Media Management (MM) was formed in 1984 with the mission of
integrating traditional and digital media. Over the last two decades, Media Management
has been a leading multimedia pioneer.
an application developer, MM has created more than a dozen custom, high performance
multimedia authoring systems for corporate America, including American Airlines,
AT&T, Northern Telecom, Pioneer Electronics, and United Artists. Media Management's
commitment to customer service helps guide its clients through leading edge technologies
while avoiding bleeding edge pitfalls.
As a systems integrator and VAR, MM
has delivered hundreds of professional animation, paint, print, training and video
editing systems. MM strives to develop long-term relationships with firms that
understand the advantages and value of an expert technology partner. MM provides
its clients with long-range multimedia guidance, including what and when not
MM founder and
industry guru, Cliff Johnson, personally consults with dozens of Fortune 500 firms
and governmental agencies to help insure accurate multimedia planning and implementation.
Over 100 of Johnson's editorials and reviews have appeared in industry publications
such as Windows Sources, Videography, Color Imaging, PC Graphics & Video,
TV Broadcast, Broadcast Engineering, and others.
corporate headquarters, located in suburban Atlanta, is equipped with satellite
and high-bandwidth fiber connections to provide us unfettered communications.
Our web and media server bank is located in northeast Atlanta at one of the world's
largest data centers and is connected to the internet via multiple OC-192 super-pipes.
In 1986, for Prime Cable Inc., MM developed the first computer-based classified
advertising channel system, Digital Talk Show®. The system incorporated full color
images, advanced text-to-speech, digital audio, and continuous background music.
In 1987, for Los Alamos National Labs,
MM developed the first 32-bit videographics frame buffer system to interface to
a Cray Research supercomputer.
1988, for the Aspen Institute and Northern Telecom, MM developed the first
interactive presentation system to provide two second access to over eight hours
of video material and hundreds of full color digital images. This system is still
in use at the Institute's Maryland facility almost 16-years later.
Also in 1988, for United Cable/United Artists & Pioneer Electronics,
MM developed MallVision®, a creation/authoring/runtime/billing system for point-of-sale
advertising in shopping malls and retail stores. MallVision was the first such
system to incorporate multiple videowalls, videodiscs, digital audio, and full
color computer images.
In 1989 &
1990, for American Airlines Pilot Training, MM developed the first network-based
interactive authoring system to incorporate high-resolution vector graphics, full
color bitmapped images, digital audio, and touch screen interface.
In 1992, for AT&T, MM developed the first Wide Area Network-based
messaging system to incorporate broadcast television signals, digital audio, and
In 1995 & 1996, Media Management designed and
implemented the EarthChannel internet site incorporating over 900 pages and 1200
graphics. Designed as a information portal site, EarthChannel.com presented 6
monthly e-zines throughout 1995 & 1996 and became one of the top-50 visited
sites on the internet in 1996. The EarthChannel was also one of the first internet
sites to incorporate streaming media, presenting interviews with a wide variety
of artists and musicians. EarthChannel.com has since been repositioned as a stream
In 1997, MM began offering high-quality streaming services
via its subsidiary, EarthChannel Communications,
Inc. EarthChannel.com now provides both
live and VOD services specifically designed for the small to midsize organization
that appreciates one-on-one customer service, fast response to enquiries and needs,
as well as aggressive pricing. As a member of the Hughes
Broadband Alliance and exclusive supplier of all Hughes/PanAmSat streaming
media encoders, EarthCaster and EarthChannel are helping to provide high quality
streaming for broadband users.
for AT&T, MM developed, VBS®, the first internet-based messaging system to
incorporate broadcast television signals, digital audio, and textual messages.
VBS is still in use in AT&T's Colorado and Georgia facilities.
2000, MM developed what became the first commercially available internet encoder
for professional use. Now known as the EarthCaster
line of high-quality encoders, these products are currently used to stream
some of the most popular live video streams on the internet, including FashionTV
and Bloomberg Television.