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Cisco acquires BNI Video, the video delivery software specialist

Cisco acquires BNI Video, the video delivery software specialist

Par admin - le 08 novembre 2011

Mergers/acquisitions

Cisco is expanding its video stream management services with the acquisition of BNI Video for $99m (€71m). This American start-up is specialised in video back-office and content delivery network (CDN) analytic capabilities.

Once the acquisition has been approved by the competition authorities, BNI Video will be integrated into Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group. Furthermore, its tools will be incorporated in Videoscape, the manufacturer’s video delivery platform which includes digital television, social media and communications applications.

This is Cisco’s third investment in the video sector within the space of a year, after recent acquisitions of ExtendMedia and Inlet Technologies. The manufacturer announced back in May that video would be one of the company’s five strategic priorities, along with network services (routers, switches, etc.), unified communications and collaboration tools, data centres (and the cloud) and business transformation architectures.

Sources: Cisco->http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=515007], [LeMondeInformatique->http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=515007], [Silicon.fr