Former Feenics Exec DiPeso Becomes President, SAFR Real Networks

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 22, 2022, 09:34am EDT (Info+)

RealNetworks is most famous for its early media player, has struggled for many years, and is now reinventing itself, at least partially as a facial recognition/access control company. Now Real Networks hired an industry insider Paul DiPeso as President of its SAFR access control business.

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DiPeso was most recently VP and GM at Feenics which was acquired by ACRE at the end of last year.

IPVM spoke with DiPeso to better understand Real Network's future and SAFR's business focus change to face recognition access control from video surveillance analytics.

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