ground-breaking video compression technology
What is PERSEUS?
PERSEUS is a new video compression technology that enables data and video to be transported, stored and secured with greater compression faster and more cost-effectively.
Is PERSEUS a software or appliance?
Offered as an application, embedded software or a codec plug-in, PERSEUS addresses global growth in communications traffic by increasing efficiency without the need for infrastructure upgrades.
On which platforms is PERSEUS available?
PERSEUS is already available on a number of different platforms, including x86 CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs. V-Nova has partnered with multiple System-on-Chip (“SoC”) providers (Broadcom, Intel, NVIDIA), which run PERSEUS in software.
In addition, PERSEUS will also be made available as silicon IP for integration into silicon chips in 2016. This integration will benefit power consumption and footprint, but won’t affect the performance of the algorithm compared with other SoC providers.
What are the key benefits of PERSEUS?
PERSEUS delivers data and video at higher speed, lower-cost, and dramatically improves transport and storage capacity.
Does PERSEUS offer any benefits beyond compression?
Yes. PERSEUS technology is highly robust and resilient at very low bitrates. PERSEUS allows for precise bitrate control through multi-scaling and can encode/decode rapidly with reduced power consumption.
Has PERSEUS been quality tested?
Yes, PERSEUS is continuously being tested for quality. V-Nova supports scientific testing by its Tier 1 customers and partners, from lossless contribution to streaming to mobile devices.
V-Nova uses both subjective evaluation and quantitative qualitative methods (DMOS, SSIM, PSNR, etc.) and will be releasing a number of white papers under NDA in the near-term.
Real-life trials have also demonstrated the largely untapped possibilities of signal processing using advanced codecs, including trials with:
Independent tests carried by IRT (Institut für Rundfunktechnik) confirm a substantial improvement compared to JPEG2000 and a quality that challenges H.264-intra-based production codecs in contribution applications.
Who uses PERSEUS?
PERSEUS has been deployed in a number of different applications across multiple territories, including 4K/UHD contribution with Eutelsat, full HD IPTV with Sky in Italy and SVOD OTT services with FastFilmz in India. PERSEUS is integrated into solutions by Imagine Communications, Harmonic, Vimmi, VisualOn and WyPlay amongst others.
Which industries does PERSEUS serve?
PERSEUS serves multiple industry segments, including TV & Media, Aerospace & Defence, Security, Medical Imaging and Virtual Reality.