SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI), the experts in multi-screen video software solutions, today announced that Chunghwa Telecom, the leading telecommunications operator in Taiwan, serving more than 30 million broadband, mobile and fixed line subscribers, has selected Envivio video solutions for its 4K HEVC streaming service trial.
In the trial, Envivio is using its Muse™ Ultra HD software to support two modes of 4K HEVC delivery to a wide range of devices for Chunghwa Telecom: VOD content delivered via unicast transfer method, and NVOD through multicast to HwaCom set-top boxes.
“We chose Envivio as our video solutions provider based on its extensive expertise as pioneers in video processing and delivery software, as well as their support of next-generation formats and standards like 4K and HEVC,” said a Chunghwa Telecom executive.
“Leveraging the HEVC standard, Envivio is able to efficiently compress 4K content without losing video quality, making it easier and more affordable for us to deliver the highest quality video available to our consumers,” he added.
Envivio’s Muse Ultra HD
Envivio’s Muse Ultra HD software is designed to encode either one 4Kp60 (progressive video at 60 frames per second) or two simultaneous 4Kp30 (30 frames per second) video signals in HEVC format using the Envivio G5 server. These services can be delivered to Ultra HD-capable devices, including the latest generation of set-top boxes and Ultra HD TV sets.
Ultra HD provides stunning video quality with four times as many pixels as today’s 1080p HDTV, twice the frame rate, and a broader color range with the new BT 2020 standard. The HEVC standard reduces bandwidth consumption compared to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) by 30 to 50 percent, improving the video experience and reducing cost of operations for both HD and Ultra HD primary screen services and existing mobile or over-the-top (OTT) TV services. Envivio’s software-based architecture radically simplifies the migration from MPEG-2 or H.264 to HEVC, enabling a seamless transition to the new technology.
More than 300 content and service providers around the globe have selected Envivio to power their live multi-screen video and Pay TV services. Visit www.envivio.com to learn more about how Envivio enables TV without boundaries.
Envivio Inc. (NASDAQ: ENVI)