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Firm is one of Streaming Media 100

Posted: November 11, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 11, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Influxis CEO Richard Blakely, left, and chief technology officer Jerry Chabolla at their Valencia office. Influxis CEO Richard Blakely, left, and chief technology officer Jerry Chabolla at their Valencia office.
Influxis CEO Richard Blakely, left, and chief technology officer Jerry Chabolla at their Valencia office.

When the founders of Valencia-based Influxis invested their last dollar into software to support their vision of allowing people to connect live on the Internet, little did they realize that within a decade Influxis would be named one of the top “100 Companies that Matter Most in Online Video” by expert streaming-media judges for Streaming Media magazine.

The Santa Clarita company landed on a list of industry heavy-hitters such as Hulu, YouTube, Apple and Facebook.

Being selected means industry recognition, said Collin Lee, marketing director for Influxis. The online live-streaming company found itself on the list last year, and this year as well, he said.

“The judges go through a long list of companies and choose 100 of them that matter most in online video,” Lee said.

Not content to rest on its laurels, Influxis continues making advances as an interactive streaming solutions company to provide media server, network and services to companies who want to utilize the latest in streaming and live collaboration technologies. In October, the company made two moves to advance its capabilities even more.

Partnering with the maker of the software the founders spent their last dollar on when they launched their company, Influxis made an agreement with Adobe to take over the Adobe LiveCycle Collaboration Service, or LCCS, — which will cease to exist at the end of the year, according to Lee. The software makes live streaming possible.

“We made an agreement with Adobe to take over their service,” he said. “Influxis will be the only company supporting it. We put our own brand on it to provide customized streaming options and we provide our own expertise in supporting it. And we’ll still support Adobe’s LCCS customers.”

As a provider of real-time Web applications and online live collaboration tools, taking over LCCS was a natural fit for the company, said Richard Blakely, Influxis CEO and co-founder.

Influxis also partnered last month with Irvine-based Teradek, a company that manufactures hardware for wireless video products for filmmaking, live video production and broadcast media.

“It widens Influxis’ capabilities,” Lee said. “It allows customers to stream videos wirelessly or over cell networks to mobile devices or on their laptops.”

For the growing company with 30 employees, the overall strategy is to provide customers more comprehensive solutions, whether live or interactive, Lee said.

With the company’s new partnerships and also being recognized as one of the leading companies in online video, it’s been a busy last quarter, Blakely said.

“But I am even more excited about the products we will be launching next quarter, which will include major platform and infrastructure upgrades, WebRTC solutions and professional support for additional technologies,” Blakely said.



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