Keepixo tests HEVC encoder interoperability with STMicroelectronics' SoCs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Keepixo Completes HEVC Interlaced and 4KP60 10bit Interoperability Testing With STMicroelectronics SoCs

GRENOBLE, France — Keepixo, a leading provider of software-based head-end solutions for IPTV and OTT, today announced the successful completion of HEVC tests using Keepixo’s Genova encoding solution running on STMicroelectronics’ latest-generation Ultra-HD HEVC 10-bit STiH418 system-on-chip (SoC).

The collaboration has proven full interoperability between Keepixo’s HEVC encoding technology and ST’s STB chipset with a special focus on unique differentiating features such as HEVC interlaced encoding and Ultra-HD resolutions up to 4KP60 10 bit. In HEVC, interlaced encoding is supported as an optional tool and uses “Sequence Adaptive Frame Field (SAFF),” which allows the coding mode to be dynamically changed between frame coding and field coding at video-sequence boundaries.

“We’ve worked closely with ST to ensure seamless tests with their latest STiH418 chipset,” said Jérôme Blanc, product manager for Keepixo.” The demonstration of interoperability between our respective solutions provides service providers with a proven and scalable end-to-end solution that supports the emerging HEVC standard with resolutions ranging from HD up to 4KP60 10 bit.”

“Interlaced video is widely used in broadcast with most digital High Definition (HD) content still available in 1080i50/60 formats. Keepixo’s Genova solution provides comprehensive support for interlaced encoding modes as defined in the HEVC compression standard with best-in-class video quality,” said Ismail Allalcha, Strategic & Ecosystem Marketing Manager, Digital Product Group, STMicroelectronics.

Keepixo Genova Virtualizable Software family is a cloud-ready, high-performance and broadcast-quality software suite targeted at content and service providers. It includes all the components needed to build a multiscreen video workflow for OTT and linear IPTV services. Genova comprises three key components:

  • Genova Live, the industry’s highest-density live encoder achieving an unprecedented density of 18 HD (interlaced or progressive) HEVC channels per RU;
  • Genova File multi-rate transcoder for VOD assets up to 4KP60 resolutions with best-in-class video quality and compression efficiency;
  • Genova Origin multi-format packager, recorder and origin server that supports Catch-Up, Start-Over, Time-Shift and nPVR functions.