48. Wirecomm Corp.: Founded by former Los Angeles Times technology executive Wayne Parrack, Wirecomm and its predecessor companies have provided Los Angeles' City News Service Inc. with a reliable wire service distribution system for decades.
Now the company is expanding into providing a variety of products and this is its first NEXPO.Wirecomm
will be showing its Remote Newsroom (a basic editorial workflow system that expedites filing back to the home office), IIMs
(the company's take on instant messaging, its interface will be familiar to those who have worked on traditional editorial front-end systems), NetD (a network-based directory system that can ease access to wire service directories) and its traditional WireCap product (which allows a personal computer to capture wire service transmissions).Conflict-of-interest alert: During WireComm's startup phase, Parrack
hired me to give him some advice; I told him to spend his
retirement doing something besides be an industry supplier.He
ignored me. (805) 924-1030, e-mail: email@example.com.