DIGITALSTREAM-USA AND BHA INTRODUCE XVD™, THE NEXT
GENERATION VIDEO COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY
Also Announces First XVD-Enabled Product; PCI Card That
Encodes Production-Quality Video Using a PC in Real-Time
24, 2003 - - DigitalStream-USA (DS-USA) and B.H.A. Corporation (BHA)
unveiled today XVD™, a revolutionary new encoder/decoder (“codec”)
technology created by DigitalStream for video and audio applications.
XVD offers the highest quality user experience possible for streaming
and playback of video over IP networks. BHA, a pioneering developer
of recording media solutions, also disclosed making a significant
equity investment in DigitalStream that included an agreement covering
joint development and marketing activities.
of this announcement, I-O Data, a leader in Japan’s peripheral
industry and BHA partner, introduced an advanced PCI card for video
editing and compression. This first XVD-enabled product sets a new
standard for real-time encoding of high-quality, high-resolution
video using a PC platform. Developed jointly with BHA and DigitalStream,
I-O Data expects to start shipping at the beginning of Q3, 2003.
the massive global expansion of broadband availability and service,
BHA’s company focus is quickly moving toward providing solutions
centered on delivery of moving images and motion pictures over the
Internet while retaining high image and sound quality,” said
Masaharu Yoshihara, president and chief executive officer of BHA.
“Combining DigitalStream’s video compression capability
with BHA’s proven track record in the optical storage software
market makes it possible for us to not only work on streaming delivery
of video over the internet but also to apply the XVD Media Platform
to an extensive range of applications such as PC peripheral devices,
personal digital assistants, consumer electronics and possibly even
are excited to join forces with BHA to introduce our XVD compression
technology to the world,” said Frank Wilde, chairman of DigitalStream-USA.
“XVD will prove to be a valuable tool for hardware manufacturers,
application developers and content providers who pursue new markets
and media opportunities in an ever changing environment.”
XVD is a
highly versatile video and audio compression technology that defines
a new standard for efficiently reducing file size while assuring
high-fidelity playback during decoding. Since XVD achieves DVD-quality
video at only 850-1,000 Kbps, a fraction of the bitrate required
by DVD-video discs, the technology enables low-cost CD-R media as
a suitable video storage media and facilitates high-quality streaming
applications. Its flexible and scalable architecture also makes
XVD ideally suited for deployment in a wide range of demanding real-world
video encoding applications such as low bandwidth video storage
or transmissions and video-on-demand solutions. The XVD compression
technology can produce output from 96x64 pixels for applications
with extremely limited bandwidth up to 1920 x 1080 pixels for HDTV
encoding and supports a multitude of source resolutions, frame rates,
and target bitrates.
is a pioneering developer of recording solutions and has supplied
Windows and Macintosh recording software for all major optical storage
technologies since 1993. BHA’s CD and DVD recording solutions
are marketed to the world’s leading optical storage OEMs and
to end users through distributors and retailers worldwide. Founded
in 1991, BHA employs 56 full-time staff and develops its technologies
for CD/DVD recording, UDF packet writing, and video encoding in-house.
The company is headquartered in Osaka, Japan and has sales offices
in Santa Ana, California. For more information, please visit B.H.A
Corporation’s web site at http://www.bhacorp.com.
Inc. (DS-USA) is the pioneer of XVD™, the world’s most
advanced audio and video compression technology. This patented technology
is utilized in software and hardware solutions to produce the highest
quality video possible for any given bandwidth. Incorporated by
OEMs into a range of exciting new products and services, XVD provides
consumers a superior entertainment experience.
over 10 years of international research and development, DigitalStream
provides OEM’s advanced codec software and supporting technologies
to capture, compress, store, distribute and view digital content.
headquarters is located in San Jose, California with additional
development facilities in St. Petersburg, Russia. For more information,
please visit www.ds-usa.com
DigitalStream-USA and DS-USA are trademarks and XVD
is a registered trademark of DigitalStream-USA, Inc. BHA is a registered
trademark of B.H.A Corporation. All other company names and products
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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