At IRIS Technologies, our goal was to make connectivity as
simple as the touch of a finger or the click of a mouse, and manageable
for even the least techno-savvy user. And that's exactly what
we did when we created the world's first icon-based electronic
routing system, the Video Commander.
Since its first introduction in 1988, the Video Commander system
has grown in both capability and flexibility, and yet has retained
our unmatched ease of use.
We manufacture our own signal
and device management hardware to work optimally within Video Commander
systems, to meet our exacting standards,
and to be both reliable and easy for our customers.
Read some of the things people are saying about Video Commander
(Testimonials about the Landro play analyzer may be found on our
Landro web site.)
"Taping used to involve a lot of connecting and reconnecting video signals throughout the day,
but the Video Commander now enables us to automate the entire semester--and it's so simple!
The same number of staff now accomplish twice as much in a single day!"
Harry Manley, Technician
Alcoa Manufacturing Training Center
"I'm pleased to tell you that IRIS Technologies' Video Commander is opening to
rave reviews here at ABC Radio Networks...
The Video Commander is so easy to use that
training time on the system is measured in minutes instead of hours."
(Read the whole review)
Robert Mack, Director of Engineering Projects
ABC Radio Networks
"We have over one hundred sources and destinations to manage.
Before we got Video Commander it was too difficult--especially in a hectic broadcast
situation--to change connections.
With the Video Commander, we touch an icon that represents the source,
then an icon for the destination, and it's done.
Even the news guys can use it... but don't tell them that!"
Phil Selby, Technical Director
"The Video Commander is extremely simple for us to customize and allows us to record
over four hundred hours of programming coming from satellite without an operator even being
It would be impossible to work without the Video Commander."
Terry Hardley, Media Technician
Marion County School Broadcast
"We're a long distance learning center--we train by satellite.
Before the Video Commander, we could handle only thirty students at a time.
Now, because of Video Commander's unique design and the fact that it's so easy to use,
the same number of people can handle up to two hundred students at a time!
Video Commander instantly increased our capacity by almost 700%,
with even less effort on the part of our staff."
Chris Fields, Manager, Video Conference
Motorola Learning Center
"I am very impressed with the audio and video specifications of the
Video Commander system, all of which I had verified through acceptance testing.
I believe the Video Commander is one of the best values
in the information management market today."
Joe Damiano, Lead Engineer
"I am amazed at the ease with which my students have picked up the
patching on the Video Commander.
I used to reserve an entire class period to teach patching on the old router,
but now I can have students comfortably patching with
about five minutes' worth of instruction!"
(Read the whole review)
Thomas E. Frantz, Director of Instruction & Information Technology
University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley
"Before we had the Video Commander, doing a channel re-alignment for sixteen
channels (which included stereo insertion, scrambling, commercial insertion and
everything else) was unbearable. It took three engineers three weeks to pre-wire,
and more than twenty-seven hours straight to complete the change.
With the Video Commander I did a complete sixteen-channel
change in thirty minutes on New Years Day... and I wasn't even on-site!"
Dennis Carter, Headend Engineer
AT&T Broadband, Louisiana
"We use the Video Commander systems day-in, day-out,
it's like the Rock of Gibraltar.
One of the best investments we have made with taxpayer dollars, ever."
Bill Church, Visual Information Manager
Naval Air Reserve, Norfolk
"We have a requirement to record 24 hours of news channels, foreign news channels,
ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Headline News, etc.
Our news acquisition used to require four or five people, one per shift and one swing person.
Now only one non-dedicated person is really required to record and disseminate new
information to the Secretary of Defense and the undersecretaries for each of the branch services.
We can find the information they need in a lot less time,
instead of going through five different tapes, finding content, dubbing it, etc."
National Military Command Center, The Pentagon
"At the university, we are currently studying babies who have the potential
to have SIDS (Sudden Infants Death Syndrome).
We usually videotape the babies as they sleep.
To analyze three to four critical events throughout the night that are only
minutes long is very hard - fast forwarding and rewinding through up to eight
hours of video is just terribly inefficient.
VideoTizer allows us to instantly access the most critical
points of an entire session in seconds.
What was done in hours is now done in minutes!"
Dr. Larry Burd, Department of Pediatrics
University of North Dakota
"I use VideoTizer to playback for automation all of the programming that airs
here on a 24-hour a day, seven day a week basis.
Your product makes that possible...
This product revolutionizes the opportunities for leased access,
public access and others as to automating the programming delivery process."
(Read the whole review)
Chad Edwards, Executive Director
Harrisburg Broadcast Network
"The Counseling Department teaches graduate levels of counseling.
Time is priceless with our students - many are adults, already in the profession,
have families, and are continuing their degree work.
Our traditional method of analyzing a videotaped counseling session was by manually
typing each question by fast forwarding and rewinding through the entire session.
They were spending more time typing than analyzing their sessions.
With the VideoTizer, students can access and begin analyzing
their most critical moments in seconds.
Our job is to make better counselors, not typists!
VideoTizer helps us do just that! "
Dr. Claire Dandeneau, PhD
Indiana University of Pennsylvania