Imagine Communications Opens Microservices Technology Platform

Imagine Communications is making its Zenium microservices library source code available to customers, partners and developers.

The Open Zenium program provides media companies with the ability to customize, modify, design and deploy workflows and services.

“The chief objective of the program is to deliver the knowledge, tools and technology that will fortify operations with the flexibility, efficiency and scale to meet the unique and evolving needs of consumers and enable rapid response to changing market dynamics,” said Imagine Communications CEO Charlie Vogt. “The Open Zenium initiative marks a milestone in the media and entertainment industry. For the first time, a major technology supplier is providing access to not only the intellectual property underpinning its solutions, it is also building a community based on transparency, innovation and success.”

Imagine is providing access to the design patterns and best practices it has developed over the years, as well as the technology that powers Versio, Selenio One, and EPIC MV platforms.

“We are sending a strong message that we are ready to explore a more strategic and collaborative relationship with customers and are willing to back up our commitment by exposing the company’s most valued intellectual property in an environment designed to propel all parties toward mutual success in a market that is becoming more competitive every day,” Vogt added, “While other technology companies have recently jumped on the microservices bandwagon, Imagine Communications has been building solutions based on microservices for several years and is now taking the next step of sharing the building blocks of our groundbreaking innovation with a community of our customers and partners.”

“This is collaboration on a scale that’s never been seen in the media & entertainment industry,” said Brick Eksten, Chief Product Officer, Imagine Communications. “The time is now to leverage the amazing work being done in the broader compute industry and to bring together best-of-breed virtualization with proven broadcast technologies. We’re opening up Zenium to enable a community of our customers to exploit the capabilities of the technology platform of the future and to inject their businesses with the agility and flexibility that will allow them to thrive in a rapidly and constantly evolving competitive environment."

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