Pixelmetrix

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Pixelmetrix Corporation
Private
Industry Television Broadcasting
Founded 1999 (1999)
Founder Danny Wilson, CEO
Headquarters Singapore
Area served
Worldwide
Products TV network monitoring
Website http://www.pixelmetrix.com

Pixelmetrix Corporation[1] is a company that develops preventive monitoring products for terrestrial, satellite, cable, and IPTV networks. The company is known for its DVStation product, and also provides equipment and network intelligence systems to television broadcasters for the management and monitoring of "Quality of Service" and "Quality of Experience". Pixelmetrix is headquartered in Singapore, and also has offices in the United States and Europe.

PixelMetrix is currently "IN LIQUIDATION ‐ COMPULSORY WINDING UP (INSOLVENCY)" according to the Singapore Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.[2]

Corporate history

In 1999, Danny Wilson and Ben Lim founded Pixelmetrix Corporation in Singapore as a privately held limited company, recruiting Tom Orlowski and Hideki Takahashi to complete the start-up team.[3] The name “Pixelmetrix“ was derived from the combination of the words "pixel" and "metrics", loosely suggesting that the company "measures pixels".

Pixelmetrix released its first product, DVStation, in 2000. DVStation is a modular multi-player system that can simultaneously monitor up to 21 ports and multiple layers of the video transmission chain.

DVStation
DVStation, the first Pixelmetrix product developed in 2000

In 2002, Japan Telecom and Korea Telecom selected DVStation for end-to-end signal quality monitoring during the FIFA World Cup Football games in Japan and Korea.[4] In 2004 the DVStor and DVShift Compliance Recording product lines were introduced to target disaster recovery. With the emergence of IPTV,[5] Pixelmetrix launched DVStation-IP3 in 2006 for IPTV test and monitoring. The following year, it brought on the Electronic Couch Potato and Consolidator to monitor true customer viewing to ensure "Quality of Experience".[6]

By October 2001, Pixelmetrix had opened an office in Switzerland and established a sales office in Florida.[7] The company added a support office in Barcelona, Spain in 2010.

Finance

The company has pursued external funding and today is backed by several private, venture capital and institutional investors including OWW Capital Partners, UOB Ventures, Enspire Capital and Singapore Economic Development Board Technopreneur Investment Fund. Revenues have grown year on year and the company has been profitable throughout the years.

Awards

Pixelmetrix has been conferred the TV Technology STAR Awards (Superior Technology Award Recipient) 2012, 2009, 2007, 2004 and 2000, Cable & Satellite International Highly Commended Product of the Year Award 2010, Frost & Sullivan Industrial Technologies Award (2009),[8] C+T Technology Development Award 2009, Cable & Satellite International Product of the Year Award 2008, Engineering & Technology Emmy Award (2007),[9] Broadcast Engineering publication Pick Hit Awards 2008 and 2005, BIRTV Product of the Year Award 2006, Cable-Satellite/Mediacast Product of the Year Awards 2004 and 2003, as well as the IABM Peter Wayne Award for Best Design and Innovation (2000).

Product lines

Pixelmetrix has five major product lines:

  • DVStation Monitoring Platforms
  • DVStor - Compliance Recording, Disaster Recovery, House of Worship Solution
  • DVStation-IP3 - IPTV Monitoring Platform
  • Electronic Couch Potato (ECP)[10]
  • Consolidator - Network Management System
  • OTT Media Grinder (OMG) - Validation System for Over-The-Top Delivery Infrastructure
  • Pelican Video Encoders

References

  1. ^ "Pixelmetrix Corporation". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ "Home - ACRA". www.acra.gov.sg. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  3. ^ Arnold, Wayne (1999-09-19). "In Singapore, the Start-Up Dance Is Still Difficult to Do". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  4. ^ "Pixelmetrix DVStation Selected for Signal Monitoring at 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan". Scopus Video Networks. 2002-04-04. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  5. ^ "Pixelmetrix Danny Wilson in Managing Quality of Service Panel Session at the IPTV World Forum, London". Korean IT Times. 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
  6. ^ "Pixelmetrix Electronic Couch Potato to Monitor Virgin Media's Digital Television Network". TVover.net. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  7. ^ "Pixelmetrix Expands Sales Organization to Market DVStation in the United States" (PDF). Pixelmetrix. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
  8. ^ "Start-ups win technology award". The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings. 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  9. ^ "Pixelmetrix to receive Technical Emmy". Broadcast Engineering. 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  10. ^ "Pixelmetrix: Advanced Video Technology Leader". BTR Broadband Technology Report. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2011-01-20.

External links

  • Official website
  • New York Times Article on Pixelmetrix
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