Eurovision and Mobile ViewPoint to showcase new FLEX HEVC terminals at NAB 2016
Eurovision Flex is widely accepted as a tool for cost-effective and fast news gathering worldwide. A new range of services based on the Eurovision Flex platform, including an Intel optimized hardware encoder based HEVC HDR real time codec, will be available for demonstration at the show.
Launched early this year, Eurovision Flex has been used successfully to cover news events such as the US presidential elections caucuses in both Iowa and Manchester, New Hampshire.
Eurovision Flex is one of the latest additions to the Eurovision portfolio of IP news gathering, IP contribution and IP distribution. The Flex platform is being actively developed to anticipate the needs of the broadcast world.
“This digital content exchange service based on advanced video streaming and the Eurovision Fine Network enables the processing and delivery of broadcast quality live, as well as recorded, content through the internet. We are happy to announce the HEVC compression in the FLEX ecosystem thanks to our cooperation with our partner Mobile Viewpoint” said EBU Network Director Graham Warren.
Mobile Viewpoint Managing Director Michel Bais added, “The latest development of CPUs containing hardware acceleration enables Mobile Viewpoint to deploy low power HEVC encoders using Intel based hardware. This is technology whose time has come and will change the complete industry of dedicated video encoding and decoding appliances. The new WMT Live Link is a first product in this new era.”