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Advantech Introduces Small Form Factor HEVC Streaming Encoder Module at IBC 2015

9/10/2015
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The new HVC-6300 brings bandwidth reduction benefits of HEVC to portable camera equipment in mobile contribution workflows

Amsterdam, International Broadcasting Convention, September 10, 2015 – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today introduced HVC-6300, an HEVC capable Full HD video streaming solution in a small lightweight form-factor. HVC-6300 connects directly to a video source via SDI or HDMI, and allows live video to be encoded, stored, and transmitted via 3G/4G/LTE/Wi-Fi to an OB van, a broadcast station or uploaded to a server-based cloud environment. Applications for HVC-6300 include live streaming for sports events and electronic news gathering, tele-medicine, and remote video surveillance.

HVC-6300 supports the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) at up to FullHD 1080p resolutions. HEVC support offers a substantial benefit over existing solutions by reducing the bit rate by approximately 50% when compared to an equivalentquality video stream encoded using AVC / H.264. This reduces the network bandwidth required, or enables either more channels or a higher resolution video delivery over the same infrastructure. It is particularly relevant for mobile video transmission which often has a limited bandwidth.
 
Measuring only 80mm by 100mm, the module still packs in SDI and HDMI interfaces for video capture, an SD Card slot for local file storage, and streaming outputs via Gigabit Ethernet or via 3G/4G/LTE/Wifi using a USB dongle. HVC-6300 can scale, de-interlace, encode and output several streams at different resolutions and bit rates from 16kbit/s to 40Mbit/s while only consuming less than 5W power. The product is fully backed up by a suite of OEM customization services that can adapt both hardware and software to meet specific customer needs.

“The arrival of cloud technologies to the broadcast industry opens up many new possibilities in remote production. However, bandwidth is still a significant issue when it comes to mobile contribution,” said Henry Wu,Product Manager, Advantech. “The new HVC-6300 offers a very attractive price, performance and form-factor for live video transmission. It combines HEVC encoding and extremely low power consumption in a small form factor module that makes better use of bandwidth resources to open many new possibilities in wireless video workflows.”

Advantech will be showcasing the new HVC-6300 module at Advantech IBC booth # 9.C22, September 11-15, 2015 in Amsterdam. For more information please contact video.solutions@advantech.com or visit www.video-acceleration.com.