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RALEIGH, N.C. – Don Bossi, chairman of the board at video technology firm , is now its full-time chief executive officer.

The board of the venture-backed startup voted to put Bossi in the top job on a permanent basis, a company spokesperson tells Local Tech Wire. Bossi has been Inlet’s chair since 2008. He is general partner at Technology Venture Partners.

Bossi replaced the late Neal Page on an interim basis last year. Page, a co-founder of Inlet and one of the pioneers in video compression technology, died last July after a long fight with leukemia.

Before joining Technology Venture partners, Bossi was CEO at Aegis Lightwave, a provider of optical network monitoring solutions. He also worked earlier in his career at JDS Uniphase.

At MIT, he earned a bachelor’s, masters and PhD in electrical engineering.

Inlet, which launched in 2003, raised more than $20 million in venture capital under Page’s direction.

Using patented technology for both video and data compression, Inlet recently launched an automated tool for encoding and transcoding of video and data. The product, called Armada, won an award at the National Association of Broadcasters convention earlier this year.

Capitol Broadcasting, the parent of LTW, is one of Inlet’s investors.