IT solutions company AGC Networks, a subsidiary of Essar Group firm Aegis, has acquired a part of US-based Transcend United Technologies’ business for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition involves business of technology integration focused on unified communications, data centre infrastructure and managed services. The acquisition will offer AGC Networks a wide footprint in North America. Transcend United Technologies is a solution provider and technology integrator with focus on unified communications, data centre infrastructure and managed services. It employs 130 personnel and has annual revenues of about $43 million, with offices across east coast, Mid-West and central US.
Envivio, a leading provider of live and on-demand multi-screen IP video processing and delivery solutions, announced an integration with the new Vinson mobile TV solution, and deployment of the joint solution for three broadcasters in Belgium. The combined solution—incorporating Envivio software-based encoding and the Vinson app for navigation and social media integration offers viewers premium quality video and a new television experience on mobile devices.
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Virgin Media, the United Kingdom's leading provider of cable television, broadband, phone, and mobile services, has deployed Harmonic's ProMedia(TM) family of integrated software solutions to power an innovative new multiscreen service called Virgin TV Anywhere. Harmonic's real-time multiscreen video processing and encoding technology enables Virgin TV Anywhere customers to watch up to 45 live TV channels on a wide range of devices, including TVs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets. Leveraging Virgin Media's powerful new infrastructure, customers can also manage recorded programs and control TiVo® set-top boxes through a state-of-the-art Virgin TV Anywhere app.
At the opening of TV Connect and OTTCON 2013, Tvinci, the Pay-OTT platform provider today announced that it will present its OTT 2.0 platform for TV Everywhere, enabling truly personalized social TV on tablets, smartphones, connected TVs, STBs and the web. Tvinci will discuss the latest developments in the OTT TV space, and will highlight the need for operators to implement a paradigm shift in the way they challenge the changing device-landscape and user behavior, to enable real opportunities.
Hitachi and LiveU, the leader in portable live video-over-cellular solutions, are announcing a new collaboration to deliver an integrated professional live camera incorporating LiveU’s LU40 compact video uplink device into Hitachi’s professional video cameras, enabling camera operators to view and manage LiveU’s transmission status and video quality in real-time.
Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide ave announced a new collaboration with AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading supplier of wireless home networking and set-top box (STB) solutions.
Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston, in response to rising demand for greater deployment of optical networking infrastructure across Europe, has invested heavily in leading-edge fibre splicing instruments. The company will be able to supply these units in a variety of highly flexible and cost-effective rental packages.
Broadcom’s Technical Director, Lowell D. Lamb, Deutsche Telekom’s International Standardization Expert, Manuel Paul, and Huawei’s Director of Access Standards, Les Brown, have been elected to the Broadband Forum’s Board of Directors during the quarterly meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The three bring a wealth of industry knowledge, and provide expertise to support some of the key architecture and new service requirement work, such as FTTdp, Cloud and SDN.
While there’s a sense of growing enthusiasm for 4K/Ultra-HDTV transmissions from equipment vendors, display manufacturers, satellite operators and perhaps even some well-heeled early adopters, some experts are urging caution while almost pleading for various industry elements to pull their fingers out in order not to disappoint the public.