Mobile Viewpoint, the leading European company involved in video transmission over bonded IP networks is the first company in this space to implement and support the latest highly efficient H.265 and VP-9 video codecs. These enhanced codecs will allow for greater resilience and HD video quality, delivered at half the bitrate, as compared to current solutions. Using their patented bonding technology, combining 3G/4G/LTE/WiFi/Wimax/Ethernet and Ka-SAT connections, this will provide a greater efficiency and use of available bandwidth.
News organizations and Mobile Viewpoint customers such as BBC News, Sky Sports, Al-Arabiya and NBC Sports struggle to deliver live broadcasts from difficult locations and with constrained budgets. Now with the implementation of the H.265 codec (HEVC) and Google VP-9 support, Mobile Viewpoint empowers them to be able to deliver their live content in the most efficient and cost effective manner. This year at NAB, this new technology platform will be revealed on the all-new WMT Expert-265 backpack encoder. It will be available for release shortly after NAB. All new hardware will ship with an upgraded H.264 codec, however, customers will have the ability to upgrade to either the H.265 or VP-9 once it is available.
Mobile Viewpoint CEO and research leader Michel Bais:
“Early in 2013, the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) agreed on the new H.265 standard for video compression. As a leading innovator in broadcast-quality video transmission, over bonded IP connections, we quickly saw the potential of this new technology. Delivering reliable live video from remote and unstable environments is a daily challenge for our customers. After extensive testing and adapting this new encoding technology to our patented bonding technology, we are now proud to showcase what can be accomplished. The most stable, smooth and glitch-free, broadcast quality HD live video, is now possible at half the bitrate and half the cost as previously available. With the release of VP-9, Google has introduced a license free competitor for H.265. In our labs, we are testing the latest VP-9 codec in comparison to both H.264 and H.265 and will be releasing it later this year for our customers, as an option on all WMT Expert systems.”
On Mobile Viewpoint
Mobile Viewpoint is a world leader and global player, focusing on the design, development and implementation of solutions for both the security and broadcast industries. Based on their acclaimed H.264 and now H.265 & VP-9 codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allowing for live-to-air HD video to be transmitted over several bonded IP connections, Mobile Viewpoint has developed the most versatile and customized solutions available in the market today. Our products range from a single connection solution to solutions with up to 10 bonded connections available in smartphones (iPhone & Android), backpack products and rack-mount solutions. Our platform also includes the revolutionary WMT Video Manager and Content Exchange Platform.
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