Farnborough, UK – L2Tek, a manufacturers’ representative and distributor of components and sub-assemblies for professional video and high-speed communications systems, has signed a deal to represent NGCodec in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. NGCodec is a Silicon Valley start-up developing video codec FPGA IP cores. The addition of this franchise strengthens L2Tek’s one-stop-shop where encoding, decoding and transport FPGA solutions are all offered.
The deal with L2Tek particularly focuses on selling NGCodec’s H.265 video encoder designs. H.265, also called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is already an important tool used in the delivery of 4K content to ultra HD displays and streaming high-quality video in congested network environments.
Supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, NGCodec’s H.265 solution delivers point-to-point 4K video at an unprecedented delay of less than one video frame. Besides very low latency, the IP core also provides a compact FPGA footprint and requires significantly lower power than software encoders.
L2Tek director, Mark Scott-South, comments: “By partnering with NGCodec, we improve our FPGA solutions to make it easier for customers to bring their products to market. Professional broadcast engineers can now employ an H.265 encoding solution scalable to 4K video with exceptionally low latency and high compression efficiency together with the flexibility of FPGA design.”
Oliver Gunasekara, CEO and Co-founder of NGCodec, says: “L2Tek has established itself as one of Europe’s leading representatives for professional video applications. We are delighted that the company has added NGCodec’s cutting edge H.265/HEVC video encoder to their portfolio of complementary semiconductor components and systems.”
NGCodec will demonstrate its H.265 video encoding technology on booth #SU9615SUL at the 2016 NAB Show held in Las Vegas between April 16 - 21.
Note to editors:
· H.265 and HEVC are different names for the same video compression codec standard as defined by the Moving Picture Experts Group (using the term H.265) and the Video Coding Experts Group (using HEVC). With its greater efficiency, H.265 uses less data than H.264 to compress online video without degrading its quality. Greater efficiency means video can be shown at the same quality while consuming less bandwidth, or bandwidth can be maintained to achieve greater quality.
· Visitors can contact L2Tek to arrange a VIP demonstration of NGCodec’s H.265 video encoder IP at NAB or to request an evaluation board.
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L2Tek is a manufacturers’ representative and distributor specialising in electronics hardware, software and semiconductor IP for the broadcast, professional video, IPTV, surveillance and industrial imaging markets. In addition, the company offers design services based on extensive experience in these sectors. From a portfolio of complementary components and systems, L2Tek works closely with its customers to provide expert technical support, enabling rapid, cost-effective product innovation.
L2Tek markets high performance semiconductors for image processing and related applications, FPGA IP, optical modules for video and telecom systems, power supplies, displays, single-board computers, and high speed connectors and interconnect assemblies.
The company’s engineering services ensure that technical solutions are precisely tailored to individual requirements. More information can be found at http://www.l2tek.co.uk.
NGCodec is a start-up based in Silicon Valley creating video codec silicon Intellectual Property. The team is focused on the new H.265/HEVC codec. The company was founded in 2012. NGCodec licenses its silicon IP technology to semiconductor manufacturers and OEMs.
More information can be found at http://www.NGCodec.com