Feeds

Cisco Borgs vid start-up for $US99m

BNI bolsters Cisco's video vision

High performance access to file storage

Cisco has added another video software company to its IPTV armoury, acquiring video optimization company BNI Video for $US99 million.

BNI Video’s technology offers a solution for ISPs to manage their video services, including entitlement, billing and quality control. It particularly targets legacy cable providers that need to tweak their networks for online video distribution. Founded in 2009 BNI has raised US$16 million in funding to date from – quelle surprise - Cisco, along with Comcast Interactive Capital, Time Warner Investments, Charles River Ventures and Castile Ventures.

Cisco will integrate BNI Video’s smarts with its existing Videoscape service. It is the latest in a line of acquisitions to bolster the Videoscape TV platform, which allows service providers to deliver video to any device over any IP network.

In February Cisco purchased video encoder Inlet Technologies and last August it snapped up online video distributor ExtendMedia to boost its video-over-IP capabilities. Video, is one of Cisco's high five company priorities, is the biggest growth driver for IP traffic.

"Cisco is committed to working with our service provider customers to deliver next-generation IP-based video experiences across devices," said Marthin De Beer, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Emerging Business Group.

On the close of the acquisition, BNI Video employees will be integrated into Cisco's Service Provider Video Technology Group. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.