NanoTech taps Blake Brown as global media developer
Michelle Clancy | 29-04-2014
NanoTech has appointed Blake Brown as lead technical developer for its global media business.
Brown brings more than 25 years of multimedia engineering experience in developing video, encoder and decoder products for multimedia companies in Silicon Valley.
Brown holds numerous patents with Sony, Avistar, Futuretel, Emuzed and Hitachi for software development related to compression, storage, streaming, networking and 3D.
In his new role, Brown will focus on porting NanoTech's UltraFlix 4K streaming video distribution service to what the company says is "several major 4K TV brands" as well as the emerging 4K-capable smartphones. He will also provide support for several strategic Nuvola cable TV company customers.
He was previously manager and senior software engineer at Pinnacle Systems, where he was a primary contributor on a compression-related Technical Emmy and a significant contributor on a small team for a second Technical Emmy. Brown's previous experience also includes software development for Amazon, DirectTV and Sonic Solutions.
"Blake is a key addition to our team and we're honoured to have him join us," said Jeff Foley, CEO of NanoTech. "With the market for our 4K streaming products continuing to expand, Blake's broad experience and technical expertise will be invaluable in meeting the specific needs of our customers."
Brown has a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA in management/finance from Santa Clara University.
"I'm really looking forward to leveraging my experience with video compression, streaming technology and multimedia platform app development to help 4K UltraHD TV manufacturers and cable TV providers seamlessly integrate UltraFlix into their offerings to enhance their customers' entertainment experience," said Brown. "NanoTech is recognised worldwide for bringing the 4K Ultra HD experience to consumers. Now, our market is expanding. I see this as a tremendous opportunity to be a part of the resolution revolution – one of the most exciting evolutions in television."