SOURCE: Advantech


September 10, 2015 02:00 ET

Advantech Introduces Small Form Factor HEVC Streaming Encoder Module at IBC 2015

The New HVC-6300 Brings Bandwidth Reduction Benefits of HEVC to Portable Camera Equipment in Mobile Contribution Workflows

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - International Broadcasting Convention - Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today introduced HVC-6300, an HEVC capable Full HD video streaming solution in a small lightweight form-factor. HVC-6300 connects directly to a video source via SDI or HDMI, and allows live video to be encoded, stored, and transmitted via 3G/4G/LTE/Wi-Fi to an OB van, a broadcast station or uploaded to a server-based cloud environment. Applications for HVC-6300 include live streaming for sports events and electronic news gathering, tele-medicine, and remote video surveillance.

HVC-6300 supports the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) at up to FullHD 1080p resolutions. HEVC support offers a substantial benefit over existing solutions by reducing the bit rate by approximately 50% when compared to an equivalent quality video stream encoded using AVC / H.264. This reduces the network bandwidth required, or enables either more channels or a higher resolution video delivery over the same infrastructure. It is particularly relevant for mobile video transmission which often has a limited bandwidth.

Measuring only 80mm by 100mm, the module still packs in SDI and HDMI interfaces for video capture, an SD Card slot for local file storage, and streaming outputs via Gigabit Ethernet or via 3G/4G/LTE/Wifi using a USB dongle. HVC-6300 can scale, de-interlace, encode and output several streams at different resolutions and bit rates from 16kbit/s to 40Mbit/s while only consuming less than 5W power. The product is fully backed up by a suite of OEM customization services that can adapt both hardware and software to meet specific customer needs.

"The arrival of cloud technologies to the broadcast industry opens up many new possibilities in remote production. However, bandwidth is still a significant issue when it comes to mobile contribution," said Henry Wu, Product Manager, Advantech. "The new HVC-6300 offers a very attractive price, performance and form-factor for live video transmission. It combines HEVC encoding and extremely low power consumption in a small form factor module that makes better use of bandwidth resources to open many new possibilities in wireless video workflows."

Advantech will be showcasing the new HVC-6300 module at Advantech IBC booth # 9.C22, September 11-15, 2015 in Amsterdam.

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About Advantech - Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with embedded computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there's no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible.

Advantech's rapidly broadening product portfolio for the media industry provides OEM customers with commercial off the shelf access to a range of new technologies that address processing and interface trends in the industry including HEVC encoding for Ultra HD / 4K and Video over IP Transport. Advantech also offers high-level system integration by leveraging its standard product offerings ranging from a wide selection of chassis, backplanes, single-board computers (SBCs), appliances and servers. These integrated video platforms can be tailored and OEM customized to meet a range of system requirements in terms of functionality, power budget, physical dimensions and cost. Such near-turn-key solutions significantly reduce the time-to-market efforts for our customers to provide optimized platforms to the market.


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