OTT streamers can integrate V-Nova's PERSEUS codec with new SDK

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Neal Romanek
March 10th 2016 at 9:47AM : By Neal Romanek

The new software development kit will support easy delivery of HD video over constrained bandwidths

V-Nova has opened the doors on its PERSEUS video compression technology. The new SDK (Software Development Kit) will enable integration of the software into third party encoders and video players. The SDK will allow operators, service providers, system integrators and online video platform providers to deploy Perseus on existing ecosystems for the delivery of full HD video over bandwidth constrained networks.

PERSEUS software is available in the form of an encoder plug-in (EPI) and decoder plug-in (DPI) for integration and deployment within an operator’s existing ecosystem. The plug-ins are supported on a number of different platforms including Intel x86-based encoders and iOS and Android consumer devices. They are also available in pre-integrated encoding/decoding combinations through industry partners.

With a debut of less than a year ago, V-Nova's compression software has met with a positive response from the industry. It was showcased in a live UHD broadcast of the "El Clásico" football match trialed last autumn.

"We are going from project mode to product mode," said Fabio Murra, V-Nova SVP product & marketing told TV Tech Europe. He explained that the SDK release was a natural development in the last year:  "Over the last 10 or 11 months, we always had scale as an end result. This translated into packaging the technology into an SDK, which is a collection of the software plug-ins that can work with an existing structure. It's specifically targeted at enabling HD video streaming. It’s a sweet spot for OTT and IPTV providers that want to deliver over mobile or fixed iP networks."

“This product release is the result of the work we have done in the past year with customers and industry partners to address real-life customer projects. We have now packaged the software to make it more readily scalable and available for TV service providers and platform operators to deploy on any equipment or media player in their ecosystem,” said Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO & co-founder.