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January 13, 2014

Envivio and its Partners Plan to Showcase Envivio Software-Based HEVC Compression at CES

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Since its inception, Envivio (News - Alert) has been working on making the world’s video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Its solutions deliver millions of content streams to hundreds of different styles of mobile devices, set-top boxes, and PC platforms on behalf of content owners, telecom operators, cable and satellite companies and mobile service providers throughout the world.

The company has recently announced that its software-based HEVC compression will be showcased by industry partners such as Broadcom (News - Alert), MStar Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics in Las Vegas during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

These leading silicon vendors will demonstrate content encoded by Envivio in 4K (Ultra HD) format, with the help of latest generation HEVC (H.265) video codec.

"Envivio collaborates closely with decoding technology providers to ensure high quality and interoperability for service providers as they implement new technologies like 4K and HEVC," said Jean-Pierre Henot, Envivio's CTO.

Jean-Pierre Henot said that their mission is to deliver the best possible video quality while optimizing bandwidth efficiency.  “4K HEVC takes the in-home viewing experience to a whole new level, and we are pleased to showcase our most advanced compression demonstrations with Broadcom, MStar and ST at CES (News - Alert) 2014."

Broadcom is part of Envivio's HEVC Early Access Program and has now joined hands with Envivio to conduct 4K HEVC trials with several Tier 1 video service providers. MStar decoder chipsets are rooted in connected TVs supporting HEVC and 4K from multiple manufacturers and ST's SOC solutions for set-top boxes backs 4K HEVC decoding.

"HEVC is a game changer and ST is embracing this change with its latest families of SoCs," said Andrew Cofler, system architecture director, unified platform division, STMicroelectronics (News - Alert). "With the increasing demands for higher resolutions and quality, the best possible compression technologies are mandatory."

Telecom operators, cable and satellite companies and mobile new media service providers around the world trust Envivio to deliver variety of live channels and on demand viewing options.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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