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RIST Forum Announces Latest libRIST Release

The Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Forum, in collaboration with SipRadius, has unveiled Version 0.2.8 of libRIST, the most recent iteration of the RIST Protocol available to the public. This update introduces a plethora of new features, designed specifically for the FOSS community to seamlessly integrate and utilise. Here...

MPEG-5 LCEVC Showcase Returns to IBC2023

The MPEG-5 LCEVC Showcase returns to IBC (15-18 September 2023, Amsterdam), demonstrating LCEVC-based use cases across broadcast, pay-tv, streaming, extended reality (XR), and cloud gaming, all powered by solutions from different industry vendors, including encoders, media players, cloud transcoders, and online video platforms. Booths A24 and B40 in Hall 5...

IP Showcase Takes to the Water at IBC2023

The Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), SMPTE, and the Video Services Forum (VSF) have announced that the IP Showcase will return to IBC2023 — being held 15 to 18 September at RAI Amsterdam — in...

VSF Releases Specification for RIST Relay

The Video Services Forum (VSF) has enhanced the Reliable Internet Streaming Transport (RIST) protocol by incorporating a RIST Relay function to address the issue of firewall traversal for RIST devices. This feature, detailed in TR-06-4 Part 3, is the third release in a series of ancillary features for RIST...

Global LiFi Firms Welcome IEEE 802.11bb Global Light Comms Standard

The global LiFi technology firms pureLiFi and Fraunhofer HHI have announced the release of IEEE 802.11bb as the latest global light communications standard alongside IEEE 802.11 WiFi standards. The bb standard marks a significant milestone for the LiFi market, as it provides a globally recognised framework for deployment of...

HbbTV Releases New Version of Core Specification

The HbbTV Association has updated its core specification for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes. Version 2.0.4 adds integration with voice assistants, with accessibility features, such as dialogue enhancement or user interface magnification. Also included are the...

OCA Alliance Recaps ISE – New Members, New Technologies, New Standards

ISE 2023 saw the OCA Alliance bring forward several new developments and announcements that will continue to push the horizons of the AES70 control standard. During the show, presentations, demonstrations, and new members to the trade association showcased current and future technologies and tools that will further broaden the...

Tencent Joins Khronos Board of Directors

Khronos is thrilled to welcome Tencent, one of the largest internet, gaming, and mobile hardware and software companies in the world, to the Khronos Board of Directors. They join promoter members AMD, Apple, Arm, Epic Games, Google, Huawei, IKEA, Imagination Technologies, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, Valve and VeriSilicon....

Media in the Cloud: Ontology and Semantic Web Technology Navigation Guide

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, has collaborated with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Motion Pictures Laboratories Inc. (MovieLabs), a technology joint venture of the major Hollywood studios, to publish ‘Media in the Cloud: Ontology and Semantic Web Technology Navigation Guide’. The new guide, available...

HbbTV Releases New Version of Core Specification

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has announced the publication of version 2.0.4 of its core specification. The three main highlights of the new version...

Conformance Testing for ATSC 3.0 Receivers

Labwise the provider of digital TV conformance testing solutions has announced the availability of StreamWise-ATSC its latest digital TV test suites that enable testing of ATSC 3.0 (NEXTGEN TV) receivers and TV sets to ensure their conformance with ATSC 3.0 TV service features. Labwise was acquired by Allegro DVT, the...

MPEG Standard for Video Decoding in Immersive Media

One of the most distinctive features of immersive media compared to 2D media is that only a tiny portion of the content is presented to the user. Such a portion is interactively selected at the time of consumption. For example, a user may not see the same point cloud...

USB-IF Announces Publication of USB4 Specification – 80Gbps Performance

USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the support organisation for the advancement and adoption of USB technology, has announced the publication of the USB4 Version 2.0 specification, a major update to enable USB 80Gbps performance over the USB Type-C cable and connector. The updated USB4 specification doubles the maximum aggregate bandwidth...

MPEG Amends VSEI Containing Technology for Neural Network-based Post Filtering

At the 139th MPEG meeting, the MPEG Joint Video Experts Team with ITU-T SG 16 (WG 5; JVET) issued a Committee Draft Amendment (CDAM) text for the Versatile Supplemental Enhancement Information (VSEI) standard (ISO/IEC 23002-7, a.k.a. ITU-T H.274). Beyond the SEI message for shutter interval indication, which is already known...

MPEG Scene Descriptions Adds Support for Immersive Media Codecs

At the 139th MPEG meeting, MPEG Systems (WG 3) issued the Committee Draft Amendment (CDAM) for ISO/IEC 23090-14 Scene Description support for immersive media codecs. CDAM is the first formal milestone of the amendment development approval process. ISO/IEC 23090-14 specifies the coded representation of scene descriptions, and this new amendment...

MPEG Completes Third Edition of CMAF with 8K and High Frame Rate Support

At the recent 139th MPEG meeting, MPEG Systems (WG 3) issued the Final Draft International Standards (FDIS) of the third edition of the ISO/IEC 23000-19 Common Media Application Format (CMAF) for segmented media. FDIS is the final milestone of standard development. The third edition of CMAF adds two new media...

MPEG Ratifies the Third Edition of Energy-Efficient ‘Green Metadata’

At the 139th MPEG meeting, MPEG Systems (WG 3) issued the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of the third edition of ISO/IEC 23001-11 Energy-Efficient Media Consumption (Green Metadata). FDIS is the final milestone of standard development. MPEG Systems has been working on Green Metadata for the last ten years to...

MPEG Issues Call for Evidence for Video Coding for Machines

At the recent 139th MPEG meeting, MPEG Technical Requirements (WG 2) issued a Call for Evidence (CfE) for technologies and solutions enabling efficient feature coding for machine vision tasks. MPEG’s exploration work on Video Coding for Machines aims at compressing features for machine-performed tasks such as video object detection and...

HbbTV Conformance Test Suite Version 2022-2

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has announced the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The new version, developed by...

MediaTek Adds Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H Audio to Pentonic Smart TV Chips

MediaTek, a fabless semiconductor company, and Fraunhofer IIS, primary developer of the MPEG-H 3D Audio standard, have once again collaborated for bringing the most advanced audio experience to consumer homes. As a licensed decoder provider in the MPEG-H Audio System trademark program and licensee of MPEG-H software from Fraunhofer IIS,...
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