Ric Belding Joins Actus as Vice President of Solutions Engineering
- 02 August, 2023
USA: Actus Digital, manufacturers of the worlds’ premiere quality-monitoring, compliance logging, recording, and multiviewer platform, announced that Ric Belding has joined the company as Vice President of Solutions Engineering.
With a distinguished career spanning over 20 years, Belding brings a great deal of broadcast industry knowledge and experience, having served as a software developer, systems engineer, sales engineer, and technical team manager for prominent technology manufacturers.
Belding is intimately familiar with both over-the-air and OTT workflows, having designed effective quality monitoring, multiviewer, air-check recording, and compliance logging solutions for broadcasters of all sizes and types - from single independent stations to large multi-channel playout facilities.
In his role as Vice President of Solutions Engineering, Belding’s technical expertise and creative designs will be instrumental in further propelling Actus as a worldwide industry leader.
"We are delighted to welcome Ric to the Actus team in a role where he can do what he does best - interface with clients to understand their needs and design effective and easy-to-use solutions that address them,” said Actus Senior Vice President Ken Rubin. "His technical acumen, superb presentation skills, and remarkable achievements throughout his career make him the perfect fit to take charge of Actus solutions engineering.”
I’m honored to join Actus and its talented team,” said Belding. “I look forward to collaborating on our delivery of exceptional solutions to Actus’ customers and using my experience to help the company grow.”
Broadcasters are consistently asked to do more with less resources. The Actus Intelligent Monitoring Platform enables them to do just that - delivering value by providing important and required broadcast engineering requirements, while fulfilling additional needs for numerous other departments.
Actus technology will be demonstrated at upcoming tradeshows, including the Texas Association of Broadcasters show in August, IBC in September, and NAB-NY in October. You can also schedule an online demonstration at anytime by contacting: Info@ActusDigital.com
About Actus Digital
Actus Digital is the world’s leading supplier of intelligent quality assurance monitoring and compliance logging solutions for broadcasters and media companies. Since 2005, over 700 customers have deployed Actus solutions to help them affordably improve quality, comply with regulations, and simplify or automate the repurposing of content.
New Actus products focused on OTT/FAST/IPTV channels have recently disrupted the streaming TV quality assurance market, providing effective tools for maintaining OTT quality that were previously only available at much higher price points.
Offering the most comprehensive yet affordable set of tools in the market, the Actus platform provides unlimited simultaneous users with a unified interface for a vast number of features, including browser-based multiviewers, access to aircheck recording, compliance logging (for things such as missing captions/subtitles, loudness violations and proof of EAS), Quality of Experience alerting, SCTE 35/104 analysis for assuring accurate Dynamic Ad Insertion, and TS Analysis.
Many additional advanced features are also included or available, such as Ad Verification, competitive news analysis by displaying ratings graphs next to video, integrated Playlist and As-Run logs for discrepancy reporting, advanced clip editing for publishing to social media, and AI-enabled speech-to-text transcription and translation.
Actus OTT StreamWatch analyzes OTT content at the manifest level, at the encryption level, and at the HTTP level and displays QoS information clearly so users can evaluate bandwidth usage, streaming media download times, and buffering issues within adaptive bitrate OTT streams. OTT StreamWatch can operate as a standalone solution or can be combined with any format of baseband, over-the-air, transport streams, and IP inputs, within an Actus Intelligent Monitoring platform.
Actus solutions are available as turnkey on-prem systems, as software only to be deployed on client-owned servers or VMs, and as a SaaS subscription.
Actus Digital is headquartered in the United States with superior 24/7 support provided from worldwide support centers located in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.