VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the strategic acquisition of T-21 Technologies, a provider of OTT streaming media solutions for media operations, broadcasters, and content owners worldwide. Kevin Ancelin, founder and CEO of T-21 Technologies, will join VITEC as vice president of worldwide broadcast sales.
“The acquisition of T-21 brings Kevin’s 32-year industry experience and knowledge to VITEC as we expand our product and strategy focus on the broadcast market,” said Mark D’Addio, senior vice president, VITEC. “His expertise in product and market development will expedite our new product roadmap and sales efforts for leading broadcasters worldwide.”
VITEC’s HEVC technology and solutions make it more efficient than ever to deliver the highest quality contribution links over dedicated and public IP networks, fiber, and satellite. Powered by VITEC’s internally developed HEVC GEN2+ encoding core, the MGW Ace Encoder and Decoder establish new industry standards in video quality, bit rate efficiency, and ultra-low latency (ULL). This revolutionary solution provides best-in-class HEVC video quality up to 4:2:2 10-bit.
“I look forward to this new chapter and challenge in my career. VITEC’s technology and dedication to the IP video market is unmatched,” said Ancelin. “With VITEC’s GEN2+ innovation, the MGW Ace portable hardware encoder delivers no visible latency for the most sensitive video quality and low latency applications. As we develop our next generation of products and marketing, with a focus on broadcast applications, GEN2+ will further transform the contribution market.”
More information on VITEC’s full line of products is available at www.vitec.com.
VITEC is a leading worldwide end-to-end video streaming solutions provider for broadcast, military and government, enterprise, sports and entertainment venues, and houses of worship. Combining broadcasting with live streaming capabilities, VITEC’s H.265 (HEVC) and H.264 offering is the most extensive in the market with encoding and decoding appliances, IPTV solutions for desktops and mobile devices, and PCI cards with SDK for integration projects. VITEC’s intuitive digital video solutions can be tailored to each customer’s unique market needs, delivering easy-to-use technology that ensures high-quality, low-latency HD video, capturing live and recorded events for seamless distribution in a multitude of formats anytime, anywhere, to any device.
Since 1988, VITEC has been a pioneer in the design and manufacture of hardware and software for video encoding, decoding, transcoding, recording, conversion, archiving, and streaming over IP. In keeping with the company’s tradition of innovation, VITEC is the first company to bring bandwidth-efficient HEVC compression technology into the field with portable streaming appliances.
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