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Mobile Viewpoint Announces Support for H.265 (HVEC) and VP-9 Video Codecs, on All New WMT Expert-265 Product

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Mobile Viewpoint B.V.
Keesomstraat 10e
1821 BS Alkmaar, Netherlands

Press release date: February 27, 2014

ALKMAAR, The Netherlands – Mobile Viewpoint, the leading European company involved in video transmission over bonded IP networks, is the first in this space to implement the latest H.265 and VP-9 video codecs. These allow for even greater resilience and HD video quality, delivered at half the bitrate. Using patented bonding technology, combining 3G/4G/LTE/WiFi/Wimax/Ethernet and Ka-SAT connections, this will provide a greater efficiency and use of available bandwidth.

This year at NAB, this new technology will be revealed on the all-new WMT Expert-265 backpack encoder. It will be available for release shortly after NAB. All new hardware will ship with an upgraded H.264 codec. Customers will have the ability to upgrade to either the H.265 or VP-9.

Mobile Viewpoint CEO and research leader Michel Bais:

"Early 2013, the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) agreed on the new H.265 standard for video compression. As a leading innovator in broadcast-quality video over bonded IP connections, we quickly saw the potential. Delivering reliable live video from remote and unstable environments is a daily challenge for our customers. After extensive testing and adapting this new encoding technology to our bonding technology, we are now proud to showcase what can be accomplished. Broadcast quality HD live video is now possible at half the bitrate and cost as previously available. With the release of VP-9, Google has introduced a license free competitor for H.265. In our labs, we are testing it in comparison to H.264 and H.265 and will be releasing it later this year, as an option on all WMT Expert systems."

On Mobile Viewpoint
Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of solutions for both the security and broadcast industries. Based on their H.264 and now H.265 & VP-9 codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allowing for HD video to be transmitted over bonded IP connections, Mobile Viewpoint has developed the most versatile product portfolio. Products range from smartphone apps (iPhone & Android), backpack encoders and rack-mount solutions all working together on the unified WMT Video Manager and Content Exchange platforms.

Customers include major broadcasters, such as BBC, Al-Arabiya, Sky Sports, NBC Sports, and over 120 other global customers.

For additional information, please contact:
Charlotte Van Hertum
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