disguise acquires Polygon Labs to expand broadcast workflows for live events – rAVe [PUBS]
disguise announced the acquisition of Polygon Labs, a broadcast data and content visualization solutions platform. disguise xR, together with LED displays, graphics engines such as Unreal Engine and camera tracking, combines elements of augmented and mixed reality to deliver photorealistic virtual graphics during live broadcasts. This workflow has been used to improve the quality and virtual production capability of broadcasters such as Turner Broadcast, Eurosport, ITV Sport, CCTV China, KBS and TV Tokyo in Japan, and KBS Korea.
Polygon Labs offers a cloud-native platform and turnkey services that have been used by broadcasters including CNN, Univision, The Weather Channel, and TV Globo. Polygon Labs dynamically monitors and delivers Unreal Engine graphics with real-time data visualization through their cloud or on-premises solutions for some of the most high-profile events. By adding Polygon Labs to its workflow, Disguise will create integrations that will give xR studios access to a wider range of broadcast workflows that enable remote production and cloud-based collaboration.
“We are very proud and excited to welcome Polygon Labs to the disguise team! This is a key milestone for our user communities, partners and customers, and a big step in our direction towards cloud production workflows and new media,” said Fernando Kufer, CEO of Disguise. “The future is cloud-based remote collaboration and our work with Polygon Labs will unlock a whole new level of productivity and connectivity for all of our users.”
In the coming months, Disguise and Polygon Labs will work closely together to create an integrated workflow that delivers value to users on both platforms. In the near future, users can expect to get unified cloud-based data aggregation and charting control that enables easy integration of broadcast workflows, as well as extended design 29. A new desktop in disguise in New York and an xR stage is set to open in the third quarter of 2022, where the Polygon team will join the East Coast costume team.
“Over the years, Polygon Labs has helped some of the biggest broadcasters turn data into engaging stories through powerful graphics and data visualization,” said Grigory Mindlin, CEO of Polygon Labs. “Joining forces with disguise will take us to the next chapter in accelerating our journey to cloud graphics production workflows. Our shared vision and passion for delivering the most engaging visual experiences will help us provide our users with a much more comprehensive solution for delivering the most engaging storytelling graphics in the world.