Keepixo Adds HDR to its Encoding Product Lines and Demonstrates Live HDR End to End Transmission at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam

Keepixo, a leading provider of software-based head-end solutions for IPTV and OTT, announces the addition of HDR (High Dynamic Range) to its Genova software based transcoders and AL2000 product.

Keepixo is also collaborating with Philips to carry out a live demonstration of an HDR end to end transmission at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. The demonstration will be available on the Keepixo booth in Hall 1.F34.

HDR technology allows for higher brightness and increased contrast between the dark and bright areas of an image resulting in more realistic and color-vivid pictures. There is a general consensus within the industry that HDR combined with HD and the newer Ultra-HD/4K format will be a key differentiator to deliver a greater user experience and offer service providers and content owners new content monetization opportunities.

The demonstration uses Keepixo HEVC live encoder to compress a live HDR content processed using the Philips single stream HDR technology and delivered to an HDR Television.

"HDR is a great technology that will unlock the potential of Ultra-HD/4K. By collaborating with Philips, we are able to prove the feasibility of end to end live transmission of HDR content using HEVC compression," said Jerome Blanc, Product Manager of Keepixo. "The flexibility offered by Keepixo Live encoders allowed us to quickly integrate Philips technology and demonstrate its suitability to handle live broadcast content."

"With the Philips single stream HDR technology, end users can get the best HDR experience tuned to the specific capabilities of their display (LED or OLED TV, Mobile phones…). Our SDR backward compatible technology is optimized for existing encoders and enables broadcasters to address SDR and HDR sets with the same stream," said Frederic Guillanneuf, Manager Business Development for Philips Intellectual Property & Standards.

About Keepixo (www.keepixo.com)
Keepixo, the spin-off of Allegro DVT's broadcast business, is a leading provider of software-based and cloud-ready head-end solutions for IPTV & OTT. Keepixo offers live encoders, file-based video transcoders and delivery solutions featuring advanced functions such as Catch-Up, Start-Over and nPVR. Keepixo solutions are used by more than 130 customers including 40 tier-1 operators worldwide.

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