Vanguard Software Solutions Demonstrates Real-Time HEVC (H.265) Software Encoder at IBC 2012

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

AMSTERDAM — IBC2012 — Vanguard Software Solutions (VSS), a leader in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC CODEC technology since 2004, demonstrates a new generation of encoders based on HEVC (H.265), the Draft International Standard approved by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) in July 2012. The ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) established JCT-VC to develop the HEVC standard as a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. VSS has once again taken the lead by introducing the first HEVC real-time software Encoder SDK for PC.

Based on the updated HM-8.0 HEVC reference code, the VSS encoder is optimized for real-time performance on PC platforms, with built-in cloud scalability, while demonstrating improvements in quality and bitrate for video distribution and communication markets over current implementations based on H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. HEVC encodes video at lower bitrates than H.264/MPEG-4 AVC while maintaining similar quality levels.

“Competition for digital video distribution over wireless networks, the Internet, and cable and satellite broadcasters is compromising both the quality and reliability of these distribution networks. HEVC reduces the bitrates necessary to achieve high-quality, lessening the load on networks, increasing reliability which creates the opportunity to distribute additional video content and to support more customers without deploying more network resources,” said Irena Terterov, CEO and Founder of VSS. “Our HEVC software SDK will be available later this year, while VSS HEVC hardware codecs for FPGA and ASIC implementations are also in development.”

To learn more about the VSS HEVC CODEC and to have an opportunity to discuss technical details with VSS technical staff, please contact VSS to schedule an appointment during the IBC2012 exhibition or send your inquiries to