Cisco video unit resurfaces as Synamedia

Nov. 3, 2018
Synamedia is open for business following the completion of Permira funds' acquisition of Cisco's Service Provider Video Software Solutions ...

Synamedia is open for business following the completion of Permira funds' acquisition of Cisco's Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) group.

Synamedia's technologies, protected by a global portfolio of 590 patents, encompass Infinite Video Platform, cloud digital video recording, video processing, video security and client software.

"While we are in a golden age of TV, our customers face challenges including the rising cost of content, soaring piracy levels, and the impact of large OTT challengers on the market. As an independent entity focused on this sector, we will help our customers optimize their current infrastructure and capitalize on OTT and IP distribution to expand consumer choice and convenience, secure their income and generate new revenue streams," said Yves Padrines, CEO of Synamedia.

The company has also appointed industry veteran Dave Longaker as senior vice president and general manager, Americas. Longaker is responsible for sales, marketing, partners, and delivery in the Americas, and with leading the company's growth and expanding customer relationships throughout the region.

He was previously chief revenue officer for Rovi/TiVo. Prior to that, he worked for Alcatel-Lucent and Nortel.

Padrines said, "Dave's strong industry experience, his years of success in building close, long-term customer relationships, and his striking track record in leading businesses through high-growth periods make him the ideal candidate to lead Synamedia's Americas business."

Sponsored Recommendations

Coherent Routing and Optical Transport – Getting Under the Covers

April 11, 2024
Join us as we delve into the symbiotic relationship between IPoDWDM and cutting-edge optical transport innovations, revolutionizing the landscape of data transmission.

Data Center Network Advances

April 2, 2024
Lightwave’s latest on-topic eBook, which AFL and Henkel sponsor, will address advances in data center technology. The eBook looks at various topics, ranging...

Supporting 5G with Fiber

April 12, 2023
Network operators continue their 5G coverage expansion – which means they also continue to roll out fiber to support such initiatives. The articles in this Lightwave On ...

FTTx Deployment Strategies

March 29, 2023
Cable operators continue to deploy fiber in their networks at anincreasing rate. As fiber grows in importance, proper choices regardinghow to best fit fiber to the home together...