News: Ted Whittaker, Co-Founder of Broadcast Pix and Echolab, Passed Away
by Cow News Droid on Sep 3, 2010 at 5:19:54 pm
(Billerica, Massachusetts--September 3, 2010) Broadcast Pix™ announced today that Ted Whittaker, 80, a co-founder of the company, recently died suddenly. He spent more than 50 years in the television industry, where he also co-founded switcher producer Echolab.
Whittaker served in the U.S Army in radio communications and was awarded three bronze stars in the Korean War. He was a radio technician for United Airlines and for WERS-FM at Emerson College. He made the transition to television at WTAO (now WLVI), Boston's first UHF station. He then went into sales for Videonix and Shintron. In 1972, he co-founded Echolab, where he was its Sales Manager and President. In 2002, he co-founded Broadcast Pix. He retired in 2005, but continued to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.
According to Broadcast Pix Senior Vice President Russell Whittaker, who is Ted's son, "Ted felt lucky to have the chance to help found Broadcast Pix. He was very proud of the way its staff worked together to make the company what it is today. Building something of value and treating everyone: customer, co-worker, even competitors, respectfully is the best way to memorialize him."
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the First Congregational Church in Rockport, MA on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at 11 a.m.
About Broadcast Pix
Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated live video production systems. Its Granite native HD and Slate hybrid HD/SD/analog systems create compelling live video. They run unique Fluent file-based workflow software that streamlines production and improves functionality. With integrated switcher, multi-view, CG, clip and graphic stores, and aspect and format conversion, Granite and Slate are a fraction of the cost of a legacy control room to buy, staff and operate. Customers include leading broadcast, webcast, podcast, entertainment, mobile, corporate, education, religious, and government studios in more than 70 countries. Learn more at http://www.broadcastpix.com.