Advantech to present 4K/8K video accelerators at IBC 2016

Advantech has expanded its range of PCI Express accelerator cards with a single board 8Kp60 HEVC encoder, and two boards that can support real-time, HEVC, AVC or MPEG-2 encoding, decoding, and transcoding with up to 10 bit colour depth and 4:2:2 chroma sampling.

The low power video accelerator cards can be integrated into commercial IT/PC server-based media applications to manage heavy-lifting video processing tasks in UHD video infrastructure systems.

The VEGA-3311 comes in half-length PCI Express form factor and is equipped with video acquisition interfaces and can manage up to 4Kp60 real time encoding and decoding with scaling and pre-processing, with support for H.264 and MPEG-2 standards and upgraded HEVC capability (including very low latency modes). A model of the VEGA-3311 is also available to support the move to an all-IP workflow, featuring a dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet live Media over IP interface option, in addition to traditional quad-SDI based video interfaces.

With no dedicated video interfaces, the Advantech’s VEGA-3310 offering provides improved processing capacity for file or PCI streaming offload applications. It can support dual channel 4Kp60 or high frame rate encoding up to 4Kp120, and allow multiple cards to be configured to support up to 8K/UHD-2 HEVC encoding.

The manufacturer will also introduce its real-time 8Kp60 HEVC encode accelerator, the VEGA-3304. Available in PCI Express long card form factor, the accelerator can be optionally be fitted with a 16 x 3G-SDI video acquisition expansion card. The VEGA-3304 will line up against other products including the updated VEGA-6301 all-in-one encoder appliance, the VEGA-6311.

“The low power multi-format encoding and decoding together with scaling and preprocessing are perfect for high density transcoding or adaptive bit rate streaming applications,” commented Emily Teng, product line manager for Video Adapters at Advantech.

Advantech will showcase its updated of PCI Express accelerator card line at booth 11.C22 at IBC. This year’s event takes place from September 9 to 13, 2016 at the RAI in Amsterdam.

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