Barco Silex wins Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability

Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), 9 January, 2015 – Barco Silex, the leading provider of JPEG2000 compression IP cores and solutions, announces that it has received a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award yesterday from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award is in recognition of the work of Barco Silex within the framework of the Video Services Forum (VSF) on the advancement of interoperability for JPEG2000 systems.

Yesterday, the International Consumer Electronics Show, held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas (US), was the scene for the presentation ceremony of the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards. With the awards, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences looks to honor technology companies and individuals whose innovation and vision have materially affected the way audiences view television and who have set the standard for technological excellence in the industry. Including industry-leading companies like Netflix, HBO and Apple among this year’s award winners, Barco Silex was in excellent company.


Advancing interoperability
Barco Silex received a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award in the  ‘Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability’ category. The award honors the work of Barco Silex and several other technology companies within VSF –  an international association composed of service providers, users and manufacturers of video networking technologies.

The Barco Silex video team played a key role in the VSF J2K Activity Group, culminating in the release of a Technical Recommendation for `Transport of JPEG2000 broadcast profile video in MPEG-2 TS over IP’ last April. The document looks to facilitate interoperability between equipment produced by different manufacturers and specifies profiles that help ensure that signals generated by one device are received and interpreted correctly by another.


Industry recognition
Barco Silex invests a lot of effort in a series of industry-wide initiatives that look to foster interoperability. In March 2014, for instance, the company held the largest technology demonstration ever for motion JPEG2000 technology during the Interop Event organized by VSF at the VidTrans 2014 trade fair in Arlington, Virginia (US).

CEO of Barco Silex, Thierry Watteyne, was proud to accept the award in Las Vegas: “This is a landmark recognition of the competence level of our video team. But it also underlines the quality of Barco Silex’ JP2K codec technology and our Transport Stream IP core for field-programmable gate arrays. Together with our SMPTE 2022 based video over IP reference design, these have proven to be fully compliant with the VSF recommendation.”


About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in 2013.

About Barco Silex
Barco Silex is the market leader in video processing, encryption and security IP cores and platforms as well as electronic design services (ASIC, FPGA, DSP, Board). The full-range of Barco Silex JPEG 2000 IP cores enable high-performance and high-quality coding and support a wide range of features and options: ultra-low latency, mathematically lossless compression, multichannel HD, 2K, 4K, 8K and, UHD. The video platforms integrate a full range of networking and video compression modules and enable customers to accelerate their product developments. Barco Silex security platforms and encryption cores deliver unrivaled speed performance and a compact footprint.

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