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  • Digital Barriers
    Digital Barriers
    UK

    Business & Technology Services

    Overview

    Digital Barriers is a leading provider of IoVT (Internet of Video Things) surveillance, security and business intelligence products. Headquartered in the UK with offices across the US and Europe, Digital Barriers’ unique video compression technology allows live streaming over low-bandwidth environments, including cellular body worn cameras and an ever growing set of commercial applications. When coupled with its cloud-based, video management platform Digital Barriers is able to provide an end-to-end solution incorporating a wide range of AI-based operational, safety and business intelligence analytics – the only such cloud video platform that works as effectively on cellular as on fixed networks.

    The company has been a trusted partner to leading law enforcement, intelligence and defence agencies around the world for many years and will continue to serve this market. Working closely with Intel, Digital Barriers has leveraged its unique IP to develop commercial off-the-shelf products that are now being sold by blue chip telecom and security partners such as AT&T, Vodafone, Fujitsu and G4S to a wide range of commercial and public sector customers across various end-markets.

    Highlights

    • Recruited Tom Alexander (former Virgin Mobile and EE CEO) as Chairman and Bryan Schmode (former Avigilon executive and investor) as an advisor to the Board
    • Augmenting team to support shift in go-to-market strategy from a direct sales model, predominantly serving the bespoke needs of military and government customers, to a channel strategy, partnering with leading global MNO’s with an 'off the shelf'  solution
    • Supporting investment in new products and services that complement the existing offering (analytics, AI, etc.)
    “We are delighted to partner with 3i and benefit from its expertise and global reach as we expand our offering with new products, move towards a subscription-based model and broaden our customer base, whilst continuing to provide a highly differentiated product and market-leading technology. We have now made live video over cellular networks a reliable and affordable reality for the first time - working with 3i and our new channel partners we can take these disruptive solutions out much more widely.” Zak Doffman, CEO, Digital Barriers
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