Synergy Broadcast Systems was founded and incorporated as TiltRac Corporation in 1987. Initial products included video vending systems and the first low-cost video on-demand VHS tape robot.
- In 1990 the Company installed the first true video-on-demand system used in the hospitality industry. Over the next six years these systems were deployed by SpectraVision of Richardson, TX to over 700 major hotels. These automated Pay-Per-View systems revolutionized the Hospitality industry and changed the model for pay-per-view movies.
- In 1991 the company installed the first Patient Education video-on-demand system at Kettering Memorial Hospital in Kettering, OH. This revolutionary system enabled patients to order health related educational programming on-demand directly into their rooms.
- In 1992 the Company installed the first Educational On-Demand system in Lewisville High School, Lewisville, TX offering classroom teachers the ability to order video programming on-demand from their classroom using a remote control.
- In 1994 the Company installed the first District Wide Video-On-Demand delivery system in the Miami-Dade County School System. This system provides video-on-demand to over 330 schools throughout the District via their ITFS microwave system.
- In 1995 the Company installed its first automated scheduled broadcast system in Ft. Pierce, FL at the St. Lucie County Office of Education. This system provided the St. Lucie County School District with a truly automated broadcast system. Using our tape robot and new Master Control software automation package St. Lucie was able to increase broadcast hours for their two channels without increasing staff or budget.
- The Company introduced its current Windows based software automation package in early 1998. This package was a re-write of the Company’s previously successful OS/2 version and incorporated many new features for our customers.
- MPEG2 Digital Servers and Encoders were introduced in 1998 as the Company began to offer its customers digital solutions to accompany its successful analog products. At this same time the Company introduced its Hybrid Automation System that offered customers the first integration of analog and digital delivery in the same system. This included Automated Encoding that enabled customers to utilize their tape robot to automate the encoding process.
- In 2001, the Company began an association with Vela Research to integrate their line of encoders and decoders into our solutions.
- July 1, 2003, the Company officially changed it’s name from TiltRac Corporation to Synergy Broadcast Systems. This was done to better align the company name with our current and future products.
- In 2003 the Company’s software added satellite control for serial tuners and dish controllers. This feature provide significant functionality to the existing Master Control Suite without the need to buy expensive satellite control software from a third party.
- New products introduced at NAB2004 include a 2TB Digital Video Archive unit that is rack mountable and 8 RU high and a DV Video Server.
- In 2006 we introduced three new graphics products. These included the BugCrawler for logo insertion, crawls and scrolls; Informa, a full screen, multi-layer character generator with 3D objects and, FireBird, our multi-format video server with full Informa graphics on board.
- In 2007 Lee County Schools in Ft. Myers, Florida deployed VideoCourier, Synergy Broadcast’s media distribution solution. This product connected all 82 school buildings together provided the District’s teachers and students with over 320 channels of educational video programming.
- New HD products were introduced in 2007 with three new HD Broadcast and Video on Demand servers that include the DS-1000HD for single channel operations; the DS-2000HD multi-channel system and the DS-3000 for HD solutions that require extensive storage requirements.
- The Florida Knowledge Network began using VideoCourier to distribute educational programming to schools and districts throughout Florida over the Internet. For the first time, member schools can access,search and download programming for their use without having to record and edit from the FKN satellite feed. This new program provides significant savings to schools throughout the state.
- Fresenius Medical Care, the largest dialysis clinic chain in the world began deploying Synergy Broadcast’s Touch Screen MMDS application in their clinic environment accross the U. S.