Octasic Introduces Universal Video Gateway Software
First Product to Address Industry's Need for Turn-Key, High-Quality Enterprise HD Videoconferencing Solution
MONTREAL, Canada – January 25, 2011 – Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of media processing and wireless solutions, today announced its new comprehensive video gateway software suite that enables its OCT2224M chipset to radically change the landscape of video applications in media gateways. The first product application for the new software addresses enterprises’ needs for high-definition videoconferencing.
The latest release of Octasic’s Vocallo MGW software provides high-quality, high-density, high-resolution (1080p) processing with more channels per watt than any other solution on the market. Because the software is a turnkey solution, it allows media gateway providers a quick and painless time-to-market. OEMs entering the video conferencing space can implement a new video multipoint control unit (MCU) in a matter of weeks with Octasic’s high-level API.
“As the industry continues to grow and expand, video has nearly eclipsed voice as the most urgent requirement, so the race is on to deliver video services,” said James Awad, Octasic’s product marketing manager. “With this new software suite, Octasic is doing for video what the universal port concept did for voice. Our customers can quickly build a single platform that offers all codecs, services and call statistics for a next generation video gateway.”
Octasic’s OCT2200 series of DSPs, including the OCT2224M, brings all the power-saving advantages of asynchronous circuits to a wide range of high-performance DSP applications. Incorporating up to 24 Opus2 DSP cores with a rich set of I/O interfaces and an optional ARM core provides an ideal platform for a broad range of applications. The performance of the OCT2224M device for media processing allows encoding of two 1080p video streams simultaneously without the need for hardware acceleration.
Combined with Octasic’s new software suite, the OCT2224M videoconferencing solution provides high-density transmission for multi-party, real-time visual communications. A demonstration of the new product is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaAApU0gC80
“Octasic’s OCT2224M provides designers with the key features they need in a next-generation video chipset including support for up to 1080p video resolution, low power consumption per MIPS, a small footprint, and a low price point,” explains Ira Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. “In addition, Octasic’s software package includes a wide range of video and audio codecs and other tools to simplify product design and shorten time to market.”
As 2011 unfolds, future applications for Octasic’s video software package will be announced which will take advantage of the software’s full-range of frame rates, bit rates, codecs, and video resolutions from QCIF to HD. In addition to video conferencing, the software supports transcoding, resizing, and bit-rate adaptation, all of which provide a robust platform for additional applications.
Octasic will demonstrate its new video software at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 14-17, Hall 2.0, Stand 2H71.
Octasic Inc. is a global provider of media and wireless baseband processing silicon and software solutions for the converged carrier, enterprise and end-point communication equipment markets. The company’s leading quality VoIP, HD video and multi-standard wireless basestation multi-core DSP solutions are based on Opus, a unique asynchronous DSP architecture. Octasic allows next-generation equipment manufacturers to significantly reduce system costs by offering unmatched performance in terms of density and power consumption. Founded in 1998, Octasic is a privately-held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.