Ittiam Systems announces industry first Live 4K60 H.265 encoder on the Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator at IBC 2015

Ittiam Systems announces industry first Live 4K60 H.265 encoder on the Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator at IBC 2015

September 10, 2015

To demonstrate implementation of its i265 H.265/HEVC encoder on the Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator for real time 4K/UHD60fps encoding at its booth 1.F61 at IBC 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ittiam Systems, a leading technology provider to the broadcast and media industry, today announced the availability of its i265 H.265/HEVC Encoder for the new Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator (Intel® VCA) platform.

The recently announced Intel Visual Compute Accelerator is a PCIe based media processing card with 3 Intel® Xeon E3 series processors, designed to accelerate high-end media transcoding in a standard Intel® Xeon® E5 series processor based server. Intel VCA offers a lower total cost of ownership, lower power requirement and higher density compared to other solutions for Data Centers, Broadcasters and Distribution Networks.

Ittiam’s multiprocessor implementation of its i265 H.265/HEVC Encoder for Intel VCA, an industry first, leverages the integrated Intel® IrisTM Pro graphics capabilities and interconnects on the Intel VCA card to enable real time 4K60 broadcast quality encoding in 1RU servers. This also delivers significant performance scaling for offline high quality encoding and dense transcoding applications. Ittiam’s i265 H.265/HEVC Encoder for Intel VCA leverages Ittiam’s deep expertise in video algorithms and graphics acceleration. i265 for Intel VCA is available now as a codec SDK for system developers and will be available as part of Ittiam’s upcoming Media Engine transcoding system.

“Launching the new Intel Visual Compute Accelerator platform requires a strong ecosystem of software companies devoted to developing highly optimized software solutions for our customers”, said Jim Blakley, General Manager of the Visual Cloud Group at Intel. “By combining Ittiam’s high quality accelerated video encoding software with the Intel VCA, the solution will enable real time 4K broadcast quality content.”

“The availability of the Intel VCA platform enables us to deliver a higher level of encoding performance for our i265 encoder and opens up new possibilities for H.265 deployment in the data center and broadcast industry”, said Shantanu Jha, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Media at Ittiam. “This new solution significantly changes the dynamics of cost, power and density for HEVC encoding.”

About Ittiam Systems:

Ittiam Systems is a global technology company with deep R&D driven solutions for media creation, management and consumption, ittiam provides advanced media codecs, software development platforms, systems and workflows for embedded and online applications. Its solutions are at the heart of tens of millions of lifestyle products that drive mobility, content access, networking and sharing.

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For further details, please contact:

Aadithya Kamath
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