NGCodec Announces AV1 Support and a 2X Performance Improvement in Broadcast Quality Live Video Encoding

Cloud Encoded Video Unlocks Mobile, Social Streams, AR/VR, and IOT on 5G

The Intersection of 5G and emerging video standards makes it possible to deliver live streams at broadcast quality to any screen. NGCoded has the highest performance, lowest latency, best visual quality video encoders available and is demonstrating the future of live video streams and mixed reality experiences at CES 2019.

Video streams are a massive component - 70% -  of internet traffic and growing fast. At CES 2019 NGCodec will for the first time have our own booth and will be demonstrating the future of live, interactive internet video. The company is announcing upcoming AV1 support and double density encoding - a 2X performance improvement - coming later this year. The company is also demonstrating VR encoding for real time, interactive games at the full resolution and spec of the HTC Vive featuring our latest latency improvements, delivering an ultra low latency video stream with performance and visual quality indistinguishable from the native stream at less than 20Mbits/second. On emerging 5G networks, users can experience the performance of a high performance computer on lightweight VR and AR glasses with applications processed and encoded to video with low latency in the cloud.

NGCodec CES 2019 Highlights

Virtual Reality: NGCodec provided the first demo of interactive VR on a live 5G network at the Ericsson Silicon Valley Experience Center, encoding video to H.265/HEVC at less than 20Mbits/second using the HTC Vive at full resolution and frame-rate spec with no perceived latency when compared to use on a desktop PC. This demonstration is available at the company’s CES 2019 booth over a local network.

Cloud Encoding: NGCodec has developed state-of-the-art encoders, using Xilinx FPGAs, providing over 30% better compression with H.265/HEVC and VP9 compared to existing H.264/AVC encoders targeting live workloads. For video streaming, better compression means reduction in bandwidth. The NGCodec cloud encoding developer kit is being demonstrated at CES 2019 with the ability to perform real time encoding of broadcast-quality video to H.265/HEVC and VP9.

Twitch VP9 Implementation: Google, Twitch, and NGCodec recently published a VP9 implementation white paper on hardware based encoding for live VP9 encoding and Twitch has created a pubic test stream as a technology demonstration. You need VP9 decoder support in your browser which is available with Chrome and can be viewed at https://www.twitch.tv/vp9dev online.

If you would like to meet with NGCodec and see the company’s live demonstrations, use the online scheduling tool at www.ngcodec.com/ces online or visit the NGCodec at Eureka Park, booth at Sands Expo Center,Level 1, Hall G, Booth 52786 at CES 2019.  Media and business inquiries to info@ngcodec.com will be answered promptly.

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