UNIV opens new R&D centre in Israel

Unified Video Technologies (UNIV) has established a research and development facility in Herzliya, Israel. Located in the heart of Israel’s Silicon Wadi, the R&D Center is headed by Ariel Matzkin, UNIV’s CTO. The centre, which opened on February 1, is fully staffed with senior system architects, video workflow architects and engineers, mobile app developers, web developers, back office developers, CMS integrators and other professionals experienced in developing software solutions for managing and delivering video.

UNIV chose to locate its R&D facility in Israel because of its concentration of broadcast technology specialists who are creative, innovative and have an exceptionally high level of expertise.

At its R&D facility, UNIV is developing a line of advanced managed services that will enable clients to enjoy cutting edge capabilities without all the hassle of deploying new devices and systems on their premises. UNIV adds a layer of control and administration to innovative technologies that are on the market, making them compatible with existing workflows and easy to integrate. In order to accommodate the needs and limitations of companies challenged by the rapid obsolescence and high capital costs of broadcast media solutions, all solutions are designed as managed services that are provided on OPEX basis.

“The new R&D centre will build on our success in designing cutting-edge solutions such as our uVOD OTT white-label managed service platform and iVE real-time 360˚ video stitching and streaming solution for rich interactive video experiences,” says Ariel Matzkin, CTO of UNIV. “UNIV sees great commercial potential in the managed services market and now has the house resources necessary to act quickly to play a major role in it.”

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