Haivision has accelerated its cloud strategy by acquiring LightFlow, the artificial intelligence and cloud orchestration media business of Epic Labs.
This acquisition adds artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to Haivision’s portfolio to form the basis for advances in content-aware video encoding, content indexing, object detection, as well as optimisation 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.
“LightFlow brings a vast expertise and technology to improve video workflows leveraging artificial intelligence,” said Alfonso Peletier, Founder and CEO of Epic Labs. “LightFlow finds in Haivision the scale and reach of the world leader in performance streaming. The joint team and technologies will accelerate our shared vision of delivering revolutionary cloud workflows to the market and the community.”
“With so much real-time data available throughout the media workflow, the magic dwells in understanding, learning, and adjusting continuously to achieve optimal results,” said Miguel Serrano, CEO of LightFlow Media Technologies. “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 organisations produce, deliver, and monetise 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.