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Biographical Information
Dom Robinson
Co-Founder, Director, and Creative Firestarter, id3as-company ltd ('id3as')

He first got involved in the sector when, while working as an event promoter, he produced a webcast with Netscape and the Ministry of Sound in October 1996. Since then has produced thousands of webcasts, been involved in a number of streaming start-ups and provided consultancy for a wide number of broadcasters and telcos.

He has Professed as a Streaming Media Consultant and Pioneer and Webcaster since the end of 1996. He has worked for many of the largest webcast consumers, service providers and technology providers in the sector and considers himself to be at the forefront of the Streaming Media industry. Clients include Reuters, BT, UK Parliament, Number 10 Downing Street, Eutelsat, BskyB, BBC and countless others.

Over the years he has worked with a number of ventures spanning all layers of the vertical markets around streaming, from telecoms and routing, through CDN, Serving, Management, integration, front end, ASIC, Set Top Box, DRM, Payment, Advertising, production, editing and development.

He is a proper little know it all :)

His company, id3as, is a boutique technology consulting and development group specialising in Internet Video and Audio delivery.

Significantly the company currently delivers the back-end platforms for a variety of blue chip clients, including Thomson Reuters Market reporting Video and Audio Workflows, and also  what will soon be launched as the Digital Service Platform for the domestic Digital Television broadcast networks in the UK.

id3as also works as an angel finance provider and has also made a number of smaller investments, both financial and 'sweat equity' based (from it's own skills and resources) into several smaller startups in and around the IT space, including wearable technology, display technology, content delivery networking and telecoms and audio processing.

Highly specialised and agile in its approach, the company brings all the skills of its team to a diverse range of projects. The founders' backgrounds include 20 years of pioneering in Software Development, Financial Services, Broadcast and Streaming Media. 

id3as has all the right experience to bring its event focussed expertise in the webcasting and online video streaming sector.

From 2004 until 2008 Dom was Founder and CTO, and then from 2008 until 2010 he was Chief Executive Officer at Global-MIX (a UK CDN specializing in Multicast and Live content delivery on the Internet), taking it to winning the StreamingMediaGlobal.com 'Best Delivery Network in Europe' Readers Choice Award, before winding the company down voluntarily after a very tough trading year.

He was added to StreamingMediaGlobal.com's Dream Team and the European Conferences 'Advisory Board' in 2009.

He speaks and and writes on streaming media technology for Broadcast Engineering, ISP World and StreamingMedia, StreamingMedia producer and other Information Today publications. He programmed the European Content Delivery Summit, and the Video Infrastructure Summit, and chaired CDN World Forum.

He provides 'front-line' streaming journalism for StreamingMedia and Broadcast Engineering from his European based professional life, has written for several publishers, and speaks at several global conferences focussing on Internet Video and Audio infrastructures. On occasion he still produces live events and is continually working with many clients on infrastructure architectures and technology innovations providing specialised solutions into the space. He is mad about streaming - particularly Live Streaming—and also enjoys evangelizing about it—he wants nothing more than people to take a deep interest in the industry and, above all, enjoy and benefit from streaming products and services.

Please leave him shouts (good and bad) by email (dom@streamingmedia.com or dom@id3as.co.uk ), on the comments with the articles or on the advanced list (where he spends a little too much time to be healthy!)

(For a full 'track listing' of all his writing click here for the StreamingMedia Global Authors page.)

Articles By Dom Robinson

How to Maximize the Reliability of a Cellular Bonding Solution

Cellmux technology is now an essential part of many video operations, but connections aren't always reliable. Here's how to ensure strong uptime and throughput.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Sep 2014

Mushroom Networks’ Streamer Powers an Industry-First Live Video Broadcast using iOS Devices

Live broadcast from Cine Gear Expo used iPads as sources for both live and pre-produced content, all switched onsite and delivered using the Mushroom Networks Streamer 8000
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jul 2014

OTT Delivery: Creating Strategies for Video Streaming

The term "OTT" is used for many types of video delivery. Here are the different OTT workflow models, and the various ways they bring videos to viewers.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jun 2014

A Buyer’s Guide to Content Delivery Networks

CDNs aren't what they used to be. Here's what you need to know as you select one (or more) to deliver your content.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2014

A Buyer’s Guide to Backhaul

Whether you call it backhaul or contribution feed, getting a signal to a studio or CDN is a key step in the streaming delivery chain. Here's a look at the options.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2014

A Buyer's Guide to Cellular Multiplexers 2014

The cellmux vendor universe is expanding, but a careful needs assessment can lead you to the right solution for your company.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Mar 2014

Creating NASDAQ’s Cloud-Based Virtual Workflow

How one late-night brainstorming session turned into a more efficient workflow with tremendous cost savings.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Aug 2013

A Buyer's Guide to Cellular Multiplexers

Forget the sexy form factor and look deep inside the technology. Here are the three questions to ask before buying a cellmux.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2013

A Buyer's Guide to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

Where have all the CDNs gone? None of the most prominent CDNs want to be thought of as CDNs anymore. What does that mean for buyers or for the industry?
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2013

Reliable UDP (RUDP): The Next Big Streaming Protocol?

New so-called reliable UDP solutions offer an alternative to TCP. But are they worth the time or money to implement?
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Oct 2012

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