SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 13, 2019 --- Under the theme of “New Era, New Vision”, Socionext Inc. will showcase its latest 4K/8K technology and key product integration solutions at Hangzhou APSARA Conference 2019 at Cloud Town September 25-27.
Hangzhou APSARA Conference, formerly known as the Alibaba Cloud Developers Conference, has expanded over the past 10 years to become a major technological event in the global developer stage. Based on the close cooperation with Alibaba, Socionext is pleased to be a participating company. In this year’s 2019 Hangzhou APSARA Conference, Socionext will showcase its broadcast-level 8K live streaming solution, 4K/HEVC low-latency encoder solution, cloud-based encoding solution and video-based real-time AI analysis solution, showing its market-leading video codec technology.
8K Live Streaming Solution
The Socionext 8K UHD codec solution was put to use in a dozen of live events in China and won the unanimous approval of customers in the industry. At this year’s APSARA conference, Socionext will showcase its latest ‘e8’ video encoder capable of real-time HEVC/H.265 encoding of 8K/60p video and enables live streaming of large size, high-definition video data through IP networks. Along with the company’s s8 media player and HV5 video display processor, the e8 allows customers to quickly build a “high-definition”, “real-time” 8K UHD video live broadcast platform offering viewers with an unprecedented, ultra-high-definition immersive experience.
Moreover, the newly developed HV5 video display processor is equipped with the world's first video processing chip supporting HDMI2.1 specification allowing for a maximum bandwidth reaching a impressive 48Gbps, which is 2.7x that of the conventional HDMI2.0 and supports high-quality, low-latency transmission of large-capacity content such as 8K.
4K/HEVC Low-latency Encoder Solution
The X500E is the company’s new generation, low-latency encoder enabling IP live streams of broadcast-quality 4K UHD video with HEVC/H.265 encoding and consumes only 20W of power under standard usage conditions. It also features latency as low as 50ms or less, making it ideal for use in various video distribution applications.
AV1 Cloud-based Encoding Solution
Socionext will also showcase 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.
Video-based Real-time AI Analysis Solution
At APSARA, Socionext will demonstrate a high-speed, high-performance, energy-efficient AI solution designed for surveillance and security applications. The solution features an AI accelerator edge solution using Socionext’s Arm-based processor. Socionext has developed an edge video analytics system with AI accelerator for delivering superior parallel processing performance with video analytics capabilities including image classification, face recognition, and object detection. The system, running at extremely low power with high frame rate, is capable of delivering video images captured from IP cameras in real-time along with the AI accelerator and Arm processor running video analytics at the edge.
About Socionext America Inc.
Socionext America Inc. (SNA) is the US branch of Socionext Inc., one of the world’s leading fabless SoC suppliers. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, the company provides leading-edge technologies and offers a wide range of standard and customizable SoC solutions. Socionext America meets customers' requirements 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 Inc. is a global SoC (System-on-Chip) supplier and a pioneer of a unique “Solution SoC” business model through decades of industry experience and expertise. Socionext contributes to global innovation in advanced technologies including automotive, data center, networking, and smart devices. As a trusted silicon partner, Socionext delivers superior features, performance, and quality that differentiate its customers’ products and services from their competition.
Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its development and sales activities. For more information, visit https://www.socionext.com/en/.
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