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ENCO adds encoding, monitoring with DoCaption acquisition

The acquisition allows ENCO to immediately offer broadcasters captioning encoders alongside its on-premises and cloud-based systems

ENCO has announced the acquisition of DoCaption, a developer and manufacturer of captioning, subtitling, and ancillary data solutions for the broadcast and AV industries.

ENCO has long worked with DoCaption to deliver live, automated captions and insert closed captions into live broadcasts, said the company.

The acquisition means it can now offer “more complete, integrated and cost-efficient solutions” for broadcasters and media companies, such as OTT channels, MVPDs and streaming services.

The deal also allows ENCO to offer an entirely new product line, with data solutions that cross the encoding, conversion and transcoding, and monitoring spectrum, said the company.

DoCaption’s products also include specific solutions for SCTE 104 metadata signaling and insertion for ad markers, SMPTE timecode generation for synchronisation, scoreboard data encoding for venue displays and integrated open captions generators and keyers, added ENCO.

“DoCaption represents our most strategic acquisition to date as it pertains to future product and business development,” said Ken Frommert, president of ENCO. “Immediately, we can now sell captioning encoders alongside our on-premises and cloud-based enCaption systems to offer more flexible and affordable single-source solutions.

“Moving forward, our combined team of engineers can work together and leverage DoCaption’s intellectual property to develop new on-board applications that address emerging standards and customer requirements. That includes innovating new solutions that represent a convergence of our strengths to serve future captioning workflows.”