V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, has announced a new generation of PERSEUS-powered P.Link, a solution for contribution and remote production. This new compact, highly-dense and bi-directional production encoder / decoder enables low latency visually lossless transport of multiple HD or UHD services.
Today, live event production relies primarily on HD feeds; however, consumer demand for life-like content delivered in UHD is creating a requirement to upgrade in OB trucks, rental and production studios, as well as for systems integrators. Future workflows we will need to rely on an interchangeable mix of HD and UHD and therefore need an infrastructure that is adaptable, can be bi-directional, easily upgraded and re-purposed, yet have the same reliability of traditional hardware-based production equipment. Powered by V-Nova PERSEUS, the P.Link HD/UHD production encoder / decoder has been designed to respond to these challenges faced by live event production teams and video transport service providers.
Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO and Co-Founder, said: “The market is evolving at a furious pace; last year we demonstrated at UEFA Euro 2016 and other primary sports events how the first generation of P.Link could dramatically reduce bandwidth and enable new services to emerge, including visually lossless intra-frame 4K contribution for live events. Now the next generation of P.Link allows operators to scale from pilot services to real adoption. With a smaller form factor, higher density and carrier grade robustness, the 2017 version of P.Link enables the TV & Media industry to deploy V-Nova PERSEUS at scale in a multitude of applications. Furthermore, it significantly reduces the costs of visually lossless studio-studio HD contribution and backhauling. The high efficiency and future-proof features allow the highest quality video at a fraction of the traditional bandwidth and up to 70% lower cost per channel.”