JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2012) - Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR) (PINKSHEETS: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced the sale of iPump® 6400 professional media servers to Sky Angel® TV for use as disaster-recovery video servers.
Sky Angel is a Christian-owned multi-channel distribution service providing inspirational and family-friendly television and radio programming. Founded in 1981 by Robert Johnson Sr., Sky Angel provides subscription services over different media platforms to support a worldwide audience. Sky Angel provides three original Christian satellite networks a US-based direct-to-home video service via satellite. The three satellite networks are Angel One, Angel Two and KTV -- Kids and Teens Television.
Sky Angel intends to use WEGENER iPump 6400 professional media servers at a remote server site to enhance disaster recovery for its three networks. The iPumps will store legacy programming which can be used if Sky Angel's incoming broadcasts are ever interrupted. The WEGENER iPump 6400s will be configured with ASI input, 1TB of media storage for video, audio and closed captioning data, and a SDI output.
"Over the years, WEGENER has created a variety of efficient, cost-effective, disaster recovery solutions for broadcast, commercial or enterprise media networks," said Troy Woodbury, President and CEO of Wegener Corporation. "We are happy to provide media servers to Sky Angel and be part of their disaster recovery plan."
This order was received and will ship during Wegener's fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, which ends on August 31, 2012.
Sky Angel® is a Christian-owned multi-channel distribution service with inspirational and family-friendly television and radio programming. Founded in 1981 by Robert Johnson Sr., Sky Angel now provides two uplifting, inspirational, entertaining and affordable subscription services for those who want television options that support traditional family values. Sky Angel's mission is to build and operate a global communications system to assure the Gospel will penetrate every nation, culture and people. Sky Angel carries the Parents Television Council's® prestigious Entertainment Seal of Approval™, which recognizes excellence and social responsibility in programming. Visit Sky Angel online at www.skyangel.com.
WEGENER® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR), is an international provider of digital video and audio solutions for broadcast television, radio, telco, private and cable networks. With over 30 years experience in optimizing point-to-multipoint multimedia distribution over satellite, fiber, and IP networks, WEGENER offers a comprehensive product line that handles the scheduling, management and delivery of media rich content to multiple devices, including video screens, computers and audio devices. WEGENER focuses on long- and short-term strategies for bandwidth savings, dynamic advertising, live events and affiliate management.
WEGENER's product line includes: iPump® media servers for file-based and live broadcasts; COMPEL® Network Control and COMPEL® Conditional Access for dynamic command, monitoring and addressing of multi-site video, audio, and data networks; and the Unity® satellite media receivers for live radio and video broadcasts. Applications served include: digital signage, linear and file-based TV distribution, linear and file-based radio distribution, Nielsen rating information, broadcast news distribution, business music distribution, corporate communications, video and audio simulcasts.
WEGENER® can be reached at (770) 814-4000 or at www.wegener.com.
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