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Aiming to push the bar further upwards in video compression, V-Nova has announced the launch of the next-generation of its the Perseus video processing technology.

V Nova Set for official debut art NAB 2017, the upgrade comes two years after the original was first made available  and is designed to address current video delivery challenges, and is claimed to be able to close the gap between consumer expectations for video services and networks capacity constraints. It is said to fundamentally expand the codec’s capability to enhance performance, simplify deployment into real-world environments and reduce operating costs through improved efficiency.

V-Nova says that its product can optimise and maximise performance at the operating points that are key for service delivery. These include 100 kbps, the minimum necessary to deliver mobile video to all consumers; 300 kbps, for reliable mobile video experiences; 1 Mbps, for monetisable full HDTV mobile video; 2 Mbps, for HD IPTV programming for all xDSL users; 6 Mbps, for Ultra HD streaming at scale; and 10 Mbps, for scalable DTH/cable Ultra HD sports services.

Perseus 2 software libraries have also been streamlined with the aim of delivering a lighter and faster codec that reduces computational load. This claims V-Nova ‘significantly’ increases per-channel density leading to ‘drastically’ reduced operating costs, both for on-premise and cloud deployments.

“We worked hard over the past two years, listening to customers’ feedback to develop V-Nova Perseus 2,” explained V-Nova CEO and co-founder Guido Meardi. “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 over-the-top (OTT) or IPTV service, or in upgrading an existing service.”

Describing a use case for mobile TV and mobile video at unprecedented low bitrates for bandwidth constricted consumers, which V-Nova is as applicable for places such as the UK as well as emerging markets, V Karam Malhotra, CEO of streaming movie service FastFilmz , added: “Through V-Nova Perseus,  we were able to launch FastFilmz and address an untapped market that was waiting to be unlocked. The next generation will allow us to go one step further in bringing even better quality video to the masses, which to us means 100 kbps services on the 2G/EDGE networks that are still in use today.”