Divitel – implementing AI into video-technologies
Divitel is a leading Dutch digital video broadcasting and telecommunications company. Established in 1996 (the same year the internet emerged), it is a pioneer in digital video solutions.
Previously, Divitel focused on the Dutch professional broadcast industry but it has since become a leading systems integrator for digital video solutions with its focus on Europe and the Caribbean. Divitel’s headquarters are located in Apeldoorn (the Netherlands) and it has a second office in Frankfurt (Germany).
World Economic Forum
Since 2019, Divitel is member of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Industry 4.0
A global hub of expertise, knowledge-sharing and collaboration, where it will primarily contribute to The Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning portfolio of projects for the Centre dedicated to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR).
“At Divitel, we aim to always be on top of developments in the field of disruptive technology, so that we are able to help increase the profitability of our customers’ video services. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and learning from other global leading forum members from different sectors, who are also committed to innovation, development and implementation of new technologies that matter in today’s society”,
Hans Kornmann, Founder and Owner of Divitel.
World Economic Forum on Artificial Intelligence
Accelerating the societal benefits of artificial intelligence and machine learning while ensuring equity, privacy, transparency, accountability and social impact.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a key driver of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its effect can be seen in homes, businesses and even public spaces. In its embodied form of robots, it will soon be driving cars, stocking warehouses and caring for the young and elderly. AI holds the promise of solving some of society’s most pressing issues, but also presents challenges such as inscrutable “black box” algorithms, unethical use of data and potential job displacement.
As rapid advances in machine learning (ML) increase the scope and scale of AI’s deployment across all aspects of daily life, and as the technology can learn and change on its own, multistakeholder collaboration is required to optimize accountability, transparency, privacy and impartiality to create trust.
For media companies, the process of bringing video content delivery to the different screens is becoming increasingly complex and a very resource-intensive endeavor. Ecosystems consist of different technology components that need to work together as one, and that is difficult. Mistakes can happen anywhere in the process and they often do, resulting in service failures like macro-blocking, restart or replay issues, and the like. This complexity makes it difficult to change, improve or optimize anything without causing new problems along the way. A lot of money and resources go into managing this, costs that are reaching unmanageable levels, if companies want to remain competitive.
Divitel helps these companies improve the efficiency of their different video delivery processes. Processes like:
- Formulating a strategy
- Designing and deploying solutions
- Monitoring and/or first line helpdesk
- Second line support and engineering, managing, solving or preventing incidents.
Whatever the process, Divitel makes it faster, easier and better. Increasing efficiency and generating value from within, transforming costs into profit centers, generating funds to invest in other aspects of the business that help increase revenue and customer satisfaction instead.
Divitel’s unique approach is and impact is proven and recognized by the industry through the Global Innovator appointment by the World Economic Forum and the Top 100 most innovative Dutch companies by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.