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Your Secret Weapon

DigitalGlue provides equipment, integration, and software development for the production and distribution of digital video. We excel at turning concepts into reality and assets into profit. Extend your braintrust with the combined knowledge and experience of our unparalleled team of industry veterans.

Studios

Lighting, Cameras, Lenses, Sound, Switchers, Mixers, Recording, Chroma Keying, Pedestals, Tripods, Robotic Heads, Capture, VR/AR, Teleprompters, and DIT Carts

Post Production

Rendering, Animation, Ingest, VFX, Transcoding, Color Grading, Virtual Reality, Visualization, Editing, Asset Management, Media Storage, and Workstations

Broadcast

Automation, Ingest, Playout, GFX, EAS, PSIP, Master Control, Monitoring, TS Logging, Multiview, Routing, Conversion, KVM, Switches, Racks, and Power

Distribution

Encoding, Multiplexing, Encryption, Middleware, Subscriber Mgmt., IP Encapsulation, Modulation, IRDs, STBs, Streaming, OTT, Satellite, Fiber, and Cloud

who we are

Technology Firefighters

With DigitalGlue, you’re never alone.

We build trust with our clients by putting out the fires, instead of pointing fingers. We meet you and you’re infrastructure where you’re at to find practical solutions for your needs today, while preparing you for what’s on the horizon.

We view ourselves as “technology firefighters” – while others flee, we run into the fire.

Over a Decade of Innovation

The Industry’s Best Kept Secret

When companies need a partner they can trust with their mission critical infrastructure, DigitalGlue is who they call. For over 17 years, DigitalGlue has worked behind the scenes helping the industry’s top companies survive and thrive in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Our team of innovators led the transition from:
  • Analog to Digital
  • QPSK to DVB-S2
  • MPEG-1 to HEVC
  • SD to UHD
  • Satellite/Cable to OTT
same company, different name

Formerly
TBC Integration

established in
2002

Now we’re DigitalGlue

In 2002, Tim Anderson and Sean Busby co-founded TBC Integration and DigitalGlue. TBC focused on broadcast and satellite hardware sales and integration services. DigitalGlue provided custom software development to industry leaders for media ingest, content management, targeted distribution, automation, and playout. In recent years, technology has shifted from proprietary hardware to software-based CPU/GPU solutions. The importance of our rapid software development expertise has proven vital for us to connect legacy infrastructures into a true digital end-to-end workflow. Looking to the future, we decided to change our name to DigitalGlue. We feel the company name best reflects our vision in a converging digital video ecosystem.

Management

CEO/CTO

Tim Anderson

Previous Companies: BitCentral, DirectNet Telecommunications, AnyTimeTV, and Miralite Communications

Tim Anderson is Co-Founder and CEO/CTO of DigitalGlue. He has a proven track record of taking leading technologies and integrating them into complete solutions for many first to market broadcast, corporate, and government clients. Tim brings more than 30 years’ experience in the satellite, telecom, computer, and broadcast industries. He has been a co-founder and executive with a number of successful startup high tech companies. He was integral in developing technology, the raising of venture capital, expanding worldwide operations, and their eventual acquisition or merger.

Tim served as President of Miralite Communications, for eight of his eleven-year tenure. He then held the position of President / CTO and Co-Founder of BitCentral. He was Chief Architect of AnytimeTV. In addition, Tim held the office of Executive Vice President and was a co-founder of DirectNet Telecommunications.

His technical expertise includes compression, encryption, streaming, content management and distribution, master control playout, and media storage. In 2000, Miralite Communications changed its name to BitCentral after taking a round of investment funding. As President and CTO, Tim was instrumental in the funding and rollout of the first satellite-based store-and-forward news distribution network for CBS Newspath. The technology was later deployed for NBC and CNN. He also developed the solution used by Fox NewsEdge for their affiliate news distribution.

President

Sean Busby

Previous Companies: BitCentral, Miralite Communications, and Video City

Sean Busby is Co-Founder and President of DigitalGlue. He is responsible for the sales, operations, and financing for the company. He started his career in 1994 at Miralite Communications as a Project Manager and moved through the ranks to become Director of Strategic Programs. In 1998, he wrote the initial business plan for an e-commerce site serving the broadcast industry. The site became BitCentral and raised funds for growth during the .com era.

Since DigitalGlue’s inception in November 2002, Sean’s leadership has been instrumental in growing the company and setting its direction. He has focused on creating a partnership between our clients, select vendors, and internal team. DigitalGlue has successfully delivered many multi-million dollar projects for broadcast, enterprise, and military networks. He has created lasting relationships with the Industry’s premier manufacturers. DigitalGlue is the largest North American distributor for innovative manufacturers such as Harmonic, Fujitsu, Bridge Technologies, VideoFlow, and Verimatrix. Sean is a founding member of the Harmonic Channel Advisory Board.

Vice President of Engineering

Dave Gordon

Dave Gordon is Vice President of Engineering at DigitalGlue, and leads its broadcast design, integration, installation, and support team. He has a proven track record of taking emerging technologies and integrating them into complete solutions for many first to market corporate and government clients. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the satellite, telecom, computer, and broadcast industries. Dave began his career as a Crypto Technician in the US Army Signal Corps, and later became the Communications Manager at a Defense R&D facility enabling ApraNet, MilNet, and DDN, the fore-runners of today’s Internet. Dave was an early employee at both TV/Com (formerly OAK) and Harmonic Data Systems (New Media Communication). He held positions at Irdeto Access and GlobeCast prior to joining DigitalGlue. Mr. Gordon currently focuses on the global deployment of MPEG-4 AVC DVB-S2 multi-channel broadcast networks.

Previous Companies: Globecast, Irdeto, DataFlow, Harmonic Data Systems, TV/COM, Mnemonics, and Dynamac

Director of Sales

John McCluskey

With over 20 years of industry sales experience in sales management roles with established and recognized equipment manufactures, John has obtained a detailed knowledge and understanding of signal flows and video processing and video transport solutions.

John began his career in the industry with NDS/TANDBERG Television, where he worked for 8 years and relocated from the UK to Southern California. He started in sales support and inside sales, spending his last 4 years with them as Western Regional Sales Manager, developing a sound understanding of MPEG compression and encryption.

After leaving TANDBERG, John joined Miranda Technologies in 2005, as Director of Sales for the Southwest Region. During his 6 years with the company, he was promoted to Director of Western Regional Sales and managed the West Coast sales team, successfully growing sales through close relationships with channel partners and direct customer relationships. In 2011 he joined T-VIPS, where he also worked as Director of Sales to establish the T-VIPS brand as the go-to solution for live color correction and remote editing for the studios and top-tier Post houses, and help build acceptance of JPEG 2000 for low latency contribution applications.

“In joining the team at DigitalGlue, I have come full circle in my understanding of signal flow, from the point of capture at the camera to the viewer at the set-top box, I know am in a position to recommend the best products and manufacturers for an end to end solution.”

Previous Companies: NDS/TANDBERG Television (Now Ericsson), Miranda Technologies (Now GVG), T-VIPS/Nevion.

Director of Sales

Wendy Rood

Wendy Rood is a technically trained salesperson. Receiving the bulk of her technical training in the US Navy where she spent 5 years as an electronics technician. After the Navy, she began her civilian career as a bench test technician for Loral Terracom. After a short hiatus from her career, Wendy returned to the technical world as a Marketing Assistant in the C-band division of General Instrument. Her career blossomed when she was asked to take on the role of Inside Sales Manager at Bitcentral, Inc. After Bitcentral, she went to work for Irdeto Access in the conditional access side of the broadcast industry as their North American Account Manager. After leaving Irdeto Access she was hired by Wegener Corp as the IPTV Sales Manager. When the Wegener IPTV product failed to be developed she left to work at Verimatrix, Inc. Wendy was the West Regional Sales Manager for Verimatrix selling the IPTV platform. When she left Verimatrix she re-joined some of her colleagues from Bitcentral, Inc. at DigitalGlue (formerly TBC Integration).

Previous Companies: SEG, Verimatrix, Wegener Communciations, Irdeto, BitCentral, Motorola, General Instruments, and Loral Terracom

Director of Sales

Glen McGuire

Glen McGuire joined DigitalGlue in Oct. 2018 as Director of Sales following 23 years at Preco. a well- established So. California based distributor with deep roots in all market segments. He launched his career as a customer service representative and rose to No. 1 Senior Sales Engineer focusing broadcast, film, post production, and military.

He began in the days of analog and MPEG1 following the ever-evolving SMPTE standards to HEVC, 4K/HDR, and IP.  Glen, an industry veteran, brings with him established relationships with leading manufacturers to continue his pursuit of finding the right products to fit today’s leading edge work-flows.   He specializes in providing solutions for content Capture, Storage, Mastering, QC, Monitoring, Conversion, and Distribution.  “I feel fortunate to also offer the integration services to our customers with the expertise that DigitalGlue brings to table”

Previous Company: Preco

Director of Sales

Kurt Schini

As the Director of Sales for DigitalGlue, Kurt Schini is responsible for Sales in the Central US and Canada. Focusing on solutions to meet the needs of customers in an ever-changing market landscape, he has been involved in the broadcast /video industry for over 25 years. As a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, professional experience includes newsroom and master control automation, video enhancement, high definition up-conversion, enterprise storage and video compression systems.

Previous Companies: Pebble Beach Systems, Thomson Video Networks, Harmonic, EMC Corporation, Faroudja Laboratories, Louth Automation, Dynatech NewStar

Director of Software Development

Jon Mott

Jon has over 30 years of experience as a systems analyst, software engineer, system integrator, and UNIX administrator. He has worked with a wide variety of commercial computing platforms.

Jon has practical experience implementing solutions with C/C++/C#, .NET, Visual Studio, Java, Visual Basic, FORTRAN, assembly and various scripting languages including Perl and UNIX shells. He has worked on applications including; automation, content management and delivery, real-time signal processing, networking, data acquisition, general scientific, and financial packages.

Jon previously held positions with CQOS Inc., Cognitive Vision Inc., US West, Universal Computing, Financial Planning Technologies, Cameca Instruments, and the University of California at San Diego. Projects have included; An Internet performance measurement system, a Photomask Inspection System, a Space Shuttle Engine Analyzer, and a Stinger Missile Simulator, and, acquisition subsystems for Sonar and Radar applications. He has worked on numerous, one-off test, benchmark, and verification utilities.

He has worked on contracts for companies including Fox NewsEdge, NASA, BBC, Westwood One, Pfizer, Photronics, Rockwell Rocketdyne, The U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, General Dynamics, Hughes, and Raytheon.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego and a Management Development Certificate from the University of Nebraska.

Previous Companies: CQOS, Cognitive Vision, US West, The Blackstone Group, Universal Computing, FP Technologies, and Cameca Instruments

Director of Engineering, Cloud Services

Stew Redfield

Stew Redfield, CISA CISSP, cut his computing teeth in 1983 in the hi-tech Mecca of Montana. After dabbling in Bio-Medical Engineering at Vanderbilt, he returned home and completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in History from Montana State University. While attending MSU, he worked for both the City of Bozeman Police Department and the MSU Police Department, and running a computer consulting business on the side.

He entered the ‘real’ world in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico working as a jack-of-all-computing trades for the State of New Mexico’s Medicaid Processor, Consultec (then ACS, now Xerox). UNIX Servers, Databases, WebServers, Security, Network Servers, PCs, Routers, TelCo, Mainframe programming all fell within his job responsibilities (and interest). After demonstrating the usefulness and cost effectiveness of UNIX environments, he was brought to Atlanta to establish and implement nationwide UNIX strategies for numerous State contracts. Moving from Medical to TelCo, Stew then went to Concert (originally the British Telecom and MCI (pre- Worldcom, pre-Verizon) pre-merger company). Here he led UNIX implementations around the globe, built a datacenter in the U.K. 98% remotely, and was properly indoctrinated into the security arena as well as 24x7x365xWorldWide production support.

From TelCo to Financial, he was employee #18 in a start-up that handled real-time processing and evaluation of Credit Reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. While there he also implemented both UNIX, Web, and Security infrastructures for a niche Credit Card Company, as well as the start-up. Continuing up the Financial food chain, Stew lead the Architecture side of IT at Wells Real Estate Funds, the premier real estate investment firm in the U.S. His involvement spread to all aspects of Security, Networking, and Computing as well as architecting and implementing new solutions to support Wells’ staff and customers. Shifting back to direct security, Stew led the architecture, implementation, and support areas as the Director of Security Engineering at Securiant which through acquisition led to Director of Security Architecture for Vigilar, where his expertise was leveraged throughout the new organization. After some family medical issues, he returned to Montana and fell in with Avail Media (which became Avail-TVN, then Vubiquity through a variety of acquisitions and leadership changes) in a variety of roles enhancing, optimizing, and facilitating video processing infrastructure, operations, and cost efficiencies over nine years.

Now at DigitalGlue, Stew is leading the Cloud Services architecture, integration, and engineering efforts for video processing, while leveraging his experience in optimizing creative.space storage platforms.

Previous Companies: Vubiquity, Vigilar, Wells Real Estate Funds, Visionary Systems, Concert Global Communications, Consultec

Director of Operations

Mark Reynolds

Mark leads DigitalGlue’s operations team, and is responsible for the logistics of all large network deployments such as recently for the CW and Turner. He has worked with DigitalGlue Co-Founder Tim Anderson for over 35 years. Mark is an amazing individual and anyone who has interfaced with him professionally would agree. Without his diligent attention to detail, DigitalGlue would not have been able to consistently experience an annual double digit growth in sales.

Previous Companies: Bitcentral and Miralite Communications

Our Mission

it can be done.

DigitalGlue provides a single point of contact into a worldwide network of authorized installers that guarantees consistency and quality throughout a large-scale deployment. We have over twenty-five years’ experience in deploying large scale network installations. Our continued success comes from our attention to detail, and the utilization of technology to keep our customers constantly informed.

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