Shen Tong, President & Founder, VFinity To Conduct Panel Presentation on Metadata At NAB Confab, Monday 4/24/06

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Metadata is one of the keys to the future of video search, Shen Tong, VFinity will do presentation on Metadata Schema and Use-Based Metadata Generation at NAB

As more of the world, ranging from news to business communicators goes digital, monetizing and managing digital media becomes the major challenge for international broadcasters. “Global collaboration is crucial to remove barriers for producers, distributors and consumers of multimedia content” explains Shen Tong, President, VFinity

Shen Tong, President & Founder of New York City based VFinity, a leader in media asset management and archiving, is set to speak on the G-SAM (Global Society of Asset Management) panel covering “Differing Views of Metadata and Taxonomies” set for 4:15 pm Monday, April 24, 2006 at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas. He will focus on the topic of “Metadata Schema and Use-based Metadata Generation” during his presentation.


“Metadata is one of the keys to the future of elegant and powerful search,” explains Vfinity’s Shen Tong. He explains that automatically generating metadata, thumbnails, key frames, streaming, proxies and worldwide is crucial for broadcasters eager to keep up with the challenges of multi-user generated content. VFinity will launch V-Business 2.0 – a one-stop solution for total content management, archiving and publishing in booth SL 3033 (South Hall) at the Las Vegas Convention Center during NAB and at a Media and VIP Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, North Hall, Press Conference Room 242.

Broadcasters and post-production managers still wondering what metadata really is will find the G-SAM session will explain why the right metadata and taxonomy is crucial to your multimedia assets management system. During the G-SAM panel, experts will cover custom and standard metadata models and how you should approach metadata as part of your production and post-production processes.

The G-SAM panel “Differing Views of Metadata and Taxonomies” will be moderated by Monica Lucero, PBS and features a panel of experts including Shen Tong, President Vfinity, Kirit Solansky, Senior Data Architect, Siemens Business Services Media and Abbe Wiesenthal, Turner Broadcasting Corp. The Session set for Monday; 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. in the G-SAM Theatre in the South Hall Digital Asset Pavilion is open at no extra charge to both full conference attendees and exhibits only registrants. See for more details on the organization and other panels featured in the G-SAM Theatre at NAB Las Vegas 2006.


Earlier at 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. April 24, VFinity will conduct a complementary registration-only luncheon workshop preview of Vbusiness 2.0 worldwide launch for total content management, production and media archiving. To register for this free luncheon workshop please email [email protected] or stop by VFinity’s exhibit at booth SL 3033 (South Hall) on Monday morning to pick up your free ticket. For more information on Vfinity and VBusiness 2.0, go to or email VFinity’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Judith Goodwin at [email protected] or call her directly at: 646-367-6500 ext 306 to set up an appointment for a private preview during or after NAB, 2006.


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