Appear TV has added JPEG XS compression to its X Platform. Users of the Appear X Platform can, the company says, now take advantage of high resolution and real-time capabilities with the lowest possible latency.

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Holst: enhancing customers’ abilities to deliver high-quality content to viewers

Appear’s X Platform is described as codec-agnostic and is designed to serve as a key building block within an ultra-flexible and ultra-low latency broadcast network. Its design allows customers, the company says, to flexibly execute a broad range of applications including contribution, remote production, video networking, and distribution.

According to Appear TV, the X Platform addresses the latest challenges facing both encapsulated and compressed video applications without compromising visual quality, rack space and ease of use. With a backplane latency of less than 1ms, it is claimed to ensure universal applicability for any video format and supports the implementation of both current and future IP video standards, such as SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2110.

Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV, said: “We’re excited to introduce this latest compression standards upgrade for the X Platform. Our X Platform is ideally suited for video delivery for any modern media outlets seeking to deliver existing and next generation video services. Incorporating these latest standards will further enhance our customers’ abilities to deliver high-quality content to viewers around the world.”

In addition to the new JPEG XS and other IP standards, the platform can also receive compressed or uncompressed video from 12G SDI and 40G IP and offer simultaneous support for a broad spectrum of codecs, including AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), TICO and JPEG 2000.