Advantech Announces Enhanced Collaboration with Socionext for 8K Real Time HEVC Encoding and Decoding at NAB 2018
Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), the pioneering 4K UltraHD acceleration platform provider, today announced an enhanced collaboration with Socionext, the market leading video processing device provider established from Panasonic and Fujitsu semiconductor businesses, to democratize access to real time 8K HEVC video encoding and decoding acceleration technology for a broad range of applications including live event streaming, OTT broadcasting, IP TV, 360 VR, and medical video.
- Small, portable 8K HEVC encoding, recording, and streaming appliances
The VEGA-6304 will eventually support quad SDI-12G and quad HDMI inputs in addition to 16 SDI-3G, and will support multi-channel immersive audio capture. It also supports front-accessible SSDs for content recording, backup, and archival, making the device ideal for field deployments in concerts or sports events.
- 8Kp60 Real-time HEVC Encoder Card
At the other end of the link is Socionext’s new “s8” media player which is capable of real-time decoding and playout of 8Kp60 HEVC encoded material at up to 200Mbit/s. Based on a new decoder chipset, the “s8” can play back both streamed and locally stored content to either a single 8K monitor or four 4K monitors via multiple HDMI interfaces.
“Today’s announcement expands our successful relationship with Advantech,” said Tom Miyake, Corporate Executive VP of Socionext. “We believe providing wider access to our proven 8K processing technology will substantially accelerate the next generation of immersive experiences, and both companies’ platforms enable this to happen in a way that reduces risk and time to market.”
- 1U High Density Video Server for Multi-channel 4K/8K HEVC Encoding and Decoding
Socionext is a new, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip products to customers worldwide. The company is focused on imaging, networking, computing and other dynamic technologies that drive today’s leading-edge applications. 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 socionext.com. All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.