TICO Alliance member Aperi about TICO compression

TICO Alliance member Aperi about TICO compression


My name is Joop Janssen, I’m the CEO of Aperi Aperi is a California-based company and specializes in virtualized live
media processing, for especially remote production of many events like the World
Cup, the cricket in Australia, … And we are a member of the TICO Alliance. So at Aperi, we have a live media processing platform based on FPGAs, fully virtualized, so you can change the apps and the functions
according to the workflow needs of the customer. We use TICO in a remote
production, a 4K remote production setup, with a customer in
sports production. And actually in this case the 4K
is compressed with the TICO algorithm, 4:1, and used for the final production
of a big sports in that nation. So TICO is particularly important if you have a high channel count of 4K cameras. The high bandwidth typically isn’t as prohibited in remote
production, if you don’t do some compression on it. And so 4:1 TICO is the best standard in the industry for visually
lossless compression. So it’s perfectly, also with a very low latency it has, it’s the perfect solution for a live, low-latency remote production of 4K multi
camera production. The benefits that TICO brings is not only in the 4K domain, but also in the HD domain. Actually if you want to compress 1080p to under one gig bandwidth, we get a lot of requests for that and applications in the field, the bandwidth savings in a
remote production environment of multiple camera for 4K production is
basically you save, you know 1/4 of the bandwidth and and that is super
important for for larger productions Well, the transition to IP
is already happening for some years. I think it’s THE basic stepping
stone to a complete new way of doing production, doing the broadcast chain end-to-end, … It’s very much needed because our customers demand more agile production
and broadcast infrastructures in general. The eyeballs are changing
hands and changing channels more often than before, so an agile environment
based on IP is the way forward. We as Aperi actually say: “Well, IP is a good
step, but it’s the step towards virtualization.” So run your functions in
in software so that you can change as the customer demand, as the customer
needs change, you change your whole environment with it, without having to buy new boxes or to re-cable whole complete new infrastructures. So, the software, the virtualization element, combined with IP is the way forward. We have already the World Cup, we have premium sports in Australia, all running on a virtualized IP native platform and that’s only going to continue. And we’ll see in the next few years that all the installations and all the expansions will be
based on an architecture like that. The role of TICO in here is very important it gives you the extra of bandwidth. Especially when
we go to 2110, which was ratified last year, the 2110-22 is the compressed
standard that is in the works. TICO plays a big role in that, and especially
the upcoming TICO XS algorithm, it gives you even more range on your
compression format. As we want, and what we see from customers, that they really want to have a visually lossless, as much as possible end-to-end solution. And TICO has proven that as TICO in 4k and HD, but certainly the TICO XS
will bring a step forward even there, to do that across a lower bandwidth
production environment. So that’s how I see the way forward.