Makarand Karanjkar Joins Wohler as Director of Engineering

makarand-karanjkar-headshot Wohler Technologies, a manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, announced the appointment of Makarand Karanjkar as director of engineering. With more than 18 years of experience in the software industry, Karanjkar will be responsible for creating products that enforce Wohler’s strategic shift toward software-centric monitoring solutions.

“Makarand has extensive experience across multiple technology domains and a proven ability to build sophisticated audio and video platforms,” says Michael Kelly, CEO and president of Wohler Technologies. “We are excited to welcome Makarand to the Wohler family as we continue to invest in bringing new solutions to market that meet our customers’ evolving needs.”

Most recently, Karanjkar served as CTO at PRIMA Cinema, Inc., where he oversaw a team of professionals responsible for building and rolling out secure digital, in-home theater systems for the high-end market. There, Karanjkar helped develop a highly protected playback server, which communicates with a back-end deployed in the Amazon cloud.

Previously, Karanjkar served as IPTV Architect at MobiTV, where he was responsible for refining cloud components for streaming content delivery and designing an Android-based HDMI dongle to deliver steaming media in both SD and HD to TV’s using mobile phones. As a senior project engineer at Dolby Laboratories, he oversaw a team that developed their first generation secure Digital Cinema server.

“I am excited to be a part of the Wohler team through this period of extensive change in the broadcast industry,” says Karanjkar. “I am confident that with my software expertise and experience in audio and video processing, I will be able to make significant contributions to the Wohler team and help the company continue to expand its solutions and technologies.”

Karanjkar holds two patents, one for IP-based frame synchronization in a playback system and another for accurate audio content match detection, which the company says further illustrates that he is uniquely qualified to develop and execute Wohler’s vision of providing innovative media monitoring products and hi-tech software solutions to the industry.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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