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Thomson’s ViBE platform supports HEVC

Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 multiscreen video encoding and transcoding platform now supports HEVC compression for live and offline applications, according to the technology company. 

Thomson said it had developed its own HEVC compression technology and had extensively participated in the development and definition of the new HEVC standard. The company will demonstrate live and file-based HEVC encoding at next week’s NAB Show, including an Ultra HD demo on a player from NTT DoCoMo, which has said it will license video decoding software for HEVC to enable full HD video streaming on smartphones and other devices. The ViBE VS7000 will also be demonstrated with VisualOn’s OnStream MediaPlayer Plus running HEVC decoding on Nexus tablets.

“With the explosion of webTV services, video content now represents the majority of Internet traffic. By integrating the new HEVC compression standard into the ViBE VS7000, Thomson Video Networks is paving the way for HD and Ultra HD content on any kind of device and any kind of network,” said Eric Gallier, vice-president of marketing at Thomson Video Networks. “Combining the bandwidth savings of HEVC with exciting new technologies such as MPEG-DASH, eMBMS and LTE, the VS7000 lowers operating expenses while easing the path to video delivery in today’s multi-platform world.”