Industry Leaders Show Multiple HEVC Solutions at IBC

Harmonic and NXP Software Demo Handheld Solutions using Squid HEVC

Sep 11, 2013, 18:00 ET from Squid Systems, Inc.

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- International Broadcasting Convention -- Squid Systems announced today that leading broadcast equipment maker Harmonic and mobile software solutions leader NXP Software are demonstrating HEVC decoders at IBC 2013 based on the highly efficient Squid HEVC software decoder. 


"To provide an excellent consumer experience and achieve quick industry adoption HEVC encoders and decoders must interoperate seamlessly from sub-HD to full-HD resolution on current and future mobile devices," said Squid Systems V.P of Products and Marketing, Dr. Renga Sundararajan.  He added, "Squid is excited to work closely with industry leaders Harmonic and NXP Software to ensure interoperability and to create a stunning HD experience."

Harmonic is demonstrating the outstanding consumer experience created using Harmonic's broadcast quality HD video encoding and Squid's high quality decoding.  "Consumers can now see the visual quality of 720p30 and 1080p30 video encoded at very low data rates by Harmonic's encoders, decoded on mobile devices using the Squid HEVC decoder," said Thierry Fautier, V.P Solutions and Strategy of Harmonic. (IBC Stand 1.B20)

NXP Software is demonstrating a giant leap in bandwidth efficiency for mobile video. "We show our advanced VideoExperience scaling technology, combined with the Squid HEVC decoder. It brings quality and bandwidth to an unmatched level, providing Service Providers with up to 70% saving in bit rate compared to H.264 streams," said Peter Van de Berg, Director Marketing & Sales, NXP Software (IBC Stand 14.450)

Squid HEVC solutions are highly optimized for mobile processors where low bit-rate video is essential for network bandwidth, while high resolution, visual quality and battery performance are essential for consumer acceptance. Squid's HEVC decoder solutions support high quality jitter-free 720p and 1080p HD video on mobile devices and 4K video on multi-core x86 platforms.

Squid offers HEVC decoders on CPU and CPU+GPU using openCL for platforms based on ARM Cortex A-Series cores and the Intel Atom (mobile) and high quality encoders on multi-core X86 processors. Squid Systems' SQ500, a high performance Image, Vision and Video Processor, offers excellent quality HEVC HD encode capability required in a range of applications such as broadcast head-end equipment, cloud servers, DVRs, NVRs, STBs/OTTs, teleconferencing servers, Surveillance Cameras and Automotive driver assistance systems. 

About Squid:

Squid Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 to provide Intellectual Property for high quality and high efficiency Video Codec and Image Processing Hardware and Software solutions to semiconductor and system companies. The Squid H.264 IP has been licensed to several companies for IC integration.  Squid's new HEVC SQ500 IP is  backward compatible with earlier standards, and have features to support Video Analytics, pre and post processing, object recognition and tracking, video & image searches, and Medical Imaging.   Squid has its headquarters in the California's Silicon Valley with engineering facilities in Hyderabad, India.

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Media Contact: Renga Sundararajan, Squid Systems, Inc., (408) 202-8836,

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