We are pleased to share that our “s8” 8K Media Player and Companion Converter “s8-c21” as well as our “M820L-8K” Media Accelerator Card are contenders for the NAB Show Product of the Year and Best of Show awards!
The NAB Show, taking place on April 6-11 in Las Vegas, will bring together the entire digital ecosystem represented by professionals in advertising, AI, augmented reality, virtual reality, broadcast, cable, cloud solutions, cybersecurity, and more. We’re looking forward to sharing our advanced video codec and cloud-based solutions optimized for content and service providers at the event.
Socionext is honored to have two of our products nominated for both the NAB Show Product of the Year and Best of Show awards.
NAB Show Product of Year Awards – For the first time this year, the 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards will recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies showcased by exhibitors. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Ballroom A at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
NAB Best of Show Awards –The Future Best of Show Awards are presented by Future US and submitted to the publication TVTechnology. The Best of Show awards recognizes new, outstanding products exhibited at NAB and are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts. Winners will be announced prior to the conclusion of the show.
Read on to learn more about each of our nominated products.
2019 NAB Product of the Year Nominees from Socionext
"s8” 8K Media Player and “s8-c21” Companion Converter
Industry-Leading Media Player with a Compact, Lightweight, and Low-Power Design
The "s8" is an easy-to-use and intuitive media player that performs local media playback and cloud distribution of 8K @60p (HEVC) content in real-time. The device supports both 8K video playback of content saved in USB memory as well as cloud distribution over Ethernet.
The compact, lightweight, and low-power s8 media player measures 16” W x 2.3” H x 8.5” D, weighs just 5.3 pounds, and operates at 50W. The s8 features both Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0/2.0 input as well as up to 4 x HDMI 2.0 outputs. It features simple content management including scheduled uploads as well as play, pause and stop control functions. The s8 offers a space-saving and power-efficient alternative to 8K content development and playback solutions using subscription-based PC platforms.
The plug-and-play s8 8K media player is also available for white-label use in a wide range of applications including OTT, gaming, entertainment, retail applications, large format content display, post-production and other high-end consumer applications demanding the unparalleled video quality of 8K UHD.
M820L-8K 8K Video Encoding Accelerator
Industry-Leading 8K/HEVC High-Quality Video Encoding Accelerator
The "M820L-8K" is a high-performance encoding accelerator using our M820L media accelerator card optimized for 8K video processing. Professional-level video quality and high-performance 8K/HEVC encoding make the M820L-8K ideal for 8K post-production. The M820L-8K offers an easy-to-use user interface that dramatically improves 8K production efficiency
Some other key features of the M820L-8K include:
- PCI express – The M820L-8K can be easily attached to a wide range of Windows or Linux PCs and servers via a PCI express card slot, allowing 8K video engineers to quickly benefit from the superior quality and performance of the M820L-8K without changing their existing production environment.
- User-Friendly GUI – Video engineers can access the accelerator’s functions using an easy-to-use Windows GUI application and FFmpeg plug-in for Linux.
- 40x Faster Encoding – The M820L-8K offers 40x faster performance compared to software encoding solutions, enabling professional-level video quality on existing PC hardware.
Both the M820-8K and s8 dramatically improve the productivity of 8K video production, which in turn will help to accelerate the growth of 8K video content and services.
Visit Us at NAB 2019
We’re looking forward to meeting with fellow industry professionals at NAB 2019 to demo our latest advanced video- and image-processing solutions.
If you are at the show this year, make sure to stop by our booth (South Hall #SU13614) and say hi to our team. You can also schedule a time to meet with us to get a private demo.
Can’t make it to NAB 2019? Complete the form below to learn more about the M820-8K Video Encoding Accelerator, s8 8K media player, and any of our other video processing solutions.