Neal Page, chief executive officer of Inlet Technologies, will be spending a lot of time in California next week.

Inlet, which is focused on high definition content technology to make it more affordable and compressed in size, is drawing global interest from media and other firms. Reflecting that point are Page’s speaking engagements next week.

Page has been invited to address both the Digital Living Room Venture Forum on March 7 in San Francisco and the Network Ventures Conference in San Francisco on March 8.

Local Tech Wire asked Page why his invitation list is growing.

“Inlet has outstanding technology and products in the exciting, fast growing, high-profile market of digital media, high-definition specifically,” Page told LTW. “The company has made tremendous progress in a very short period of time by securing key partners, developing its core technology, launching its products, building sales channels and securing customers. All in less than two years. That’s why there is so much interest in Inlet.”

Inlet executives have also made several presentations in recent months in Hollywood and to Microsoft executives and partners.

“We look forward to educating the West Coast investment community about the challenges involved in creating and distributing high-definition content and how our professional encoding solutions are solving critical challenges for the post-production, broadcast and IPTV markets,” Page pointed out in a statement about the latest events.

The Digital Living Forum picked presenting companies based on market potential, business plan, competition, technology and management team. Among those selecting firms were advisors from Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures and Best Buy. More than 300 investors are expected to attend.

Network Ventures is one of the top events for executives from networking and communications firms. Some 80 companies from telecommunications, networking and other networking applications were asked to take part.

Inlet is also among the 33 companies selected to present at the annual venture conference forum put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in Pinehurst in April.

“Our Series A round of $1.1 million was completed in early September 2004, made up of private investors and support from strategic partners,” Page told LTW. “Inlet is considering raising a Series B round of equity capital mid-year to more rapidly expand the business as the demand for HD accelerates. Details have not been disclosed at this time.”

Inlet: www.inlethd.com