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Cogisen Extends SENCOGI to HEVC/H.265, Full HD and 4K Content

Expanded product line-up is the first output from the Cognitive Modelling Lab

Rome, Italy(07 Mar 2018)

Cogisen, the developer of video processing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, has today announced significant enhancements to its SENCOGI compression technology…Cogisen is now extending its compression functionality to Full High Definition (1080p full HD) and 4K and is adding compatibility for the HEVC/H.265 codecs. This is important, because it expands the use of Cogisen’s technology to high-end content applications, such as streaming movies, high definition security cameras and Cloud services.

Plugging SENCOGI into codecs enables service providers to prioritise the areas of a video that are most important to the viewer and improve the overall user experience…Limelight Network’s “State of Online Video” 2017 Report1 estimates the average amount of time spent each week watching online video has gone up 34% to 5 hours 45 minutes on average. Service providers must ensure there are no delivery issues, because the same survey estimates that more than 67% of viewers will stop watching a video if it rebuffers twice. This is a significant opportunity for Cogisen’s SENCOGI compression product, as it reduces the amount of storage and bandwidth required due to a motion saliency model which can be used as an encoder plugin. It operates effectively in noisy, low bandwidth as well as high resolution environments, achieving 40% bandwidth savings without noticeable loss of quality while keeping latency low. This alone translates into opportunities worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year for the content and media industries.

Cogisen has also released a perceptual model plug-in for SENCOGI specifically optimized for security camera applications, because these systems are increasingly using high definition image technology, and this exerts significant pressure on bandwidth. In the coming months Cogisen will also be releasing Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) acceleration for H.265 Cloud applications, which will be aimed at the real-time streaming of content. This will be useful for applications such as live conferencing, where video must be compressed on the go to maximise the available bandwidth. Using SENCOGI® allows service providers to offer real-time video and avoid switching off quality settings in the live video.