Montréal-based Haivision mentioned as we speak it has acquired the LightFlow streaming optimization know-how from Madrid, Spain, developer Epic Labs.

The Lightform platform makes use of perceptual video high quality metrics, real-time CDN efficiency evaluation and machine studying algorithms for streaming video high quality optimizations. Haivision mentioned the acquisition will give it an array of AI and machine-learning methods that it’s going to use to develop new know-how for video workflow, together with content-aware video encoding and optimization, content material indexing and object detection.

The corporate additionally pointed to LightFlow’s media cloud orchestration structure and Epic Labs’ work growing a DASH.js implementation together with low-latency CMAF-over-HTTP assist, which it mentioned is complementary to Haivision’s personal work with the open supply SRT protocol, together with the recently announced SRT Hub low-latency media routing service hosted on Microsoft Azure.

“By bringing our visions collectively, we’re poised to allow the supply of revolutionary new end-to-end media options that can rework low-latency streaming workflows — from contribution and distribution all the way in which to supply and monetization,” mentioned Haivision founder and CEO Mirko Wicha in a ready assertion.

Haivision mentioned LightFlow employees will stay primarily based in Madrid. Haivision has R&D workplaces in Portland, OR, Chicago, IL,  Austin, TX, and Hamburg, Germany.




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