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Advantech and Socionext Hold First-Ever Taiwan Networking Broadcasting Conference

Published: Dec 15,2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Advantech and Socionext today joined to co-host the first-ever Taiwan Networking Broadcasting Conference (TNBC), which focuses on audio and video networking, the trend of video encoding, VR/AR technology, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and AI in UHD applications. The Conference will showcase the strategic alliance between the two organizations in developing new technology and applications.

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In addition to hosting the TNBC, the two sides also launched the world's first smallest 8K resolution codec card: “VEGA”, providing high-quality HEVC, high-performance video encoding, 8K visual experience.

With Socionext’s codec SoCs, the MB86M30 and MB86M31, Advantech’s VEGA codec card series can perform 8K/60p real-time compression with significantly low power consumption. System suppliers can easily incorporate 4K/8K real-time encoding capabilities in their server applications, to expand UHD VR and cloud-based OTT services.

“Video already accounts for more than half of the world’s internet traffic and will play a key role in emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) where innovative video processing technology in 5G networks will be needed for high-resolution, high-speed, multi-channel video applications”, said KC Liu, CEO of Advantech.

“Our cooperation with Socionext for our VEGA video processing products consolidates a 4K/8K ecosystem partnership that will accelerate the enablement of next generation video services. VEGA platforms bring significant density and time-to-market benefits to a wider range of 4K, 8K, Virtual Reality and 360° video applications for the broadcasting, mobile, medical, transportation markets, and many other industries.”

“Socionext is keen to provide the state-of-the-art imaging, networking and computing solutions to the global market,” said Amane Inoue, President and COO of Socionext. “Taiwanese companies are not only agile and flexible in manufacturing, but also are resourceful in talent who can contribute globally. Leading-edge technology from the collaboration of Advantech and Socionext will create values for the entire ecosystem.”

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