Vela Overview

Vela Headquarters is located in sunny Clearwater, FL

Our History.

Vela was originally formed as an R&D group in 1992 to research and develop video compression technologies for use in content creation, video distribution, digital ad insertion, video on demand, and near video on demand. The early products gained recognition and adopters beyond the founders’ early vision and Vela evolved into a company that worked with end user and OEM customers to provide digital video solutions for these and other applications.

Vela was formally launched as a commercial entity in 1994. The Company is an active member of the National Association of Broadcasters and the MPEG standards committee developing the standards for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. Corporate headquarters are located in Clearwater, FL, USA and operates through regional sales offices, dealers and distributors throughout the world.

Over the last 20 years, Vela has evolved from a primarily OEM-focused board-level product company, to one that directly serves over 1,000 customers in 40 countries worldwide. Over this time, Vela’s encoder and decoder systems and boards, as well as its Emergency Alerting Systems products have helped to create, edit, insert, distribute and monetize over one billion discrete pieces of content.

Vela is now the solutions provider of choice to hundreds of customers across the world. With our ever-evolving and growing line of solutions, we maintain our relationship as a trusted and preferred solutions providers to OEMs, Systems Integrators, and End Users.

Why Choose Us?

Over the last 15 years, Vela's board-level products have been integrated into past and current generations of some of the industry's most advanced video servers including SeaChange's Media Server, IBM's MediaStreamer, DG, Extreme Reach, Silicon Graphics' Origin Server, Sun Microsystem's Media Central Server, and EMC's Celerra Media Server, Tanberg, and Harmonic’s Clear Cut.

Major media, cable and broadcast, content distribution, and post production users of Vela's products include Comcast, Time Warner, DirecTV, Cable One, Cablevision, Suddenlink, Charter, Technicolor, Deluxe Digital, Rainbow Media, In Demand, Google, and Microsoft, as well as PBS stations and dozens of call-letter stations across the US.

International customers include the BBC, CNN International, Associated Press, MTV Europe, SmartJog, Canal+, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Yangaroo.

Reliable Solutions. Easy Configurable Options.

Vela offers a wide array of solutions for your content requirements.

Choose a Product.

From content capture to QA/QC, we can provide product solutions with customizable options and features to create a unique product for your company's workflow.

Request a Demo.

See it to believe it! Schedule a time today for a detailed and efficient product demonstration of the numerous applications in our product line.

Get a Quote.

Ready to have one of our product solutions working for you? Get a quote for any of our applications or systems that include options for scalability.

Our Clients

Vela values all our partners and clients using our solutions, worldwide.
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Company Achievements

We are proud of our contributions and achievements in the broadcasting industry.

Emmy Award Winning Company

Emmy Awarded to Vela for Technological Advancement in MPEG Encoders and Decoders Vela Credited with "Pioneering Development" of Full Motion Broadcast Quality Compression Cards.

Vela, a long-time leader in the broadcast and cable industries for its video compression products, today announced that the company has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the Academy's prestigious Emmy Award. Presented for outstanding achievement in technological advancement, the Emmy commends Vela for "pioneering development of full motion broadcast quality PC video and compression plug-in cards utilized in the manufacture of non-linear editing systems or video servers," according to a statement released by the National Academy.

"In the history of broadcasting there has never been a more critical and exciting time than today," said John Cannon, President of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "We at the National Academy are totally and sincerely committed to the strongest encouragement of technological accomplishments. Vela can be rightfully proud of its singular achievement."

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National Association of Broadcasters 2004 Award Recipient

Celebrating ten years of leadership with superior MPEG encoding and decoding products, Vela was honored with receiving a NAB Award for Innovation in Media(AIM) at the NAB2004 Conference and Exhibition.

Celebrating ten years of leadership with superior MPEG encoding and decoding products, Emmy® award-winner Vela was honored with receiving a NAB Award for Innovation in Media(AIM) at the NAB2004 Conference and Exhibition recently held in Las Vegas. Vela was recognized in the Content Delivery category of AIM awards for its' CineView® Quad multi-channel MPEG decoder.

The second annual AIM awards recognize groundbreaking technological product innovations that best address current and upcoming issues in the electronic media industry by boosting efficiency, increasing user flexibility and creativity and lowering costs.

"Winning the AIM award is especially significant because it is decided by the attendees of the NAB convention -- our peers, our customers, all the professionals and experts working in the broadcast industry," said Vela Vice President Michele Capps. "It reinforces Vela's leadership in the industry over the past 10 years, producing technologically advanced products that meet customer requirements now and in the future."

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