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Xepa Digital Celebrates First Anniversary

Xepa Digital in Boyers, Penn. celebrates their first anniversary on January 15, 2005.

Xepa Digital in Boyers, Penn. celebrates their first anniversary on January 15, 2005. The year was marked by having restored, preserved, digitized and accessed irreplaceable audio and video master tapes for such clients as Universal Music Group and Bertelsmann Music Group, and working with content from artists such as Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, B.B. King, Public Enemy, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Mary J. Blige and Nine Inch Nails, to name a few.

Entertainment industry veterans Ken Caillat, Edwin Outwater and Claus Trelby founded Xepa Digital in an effort to preserve and protect historic rich media assets. After restoration and digitization or migration, assets can be transmitted electronically and delivered to production within hours worldwide from the Iron Mountain underground vaults. Xepa Digital digitizes audio in both PCM and DSD at all sample rates and video is delivered or archived to any tape or compressed/uncompressed video file format.

Metadata development proves to be another important service provided by Xepa Digital. Tens of thousands of high resolution scans of all media assets and all associated documentation have been used for research as well as database updates for their clients. The huge demand for Metadata has led Xepa to expand their graphics capabilities. The company now provides production-quality resolution, speed and scan/photo manipulation with professional touch-up capabilities for photos and documents.

Lower storage costs and Xepa Digital’s presence have provided content owners the opportunity to consolidate their archives in what was formerly known as “deep archive storage.” With Xepa’s instant access capability and transmission service their clients now consider the remote location “near-line storage.” For content owners with security in mind in a post 9/11 World, the level at Iron Mountain, Penn. is the highest available at any non-governmental facility.

In 2005 Xepa Digital plans to step up video transmission services to assist the newly announced UMG Music TV project as well as TV broadcast facilities nationwide. With the knowledge that their tape assets are within real-time reach, broadcasting stations will realistically be able to consider all-digital tape-less transmissions. Xepa also plans to develop a grant preservation program that will be specifically tailored to public collections/libraries and other historic rich media collections. Through a new secure low-cost shipping initiative, Xepa also aims to attract even more clients from outside the Iron Mountain location.

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