Socionext Adds 8K Encoding Feature to M820L Media Accelerator Card

Langen/Germany, 13. September, 2019 --- Socionext Inc. releases the latest solution that enables an encoding acceleration feature of 8K resolution video with the company's ‘M820L’ media accelerator card. The company will demonstrate the solution at IBC 2019, RAI Amsterdam, September 13-17, 2019.

The ‘M820L’ is a media accelerator card that can be attached to a server system to accelerate codec processes without changing existing users’ server configuration.

Today Socionext released the 'M820L-8K' which is the combination of a firmware update and an 8K encoding license for the M820L. It provides high quality and high performance 8K encoding acceleration with an easy-to-use user interface for post-production of 8K video. The M820L-8K dramatically improves 8K production efficiency.

Along with the M820L-8K, Socionext is providing an 8K real-time encoder ‘e8’ that enables 8K60p live streaming, the world’s leading compact, lightweight, low-power ‘s8’ 8K media player that plays 8K60p live streaming and performs local media playback of 8K60p/HEVC contents, and ‘s8-c21’ HDMI2.0 to HDMI2.1 converter that enables 8K video transmission with a single cable.

Socionext is structuring an 8K ecosystem with the company's 8K products for 8K live streaming and 8K contents distribution systems.

About Socionext
Socionext is a global, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip solutions to customers worldwide. The company is focused on technologies that drive today’s leading-edge applications in consumer, automotive and industrial markets. Socionext combines world-class expertise, experience, and an extensive IP portfolio to provide exceptional solutions and ensure a better quality of experience for customers. Founded in 2015, Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities. For more information, visit

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