custom video solutions

Bianor's video and mobile consultancy along with our engineering services empower businesses to take full advantage of video space opportunities such as:

  • video streaming
  • video processing
  • video protection
  • video discovery
  • video analytics
  • video monetization 
  • IoT video processing

Want to stream your video from mobile to your TV? Bianor provides the opportunity to do so with the following benefits:

  • battery saving streaming
  • a great number of TVs supported 
  • ease of use and connection  

Reach every platform: 

  • MOBILE - iOS, Android, Windows
  • CONNECTED TV’s
  • SMART TV’s
  • GAME CONSOLES
  • STB

Bianor secures the whole Project Cycle with ISO certified quality in:

  • Business Analysis
  • UI & UX
  • Software Development 
  • Quality Management
  • Integration Powers

 

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
1998
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Sofia, Bulgaria
headquarters
  • Bianor
    51 Alexandar Malinov blvd.
    Sofia 1712
    Bulgaria

Portfolio

Key clients: 

NATO, P&G, Library of Congress, Phillips, Flipps, Fite.tv, Raritan, IBM, Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company, Henry Schein, Maximus, Asus, Samsung, Austria Telecom, Swiss Telecom, Swiss Radio and Television, Comptel, Tecnotree, Vivacom, BE Aerospace, Maersk, Cothespians, My Market Insight

Video Streaming for Service Provides

BRIEF

DLNA based magic had to be used by Israel’s largest telecommunications group to introduce a new high-speed Internet subscription package for which they required a special ingredient to excite users about the new product.

SOLUTION

Using the DLNA protocol, Bianor designed a managed service which delivers video content anywhere, anytime, to any screen. It launched with a nationwide campaign, firmly positioned on three pillar components – faster and cost-effective Internet speed, Samsung Smart TV 6500 2011, and Bezeq DLNA solution powered by Bianor technology.

RESULT

Bezeq received a turnkey solution from inception to delivery with Bianor responsible for the end-to-end service operation. Shortly after it was launched, it resulted in Bezeq reaching approximately 40% of set target.

Video and Audio Workflow System for Library of Congress

BRIEF

It’s all about video and audio data, and the US Library of Congress hosts over 1.1 million movie, television, and video items. With a collection ranging from motion pictures made in the 1890s to today's TV programs, the Library holds an unparalleled record of American and international creativity. Over 110 years of history is represented in every possible audio and video format, covering a wide range of subjects and genres in considerable depth and breadth.

SOLUTION

Bianor was responsible for the creation of a video and audio workflow system from ingestion to public access to the entire audio-visual catalog.

RESULT

The solution is processing enormous amounts of video and audio data - 5 Petabytes of materials annually.

IPTV Service – M-tel, Telecom Austria Group

BRIEF

IPTV service optimized for mobile, requested by M-Tel – a subsidiary of the Telekom Austria Group.

SOLUTION

  • Watch TV online
  • Record (remote DRV)
  • EPG
  • Transactional Video On Demand
  • Subscription Video On Demand
  • Multiscreen
  • Parental control per device

RESULT

M-Tel’s cross-platform IPTV service – for TVs, PCs, tablets and mobile phones – is now in commercial use, offering interactive video over fixed or mobile broadband connections.

TV RC App, Remote Control - Philips

BRIEF

Philips wanted to have an application, which provides lay-back user experience – a virtual remote control which allows pairing with multiple TV’s.

SOLUTION

Bianor delivered an application which turns your smartphone into virtual remote control. Key features provided are application pairing with multiple TV’s, proper remote control layout pages, multitap text entry, slideshow and picture push, volume increase & decrease, channels change, navigation pad, graphics overlaid on live TV.

RESULT

Through its custom crafted user interface, natural gesture control and navigation the app ensures a smooth user experience, successfully outperforming and actually replacing the regular TV remote. The application delivered by Bianor supports all Philips TV manufactured after 2009.

Real-time Video Surveillance System – NATO AGS – Alliance Ground Surveillance System

BRIEF

Real time video reconnaissance software is something that NATO and Northrop Grumman started research on, following the increase of asymmetrical threats to peace trends.

SOLUTION

Working with Northrop Grumman for more than 5 years now, Bianor is responsible for project modules that transfer and manage satellite images, video and other reconnaissance multimedia objects from the aircrafts to NATO’s AGS systems.

RESULT

The video streaming software processes enormous digital video and audio data in real time while maintaining mission-critical requirements for quality, speed and reliability.

Video Streaming Technology - Flipps, Your Phone is Portable STB

BRIEF

With the Flipps video streaming technology we give a solution to what somebody asked for, “I want my media available on any screen! I want my preferences and subscriptions available anywhere!”

SOLUTION

Our patented video streaming technology facilitates seamless integration between mobile devices, connected TV’s, cloud services, Internet and local media through protocols, codecs, metadata ingestion, advanced search, machine learning etc.

RESULT

Flipps delivers quality entertainment to the large screen TV from a mobile device without additional hardware.

Flipps converts the phone into a portable set-top box allowing users to stream online content to connected devices.

Users media, preferences and subscriptions are available anywhere, at any time, on any screen.

13M+ registered users

Personal Mobile Media - iMediaShare

BRIEF

Exploring the DLNA capacity, our RnD team set off research on how to access personal digital content from anywhere. Not only that, but also how to automatically discover any connected devices around you and stream content.

SOLUTION

Using our DLNA based technology, your photos, videos and music are instantly available to play on any connected TV screen or audio system around. All you have to do is choose the one you’d like to play on, and your videos stream instantly on the big screen. MediaShare also serves as the ultimate remote, so you can adjust volume, playback, or switch videos with intuitive touchscreen gestures.

RESULT

16M downloads

Millions of media files streamed monthly

3 US patents; 4 innovation awards

Video Compression Solution for Raritan

BRIEF

Raritan video compression solution is used in top data centers and highest level security environments by clients such as US Department of Defense, Microsoft, JP Morgan, Dell.

SOLUTION

Bianor has built and currently operates for Raritan a team of engineers responsible for video compression on active solutions. The team provides software development and quality assurance services.

RESULT

Remote management of virtual and physical IT/network infrastructure. Unified access to servers, virtual machines & network equipment.

Reviews

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Mobile App Development for Medical Device Technologies

"The service they provided so far has been excellent."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bianor analyzed existing prototypes of Bluetooth medical devices in order to develop an app that would visualize data coming from the device. The app was built around Android and used BLE 4.0 chips.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Singapore, Singapore
Amrish Nair
Co-Founder, BIORITHM
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bianor provides excellent service no matter the project size and makes themselves available for calls in order to stay strict with project timelines. They ask the right questions, make helpful suggestions, and pride themselves on quality work and productive conversation before exchanging a dime.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

BIORITHM is a medical device company. We make IoT medical devices for remote cardiology and pregnancy monitoring. I’m the co-founder and lead engineer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bianor?

As a startup, we’re naturally a small team so we outsource as much work as we can. Talent in Singapore is a little expensive, so we looked at outsourcing all the non-core/non-essential application development to Bianor.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were looking for app development with our algorithm technology embedded inside. In essence, it’s visualizing data from a Bluetooth device and applying simple algorithms to it so that we could process it. My background is in data, not in application development, and so a bit of back-and-forth was needed to ideate and understand how this would work best. Bianor is really good at that, and that’s one of the things I have to commend them on.

They analyzed prototypes and the data coming from them, fused it, and visualized it on a mobile phone. Since we’re based in Asia, we primarily built the app around Android and used BLE 4.0 chips.

How did you come to work with Bianor?

We were introduced to Bianor by someone who took part in an accelerator with us, and they came highly recommended. They’d done some good work in the past, and he personally recommend them. The recommendation got me the first call with them. After that, they inspired confidence in me that they could get it done because they asked the right questions. When we sent the prototype, they analyzed it and gave the right feedback. It was a little bit of a test. They answered all my questions and even provided suggestions on how to make it better.

How much have you invested with Bianor?

It was $7,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The contract began in December 2016, but I started talking to them in September 2016. The project is ongoing, and it’s in its final phase.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

My engineer and clinical trials manager, who are working on the app as well, like the look and feel. They actually jumped on calls: Before even charging us a cent, they took on four or five calls. We sent them a prototype, they analyzed the prototype, and gave us recommendations before money was exchanged. That’s something I praise them for.

We’re still ironing out a couple of kinks, so metrics are hard to give right now. That would be in another month or so. We’ve encountered a couple of problems based on the data coming from our device, mainly because of the interface between the device and the app. There was a little bit of a lack of communication there, but they’re helping us figure it out. Otherwise, we’re very happy working with Bianor in terms of what they’ve promised and produced.

How did Bianor perform from a project management standpoint?

Very well. They have a dedicated project manager besides the lead engineer. She follows up constantly, sending reminders and making sure everything’s on time. They actually proposed more regular meetings than we proposed. It’s good to know project timelines and everything else is being monitored closely. We communicated through email and bi-weekly calls regarding questions to update, but other than that there’s been nothing serious.

It’s relatively simple work for them, if I’m not wrong, but a lot of the problems are stemming from our device itself, which we are addressing. Those are the only things that have caused delays; it was technical difficulties more than anything.

What did you find most impressive about Bianor?

I appreciate the fact they provided excellent service regardless how small our project or how much we’re paying them. The service they provided so far has been excellent. I know we’re a small customer—we don’t impact their bottom line that much—but they’ve taken our work seriously and treated us like a serious customer, which I appreciate.

Are there any areas Bianor could improve?

We’re in the medical device space, and development work around medical devices requires specialized knowledge they don’t have, which to be fair, 99% of the developers don’t have. That was the only thing that we had to lower our expectations on. Other than that, I can’t fault them for what they’ve done.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve been on schedule for almost everything.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided the lowest quote, including a firm in India and a firm somewhere else, and we’re getting a good value.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We have worked with other agencies before, and they’re definitely on the upper end.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend working with developers who are close to you since there’s a little bit of a challenge working geographically far away. Other than that, I would recommend them to anyone.

Android & Blackberry Dev for Telecommunications Firm

"We had a very smooth collaboration."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2014 - Dec. 2014
Project summary: 

Bianor was hired to develop an Android and Blackberry application. They provided input regarding the look, feel, and design of the finished product.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Product Manager, Telecommunications Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The tool that was created is being used by a number of the client's customers. They are happy with the agency's ability to develop a flexible product and deliver the final product without any hindrances.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a global company providing value-added services. We deliver different platforms and services for mobile operators around the world. I am the product manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bianor?

We had a unique customer case for which we needed to develop a custom product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The client wanted to use our product on the mobile end in addition to our existing platform, so we requested the development of a mobile client which could integrate with our backend systems. Bianor developed a visual interface for the client's voicemail service. It was developed for Android, iOS, and Blackberry. We looked at similar kinds of offerings from our competitors. Based on that information, we were able to specify requirements to a certain extent. Bianor came to the same table and gave alternative approach models. Together, we came up with a definitive look for the client's product.

How did you come to work with Bianor?

We did an analysis of different kinds of vendors, trying to determine which ones could handle our particular project. We did a final study between three companies and ultimately selected Bianor because of their experience. The discussions we had made us confident in their abilities.

How much have you invested with Bianor?

I was not involved in discussions over cost.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Bianor in June 2014. The initial phase had a six-month runtime. After our customization project, we continued the collaboration with Bianor over the course of 2015 in order to turn the solution into a generic product for our company. The product was then transferred to our own development and support team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Bianor's tool is still being used by a number of customers. We would like to see more users for the product, but its time in the market is ending, unfortunately. Operators are concentrating on other offerings, so it hasn't gained as much usage as we were expecting. Still, it was good enough. Our product was flexible enough for our operator clients to integrate it efficiently compared to Apple's offering which had zero customization possibilities. During the final testing phase, Bianor's team was flexible and ready to make any changes quickly. We had a very smooth collaboration.

How did Bianor perform from a project management standpoint?

Our project included different milestones and documentation for deliverables. It was led well and proceeded without any hiccups. There were some changes along the road, but we were able to negotiate them and come to an agreed upon schedule. Most of the work was done over Skype. We also shared tools for keeping development and testing issues on-track. Our project managers traveled to Bianor's location for face-to-face time.

What did you find most impressive about Bianor?

I have nothing special to add. Bianor worked smoothly, were flexible, and delivered our product as we agreed.

Are there any areas Bianor could improve?

Nothing is coming to mind.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Some elements were not spot-on from the start, but Bianor delivered in the end.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

QA Testing for Software Company

"The testers we have are among the best I’ve ever worked with."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bianor was hired to provide a team to do QA for a product that had been created.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New Jersey
Director of Software Engineering, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very happy with the work that Bianor has provided. They are not only skilled at QA but feel that their work ethic is also worth noting. The client feels that Bianor did more than was required of them and performed excellently.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a vendor of data center infrastructure management software. We are a small startup in New Jersey with 60-plus employees. I am director of software engineering and am responsible for the engineering/technology division.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bianor?

When our company was part of another company, they used Bianor to leverage their resources in hardware and software engineering and software testing. At our company now, we have four QA [quality assurance] software testers from Bianor to help test one of our products.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our product is developed in Java in the backend and uses PostgreSQL as a database, and CentOS as the operating system. The frontend is AngularJS, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The tools Bianor uses for QA include VMware and a few test automation tools like SoapUI for API testing and the other is called Robot Framework.

How did you come to work with Bianor?

They were hired before I joined the company.

How much have you invested with Bianor?

We spend an average of between $100,000 and $300,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We are currently working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The testers we have are among the best I’ve ever worked with. They have very good skills and work ethic. They go above and beyond their duties. They’ve worked on weekends and postponed vacations to accommodate our schedule.

How did Bianor perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve done excellently. They’re just like our employees.

Are there any areas Bianor could improve?

They could improve their product knowledge. Some people ramp up faster than others.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Android App Development for Education Non-Profit

"I’m totally thrilled with Bianor's process. I think they’re great."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bianor was brought on board to develop an Android app that was a clone of the client's existing iOS application.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Dr. Jay Seller
Executive Director, Think 360
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is used for assessments of students by their teachers and has been adopted by 10 different states. They are happy with the product they received and that Bianor was able to meet all of the deadlines that were set for them.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Think 360 Arts for Learning is a non-profit that puts professional artists in the classroom. I’m the executive director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bianor?

We needed help building a mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The mobile app is used for teacher assessment for evaluating students. Bianor also did a very in-depth online registration which is used in over ten different states. We had already developed an iOS app, and the company we used was very pricey. Bianor developed an Android application that was exactly the same as the iOS app. We hold a large conference of 5,000 attendees that involves assessments where individuals do a performance and then are evaluated by three different judges. Those judges’ assessments are calculated and sent back to the participants and winners are selected from the results.

How did you come to work with Bianor?

I searched the web and talked to several companies through an RFP [request for proposal] process. Bianor directly addressed the needs we had and were willing to work with us. It’s been a great relationship. Bianor is very personable. Bianor is in a different time zone, but we’ve been able to work out the details.

How much have you invested with Bianor?

We spent between $10,000 and $50,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We’re very happy with the online tools that have been developed by Bianor. The fact that ten states are working with it speaks to its success. It’s tech heavy, so it takes support services from our end to help the other states to learn how it works.

How did Bianor perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate through Skype, email, and Google Apps where we document any changes. Bianor was able to meet all deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about Bianor?

Bianor brings the programmers into the room, so I’m Skyping with the actual coder. Once they get what the client is asking for, they know what to do. There’s not a person in between that relays the requirements.

Are there any areas Bianor could improve?

I’m totally thrilled with Bianor's process. I think they’re great.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Definitely.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Market Research for Media Monitoring Business

"The solution for data extraction was first class."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Bianor was hired to help automate data gathering. They did this by building a data extraction tool for us.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Twickenham, UK
Simon Westgarth
Client Operations Director, My Market Insight
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client feels their expectations have been met so far with regard to the amount of data that has been collected. They were impressed with Bianor's ability to communicate thoroughly and that all their timelines were met.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am client operations director at My Market Insight, a media monitoring and data insights business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bianor?

We needed to automate the gathering of information from the web.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope included project management design, specification, and build of website scraping tool using Symfony, RabbitMQ, and Docker. They also built a data extraction tool for the extraction of relevant text from websites.

How did you come to work with Bianor?

We were introduced through a business associate of mine. We shortlisted two companies and chose Bianor because we felt that their approach was the most comprehensive. Bianor provided the most complete proposal as well.

How much have you invested with Bianor?

We have spent between $10,000 and $50,000 with Bianor.

What is the status of this engagement?

We are currently working with Bianor.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We scraped around 50,000 URLs in the first couple of months of data collection, but it has been designed to handle ten times this number of processes.

How did Bianor perform from a project management standpoint?

Bianor performed well and were thorough. Communication was timely, and deadlines were met.

What did you find most impressive about Bianor?

The solution for data extraction was first class. Bianor used an algorithmic approach which has saved many hours of work to configure a range of sites. The team at Bianor was personable and polite. We conducted business over the phone and the web so I didn’t get to meet them outside of work.

Are there any areas Bianor could improve?

We needed to redo one element as Bianor had not signed off on the correct version of Symfony to use.

5.0
Overall Score Bianor is a good business to work with.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Bianor's performance was solid.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost could always be cheaper.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    This is because of the Symfony error I mentioned before.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no problem recommending Bianor.