Ferncast is a team of top developers in digital media signal processing and systems engineering from Aachen, Germany. Lead by Dr. Hauke Krüger, who is already known through multiple publications in the areas of digital signal processing, the Ferncast team develops new solutions to revolutionize the broadcasting industry. The capable minds of Ferncast include Dr. Bernd Geiser, Florian Wickert and Thomas Schlien, all of them veterans of Germany’s leading technical universities. Ferncast’s first project is the development and release of a suite of software solutions to enable broadcasters to eschew traditional hardware audio codecs in their audio transmission.

Hauke Krüger


Hauke studied Electrical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen and received his Dr.-Ing. degree in 2010 on the topic of low delay audio coding. He has been involved in audio signal processing and audio transmission for over 15 years and has published multiple international papers and patents.
Even though he is very busy with administrating and managing Ferncast, he will always make some time to take a look into the Ferncast software due to share his insights and passion.
Hauke loves to spend time with his wife and 3 children. In summer he loves to catch some waves in the Atlantic Ocean with his huge longboard.

Florian Wickert

Senior Development Engineer

Florian studied Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering at the RWTH Aachen, earning a degree as Master of Science.
For Ferncast he is involved in all forms of software development, from initial design to bug fixing, and is our flexible jack-of-all-trades. Florian also interacts directly with customers to help and gather feedback, for example for custom software adaptations.
In his free time he enjoys traveling and the great outdoors, especially if he gets to climb, hike and go canyoning.

Bernd Geiser

Senior Audio Engineer

Bernd studied Electrical Engineering & Information Technology at the RWTH Aachen, receiving the Dr.-Ing. degree in 2012 with contributions to backwards compatible speech and audio coding and standardization.
At Ferncast, he is responsible for implementation of audio signal processing algorithms as well as audio transmission systems.
For leisure he loves spending time with his family, enjoys cooking, hiking and improving his piano skills.

Thomas Schlien

Software Engineer

Like most of our crew, Thomas studied at the RWTH Aachen and is soon going to earn his doctorate in Electrical Engineering.
He is usually taking care of a wide variety of tasks here at Ferncast. Whether implementing new technologies like AES67, maintaining and improving our infrastructure or helping the other developers with their projects, Thomas is a versatile handyman.
His hobbies include realizing exciting microcontroller projects and singing in a choir.

Mats Kockmeyer

Junior Front End Developer

Mats is a trained IT specialist currently working on his bachelor’s degree in Applied Informatics at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences.
His focus here is on front end development. He ensures that the user interfaces of our software satisfies the highest standards of usability and design.
Mats not only loves to program for work but also for leisure, which combines with his love for guitar play and badminton into a well-rounded set of interests.