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Transcoding technology for multi-screen imaging systems

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Pleora Technologies, the world's leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today announced new transcoding technology that cuts the complexity and cost of multi-screen imaging systems by transmitting GigE Vision and USB3 Vision video to any playback device, including tablets and smartphones. Pleora will be demonstrating its transcoding gateway at the upcoming AUSA Meeting and Exposition and VISION shows, with a general market release planned for 2015.

Pleora’s transcoding gateway automatically converts video from up to four GigE Vision or USB3 Vision cameras into the widely used H.264 compression format. The video is then transmitted over a wired or wireless connection using RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) to a playback device, including embedded PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The gateway can also output HDMI video to high-definition displays.

“There is increasing demand for more flexible, cost-effective video delivery and playback in multi-screen imaging systems,” said John Phillips, Senior Product Manager with Pleora Technologies. “Our transcoding gateway plug-in solution allows designers and integrators to preserve the low-latency, uncompressed video required for processing and analysis, while redistributing the image feed to users with less strict demands. This eliminates the need for additional cameras required solely for observation, resulting in reduced complexity and lower component, installation, and maintenance costs.”   

In a military vetronics application, for example, the driver and occupants rely on uncompressed, low-latency GigE Vision video from on-vehicle cameras for navigation and surveillance. The plug-in transcoding gateway appliance simply converts these image feeds into a compressed video stream that can be wirelessly transmitted to a command center, other vehicles, or battlefield troops who can view the video on low power, portable tablets.

For medical imaging application, such as fluoroscopy, uncompressed low-latency vision-compliant video used by a surgeon can be compressed into a common format that consulting physicians and nursing staffing can access on tablets or other portable devices. Similarly, GigE Vision or USB3 Vision images used for real-time license place recognition in a free-flow tolling application can be compressed and transmitted to a central office for live traffic monitoring.  

Pleora will be demonstrating its transcoder gateway, together with its industry-leading portfolio of external frame grabbers and embedded video interface hardware,  at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition (Washington, DC, October 13-15th, booth 3338) and the VISION show (Stuttgart, Germany, November 4-6, Hall 1-C42).