Two of Vidyo’s internationally renowned technologists, co-founder and chief scientist, Dr. Alexandros Eleftheriadis and Dr. Stephan Wenger, CTO of VidyoCast (News - Alert), the company’s broadcast division, were among the four co-authors of the “RTP payload format for Scalable Video Coding" specification that was published as RFC 6190 on May 7, 2011.
Vidyo, a company delivering personal telepresence, noted that the standard defines how SVC is to be carried in the Internet over RTP (the real-time protocol used for video and voice).
Deloped by a group of experts in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the standard will be used wherever SVC real time video is transported over IP-based networks.
Vidyo (News - Alert) also says that this standard is considered to be the most significant document for ensuring interoperability of scalable video transmission next to the coding specification defined in the H.264 standard.
“Vidyo continues to make standards-essential technology available to the industry through the ITU-T, IETF, and UCIF, and plays a significant role in VCEG, JVT, and its successor, JCT-VC,” said Ofer Shapiro (News - Alert), Vidyo’s co-founder and CEO. “Vidyo has done more than any other company to breathe new life into the video conferencing and collaboration market, with award-winning technology and a totally unique approach to visual communication solutions. In 2010 we saw major companies adopt the SVC-based architecture. This makes SVC interoperability a key agenda item for many companies, to ensure market penetration and growth. RFC 6190 is an extremely important stepping stone in this direction.”
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Edited by Rich Steeves