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




Barco Silex announces that it has received a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award 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. 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.

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 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.”


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