DVS Digital Video Systems Showcases Hydra OEM JPEG2000 Board

DVS presents its well-known OEM products in a different light. Renowned manufacturers of digital video systems and OEM customers of DVS exhibit their own products with their integrated DVS I/O boards at the DVS booth SL2608. Another highlight in the field of OEM: Hydra, the new JPEG2000 board offers customers decompression of JPEG2000 in SD, HD and 2K in real time.

Hydra is a PCI-X board for uncompressed input and output of audio and video material as well as for decompression of JPEG2000 in real time. Hydra supports SD, HD, 2K, and further formats specified by DCI and offers 16 AES/EBU or embedded audio channels.

DVS Digital Video Systems Hydra OEM JPEG2000 BoardHydra performs decoding and decompression of JPEG2000 material for Digital Cinema applications. These processes take place in real time from SD, HD and 2K material as well as several other formats specified by the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative). The data can be received as RGB, YUV or X’Y'Z’ data in MXF or JP2 and the hardware extracts the components from the MXF file when necessary.

Up to two dual-link 4:4:4 or three single-link 4:2:2 channels are supported simultaneously. The new I/O board is ideal for implementing stereoscopic display applications in Digital Cinema, multi-channel applications in broadcast or multi-screen applications in the presentation area.

All OEM boards from DVS are equipped with a new SDK that allows the assignment of independent I/O links as separate audio and video streams. Centaurus II performs a downscaling of 2K to HD and HD to SD.

Juergen Heger, Senior Product Manager at DVS: “We are setting a new standard with our I/O board Hydra. Our OEM customers will thus be able to participate in the business of Digital Cinema at an early stage. As the only board worldwide Hydra can perform JPEG2000 decompression in 2K – and this in real time.”

The software and hardware manufacturer DVS is based in Hanover, Germany and Los Angeles, USA achieved sustained success in 2006. DVS presented another milestone in its software development: The innovative data manager Spycer(R) was announced “Pick of Show award from IBC 2006″. In the same year a new line of disk recorders came to market: Pronto2K.2 and ProntoHD.2 enable real-time multi-resolution capture and play-out combined with full conforming. Besides its turnkey solutions, DVS also focuses on its successful OEM business. The successor of the popular Centaurus(R) board, Centaurus II, is available since late 2006. The special highlight of Centaurus II: Along with CLIPSTER(R) it easily manages 4K. With this the German company strengthens its role as a leading-edge pioneer in the 4K field.

Post production houses both large and small worldwide and the broadcast industry, too, have DVS products in daily operation. R&D departments also use DVS systems for their development work of multimedia applications. Moreover, DVS has teamed up with ARRI, Kodak, FujiTV, Imagica and The Mill. The company has a large OEM customer base as well: Numerous leaders in the industry, e.g. Digital Vision, integrate powerful DVS video I/O boards in their own products, thus enhancing their performance.

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