Stamford, CT and Golden, CO, April 14, 2016 – HARMAN, the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced today that it has been selected as a key integrator for Wowza Media Systems’™ market-leading streaming technology portfolio. Customers in the broadcast, automotive, government, and enterprise verticals will have access to a proven global, scaled integrator of streaming solutions, and the joint offerings address the exploding demand for complex video and audio streaming capabilities worldwide.
The partnership provides the industry with the combined strengths of Wowza’s leading software and cloud-based streaming technologies, [Wowza Streaming Engine™, Wowza Streaming Cloud™, Wowza GoCoder SDK™], as well as HARMAN’s deep experience in integrating and optimizing media streaming solutions. It also extends Wowza Media Systems’ reach through a global, industry-trusted partner to close a gap in the market where a sizeable integrator is required to address complex, end-to-end projects.
“We are excited to partner with HARMAN to provide our current and future customers the premier services they need to deliver comprehensive, end-to-end streaming projects to market faster,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. “Combining the strengths of Wowza’s industry-leading streaming products with HARMAN’s excellence in professional service delivery gives customers a robust platform for creating best-in-class, sustainable and flexible media streaming solutions.”
As an industry leader, Wowza continues to simplify the ever-changing complexities of streaming video by investing in leading-edge streaming technology development. The customizable and scalable Wowza Streaming Engine software powers reliable streaming of high-quality video in any format to any device for any business. The Wowza Streaming Cloud service gives both new and experienced users access to professional-grade, pay-as-you-go live streaming.
“This new partnership with Wowza Media Systems enables us to fully leverage Wowza’s leading streaming technology portfolio to better serve our customers who seek a mature and high-performance media streaming solution,” said Sandip Ranjhan, senior vice president, HARMAN Connected Services. “As Wowza’s systems integration partner, HARMAN will provide broadcast, automotive, government and enterprise companies the critical services they need to deploy customized and high-performance media streaming systems more efficiently.”
Visit the Wowza booth, SU 5324, at NAB2016 on Tuesday, April 19, 3 pm pt to see a joint presentation from Harman and Wowza Media Systems about the partnership. Visit the Wowza NAB page to schedule a meeting with Wowza at NAB2016.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems is the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide. Wowza delivers an award-winning, extensible solution set that provides unparalleled customization, configuration, and control for an unlimited number of streaming use cases. The company's integrated, hybrid model empowers direct end customers, service providers, and an extensive worldwide partner network. Proven, patented Wowza technology enables organizations to expand their reach, more deeply engage with key audiences, and increase their monetization opportunities. Wowza has rapidly built a fan base of more than 19,000 customers, in 170+ countries, across all industries. The company was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is based in Colorado. For more information, please visit www.wowza.com.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.5 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2015.