflow demonstration, which will tightly integrate TMD’s cloud enabled Paragon+ Content Management solution within BroadStream’s OASYS playout platform. The demo will be available for demonstration on the BroadStream Booth N6315. Paragon+ is powered by TMD’s fully virtualised Mediaflex®-UMS MAM platform, which delivers all the benefits of a service-oriented architecture, providing a simple and scalable software defined workflow orchestration approach to content management. Mediaflex-UMS’s virtualisation means that it can run and scale flexibly as an on-premise, hybrid, or in-the-cloud system. BroadStream’s OASYS delivers truly integrated and seamless playout from a single server to provide a highly resilient platform that is agile and fully scalable to meet the most demanding broadcast and channel requirements, from a simple channel-in-a-box to large, multi-channel solution. OASYS is used by broadcasters worldwide and is available in HD-SDI, SDI/IP Hybrid, and virtualised configurations for advanced playout in the cloud. The integration of the Paragon+ and OASYS technologies will enable users to seamlessly search, select, and send content to a playlist without the need for external devices or processes. TMD CEO Tony Taylor said, “BroadStream’s OASYS is renowned as a multipurpose, unified, content delivery platform that delivers truly integrated playout on a single server. We are thrilled to be working with such a world class company and to be able to add OASYS Playout to the list of Media Services available from our Mediaflex-UMS platform, I’ve no doubt that our combined MAM and playout solutions will be a prime driver in the move to intelligent, software defined automated workflows.” BroadStream CEO Herbert Brenninkmeijer said, “TMD is the acknowledged leader in its service-oriented approach to content and workflow orchestration. Together we can create demonstrable operational efficiency through close integration. TMD is a great company to work with, and I am delighted that end-users will soon benefit from the best that our combined technologies have to offer.” In addition to technical collaboration, TMD and BroadStream’s North American sales team will work closely to expand the reach of both companies in the market.