Sunday, December 10, 2006

Harmonic Closes Entone Acquisition

Harmonic completed the acquisition of the video networking software business of Entone Technologies, a privately-held company based in San Mateo, CA, with research and development facilities in Hong Kong.



Entone's software solutions are designed to handle content ingest, distributed content management and video streaming -- facilitate the provisioning of personalized video services including video-on-demand (VOD), network personal video recording (nPVR), time-shifted television and targeted advertisement insertion. http://www.harmonicinc.com

  • In August 2006, Harmonic agreed to acquire the video networking software business of Entone Technologies, a privately-held software developer specializing in IPTV VOD and other digital video solutions for commercial broadcasters. The agreed upon purchase price of $45 million is comprised of $26 million in cash and the value of approximately 3.54 million shares of Harmonic common stock.


  • In September 2005, Entone Technologies introduced its "Armada" asset allocation solution for managing libraries of VOD titles. The system goes beyond static VOD content distribution systems by dynamically and cost-optimally placing video assets in the appropriate location and storage media based on their real-time popularity.


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