IDC is pleased to announce commercial availability of the Pro Cinema 4K Decoder, which was used to deliver the ground-breaking UltraHD broadcasts of 2014 FIFA World Cup matches to cinema screens this summer. As the world’s premier supplier of professional solutions for live events delivered to the cinema, IDC has developed the Pro Cinema 4K Decoder to support High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). The Pro Cinema 4K Decoder supports decoding of 10-bit 4K UltraHD video streams compressed using HEVC at up to 60 frames per second, and is designed to be easily integrated with IDC’s widely deployed Pro Cinema Cache Servers and SFX Pro Video receivers, instantly adding 4K HEVC capability to an existing IDC installation. The new Decoder is now available for ordering worldwide, and will feature in a special demonstration at the IBC – stay tuned for more details!
IDC will be showing the latest advances in video distribution technology for satellite and DTT networks. The LASER Multi Program Splicer (MPS) enables seamless content and ad insertion on multiple channels simultaneously and features support for multi-frequency (MFN) and single frequency (SFN) network topologies, including deterministic splicing for SFN. The LASER MPS also extends IDC’s LASER Targeted Ad Insertion Platform by integrating with existing receive-site equipment, and providing support for long-format program insertion. IDC now has the industry’s broadest portfolio of solutions for targeted ad insertion, including support for satellite, digital terrestrial, and IP distribution networks.
IDC is also announcing the European launch of the TITAN 3 Contribution Encoder at IBC 2014. TITAN 3 leads the industry in video and audio compression quality, with the flexibility to deliver very low latency encoding without requiring a proprietary decoder. The latest addition to IDC’s portfolio of video contribution solutions, TITAN 3 boasts a highly flexible internal modulator, as well as full support for all the leading audio and video formats and for BISS encryption. TITAN 3 tackles the unique challenges of professional outside broadcasting and is ideally suited for real-time critical content such as live news and sports.
“IDC continues to push the envelope of broadcast technology and to enable our customers to deliver the highest quality experience to their audiences”, said Doug Lowther, IDC’s President and CEO. “IDC’s expanded portfolio of broadcast products will address our customers’ evolving requirements to manage and distribute multimedia content, while at the same time helping broadcasters to address emerging opportunities such as targeted advertising and Ultra-HD content”.