IBC2005, Amsterdam, Sept. 9, 2005-- Altera Corporation's (NASDAQ:ALTR) FPGAs are being used by EVS Broadcast Equipment to deliver the world's first live-production editing solutions for high-definition (HD) video broadcasting, the two companies announced today. Altera's leading-edge programmable broadcast solutions, combined with EVS' expertise in video storage and broadcast production networks, set the stage for EVS to lead the industry in live HD video production. Both Altera and EVS will be exhibiting at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC2005) this week.
EVS quickly developed its new HD LSM-XT video server by leveraging Altera's Stratix® FPGAs for high-performance and digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities and CycloneTM FPGAs for low cost. The HD LSM-XT video server brings the power and convenience of digital video server-based workflows to a wide variety of HD productions including news, sports, documentaries and digital cinema. Broadcast engineers can use the video server to edit video while recording is still in progress.
"Altera's high-performance Stratix FPGA series delivers live-production video compression and several other time-critical functions in our HD LSM-XT video server, enabling our customers to produce polished HD content quickly and efficiently," said Bernard Stas, product general manager at EVS. "Similarly, Altera's low-cost Cyclone FPGA series performs other processing and control functions, adding to the cost-effectiveness of our solution."
Stas continued, "The collaborative relationship we share with Altera guarantees our access to the latest programmable logic technology and ensures that our products will always be at the forefront of innovation."
"As the leader in live slow-motion technology, EVS is an ideal partner for showcasing industry-leading programmable broadcast solutions," said Todd Scott, senior director of Altera's digital consumer and broadcast business unit. "By relying on the performance and flexibility of Altera® programmable solutions, EVS rapidly developed a versatile architecture, delivering exciting sport video capabilities as well as a new range of general-purpose video servers for HD producers and broadcasters."
IBC2005 attendees can see Altera programmable solutions for the broadcast industry at booth number 10.420, and EVS solutions at booth number 8.380.
For more information regarding Stratix II FPGAs, please visit the Altera website at www.altera.com/stratix2. For more information about Cyclone II FPGAs, please visit www.altera.com/cyclone2.
To see how customers have used Altera products in broadcast applications, visit the broadcast section of Altera’s customer showcase at www.altera.com/broadcastsuccess.
EVS Broadcast Equipment (www.evs.tv) is a leader in the design of media servers for the international television and motion picture markets. With offices in Belgium, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the United States, the company is capable of providing service to any region in the world, and the company's branded products are being sold actively in more than 60 countries. Their innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting. Although EVS has its roots in sports television, their technology is ideally suited to nonlinear editing and high-definition television for the entire television broadcast market.
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the world's pioneer in system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Combining programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property and technical services, Altera provides high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. More information is available at www.altera.com.
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