Visual Unity: Expansion through multilingual multiscreen12 September 2014
The latest versions of Visual Unity’s vuMedia multiscreen platform and vuEasy online video platform are making their debut at IBC this year.
A range of new languages is being introduced to vuEasy’s administrator user interface, including Chinese, Arabic, Spanish and Russian. The company expects this upgrade to broaden vuEasy’s international appeal and reinforce Visual Unity’s plans to expand sales into new territories. Visual Unity recently secured an investment of €5.2m from 3TS Capital Partners.
Also on show is a new white-label version of vuEasy that allows partners to sell the product under their own brand, alongside new multi-level account administration functionality, which allows customers to collaborate on OTT projects and to share or limit access to resources.
Introduced in 2011, Visual Unity’s flagship vuMedia end-to-end OTT platform has been upgraded to feature an improved modular architecture and enhanced API integration for faster OTT integration into existing infrastructures.
It also supports live time-shifting and includes a Timeline Thumbnail Preview (vuMedia TTP) which makes it faster for consumers to navigate within streamed content. vuMedia is now fully integrated with the vuEasy cloud-based service.
The company is also showing a new, native application for iOS devices that enables delivery of VoDs that are DRM protected. This upgrade supports Widevine DRM in iOS applications.