SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23, 2018 –Socionext Inc. has collaborated with Dwango Co., Ltd. and developed a new video data encoding system that will enhance Dwango's "niconico" live streaming service. The new system links video data processing servers with Socionext's Hybrid Codec Module M820L, and improves the performance of real-time video data transcoding, allowing many users to deliver and view high quality video at the same time. Dwango plans to deploy the system within this year.
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Socionext has a track record of leading the industry in video codec technology and product development. It currently provides high-image quality, high-efficiency codec products, including 4K/60p HEVC-compatible multi-format codec SoC, the MB86M30, to customers in broadcasting and video streaming industries. Socionext's Hybrid Codec combines the high-performance processing of dedicated hardware and the flexible software processing of general purpose CPUs. It not only achieves high-speed encoding and decoding, but also enables advanced utilization of video data by integrating useful information for video analysis, to the original data.
For Dwango, enhancement of encoding processing capacity is indispensable for processing massive user-generated data that continues to increase every day. It has become a big challenge for providing advanced services, since increasing the number of servers with conventional configuration is reaching its limitation in terms of performance and power consumption.
Socionext and Dwango have been working closely since 2015, to address this issue and develop a high quality, high-efficiency video encoding system. The companies have developed a system that links conventional video processing server with the M820L Hybrid Codec Module, equipped with the MB86M30 codec SoC and the SC2A11 multi-core processor. The new system is expected to achieve double the performance of existing systems configured only with the conventional servers. The high-speed encoding of M820L reduces the load on the server side, making the system applicable to next generation codec standard HEVC, and high resolution 4K video.
The preparation to deploy the system is currently ongoing, and it is scheduled to start operation within 2018. Dwango and Socionext will continue their partnership and develop new technologies and services that enhance the quality of user experience in video data handling.
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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.
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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.
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