Innovative Technology Solutions Improve Work Flow and Impact Competitive Spirit at Community TV Station in Rockville, Maryland

Seamlessly Designed Facility System Expands City's Broadcast Capability While Accommodating Growth and Future Requirements

Mar 23, 2011, 06:00 ET from Professional Products, Inc.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Products, Inc. (PPI), a technology-driven, design-build, media integration company, announces the completion of a three year television headquarters upgrade for Rockville 11.  

What the station wanted was a broadcast quality operation that could be used by a limited number of people in a very confined space. What they didn't want was to be constrained or affected by low-end equipment because of budget concerns. PPI was able to leverage their extensive broadcast experience to design and build an operation and workflow system, utilizing broadcast quality equipment that fit this local access station's budget.

PPI's Chief Technical Officer, Jim Hatcher, explained, "PPI has been involved with the progression of this facility over the past twelve years. We've helped them migrate into the digital world. We've taken them from analog to standard digital and recently into the HD universe. Because we know each others capabilities so well, and have a solid working knowledge of what the city wanted to achieve, we were able to deliver an elegant solution of tremendous value."

Bridget Broullire, Station Manager at Rockville 11 said, "The Rockville 11 team was impressed with the professionalism and expertise of Professional Products, Inc. from day one. This tapeless workflow upgrade was a job three years in the making and everyone we dealt with at PPI -- from our thorough and patient sales representative to our precise project managers, to the excellent design and integration team –- they all went above and beyond in terms of customer service and the skill they provided to the City of Rockville. With our new upgrade, we have taken a huge step forward in terms of television technology and workflow. We now feel as though we can compete with any commercial station in terms of the look and feel of Rockville 11 which, in the end, only provides a better service to the local residents of our town."

Bruce Kaufmann, CEO of Professional Products, Inc. stated, "We love working with business-smart and progressive clients, but the icing on the cake is when that client is a neighbor.  We strive to make our client's workflow and experience easier and smoother and to get to see the results of your work everyday...well, it makes you feel like you've improved your neighborhood."

Rockville 11 is the official award-winning government channel of the City of Rockville that presents programs on Comcast, Verizon and RCN channel 11, as well as 24/7 online streaming via the City's website. Rockville 11 helps citizens connect with their city by providing programming that includes news, live public meetings and special features highlighting the City's neighborhoods and residents.

Professional Products, Inc. (PPI) is a company of proven creative thinkers who are dedicated to providing media integration solutions to clients in need of advanced video, audio, data, and control systems for use in broadcast, video on demand, training and presentation applications. With an engineering and IT-centric core, PPI designs and architects intuitive solutions that are aligned with business needs and anticipated enterprise growth. All systems designed by PPI can be remotely supported from their exclusive state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC). An extensive portfolio includes projects for federal and state government entities, broadcast and television production studios, command and control centers, training facilities, distance learning centers,  corporations and professional organizations, institutions of higher learning, medical and healthcare facilities and entertainment and sports venues.

For more information, please visit:  www.professionalproducts.com

Contact:
Pamela Zacha
(240) 864-4018
pamelaz@ppionline.com

SOURCE Professional Products, Inc.



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