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Net Insight Acquires Aperi Product Portfolio

Aperi, a pioneer of virtualized-media production, today announced that its innovative Live IP media-virtualization platform and software-product portfolio has been acquired by Net Insight AB, a global leader in media networks and resource optimization. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Aperi’s Joop Janssen says Net Insight will help take his company’s product line to the next level.

Since Aperi’s market launch in 2016, world-leading media-services providers and media companies have adopted its low-latency, software-based media-processing platform as part of live-production and transport-services workflows. Its pioneering work in the field of native-IP, FPG Aaccelerated Media Function Virtualization (MFV. coined by Aperi) is now widely accepted in the media and broadcasting industry.

To fully capitalize on this fast-growing market acceptance, Aperi has been looking for a larger home for its product portfolio and team. As a reliable key partner and leader in the industry’s move toward a continuously improved media experience, Net Insight is the ideal new home.

“The Aperi product line, with its unique low-latency V-Stack hypervisor and open app/microservices-store concept, will benefit from Net Insight’s global leadership, 20-plus years’ experience in media networking and strong development track record,” says Aperi CEO Joop Janssen. “I’m very happy that the original vision of Aperi’s founders — Eugene and Brian Keane — and the engineering team will not only move forward but further prosper within the larger Net Insight group.”

Ulrik Rohne, VP, media networks, Net Insight, says that, by adding the Aperi products to its portfolio, Net Insight complements and strengthens its offering.

“We share the Aperi product vision of an open and virtualized software architecture and are excited to welcome the team of skilled engineers to Net Insight and to continue supporting existing and new Aperi customers,” he says. “Thousands of Aperi microservers are used each day in the live production and transport of some of the most prestigious sports content, including 4K, around the globe. Aperi’s technology enables service providers, content owners, rightsholders, and broadcasters to work faster, more efficiently, and at scale for the lowest-cost and most-agile remote production. The combination of the true virtualization that it’s able to offer, along with its unique V-Stack media hypervisor-based approach, delivers low-latency media processing for both centralized and decentralized media networks.”



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