V-Nova Upgrades Video Compression Codec

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, V-Nova will debut version 2 of its PERSEUS video processing and compression technology. The PERSEUS 2 ...

V-Nova Upgrades Video Compression Codec
V-Nova Upgrades Video Compression Codec

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, V-Nova will debut version 2 of its PERSEUS video processing and compression technology. The PERSEUS 2 codec is intended to improve IP video delivery performance, simplify deployment and improve efficiency.

PERSEUS 2 software libraries have been streamlined to reduce computational load, and the software is designed to increase per-channel density, both for on-premises and cloud deployments. It's designed to maximize performance at particular throughput levels, based on service type:

  • 100 kbps, the minimum necessary to deliver mobile video
  • 300 kbps, for HD mobile video
  • 1 Mbps, for HD mobile video
  • 2 Mbps, for HD IPTV programming for xDSL
  • 6 Mbps, for UltraHD movie streaming
  • 10 Mbps, for DTH/cable UltraHD sports

Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO and Co-Founder said: "We worked hard over the past two years, listening to customers' feedback to develop V-Nova PERSEUS 2. With it, we are addressing the real needs of the industry and enabling our customers to deliver high quality video across all networks. As a pure software solution, V-Nova PERSEUS 2 provides unprecedented capex savings, server farm space reduction, more effective deployment in the cloud and overall simplification of service delivery, which is often the material difference in formulating a successful business case for the launch of a new greenfield OTT or IPTV service, or in upgrading an existing service."

PERSEUS 2 has been designed to support HTML5, extend support of H.264, and cover HEVC and VP9 base layers, while maintaining compatibility with DRM, streaming protocols like HLS and DASH, ad insertion, and other processes.

PERSEUS 2 will be made available to V-Nova's wider ecosystem of technology partners, including Nokia and Imagine Communications.

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