Fujitsu (News - Alert) Frontech North America today released new firmware meant to dramatically improve end-to-end latency for its IP-9610, IP-900, and IP-920 HD/SD H.264 video encoders/decoders while still offering high picture quality at lower bit rates. As such, these encoders are ideal for HD satellite broadcasting and IP streaming.
With this firmware update, Fujitsu’s H.264 video encoders/decoders are capable of operating at less than 99 milliseconds.
“Link delays can be extremely disruptive to the natural flow of a live interview and ultimately lower a broadcaster’s revenue by requiring additional camera takes and additional talent training,” said Richard Harvey, product manager for Fujitsu Network Media Solutions, in a statement.
“Prior to this enhancement, Fujitsu encoders/decoders were able to achieve about 300 milliseconds of back-to-back latency. This newest technology improvement further minimizes end-to-end delays, enabling broadcasters and other content providers to cost-effectively deliver professional, superior quality video content to viewers,” added Harvey
By way of high-performance H.264 video compression algorithms, Fujitsu encoders/decoders offer bandwidth-efficient real-time transmission of digital media content over IP, DVB-ASI and RF networks. Available today, the new ultra low latency enhancement can be easily added to existing IP-9610, IP-900, and IP-920 H.264 video encoders/decoders.
Fujitsu’s encoders and decoders are used by a number of broadcasters, cable networks, corporations and government agencies around the world due to their unmatched reliability, ease of use, latency and quality.
Fujitsu Frontech North America is a subsidiary of Fujitsu that, with its partners, develops powerful front-end solutions that shape how society interacts with big data. In September, the company launched the Fujitsu G651 bulk note acceptor and sorter, which offers fast performance with four high capacity deposit cassettes.
Around that time, Fujistu Frontech North America successfully certified all Mexican Peso denominations on its family of currency recycler products, including the G651 and G60. A representative for the company stated that this certification was essential for business growth internationally.
Edited by Brooke Neuman