SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 29, 2019 ---Socionext Inc. will showcase its latest video processing solutions at IBC 2019, RAI Amsterdam, September 13-17, 2019.
IBC is one of the world's most influential media, entertainment and technology shows which is held annually since 1967. In Hall 5, booth C34, Socionext will demonstrate its leading-edge technologies including a new UHD low latency encoder box, an 8K streaming solution, and a cloud-based encoder solution for the new AV1 video compression standard.
The company's 4K/8K solutions are designed for video streaming solution providers to meet their key requirements for achieving high-definition, high-quality, real-time video delivery. Relevant applications include viewing of sports and other live events in the public space, and video communications in schools, commercial enterprises, and other organizations.
4K Video Streaming Solution Expands Applications of High-Quality Video Distribution
Socionext will showcase a UHD encoder box ‘X500E’ designed for live IP streaming. Based on the company’s highly reliable codec SoC, the X500E meets and exceeds the rigorous demands for UHD/HEVC elevated processing power by using reduced bandwidth transport capacity while providing superior 4K video quality at 60fps with ultra-low latency. The X500E allows users to easily implement multicast systems. Along with the X500E, the company will showcase a prototype decoder ‘X500D’.
8K Video Streaming Solution is a Gateway to a New World of High Definition Live Video
At this year’s IBC, Socionext will showcase an 8K video encoding and decoding solution. The ‘e8’ is a new 8K streaming encoder box for encoding video in real-time. Along with the e8, the company will feature its leading compact, lightweight, and low power 8K media player ‘s8’ that is capable of performing local media playback of 8K60p/HEVC contents in real-time. s8 also supports cloud distribution of 8K contents. The combination of both the e8 and s8 will enable customers to immediately implement a robust, high-performance 8K streaming system.
AV1 Cloud-Based Encoding Solution
Socionext will also be demonstrating a state-of-the-art cloud-based encoding system with implementation of AV1. AV1 is a new, advanced video data compression standard established by the Alliance for Open Media, a consortium in which Socionext is a member. AV1 is capable of compressing data 30% more efficiently than HEVC while retaining the same image quality. With this solution, OTT(Over-The-Top) video service providers will be able to drastically reduce their video delivery and distribution costs.
About Socionext America Inc.
Socionext America Inc. (SNA) is the US branch of Socionext Inc. headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company is one of the world’s leading fabless ASIC suppliers, specializing in a wide range of standard and customizable SoC solutions for automotive, consumer, and industrial markets. Socionext provides customers with quality semiconductor products based on extensive and differentiated IPs, proven design methodologies, and state-of-the-art implementation expertise, with full support.
About Socionext Inc.
Socionext is a global, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip based solutions to customers worldwide. The company is focused on technologies that drive today’s leading-edge applications in consumer, automotive and industrial markets. Socionext combines world-class expertise, experience, and an extensive IP portfolio to provide exceptional solutions and ensure a better quality of experience for customers. Founded in 2015, Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities. For more information, visit www.socionext.com.
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