The people of Videstra have decades of industry experience. We are focused entirely on live streaming cameras for News, Sports, Weather and Web.
We specialize in technology that makes sense out of the complex world of live, local cameras so users can focus on making great television rather than navigating difficult software.
The name Videstra combines video and finestra (the Italian word for window), and captures our focus to open windows to the world through video!
Dan Desjardins, Founder and CTO
Dan is the technology visionary for Videstra, LLC and leads the team of Developers, Designers and operations towards cutting-edge solutions for the broadcast industry.
Previously, Dan held management and development roles for NewStar, iNEWS, Weather Central/WSI and Sound Devices. He spent twelve years working in several US television stations and considerable time in newsrooms throughout the world, including Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany, Russia, South Africa and Asia.
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Steve Smedberg, VP of Business Development
As the owner of APIX Solutions, LLC, Steve has partnered with Videstra to launch Videstra’s technology worldwide.
Prior, Steve worked for Weather Central, LP, which was subsequently acquired by The Weather Channel. Steve was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Weather Central’s enterprise division where he grew the business from scratch to profitability and $1.5M in annual sales in less than two years, helping position the company for successful sale. Previously, Steve was Vice President of Operations, Product Development, and Marketing for Weather Central’s core media division. Under Steve’s watch, the company implemented a product and marketing strategy that took the company from a distant second place in market share to market leadership with more than $20M in annual revenues.
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Tyler Desjardins, Support/Manufacturing/QA/Trade Shows
Tyler works with Videstra on special projects and provides support in several important areas including Trade Shows (NAB), Manufacturing and QA. Tyler brings enthusiasm to our trade show presence that includes both software and hardware setup and demonstrations.
Tyler is also meticulous when it comes to our manufacturing department and building the V-Streamers and V-Managers. An avid cyclist and UBI certified bicycle mechanic – he is comfortable configuring everything from high-end derailleurs to TCP/IP Networks!