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Socionext to Showcase Latest Video Processing Solutions at IBC 2018

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Socionext Inc., a global leader in advanced SoC technology for video and imaging systems, will showcase its latest video processing solutions at annual IBC, at RAI Amsterdam, from September 14 to 18.

Socionext Inc. logo (PRNewsFoto/Socionext Inc.)

IBC is "the world's most influential media, entertainment and technology show" held annually since 1967. At stand 1.E02, Socionext will demonstrate its leading-edge solutions including the company's proprietary Hybrid Codec media accelerator, a new UHD low latency encoder box and the world's first hardware-based encoder solution for the new AV1 video compression standard. In addition, the company will also feature a sneak preview of the company's new codec product that will support the streaming of 8K resolutions.

M820L PCIe media accelerator
M820L is a PCIe card to accelerate encoding and transcoding processes. It features Socionext's Hybrid Codec technology, which combines the industry's highest performance processing power using dedicated codec hardware and flexible software processing via high-efficiency CPU.

At IBC 2018, the company will exhibit a M820L card attached to a conventional server system to perform multi-channel transcoding, showing how M820L can be easily configured to the customers' existing hardware.

Click here for an image of the M820L Media Accelerator Card

X500E UHD Encoder Box Prototype
Socionext will showcase a prototype of a new UHD encoder box "X500E", designed for live IP streaming. Based on the company's highly reliable codec SoC, X500E meets and exceeds the rigorous demands for UHD/HEVC elevated processing power, using reduced bandwidth transport capacity while providing superior 4K video quality at 60fps and lowest latency.

Click here for an image of the X500E UHD Encoder Box (Prototype)

AV1 Hardware Accelerated Encoder Solution
There will be a demonstration of the world's first hardware-based implementation of an AV1 encoding system. AV1 is a new, advanced video data compression standard established by the Alliance for Open Media, a consortium that includes Socionext, and is capable of compressing data about 30% more effectively than HEVC, while keeping the same image quality.

About Socionext America Inc.
Socionext America, Inc. (SNA) is the US branch of Socionext Inc. headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The company is one of the world's leading fabless ASIC suppliers, specializing in a wide range of standard and customizable SoC solutions for imaging, networking, computing and other dynamic applications. Socionext provides customers with quality semiconductor products based on extensive and differentiated IPs, proven design methodologies, and state-of-the-art implementation expertise, with full support.

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SOURCE Socionext Inc.

For further information: Sherry Chen, Socionext America Inc., 1-408-737-5654,; Dick Davies, IPRA, 1-415-652-7515,