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Barco Silex updates its 4K over 1Gb OEM solutions with new features for Pro A/V applications.


Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Jun. 09, 2017 – Barco Silex, leading provider of video compression technology and OEM solutions in the pro A/V market, is announcing new features on its Viper OEM AV over IP solution. The new features include PTP synchronization, support for video wall, HDMI 2.0, and fine-tuned video compression. The addition of these functionalities enables Barco Silex customers to address more use cases and applications in the professional audio/video market.

The Viper OEM solution is a fully functional stand-alone hardware board that enables HDMI over IP. It is a turnkey solution for anyone willing to develop its own product for distributing audio/video signals over IP network. The flexibility and scalability of IP networking infrastructure makes it the best solution for transporting Audio/Video in many cases. Viper is a unique solution for transporting a 4K signal over a single 1Gb Ethernet cable with uncompromised quality and extremely low latency.

The PTP support enables accurate clock synchronization across all the Viper encoders and decoders within the IP network. By using PTP, the audio and video from several sources distributed across multiple displays remain synchronized, even in extreme large installations.

The updated Viper solution now comes with a full-featured video wall mode. The video signal is distributed over the IP network from the source to a configurable array of displays. The video wall mode supports many different layouts and orientations of display thanks to the embedded image processing capabilities.

Viper uses VC-2 HQ as compression codec to guarantee unnoticeable latency and visually lossless image quality. "A compression codec is a challenging piece of engineering. Our experts in video coding have integrated additional techniques to improve the compression efficiency and quality at lower bit rates", said Jean-Marie Cloquet, Product Manager at Barco Silex. The HDMI interface has also been upgraded to HDMI 2.0, enabling new formats and HDR support.

The Viper solution will be demonstrated in the Barco meeting suite W208C during Infocomm 2017 show in Orlando, FL.

About Barco Silex

Barco Silex is the leading provider of high-end image video and security technology. Barco Silex develops OEM solutions for audio/video compression and transport applications. Barco Silex also licenses a wide range of video compression technology, in the form of IP blocks for ASIC or FPGA. This technology has been adopted by leading companies in the broadcast, professional AV and defense market. Barco Silex also specializes in embedded security. Combined with video transport, this ensures secure video transmission and content protection solutions. Barco Silex is a subsidiary of Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR), the global leader in networked visualization products for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets.

About Barco

Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2016, we realized sales of 1.102 billion euro. We have a team of 3,500 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

For more information, visit us on www.barco.com

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