published Friday, January 17th, 2014

Business Briefs: Southtree opens second site

Southtree opens second site

Chattanooga-based Southtree has added a second location in Chattanooga.

The 13-year-old company, which helps digitize old tapes, film, slides, photos and audio, will more than triple its current 2,500-square-foot space by adding a production studio at 1404 Cowart Street. Last year, the Southtree preserved 100,000 home movies and 600,000 photos, and Adam Boeselager, founder and CEO, expects the 40-employee company to increase that volume.

"We want to be a part of keeping and attracting jobs in the city," he said.

Gig City Roots wins Emmy

EPB received a regional Emmy nomination for technical achievement, and one for audio for the duet it sponsored between T-Bone Burnett and Chuck Mead. Burnett played from California, while Mead performed simultaneously from 3,000 miles away in front of a live audience of 4,000 in Chattanooga.

"We're always excited when we see smart people doing interesting things with ultra high-speed Internet connectivity like we have here in Chattanooga," said Jim Ingraham, EPB's vice president of strategic research.

The music special, called Gig City Roots, used low latancy audio visual technology developed with USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab, and aired live across the state. Latency of just .66 milliseconds of time, literally a blink of the eye, allowed the music special to get a shot at the 28th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, which take place Jan. 25 in Nashville.

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