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VITEC Expands Global Presence with New R&D Office in Porto, Portugal

VITEC's Porto Office: Catalyzing Innovation in Video Solutions

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VITEC, a renowned leader in IP video solutions, has proudly inaugurated its state-of-the-art Research and Development (R&D) office in Porto, Paranhos, Portugal. This strategic move is part of VITEC’s long-term development strategy aimed at advancing its IPTV, video streaming, and digital signage solutions.

The new office, situated in the heart of Porto’s burgeoning technological landscape, marks a significant milestone for the company. Philippe Wetzel, the CEO and founder of VITEC, expressed the company’s commitment to fostering innovation, stating, “This long-term investment in our Porto office demonstrates that VITEC is committed to providing the best tools and environments to support our R&D team in developing our next generation of products and applications.”

Initially establishing its presence in Portugal in 2019 within UPTEC, a science and technology park, VITEC experienced rapid growth, prompting the need for a larger and permanent office space. The new facility is strategically located near local tech universities, enabling collaboration with students and providing them with valuable industry experience.

Sofia Rodrigues, Software Team Lead at VITEC, shared her excitement about the new office, stating, “With this fantastic new permanent space, we are well positioned to attract top engineering talent to help us further improve our solutions. We’re excited to play our role in VITEC’s growth, and we can’t wait to welcome more members to the team.”

The Porto office will serve as a hub for software development, focusing on C/C++, JavaScript/Typescript, and C#/.Net technologies. VITEC is actively recruiting software engineers for the Porto office, and interested candidates can find more information on the company’s careers portal at VITEC Careers.

VITEC, a pioneer in video streaming solutions since 1988, specializes in end-to-end services for broadcast, military and government, corporate, sports, and entertainment venues. The company’s H.265 (HEVC) and H.264 offerings are among the most extensive in the market, providing encoding and decoding appliances, IPTV solutions, and PCI cards with SDK for integration projects.

In a testament to its commitment to innovation, VITEC was the first to introduce bandwidth-efficient HEVC compression technology into the field with portable streaming appliances. The new R&D office in Porto reflects VITEC’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and its desire to collaborate with top engineering talent in the region.

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