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December 27, 2013

Morega Debuts Mobile 4K Media Solution

By Tara Seals, TMCnet Contributor

UltraHD 4K video is set to enter the mainstream, if all of the hype is to be believed. But the reality is that a lot of the legs of the stool have yet to fall into place, like the widespread availability of affordable TV sets and other displays that can render the content. The other requirement is more service provider gear that can actually deliver the content, which takes eight times the bandwidth of regular HD. Morega Systems is doing its part by debuting a mobile solution for operators to address the latter.

Morega worked with long-term partner ViXS Systems to incorporate ViXS’ eighth-generation XCode 6400 10-bit High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) UltraHD system-on-a-chip (SoC), which delivers 4K content at the full resolution of 3840x2160 at up to 60 frames per second. And, the 10-bit HEVC processing enables greater than 1 billion colors, creating smoother color transitions that resolve color-banding issues plaguing lower bit-depth formats, the company said.

Moega’s resulting media mobility application can be embedded on a range of video source devices (e.g. IP video gateways), and mainstream consumer device platforms (iOS, Android (News - Alert), MacOS, Windows). It also has servers in the cloud to handle user and device management, remote access and capture of usage-based statistics with analytics.

The result is the ability for operators to send content to 4K-enabled CE for both inside and outside of the home, in either streaming format or as a file transfer for offline viewing.

“Consumers today require the content they love to always be available – regardless of device or location,” noted Morega CEO Buddy Snow. “Morega has been leading the development of seamless media mobility for almost a decade, and the achievement announced today – and made possible by ViXS’ extraordinary XCode 6400 SoC – further illustrates our commitment to helping enrich consumers’ lives through innovation.”

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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