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Pace to showcase Ultra-HD HEVC platform

Broadcast technologies firm Pace will showcase its new Ultra HD, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) platform at IBC.

The platform is designed to deliver sharp detail and smooth movement at resolutions up to four times higher than normal HD, said Pace.

HEVC’s H.265 compression technology gives operators bandwidth savings for Ultra HD broadcast and existing HD broadcasts enabling them to improve their operational efficiency and increase the number of channels they can offer, it added.

“Ultra HD represents a huge step change in viewing experience and network performance.  Next year’s World Cup will be a showcase for the technology and the first commercial Ultra HD broadcasts expected soon after – driving the demand for HEVC supported hardware,” said Shane McCarthy, president of Pace International.

“Momentum will grow significantly in 2015 with cable and satellite operators looking to deliver this super high-quality experience to their subscribers as more 4K content is produced.  The Ultra HD market is poised for take off, Pace is at the forefront with our Ultra HD HEVC platform which enables operators to deliver this immersive viewing experience to their subscribers.”

Pace said it will also use IBC to preview a range of new hardware, software and services for broadcast and broadband providers.

Pace will exhibit at IBC on stand 1.B19

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