As Ultra HD gains ground IBC 2015 will see live demonstrations of the Excel 4000 real-time HEVC Encoder and first outing for Xylostream Technology’s test environment including Player and Decoder, all designed for Ultra HD.
Xylostream is announcing a portfolio of products to help operators develop and deploy their Ultra HD services. “Working with operators and broadcast equipment manufacturers to make the most of Ultra HD is our primary goal and Xylostream is now in a very strong position to help, with the market leading Excel 4000 encoder complemented by a range of Ultra HD system products” said Graham Cradock, CEO of Xylostream. “Xylostream is the first place to turn for any operator or broadcast equipment vendor wanting to make progress with Ultra HD products or services” added Cradock.
While standards are still developing, operators are focused on ensuring their headends have the flexibility to add any new functionality.
The Xylostream Excel 4000, the company’s flagship product, utilises a High Performance Computer (HPC) platform that integrates the power of FPGA processing in an IT server. This provides the necessary processing power to HEVC encode Ultra HD as a single image which significantly improves compression performance. This platform offers a “best of both worlds” solution by combining the proven power of processing in hardware with the management and software development flexibility benefits of a standard IT platform. For TV operators this delivers high performance Ultra HD encoding with the ability to add in new features and increased performance through software upgrades as Ultra HD and HEVC develops.