May 19, 2016, Irvine, CA – Advantech, a global leader in embedded computing and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, is pleased to announce that in May its recognition as a Microsoft Global IoT Valued Partner and Authorized Embedded Distributor has been extended to include The Americas. Previously recognized for the APAC and EMEA regions, this expanded acknowledgment lays a strong foundation for Advantech’s position as a key embedded computing and IoT service provider in United States and Canada. Furthermore, in order to accelerate the development of the IoT industry, Advantech has developed the WISE-PaaS IoT software platform service in cooperation with Microsoft. Advantech’s hardware is also verified to work with the with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, providing all-in-one SRP (Solution Ready Package) services to help customers rapidly build their IoT applications.
Strengthening the Collaboration for IoT [Continue reading →]
HVS-9600 network IBC 2014, Amsterdam – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a leading innovator in advanced media processing technologies for broadcasting, today announced the introduction of the new HVS-9600 Networked Media Server. The growing complexity of multi-channel multi-screen environments demands greater flexibility of IP-based workflows through more-efficient cloud-based operation models. The HVS-9600 Networked Media Server embraces this new paradigm by delivering highest density on a highly-efficient ARM/DSP-based OCP (Open Compute Project) microserver platform. With 10G/40G Ethernet interfaces, it enables multiple uncompressed UHDTV channel processing on a single high-throughput system.
The HVS-9600 introduces a new generation of IP-based media computing platforms targeted tohelp broadcasters move to next-generation cloud-based video production. It integrates 160 high-performance Texas Instruments (TI) C6000™ DSP cores and 80 ARM® Cortex®-A15 cores in 20 CPU edge boards based on the KeyStone™ II architecture providing highest density on a 2 OpenU OCP microserver platform. Video solutions developers will easily accelerate IP-based workflows over its four 40 GbE and sixteen 10 GbE interfaces. Highest payload applications running on the HVS-9600 will be able to process multiple compressed and uncompressed UHDTV channels at the lowest power budget. [Continue reading →]
DSP cards IBC 2014, Amsterdam – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a leading innovator in advanced media processing technologies for broadcasting, will be demonstrating the key performance and operational benefits offered by its video processing engines. Powered by multicore digital signal processors (DSPs) from Texas Instruments (TI) with multi-codec support and optimized coding implementations, Advantech’s media processing cards have proven their versatility and flexibility. The 64-cores DSP-8682, already capable of processing 5-ch of AVC-Intra 100, 10-bit, 4:2:2 at 60 fps, now performs live 4K HEVC encoding, delivering higher bandwidth and power efficiency per channel in a single full-length PCIe card.
HEVC has met the expectations on reducing encoded bandwidth, bringing light to UHDTV distribution over ever more congested and expensive networks. This higher efficiency is achieved through increasing codec complexity -HEVC encoding requires several times more processing resources than H.264. By embedding Advantech’s multi-core DSP cards, video infrastructure equipment manufacturers can exploit the parallel nature of the H.265 standard. TI’s codec implementation partitions encoding/decoding tasks to take advantage of not only multiple cores within a single DSP but also cores across multiple DSPs. Advantech’s scalable software framework supports the distribution of video processing tasks even further, across multiple video cards. This software modularity leverages high-density designs with fast inter-DSP communications and high-bandwidth host interconnects providing unique acceleration to scalable HEVC solutions. [Continue reading →]
Next-generation media processing engines add standalone mode, enable SDI-3G and HDMI acquisition, streaming over GigabIt Ethernet and USB3, plus FPGA flexibility for unique feature additions[Continue reading →]
Taipei, Taiwan, Mar. 28th 2013 – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today provided a preview of the advanced video solutions that will be showcased at the upcoming NAB Show to be held April 8 – 11, in Las Vegas. The company will feature products that support new video standards, including JPEG2000 codec, 4K/2K resolution, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and AVC-Intra/Ultra. The company also plans to introduce a range of new platforms at NAB that can support high-performance video applications from core servers to edge nodes, allowing OEM customers to choose the most cost-effective platform for their particular applications.
The new products are targeted at a wide range of video applications, including transcoding, transrating, broadcasting, content creation, cinema projection, video conferencing and other usage models that require raw processing power for high-performance video. The latest H.265-based video technology allows the development of video platforms that offer greater I/O density which translates into a lower cost-per-video-channel. The platforms also require less power and space.[Continue reading →]
MIC-5603 Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a global manufacturer of network computing blades and multicore processor platforms, today announced two major product enhancements based on the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors. Upgrades to the company’s field-proven MIC-5603 AdvancedMC™ and MIC-3395 6U CompactPCI® single board computer give OEMs additional competitive advantage through the performance improvements, power efficiency and scalability of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
Both blades target applications where media or vector processing, network offload performance, and computation intensive tasks are required. For example, the evolution of the Intel® Core™ i7 processor’s integrated graphics processor translates to a significant increase in transcoding performance over the second generation, making systems based on MIC-5603’s and the Intel® Media SDK 2012 ideal for high-definition 1080p video transcoding, acceleration and broadcasting. [Continue reading →]
video-over-ip_DSP IBC 2014, Amsterdam – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a leading innovator in advanced media processing technologies for broadcasting, continues to enhance its portfolio of game-changing IP-based video solutions. The new FPGA-8800 add-in PCIe card implements the SMPTE 2022 standard to encapsulate and de-encapsulate multi-channel uncompressed video data over high-speed Ethernet interfaces. This method of carrying raw video through the IP infrastructure not only eliminates the need of deploying countless costly legacy video cables but is also the center of the all-IP transition in the industry. Broadcast customers moving to packet-based media workflows built on Advantech platforms will benefit from the efficiency, scalability and flexibility of next-generation networks that accelerate thedeployment of new and dynamic TV services.
The half-height FPGA-8800 integrates one fully programmable Xilinx Kintex-7 XC7K325T-2 FPGA with SMPTE 2022-5/6 Tx and Rx cores that simplify the design of highest-bandwidth video-over-IP solutions on application specific hardware. Optimized SMPTE 2022-5/6 cores support high bit-rate streams transmission with forward error correction (FEC) protection to guarantee real-time high-quality video delivery over IP networks. Supporting three SDI and one Ethernet interfaces, the FPGA-8800 provides flexible SD/HD/3G-SDI, 10 GbE and PCIe x8 connectivity enabling the implementation of multiple workflow solutions, from ingest systems to high-throughput media gateways. [Continue reading →]
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 23, 2012 – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today announced the industry’s broadest range of products designed with the Intel platform for communications infrastructure formerly known as “Crystal Forest.” The products allow Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) to utilize Advantech’s Customized COTS framework to create differentiating feature sets and deliver flexible, scalable and efficient solutions ahead of their competition. Engineered to shorten design times and accelerate the insertion of new technologies, they enable significant time-to-market advantages for OEMs.
Advantech’s Customized COTS framework combines the benefits of standard products with the advantages of custom design. It helps Network Equipment Providers accelerate the introduction of solutions where flexibility, scalability and performance per watt are equally important to delivering differentiation, protecting investments and lowering total cost of ownership. Customized COTS is based on standard products that have been designed with later customization in mind to enable distinct features and custom IP integration without the risk of expensive, time consuming full-custom ODM designs. The products being released today will allow customers to scale their product lines and easily adapt them for future network needs with the ability to consolidate multiple workloads onto a single platform:[Continue reading →]