2022 Conference Exhibitors

Check out their latest products & services at #NATOA22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   

American TowerAmerican Tower is an industry leader in wireless infrastructure solutions. Our portfolio of communications sites offers the ideal locations to optimize network coverage and capacity for urban, suburban, and rural markets.  In addition to leasing space on wireless and broadcast towers, we provide customized solutions through our in-building systems, outdoor distributed antenna systems and other right-of-way options, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   

Ashpaugh & Sculco, CPAs, PLC:  A&S provides a broad spectrum of rate, financial, and management services, primarily to local government entities, with an emphasis on franchise and franchise-related issues. We assist with cable television, telephone, and telecommunications franchise fee and regulatory matters. Our services include the following:

    

  • Review of Franchise and PEG Fees
  • Cable Television Rate Filing Reviews
  • Franchise Agreement Negotiations and Discussions
  • Litigation Services and Expert Testimony

Allixa Consulting, Inc.:  Allixa works on a contingency-fee-basis throughout the U.S. to recover underpayments or nonpayment of franchise fees, PEG fees, and telecommunication taxes. We formed Allixa Consulting, Inc. to meet the needs of local governments interested in recovering dollars through these reviews but could not obtain funding. Garth and Carolyn have teamed together on reviews of franchise fees, PEG fees, and telecommunication taxes for over 20 years.     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

   

Best Best & Krieger LLP’s lawyers have been among the leading advocates for public agencies on telecommunications issues for more than three decades. We are especially well-known for our effective and cost-efficient representation of more than 250 public agencies throughout the U.S., including municipal and county governments, special districts, publicly owned utilities, school districts and regional public safety groups.We guide our public clients through the ever-changing maze of federal and state regulations and industry influence that affect local agencies’ authority to:

  • Build and finance communications systems and provide services
  • Regulate the placement of wireless and wireline facilities
  • Franchise cable and other systems using the rights of way
  • Obtain fair compensation for use of public property

 We maintain a strong presence in Washington, D.C., where our lawyers regularly meet with key members of the Federal Communications Commission and Congress on telecommunications issues critical to our clients.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

   

 Cablecast Automation - Cablecast by Tightrope Media Systems 

Write once, publish everywhere. This streamlined cross platform media distribution workflow eliminates redundant tasks to capture, cablecast, stream, caption and publish in all the places your viewers are watching. Ask us about integrated meeting solutions, community bulletin board, turnkey streaming apps and new cloud workflows!

     

    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    

CASTUSWith CASTUS Cloud Services you can connect virtual meetings to your channel, caption live events and files, stream all your live meetings to Video On Demand, and more! Upload, schedule, and stream with on-premise QuickRoll or QuickCast, the future-proof servers that are easy to use, reliable, and built to last. Learn more at castus.tv or email us at sales@castus.tv, we look forward to learning about your operations and demonstrating CASTUS in action!

  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

       

Comptek Technologies is the leader in engineering and manufacturing smart poles and concealment shroud solutions that meet the requirements of technology providers while preserving a community's aesthetic qualities and character.

Comptek Technologies, LLC, is a member of the Aero Wireless Group Company of companies which includes Aero Smart Communities, LLC and Aero Solutions, LLC.

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

   

ComrexComrex has designed and manufactured broadcast equipment since its incorporation in 1961. Since then, Comrex has consistently developed the most innovative technology to address the specific needs of broadcasters, and create products that enable broadcasters to produce live, local, imaginative remote programming even during complicated broadcasts. Comrex currently offers solutions such as LiveShot for live video, ACCESS and BRIC-Link IP audio codecs, Opal for guest interviews, VH2 to replace POTS hybrids, and EarShot IFB.

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

CReedCReed Global Media is a single source provider of production services, CGM TV live streaming television network with video on-demand, and other media services.
We provide education, Training, virtual and live event production.
We distribute monetized worldwide television streaming (OTT) on CGM TV via Roku, Apple TV, WebTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, iOS, Android TV with many more smart devices and smart tvs on our future roadmap that give clients global visibility and access to advertising, sponsorship, subscription, and other revenue streams. 

   

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CWAThe Communications Workers of America is a labor union representing workers in the telecom industry. CWA’s telecom members are workers who build and maintain broadband networks, and citizens and stakeholders who support digital equity, safe deployment, and high-speed internet for all. Our Broadband Brigade of member activists are working to ensure federal broadband dollars create networks that are high quality and long-lasting, support digital equity for all, and include strong labor standards that support good jobs.

    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

   

ENCOENCO is the premier global provider of radio and television software solutions, including automation, playout, captioning, visual radio, audio compliance, instant media playout, remote contribution, and cloud-based web streaming. Greatly reduce overall costs by automating your open and closed captioning workflows with enCaption, a turn-key, patented solution available on-premise or in the cloud. Using enCaption, content creators can provide real-time, live captioning to their hard-of-hearing audience at any time, without any advance notice and without the high costs of live captioners or signers.

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

   

Kissinger

Kissinger & Fellman (K&F) is a multi-faceted law firm that was established in Denver, Colorado in 1976. The Firm’s eight attorneys have diverse public and private sector backgrounds that provide them with the experience and expertise to represent local government and nonprofit clients with a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues. One of the Firm’s partners, Ken Fellman, served as a local elected official for 14 years, and is a past-President and Life Member of NATOA.     

   

Proud partner of NATOA members and local governments nationwide on telecommunications and utility matters for over 36 years.

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LINK ElectronicsLink Electronics is a broadcast equipment manufacturer that serves broadcasters in the television market, municipalities, educational institutions, religious institutions, and closed captioning services worldwide. Link specializes in closed captioning equipment including caption encoders and automated captioning systems. Nearly all products sold by Link are made here in the USA at our facility in Branson, Missouri.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   

Municipal Captioning

Municipal Captioning exists because of and for NATOA members. We help cities and counties across the country, from Raleigh to Detroit to San Jose, add closed captioning solutions, increase accessibility,  and decrease their liability. We offer every commercial solution and can combine products from multiple providers for customized solutions with superior support. Captioning products get better after multiple versions have been released and we can help you compare the results of the systems that are on their 3rd and 4th version with new products that are just being released, and provide options at all cost levels. We offer both “white-glove” integration and installation as well as box sales with free Zoom-based assistance for those who prefer to rack and wire their own equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   

NCTANCTA – The Internet & Television Association: We represent the nation’s largest broadband providers with fiber-rich networks reaching over 90% of all U.S. homes, offering 1 gig speeds to millions in urban and rural communities. NCTA members are also TV networks with a rich history of creating award-winning programming.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   

OnGo AllianceThe OnGo Alliance is an industry consortium that promotes the development, commercialization, and adoption of LTE and 5G solutions for the US 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), and evangelizing shared spectrum globally. Formerly the CBRS Alliance, this nearly 200-member group accelerates the buildout of effective and efficient CBRS networks, using 4G and 5G solutions. There are over 225,000 access points across the U.S. currently broadcasting wireless signals on the CBRS spectrum, via private and fixed wireless networks, spanning various sectors including enterprise IT, industrial IoT, smart cities, rural broadband, transportation, hospitality, retail, and real estate.

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    

Peak Media

Peak Media, Inc. is a woman-owned small business that has distributed professional Audio/Video equipment and provided turnkey AV solutions to government agencies since 1998. Peak Media offers a comprehensive line-up of products and manufacturers at competitive prices. We offer reliable solutions for Broadcast, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Council Chambers AV Presentation Equipment/Audio/Recording, Television Automation, Field Packages, and More! 

     

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Rock Solid Swagit

Swagit, which was recently acquired by Rock Solid Technologies, provides hands-free video streaming® and broadcast solutions to local, state and federal government agencies. With 500 customers and counting, Rock Solid supports local governments with software and hardware solutions that help manage city council meetings end-to-end, citizen relationship management (CRM) with data and insights, a 311 request system, a FOIA/records request portal, and city branded mobile apps. What sets Rock Solid apart from other civic engagement solutions is its dedication to live customer support, flexibility and configuration options, and its 20+ years of government expertise.

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

   

Studio Network Solutions

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in shared storage hardward and software products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since our beginning in 1998, we’ve continuously applied our ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations, while providing over-the-top support to our customers.

As innovators with unmatched industry experience, expertise, and passion, our goal is to create unique products that enhance the entire content creation workflow from beginning to end.

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   

Tele-Town Hall®  has a patented conferencing platform is the first to allow local governments to interact live with thousands--even millions--of constituents in a single, town-hall-style meeting conducted over the phone and Web. Tele-Town Hall has revolutionized how cities and counties exponentially expand citizen engagement without compromising order and organization.

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

   

TelVueTelVue Corporation is the industry innovation leader for future proofing your station, and the first to launch nearly every forward-thinking Community Media broadcast service/feature, from All-in-One Playout, Rules-based Automation, IP/Streaming Workflows, Cloud Streaming & OTT, Media Exchange, CALM Audio, Archiving/Archive.org, Captioning (Live & Multi-language), Cloud-based Community bulletin board and more. For customer service and support and product effectiveness, TelVue is without peer.

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   

TeradekTeradek designs and manufactures high-performance video solutions for broadcast, cine, and general imaging applications. From wireless monitoring, color correction, and lens control, to live streaming, SaaS solutions, and IP video distribution, Teradek technology is used around the world by professionals and amateurs alike to capture and share compelling content. www.teradek.co

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   

WIAThe Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) is your trusted workforce development resource experienced in facilitating federal and state investments in sector-based partnerships, Registered Apprenticeship, and training solutions for broadband. As the national sponsor of the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP), WIA has registered more than 3,500 apprentices in 14 occupations nationwide. WIA’s Telecommunication Education Center (TEC) is the leading training resource for employers, educators, and individuals, with more than 40 industry-focused courses available in-person and online.