Haivision, a company founded in 2004, is a market leader in enterprise video and video streaming technologies. It has developed a system in order to help worldwide organizations to communicate, collaborate and educate through a combination of video computing.
The company has recently announce the acquisition of LightFlow Media Technologies S.L., an advanced media optimization business of Epic Labs.
This acquisition adds artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to Haivision’s innovation portfolio to form the basis for advances in content-aware video encoding, content indexing, object detection, as well as optimization of video contribution, distribution, and delivery for low latency live feeds or video on-demand.
LightFlow’s technology suite also gives Haivision an advanced media cloud orchestration architecture, a foundation to accelerate the company’s cloud strategy of creating an ecosystem of modular video streaming and management technologies. The LightFlow team also led the development of the DASH.js implementation that includes low-latency CMAF support, which adds to Haivision’s overall market leadership with the SRT open source initiative and the development of the Haivision SRT Hub intelligent cloud media routing platform.
According to Mirko Wicha, founder and CEO of Haivision, “Epic Labs is a cutting-edge innovator in cloud development and AI for video streaming” this will bring more wealth to the company. Therefore, Haivision team will be able to “transform low-latency streaming workflows – from contribution and distribution, all the way to delivery and monetization“, has explained Wicha.
About LightFlow, Alfonso Peletier, founder and CEO of Epic Labs, has said that it will bring “a vast expertise and technology to improve video workflows leveraging artificial intelligence”. Furthermore, “the joint team and technologies will accelerate our shared vision of delivering revolutionary cloud workflows to the market and the community”.
Mahmoud Al-Daccak, Haivision’s CTO and EVP of Product Development has explained Haivision’s role in next generation cloud video services that made possible, through intelligent media routing, “AI-optimized media and metadata processing, and blockchain-enabled decentralized federated content distribution, opening new opportunities for more content providers to deliver video to ever-expanding audiences”.
At the same time, Miguel Serrano, Co-Founder and CEO of LightFlow Media Technologies, said that by applying artificial intelligence in different layers of the video workflow, “we can harness the combined power of the cloud and edge processing to reinvent the way broadcast and media organizations produce, deliver and monetize their content”.
The LightFlow team, based in Madrid Spain, now augments Haivision’s global development organization, which is headquartered in Montreal, with additional R&D offices in Portland, Chicago, Austin, and Hamburg.