Digigram today announced that it has partnered with Kalray, a developer and manufacturer of manycore processors, to create high-quality, high density real-time HEVC video encoder solutions based on KALRAY’s massively parallel Multi Purpose Processor Array (MPPA) chip. Digigram will integrate the resulting technology into new IP-based products and solutions to offer efficient high-density HEVC HD and Ultra HD (4K) video encoding in broadcast and OTT applications.
Eric Baissus, president and CEO of Kalray, said : « Digigram’s expertise in video quality metrics, encoding, and live streaming complements Kalray’s expertise in parallel processing programming on MPPA. It also takes full advantage of both the MPPA’s unique parallel architecture and its video-optimized instruction set to bring a truly disruptive video encoding offering to the market.«
Kalray provides a new generation of manycore processors and acceleration cards for intensive computing applications. The company’s technology can be used in a large spectrum of applications, including the video-over-IP applications supported by Digigram products.
Our technology partnership with Kalray makes it possible for us to introduce highly efficient real-time HEVC encoding to our product line very quickly and, in turn, enable our customers to dramatically reduce bandwidth requirements and accelerate their deployment of Ultra HD TV to multiscreen OTT applications
Philippe Delacroix, president and CEO of Digigram.
« Because real-time HEVC encoding remains relatively rare, our customers will be positioned to leverage this capability to increase not only revenue-generation opportunities, but also their competitive edge.«