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Beamr acquires Vanguard Video in bid to claim compression crown

Israeli perceptual filtering specialist Beamr has announced this week it will be acquiring Vanguard Video, a provider of HEVC and H.264 codec technologies – in a bid to claw its way towards the top of the encoding pile. In the space of just a few months, three encoding pioneers in Elemental, Envivio, and Thomson Video Networks were all snapped up for considerable sums of money. Faultline believes that Elemental’s technology at Amazon is likely to be the most successful and lead AWS to some major progressions in video encoding, but the impact of these deals is that the field has now been left open for a new generation of Elementals and Envivios to triumph. One of these companies to show…

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