MetaRip Founders Join Get Digital Data


Indianapolis, IN – Feb. 12, 2008 – Digital media innovator, Get Digital Data, LLC. adds MetaRip founders to key management roles in campaign to distribute Encode Center software, and expand MetaRip encoding services for AV dealers and service partners – all powered by immaculate GD3 metadata.

Nick Carter and Zachary Piech launched MetaRip in 2006 to provide server-grade media loading for system integrators. After frustration with the state of software tools and metadata services, they discovered Get Digital Data. MetaRip adopted Encode Center software and GD3 metadata with immediate success. “Dealers rave about MetaRip powered by GD3,” adds Carter. “Accurate metadata is crucial to the user experience when browsing hundreds of albums from a touchscreen in the kitchen.”

“MetaRip has expertise in high-end servers and the requirements of that market,” says Get Digital Data co-founder Doug Strachota. After a yearlong joint initiative to improve Encode Center and expand GD3, Piech joins Get Digital Data, as VP – Technology, to guide product development. A proven market leader, Carter joins as VP - Sales & Marketing to expand and promote GD3 products and services. “In order for the media server market to flourish, there needs to be a quality set of tools and accurate metadata serving the market,” adds Carter.

After 15 years as a leading AV professional, Carter joined ReQuest in 2001 as VP of Sales to pursue the high-end market of systems integrators. Piech, a key engineer at ReQuest helped Carter build and support a network of over 600 dealers, establishing ReQuest as the market leader in music servers. “They’re a proven team who know this market better than anyone,” says Strachota. “With our technology and their talent, we’re poised to lead the market with industrial strength tools and server grade metadata.”

MetaRip encoding service is designed for AV professionals, powered by Encode Center software, featuring immaculate GD3 metadata. Get Digital Data plans to launch additional products and services in the months ahead.

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