Disguise acquires Polygon Labs to enable cloud-based workflows for broadcasters
Disguise has acquired broadcast data and content visualisation solutions platform Polygon Labs, marking another milestone in the company’s move towards cloud-based production.
Through its suite of software solutions and creative services, Polygon Labs offers a cloud-native platform and turnkey services that have been trusted by broadcasters such as CNN, Univision, The Weather Channel and TV Globo. The company controls and delivers high-end Unreal Engine graphics with real-time data visualisation via its cloud or on-prem solutions for some of the highest profile events, including the Olympics and FIFA World Cup.
By adding Polygon Labs to its workflow, disguise will build integrations that enable XR studios to access a wider range of broadcast workflows which empower remote production and cloud-based collaboration. Users of both disguise and Polygon Labs will benefit from data-driven graphics workflows running fully native Unreal Engine, as well as extended design and production capability for graphics.
“We are very proud and delighted to welcome Polygon Labs to the disguise team. This is a key turning point for both our user communities, partners and customers, and a huge step in our direction towards cloud and new media production workflows. The future is cloud-based remote collaboration and our work with Polygon Labs will unlock a whole new level of productivity and connectivity for all our users,” said disguise CEO Fernando Kufer.
“Over the years, Polygon Labs has helped some of the biggest broadcasters turn data into engaging stories through powerful graphics and data visualisation. Joining forces with disguise will take us into the next chapter of accelerating our journey towards graphics production workflows in the cloud. Our shared vision and passion for delivering the most engaging visual experiences will help us empower our users with a much more comprehensive solution to deliver the world’s most engaging storytelling graphics,” said Grigory Mindlin, CEO at Polygon Labs.
In the months to come, disguise and Polygon Labs will be working closely to build out an integrated workflow that gives value to users across both platforms. In the near-future, users can expect to achieve unified cloud-based data aggregation and graphics control that allow easy integration of broadcast workflows, as well as extended design, according to disguise.
A new disguise New York office and XR stage is planned to open in Q3 2022 where the Polygon team will be joining the disguise East Coast team.