Video Developer Digital Barriers Selling Off Its Video Business

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Oct 31, 2017

~92% of Digital Barrier's $32M USD revenue is from video surveillance.

The company is most well known for its products such as perimeter detection analytics (that they OEM to Axis), face recognition and EdgeVis low-bandwidth streaming platform.

But all of those are being sold off because Digital Barriers sees greater promise outside of the video surveillance market, in its ThruVis platform (which we recently covered).

In this note, we examine the terms of the deal, the motivation of it and the challenges and outlook for the reformed company.

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