Tightrope Media Systems was founded in 1996 by JJ Parker and Andrew Starks.
The first two products created by Tightrope was AxisTV and Axis MC, video bulletin board and media retrieval software for schools.
Cablecast, introduced then as AxisCS, was created to help PEG TV stations manage their schedule and automation better. This was in the days of VHS tapes and composite video.
To serve our PEG customers better we created some of the first digital video servers for television playback.
With flat-screen LCD prices dropping, digital signage became an industry! Carousel was a stable, mature product in a market that was taking off.
Leveraging our early video server expertise, we created an instant replay server for live sporting events. Today ZEPLAY lives on an an independent company.
After we brought our PEG customers through upgrades from SD to HD broadcast we continued to help modernize their operations with new internet-based video delivery.
The latest evolution in our long history in digital signage, Carousel Cloud boasts deep enterprise CMS features with the ease of deployment of a SaaS product.
Tightrope went through many growing pains as we brought the company from a scrappy startup to a mature, growing company.