What started as a single appliance has now become our fully-integrated video compute platform. Delivered as a single unified hardware and software stack, along with a complete set of tools, our video computer platform allows customers, partners, system integrators, and developers to build ultra-reliable, low cost, and highly customizable video-centric solutions.
Videon has a long history delivering cutting-edge video technologies in partnership with industry leaders like Qualcomm, Intel, and Samsung. We have played a critical role in innovation around DVD, set-top-boxes, and inflight entertainment. Today, we proudly introduce Videon’s on-premise Video Compute Platform.
(Genesis for DVRs) Technology for C-Cube Comdex
Brought to market by Pinnacle Systems
(Genesis for DVRs) Technology for C-Cube Comdex
Videon's Avia app rose to be the #1 app in the Android market
Enabled massive video data processing, fully customizable experiences and low-cost, real-time video delivery
Todd Erdley is the founder and continued vision behind Videon’s groundbreaking advances in video technologies. Erdley’s leadership has propelled the company to the forefront of video encoding and streaming products that enable prosumers and professionals to create transformative solutions that are rapidly driving and simplifying the movement of media from any source to any screen. An avid cyclist, Todd enjoys unwinding from the whirlwind pace of Videon by pedalling around central Pennsylvania's beautiful countryside.
Tricia Iboshi is a 20 year broadcast and media industry veteran in IP video technology, including nine years at thePlatform, now part of Comcast Technology Solutions and driving operations at BlackArrow, Make.TV and LTN Global. Combining a strong background in sales and operations, Iboshi drives the global Videon to go to market strategy. Iboshi lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband, daughter and two little rowdy dogs.
Paul Brown is one of the original co-founders and technology innovators of Videon. Brown has been involved with digital video for over 25 years, from Intel Action Media 2 all the way to current technologies including 4K/8K HEVC streaming. Along the way, he has been involved in the design of video / compute solutions for companies including Logitech, Bowers and Wilkins, Rockwell Collins and Lufthansa Technik. Paul lives in the State College, PA area and enjoys travelling with his family.
Lionel has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications, broadcast, and media industry, managing real-time and mission-critical services in voice and video applications. He has launched several successful products and services for companies including AWS and Anevia.
Ken Ruck has led several successful start-ups (Linus ASX, Flash Networks, Oberon Media and Hemisphere Interactive) as well as, emerging divisions of major media companies Viacom, Turner, Virgin, and Kodak. Prior to Videon, Ken held the position of Principle of Product for Amazon Live launching and driving the shoppable and AI enabled live video platform to $500 million in yearly revenues. Ken lives in Brooklyn, NY with his two dogs, wife and two children.
Rob Bargo, one of the original founders of Videon, oversees operations at Videon which includes meticulous management and oversight of manufacturing, supply chain, quality, IT and the service department. His work on Videon’s AS9100 certification and the implementation of QRM manufacturing have made the Videon Manufacturing Operations department truly world-class. Rob earned an AAS in Electronics Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is a board member of the Innovative Manufacturing Center of PA as well as co-champion of the MADE in Central PA group. Outside of Videon, Rob enjoys taking advantage of this region’s excellent fly fishing.
Dan Chote comes to Videon with a background in scaling production infrastructure and security, systems architecture, AI/ML, and blockchain immutability. Dan started his career in the Jabber Open Source community (XMPP), and has been in CTO/VP of Engineering positions throughout his career. Chote architected and implemented many products which scaled to support massive surges of users including the successful exit of an online dating application. Dan lives just outside of State College, PA. He enjoys LEGOs with his kids, and has been very active in various Maker communities.
Chance is an industry leader with established experience and a successful track record in building and delivering game-changing sales and marketing strategies for industry players like Piksel, Qumu, and Haivision. Chance will drive key strategic accounts and partnerships for Videon.
Richard brings his deep experience in driving adoption for new category creations, driving performance marketing campaigns, and corporate marketing in ad tech, martech, and video platforms. Richard will lead Videon’s global marketing and communications, driving new product adoption and customer growth.
Milo brings 18 years of client management experience in the technology industry, managing large-scale clients across North America. Milo served as Director of Customer Experience for Avail Technologies, where he established a data-led approach to enhancing customer experience.
With over 14 years of human resources leadership experience, Lauren has unrivaled knowledge and management skills. In tandem with her tenure at Penn State in the Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, her Masters degree in Human Resources Management and her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, Lauren has served in the United States Pennsylvania Army National Guard and is currently a Human Resources and Logistics Non-commissioned Officer.
Erik has worked with early-stage technology startups since joining Voyager in 1998. He's currently on the board of directors of Carbon Robotics, Lighter Capital, Lytics, SheerID, Shiftboard, Uplevel and Videon. Erik was previously responsible for investments (acquired) in Elemental (AWS), Blue Box (IBM), Covario (Dentsu), aQuantive (Microsoft), Anova Data (Ribbon), Capital Stream (HCL), Kryptiq (Surescripts), MakeTV (LTN) and Skyward (Verizon). Prior to joining Voyager, Erik was president of Mimix which developed motion capture software for the video game industry. He began his career in investment banking in Frankfurt and New York City. Erik has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Pacific Lutheran University, where he serves on the board of regents. He was born and raised on a farm in Washington State (Skagit Valley).
Former Adobe Systems, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bruce Chizen’s customer-focused vision transformed Adobe into one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies. Bruce is currently Partner and Senior Adviser at Permira Advisers; Executive Chairman at Informatica Corp; Venture Partner at Voyager Capital; and serves on the board of Oracle, Synopsys, ChargePoint, Mirakl, Nexthink, and a number of non-profits.
Cole Younger is the managing director of Fortson VC. He has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest for the majority of his life and received his degrees from the University of Washington. After graduation, he worked for two local venture firms, Pacific Horizon Ventures and Bancshares Capital. In 2007, he founded Vintage Lane Venture Partners. In his role at Fortson VC, Cole spends the majority of his time assessing new investment opportunities and working with portfolio companies. Outside of work, he is married and has three sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his boys’ sports teams, and is an avid fly fisherman.
Louis is a managing partner of Alter Venture Partners, a new venture firm focused on investments in early-stage deep technology start-ups. Prior to Alter, Louis co-founded Comcast Ventures in early 1999, Louis became managing partner in 2009 and oversaw venture investing activities at Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal, building one of the world’s premier corporate venture capital funds. The Comcast Ventures’ portfolio spanned early- to late-stage investments in enterprise technology, media, communications, and consumer internet. Louis graduated with honors and holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a MA in International Studies through the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He also graduated from the Management & Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BS in Materials Science & Engineering from the School of Engineering & Applied Science.