Vancouver, CANADA, November 22, 2016 – Inca Networks, a WISI Group company known for producing innovative and high-performance video delivery solutions, has expanded its Vancouver R&D office and is hiring software developers and engineers. The new 12,500-square-foot facility, located in the Golden Ears Business Park in Pitt Meadows, is home to a team building video equipment products for the global market.

TV and video operators in over 30 countries use Inca Networks products for intelligent video delivery, HD video processing, streaming and video monitoring. Inca’s core mission is to change the way companies offer digital video, with a focus on equipment for the global delivery of HD video, Internet delivered video to mobile phones and tablets including iOS and Android apps, and next generation HEVC 4K video compression and transcoding.

For Inca CEO, Jeff Campbell, expanding in the Fraser Valley was an easy decision.

“The Fraser Valley is full of innovative and fast growing companies and we wanted to be a part of that community,” said Campbell. “With more and more people moving out of downtown Vancouver, commuting back downtown is eating up a big portion of their day. Work-life balance gets harder to maintain.  For Inca, reversing this trend is a key focus.  Quality of life matters to us as individuals so we put our money where our mouth is and invested in an area where affordable living, short commutes and more time for family and hobbies is still possible.”

Inca Networks has a global perspective.  WISI Communications, Inca’s parent company, was founded in 1926 in Germany and operates globally with a focus on communication technology. Vancouver is one of three R&D centers for video equipment, with additional R&D teams operating in Sweden, and at the head office outside of Stuttgart in Germany. The company operates sales offices in France, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, China, Spain and Bulgaria

Affordability issues in the downtown Vancouver housing market have driven a considerable amount of tech talent from the city centre and Inca is capitalizing on the trend. Rising commercial real estate costs have also influenced a growing tech community looking eastward. Office vacancy rates reached a level high of 10.4 percent in Vancouver, as of June 2016 – a 10-year high for the region, according to Avison Young’s 2016 mid-year market report.

“Jobs in the telecommunications field, are expected to have some of the highest job growth in the region, at 3.1% employment growth per year – over double the region’s average of 1.2%,” explained Campbell. “Inca is in growth mode, and we currently have 10 open positions for software developers and engineers. Attracting the best and brightest talent, who want strong career growth in a global business but who also have growing families and diverse hobbies, is our top priority.”

Computer and technology fields are expected to have some of the fastest job growth in the region, per Work BC’s labour report for 2016. This, paired with the Fraser Valley’s projection of having the biggest population boom in British Columbia over the next 10 years makes, for a great location for companies like Inca Networks.

About Inca Networks

Inca Networks, a WISI company, is reinventing the future of multiscreen video delivery. Inca offers industry-leading Intelligent Video Delivery™, a revolutionary software-centric solution for intelligent, real-time processing of linear and multiscreen television content. At its core is VidiOS™, an advanced software processing and monitoring engine that provides deep visibility and control of all video flows, combined with powerful, modular hardware. Inca’s IP video solutions address all aspects of next-generation video, including high-density MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 HD and SD transcoder modules for linear and multiscreen adaptive bit-rate (ABR) and HTTP live streaming (HLS) services; demultiplexing and remapping of MPTS video from satellite and off-air sources to SPTS streams in digital cable, DSL and fiber to the home (FTTH) IPTV networks; multi-viewer mosaic and status monitoring software, digital music service demuxing, and modular ASI to IP conversion.

Founded in 1926, WISI is one of the world’s pioneers in broadband reception and distribution technology. Today, WISI’s field of business is the development, production and distribution of products and solutions in the following areas: automotive antenna and cabling, components for broadband networks, fiber optics for broadband, digital signal reception, processing and modulation for TV and radio, in-house multimedia. Inca Networks to designing and manufacturing its own line of HD video processing equipment, Inca sells and distributes Wisi’s Tangram and Chameleon platforms to the North American, Caribbean and Latin American markets. Video providers around the globe use equipment from WISI and Inca to easily and affordably deliver content to any screen on any network, all with a superior customer viewing experience and a second-to-none view of the network. 

For more information please contact Rosalinda Thorleifson, Tel. +1-604-418-9715