RALEIGH, N.C. – Inlet Technologies, a pioneer in the development of encoding solutions for the compression and handling of digital media, is the 2007 “Editor’s Pick” from Streaming Media Magazine for its Semaphore product.

Semaphore provides automated quality control software solutions.

The magazine cited Inlet for the product’s interface, processing power and concise reporting capabilities.

Semaphore is used for Web, mobile devices, high definition television and entertainment media. It is designed to reduce quality control time to minutes from hours.

"Content owners have a glaring need to streamline their lengthy quality analysis process without sacrificing the integrity of the content," said Neal Page, Inlet’s chief executive officer. "Content is being delivered to consumers in more ways and on more devices than ever before. Semaphore ensures that quality is optimized to deliver a superior consumer experience. Streaming Media’s choice of Semaphore as one of the best digital media products of 2007 validates our vision that content quality must be optimal, on any screen and across any network."

Capitol Broadcasting, the parent of WRAL Local Tech Wire, is an investor in Inlet.