Envivio Steps Up HEVC Program, Adds Video Quality Enhancements for MPEG-2 and
Envivio Muse(TM) Live and On-Demand Encoders Deliver Pristine Video in Any
Format, on Any Device
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envivio
(Nasdaq:ENVI), a leading provider of software-based video processing and
delivery solutions, today announced video quality and compression efficiency
enhancements to its Envivio Muse™ encoders. The improvements span the full
range of codecs, from HEVC (H.265) to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2.
Live or on-demand HEVC encoding—at resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD—are supported
in the newest versions of the Muse software, and several tier 1 customers
around the world are actively engaged with Envivio in HEVC field trials as
part of Envivio's HEVC Early Access Program. Customers testing Envivio HEVC
encoders include US cable operators and telco/satellite operators in Asia and
In addition, Envivio has teamed with multiple HEVC decoder vendors including
Pixtree, a decoding and streaming server provider based in Korea. Envivio and
Pixtree have developed a joint solution for HEVC streaming to mobile devices
"The joint solution between Pixtree and Envivio combines a world-class
encoder, commercial decoder and streaming server as an integrated solution for
delivery of HEVC video streaming services on any device, offering operators
the benefit of higher quality at significantly lower bitrates," said Jaeseob
Shin, CEO of Pixtree. "We are seeing great interest from our service provider
customers in this solution and are currently testing it with operators in
Envivio is also introducing enhancements to its statistical rate control for
variable bitrate (VBR) multiplexing and distribution. The latest generation of
statistical rate control for MPEG-2, AVC and HEVC improves bandwidth
efficiency without adding delay from multi-pass encoding, using a proprietary
pre-analysis module capable of estimating picture complexity and providing
more refined rate control information.
"At Envivio, we strive to constantly improve our video algorithms and
solutions to offer the highest quality, most advanced compression software,"
said Boris Felts, vice president of products for Envivio. "We are working with
customers from all market segments—cable, telco, satellite and broadcast—to
deliver a wide range of solutions including new HEVC services and converged
headends that encompass traditional TV and multi-screen in MPEG-2 and AVC
Envivio's latest video codec innovations, including HEVC compression of 4K
Ultra HD content, will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC exhibition in
Amsterdam, September 13-17 at Envivio's booth #1.D73. Envivio CTO, Jean-Pierre
Henot, will also present a paper titled, "High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC):
The Next Big Thing?" at the IBC conference on Sunday, September 15 during a
panel session, "High Efficiency Video Coding—Will It Do Enough?" from
8:30-10:30 am in the Emerald Room at the RAI.
More than 300 content and service providers around the globe have selected
Envivio to power their multi-screen services. Visit www.envivio.com to learn
more about TV without boundaries.
Envivio (Nasdaq:ENVI) is a leader in solutions for multi-screen video
processing and delivery. Envivio solutions remove the boundaries of
traditional television and make the world's video content universally
enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Now
in its second decade of developing market-leading video convergence solutions,
Envivio powers services for more than 300 content and service provider
customers around the world, including eight of the top 10 mobile operators,
nine of the top 10 broadband providers and three of the top four US cable
operators. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has
offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan. Visit
www.envivio.com for more information.
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Cynthia Hiponia or Alice Kousoum
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