AVIWEST and b<>com to jointly develop the video retransmission systems of tomorrow

To work on new low-bitrate, low-latency video compression systems, AVIWEST, a Breton small business that's world-renowned in the field of video transmission, has joined b<>com.

Founded in 2008 and based in Saint-Grégoire in Ille-et-Vilaine, Aviwest is a world leader in the broadcast sector. The video solutions developed by AVIWEST, which enable the transmission of live images via 3G/4G cellular networks, are distributed in over 120 countries worldwide.

The teams at b<>com and AVIWEST will work together in Rennes starting this summer. An employee of AVIWEST will join b<>com's New Media Formats lab in order to work on new low-bitrate, low-latency video compression systems. This collaboration will make it possible to incorporate these new technology bricks into AVIWEST's current product lines and explore the innovation possibilities offered by b<>com's 5G experiment platform, particularly for developing new video transmission systems.

 "We are proud and delighted to count the company AVIWEST among our members. It's a world leader in contributing and broadcasting high-quality video content. Its products are very successful. Besides these areas of excellence, we will work together on the opportunities offered by 5G networks. This is a new example of how our skills have broad applications and how b<>com's efforts to offer its members the latest experimental platforms are coming together," added Bertrand Guilbaud, CEO of b<>com.

"We've always been working on developing high added-value solutions adapted to our clients' practices. We must keep innovating and incorporating the latest technologies into our products. Collaborating with b<>com enables us to anticipate our clients' future needs and preserve our technological and competitive advantage," explained Erwan Gasc, CEO of AVIWEST.