GERMANY: Munich-based D.A.V.I.D. GmbH has announced a number of alterations to its management team in order to “bolster its position as an innovator in the radio, video and mobile media domains.” The changes – which follow D.A.V.I.D.’s joining of the systems integration/workflow-focused Silex Media Group in May – include a new role for company co-founder and CTO Michael Wittmann and the retirement of CEO Gerhard Moeller, writes David Davies.
D.A.V.I.D. co-founder and CTO Michael Wittmann will now direct long-term product development, particularly in the areas of visual radio and multimedia content development and distribution. Henri Volk, meanwhile, has come onboard in the role of director of research and development, and has also been added to the management team.
Regarding D.A.V.I.D.’s primary market objectives following this raft of changes, Silex Media CEO and D.A.V.I.D. MD Stephan K. Schindler tells PSN-e: “I see significant changes in the marketplace that will drive the objectives for D.A.V.I.D. as its engineering is uniquely positioned to deliver on this.
Radio is in many ways more advanced than television in the adoption of IT standards-based infrastructures, cross-industry best practices and the convergence with the internet. Also, contrary to what one may think, audio is one of the key issues [relating to] the transition to HD and pluri-media content creation. Television is facing transition problems that D.A.V.I.D. has solved for its radio broadcast customers many years ago. Applying its technology as well as its workflow know-how for pluri-media requirements (including television broadcast) will be one focus for the company.
“Enhanced or visual radio and audio management for video content are two other areas where D.A.V.I.D.’s engineering is uniquely positioned to deliver innovation. These very specialised topics correspond to a market demand to manage content for pluri-media applications without compromise to quality and security.”
Schindler also paid tribute to the contribution made by the outgoing CEO, Gerhard Moeller, adding: “We are hoping to utilise his consulting services in the future. With his knowledge of our key accounts, we already have one area where we could cooperate.”
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