Blonder Tongue and Vanguard Video Partner To Introduce HEVC Video Encoder Product
OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey — April 13, 2015 — Blonder Tongue (NYSE MKT:BDR) and Vanguard Video have teamed up to create a real-time 4Kp60 encoder that is designed to meet the critical demands of UHD streaming and broadcast applications. Taking advantage of the new HEVC video compression standard, users can now distribute live 4K content with up to 50% savings in bandwidth as compared with previous H.264 implementations.
The Blonder Tongue LiveCastUHD encoder is a turnkey hardware solution that provides a simple method for capturing, compressing, multiplexing, and packaging video from a variety of sources, including uncompressed 4K. Multiple, simultaneous channels of HD throughput is also supported, as is adaptive bit rate encoding and on-the-fly parameter switching.
At the core of LiveCastUHD is Vanguard Video’s HEVC compression engine, V.265. V.265 provides uncompromised quality and it offers a long list of advanced features including interlace support, customizable GOP structure, GOP-aligned ABR multistreaming support, and on-the-fly control for changing resolution, bitrate, and GOP structure. The software design is highly scalable for multi-processor architectures and is optimized for very low latency. The extensive configurability and robust API allow OEMs to finely tune the encoder to match their specifications.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Vanguard Video which moves Blonder Tongue onto the fast track in the rapidly growing HEVC market, LiveCastUHD will be a great companion to our upcoming 4K decoder line.” said Jeff Smith, vice president of sales at Blonder Tongue
“We are very pleased to be providing our HEVC technology to Blonder Tongue to enable a new, robust, real-time encoder for the market,” said Raul Diaz, Vanguard Video CEO. “They have a tremendous history of providing professional, cost effective solutions for their customers, and we share their belief that HEVC is poised to take off dramatically in 2015. LiveCastUHD will be a great way for any user to expand into UHD content delivery.”
The Vanguard Video software encoding products may be seen at the National Association of Broadcaster (NAB) show April 13-16 in Las Vegas, in booth SU8525 (Vanguard Video), and Blonder Tongue products may be found in booth SU6524 (Blonder Tongue). More information on Blonder Tongue products and Vanguard Video products are available at www.blondertongue.com or www.vanguardvideo.com.
About Vanguard Video
Vanguard Video is a supplier of professional, broadcast quality H.265/HEVC and H.264 codec technologies to top tier customers around the world. With deep codec expertise, unparalleled performance/quality, and world class support and integration services, Vanguard Video has helped its customers capitalize on many first to market opportunities by pioneering advanced compression technologies including the release of the world’s first commercially deployed H.265/HEVC service. Vanguard Video technologies support a wide range of platforms including x86, ARM, and OpenCL acceleration for GPUs. www.vanguardvideo.com
About Blonder Tongue
Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) together with R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC — its wholly owned subsidiary — offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with solid histories of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of cable television communications, the Company provides system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional, and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution, and video delivery to homes and businesses. The Company designs, manufactures, sells, and supports an equipment portfolio of standard- and high-definition digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high-speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber, and IP networks. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com, and www.rldrake.com.
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Blonder Tongue Contact:
Vice President of Sales
Tel: (800) 523-6049
Vanguard Video Contact:
Tel: +1 (650) 961-3098