Xytech Celebrates Three Decades of Steady Leadership in Dynamically Shifting Broadcast & Media Industry

Xytech Celebrates Three Decades of Steady Leadership in Dynamically Shifting Broadcast & Media Industry

An age of linear editing, celluloid film and archaic operating systems precedes a modern era of automated scheduling, seamless facility management and artificial intelligence

Los Angeles, November 12, 2018 —Reagan, Thatcher and the Soviet Union were in the headlines. Rain Man, Die Hard and Coming to America were on the silver screen. Cable television served up just 36 channels. In media and broadcast production, editing was linear, movies were celluloid and broadcast facilities were managed by reams of paper exchanging hands by messenger and post.

It was 1988, and an enterprising young software developer from California named Richard Gallagher designed and coded a platform taking facility management into the next generation. The early system Gallagher developed evolved to become the first fully integrated facilities management system for the media and broadcast industry and the foundational technology for Xytech.  

“This has been a wonderful journey, although we don’t spend much time looking in the rear-view mirror,” commented Richard Gallagher, President and CEO of Xytech Systems, Inc. “Over these thirty years, we have built an incredible team and a very robust roadmap. This will become even more apparent with our upcoming MediaPulse product releases.”

Footprints in the Past, Eyes on the Future
As Xytech celebrates three decades of innovation with best-of-breed products such as MediaPulse and the recently announced Dash, the company continues to drive future opportunities by integrating advanced technologies such as mobile interfaces, artificial intelligence, cloud services into its products and services. At the same time, Xytech remains completely focused on the needs of its customers, who value the company’s commitment to its core values of innovation, integrity and professionalism.

“The intersections of easily connected systems, the cloud, mobile platforms and AI offer enormous opportunities to push MediaPulse further than ever to meet the increasingly complex requirements of our clients,” Gallagher continued. “I’m grateful to the entire Xytech team for making these advancements possible, and grateful to our loyal clients for the unrelenting trust and support they’ve demonstrated throughout our history.”

Xytech Team Redefining the Building Blocks of Facility Management
Over the last 30 years, Xytech has taken the simple proposition of how to schedule and invoice a post-production company and turned it into the largest, most successful facility management software company in the world. From its debut software Myriad in 1988 to the 2009 introduction of its state-of-the-art platform MediaPulse, Xytech has transformed the way its client’s business operations are completed. As a result, today’s largest and most well-known media companies use Xytech’s MediaPulse to manage their operations and the complete lifecycle of their content.

“Xytech is well positioned to shift as market technologies shift,” says Xytech COO Greg Dolan. “We continue to offer solutions for our customers to help them stay profitable. We are absolutely committed to helping our clients be more successful, and the only way to do this is to stay one step ahead of the technology so we can anticipate their needs, whether it’s web UIs, working within the cloud or artificial intelligence. While we are pleased with what we have accomplished, we are already looking ahead to the next thirty years.”

About Xytech

For 30 years, the world’s premiere media companies have depended on Xytech to run their businesses. MediaPulse is the only end-to-end solution for the complete content lifecycle. MediaPulse provides scheduling, automation, asset management, billing and cost recovery for broadcasters, media services companies and transmission facilities in a scalable platform-independent solution.

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Contact Xytech: +1.818.698.4900 (US) or +44 203.478.1450 (UK). www.xytechsystems.com 

Xytech’s Richard Gallagher Named  to Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame

Xytech’s Richard Gallagher Named to Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame

Richard Gallagher, Xytech Systems CEO

Xytech’s President and CEO, Richard Gallagher, was elected into the Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame in November. USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, recently announced the Class of 2015, which included five inductees.

“We’re very excited and proud to announce the five newest inductees into the Ultimate Hall of Fame,” said Dr. Tom Crawford, USA Ultimate CEO. “Their collective contributions and phenomenal accomplishments in the sport of ultimate are inspiring. We are proud and honored to recognize these new members of the Hall of Fame.”

Richard started competing in 1981, when as a first year player, he emerged as a major contributor to the Santa Barbara Condors National Championship team. While evolving into one of the game’s top handlers, he was the centerpiece of a multi-year effort to develop a top-level Open Club team in Los Angeles. In 1987, Richard and Polo Club finally broke through to become the first team from Los Angeles ever to qualify for Nationals. The team, later named Iguana, showcased Richard as its primary disc handler and reached its pinnacle between 1989 and 1991, finishing as a semi-finalist, finalist and semi-finalist at Nationals during those three years. He was regarded as having one of the most accurate and powerful forehand throws and is widely recognized as the first proficient thrower of what is now called a Scoober. His dominance, skill, and poise in the backfield were displayed at the 1990 Nationals championship finals, where he completed an astounding 93 of 94 pass attempts.

The 2015 inductees were selected by the current USA Ultimate Hall of Fame voting members from a final Slate of Eight short list of candidates, which was announced in late October. The Slate of Eight was chosen by the Hall of Fame Vetting Sub-committee from among an accomplished pool of athletes and contributors by the USA Ultimate Hall of Fame Vetting Committee through a review of peer voting results and written applications solicited by the committee.

The Class of 2015, which also included Lori Van Holmes, Skip Kuhn, Billy Rodriguez and Bob “Bert” Sick, is the 12th class inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame, which was established in 2004 to honor the men and women whose accomplishments as athletes and contributors merit acknowledgement by their peers. The Ultimate Hall of Fame currently exists as a virtual hall, with a long-term goal to establish a permanent site by 2018, the 50th anniversary of the sport’s founding.

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