Envivio, Inc. provides software-based IP video processing and distribution solutions. The company also has a presence in Australia, Brazil, China, India and Singapore. The company enables service providers and content providers to deliver linear broadcast and on-demand video services to their customers via multiple screens, such as TV, tablets, smartphones, laptops, PCs and gaming devices. This video can be delivered to end users either across service providers’ managed networks or outside the boundaries of their networks over the open Internet, referred to as over-the-top (OTT). Products The company’s unified video headend solution and unified delivery infrastructure for live and on-demand multi-screen video delivery are built on its encoding, transcoding and video distribution products. The company’s product suite, which includes Muse, Halo, Envivio appliances and Guru (formerly 4Manager), enables video headends to be modified by its customers to serve various combinations of tablets, mobile handsets, laptops, PCs, gaming systems and traditional or connected TVs. The company’s hardware can be reconfigured by its customers to deliver content to consumers on an array of devices with additional software options that expand device support as new devices are introduced and add support for premium features and applications. The company’s suite of products consists of the following: Envivio Muse — Muse is its multi-screen software architecture designed for live or file-based video transcoding and distribution to multiple devices. The company has designed its Muse compression software to optimize live and on-demand workflows for video delivery commensurate with the characteristics of both legacy and network infrastructures by encoding video input in multiple codecs, resolutions, bit rates and formats. Envivio Halo — The company’s Halo Network Media Processor performs final content processing and adaptation for consumer devices, including protected adaptive bitrate streams compatible with Apple iOS, Android and Microsoft Smooth Streaming enabled consumer devices. Halo also enables advanced functionality such as ad insertion and content protection for mobile devices that facilitates service monetization and enables immersive end user experiences. Envivio appliances — Envivio offers a software-based approach to video compression and media processing, leveraging the power and performance capabilities of the latest generation Intel-based hardware platforms. The company’s standards-based appliances deliver video to mobile, PC and TV from a single platform. Various models of appliances are available, and Envivio products could also be installed on HP blade servers in an IT-centric architecture. Envivio Guru — The company’s Guru network management system is specifically engineered to manage next generation video headends for mobile TV, OTT and IPTV, while continuing to support traditional broadcast distribution networks. Envivio Nuage — Envivio Nuage is a fully virtualized cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) video solution that supports both private and public cloud options. Envivio Nuage is designed to manage content for video service and content providers — from content acquisition to the consumer — on any screen. Envivio Nuage supports live linear and on-demand video, and operates as a service on private, operator-owned networks, in the public cloud, or in hybrid environments. Services Customers purchase services in support of the company’s products, including the following: On-site project assessment — The company provides a complete review of content sources, existing systems and middleware to determine the proper interface and adaptation equipment necessary for its customer to deliver an optimized consumer quality of experience. Systems integration — The company configure all the equipment with its solution according to network design and plan. The company can test and integrate additional third-party equipment and validate predefined use cases in its labs. On-site delivery — The company installs all equipment and tests the operational environment, including redundancy and system monitoring, as well as administers technical training to validate predefined use cases in an operational environment. Operational and customer support — The company provides different grades of service level agreements and support contracts according to requirements. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses totaled $9.4 million for the year 2015. Sales and Marketing The company sells its video delivery solutions to its customers indirectly through its channel partners, and directly through its internal sales force. Customers The company’s customers include mobile and wireline telecommunications service providers, cable multiple system operators (MSOs), direct broadcast satellite service providers (DBSs), and content providers, which includes broadcasters and content publishers, owners, aggregators and licensees. The company distributes its products and solutions through a network of channel partners, which includes telecommunications systems integrators throughout the world, as well as through its own direct sales force. The company has sold its solution to approximately 300 end-customers in 50 countries. Intellectual Property As of January 31, 2015, the company had eight issued U.S. patents and five issued European patents. The company’s patents would expire on various dates from 2022 to 2028. The company has rights to 12 patents licensed to the company by France Telecom. It owns the registered trademark for Envivio in the United States, Hong Kong and the European Community and has protection for the Envivio trademark through the Madrid Protocol in China, France, Japan and South Korea. The company also has one trademark application pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Competition The company competes with companies focused on multi-screen encoding, including Cisco Systems, Inc. (through its acquisition of Inlet Technologies LLC), Elemental Technologies and Imagine Communications Corp. History Envivio, Inc. was founded in 2000. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 2000.
envivio inc (ENVI:NASDAQ GS)
535 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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