Aperi and Barco Silex partner to provide native IP live remote production in 4K
Industry-first native IP workflow in 4K/VC-2 HQ demonstrated at IBC
Aperi, the pioneer in bringing software-based real-time IP media processing to live production and networking, and Barco Silex, leading provider of image and video compression technology in the audiovisual industry, successfully demonstrated industry-first native IP live remote production for a UEFA EURO 2016 quarterfinal match this summer.
Barco Silex provided the VC-2 HQ codec IP core, critical to the 4K remote production from the IBC Centre in Paris Porte de Versailles to the match in Bordeaux – a distance of more than 600 km. Aperi’s native-IP platform performed all functions in real-time software with industry-low latency.
The project for one of Europe’s most significant sports events went from concept to implementation – including integration and testing – in a streamlined six weeks, illustrating the platform’s ability to launch and execute complex workflows easily and in record time.
Barco Silex is one of the leading app partners to join Aperi’s App Partner Program, endorsing Aperi’s software-based live native-IP platform and MFV (Media Function Virtualisation).
“Aperi has succeeded in developing an open, versatile and robust software ecosystem on their A1105 platform that allows for fast, high-quality new function integration and market deployment,” said Thierry Watteyne, CEO at Barco Silex. “This is a major accomplishment that represents a significant development with far-reaching implications for our industry.”
“Barco Silex is a leader in high-quality video codec IP cores backed by a highly professional team,” said Joop Janssen, CEO at Aperi. “The 4K/VC-2 HQ mezzanine compression solution gave an impressive visual lossless quality at 4:1 compression rates that was critical to this project.”
The approach and commitment of the two companies mirrored each other, producing an effective partnership and a great result for the EURO 2016, despite long distances and different time zones. “Historically you would develop specific hardware cards to offer the same groundbreaking functionality and it takes at least a year to develop,” added Janssen. “We did it in weeks not months or years. That’s the power of great, open software with an IP-centric core architecture.”
IBC attendees will be able to see the same IP live remote production workflow used for UEFA at Aperi’s stand (2.C27), as well as at Barco Silex (10.D31) and Gearhouse (10.B39).
About Aperi Corporation
Aperi is the leading provider of live IP Media Function Virtualization (MFV) solutions for the broadcast industry. The company was founded in 2013, with the vision of bringing software defined, real-time media processing closely integrated with non-blocking native-IP switch fabric to live media content production. Aperi’s open and standards-based solutions bring data center robustness, agility and economics to the most mission-critical live sports, entertainment and news program productions in the world.
The team comprises an ideal combination of innovative cloud computing and networking technical experts and broadcast video industry veterans. Their track record spans decades of groundbreaking innovations and worldwide quality product development in the live broadcast media, transport and IT sectors. The leadership team has a solid track record of managing high tech companies serving thousands of customers across the globe.
To learn more about Aperi Corporation, please visit www.apericorp.com and follow @apericorp on Twitter.
About Barco Silex
Barco Silex is the leading provider of high-end image compression technology for hardware including JPEG, JPEG2000 and VC-2 High Quality. Next to its professional AV boards, Barco Silex also licenses a wide range of video compression technology for integration in professional Broadcast and AV products, in the form of IP blocs for ASIC or FPGA. This technology has been adopted by leading companies in the broadcast, professional AV and defense market.
In addition, Barco Silex also specializes in security and cryptography. Combined with video transport, this ensures secure video transmission and content protection solutions. Barco Silex is a subsidiary of Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR), the global leader in networked visualization products for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets.
To learn more about Barco Silex, please visit www.barco-silex.com and follow @BarcoSilex on Twitter.