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Appear to offer encoding options with ultra-low latency capabilities at NAB

Appear will demonstrate the spectrum of encoding codecs available within its X10/20 Platform for the first time at NAB 2018.

Appear will demonstrate the spectrum of encoding codecs available within its X10/20 Platform for the first time at NAB 2018. The updated ultra-low latency encoding includes TICO, JPEG2000 and HEVC all within a single chassis. This spectrum of codecs reportedly covers the gamut for bitrate and latency applications from distribution to contribution compression, supplying operators with a range of compression capabilities for the broadcast chain, the company claims.

By unifying ultra-low latency modes within one chassis, video processing is streamlined for the majority of video applications, the release stated. The modes achieve latency of less than 5ms with TICO, 200ms with JPEG2000 and 160ms with HEVC. Compression ratio options cover the entire spectrum; 1:1 uncompressed, ~1:4 with TICO, ~1:10 with JPEG2000 and <1:1000 with HEVC. The operator is free to define the optimal codec/network tradeoff – from high capacity fibre to satellite.