L2Tek has signed a deal to represent NGCodec in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. NGCodec is a Silicon Valley start-up developing video codec FPGA IP cores. The addition of this franchise strengthens L2Tek’s one-stop-shop where encoding, decoding and transport FPGA solutions are all offered.

The deal with L2Tek particularly focuses on selling NGCodec’s H.265 video encoder designs. H.265, also called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is already an important tool used in the delivery of 4K content to ultra HD displays and streaming high-quality video in congested network environments.

Supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, NGCodec’s H.265 solution delivers point-to-point 4K video at an unprecedented delay of less than one video frame. Besides very low latency, the IP core also provides a compact FPGA footprint and requires significantly lower power than software encoders.

L2Tek director, Mark Scott-South, comments: “By partnering with NGCodec, we improve our FPGA solutions to make it easier for customers to bring their products to market. Professional broadcast engineers can now employ an H.265 encoding solution scalable to 4K video with exceptionally low latency and high compression efficiency together with the flexibility of FPGA design.”

Oliver Gunasekara, CEO and Co-founder of NGCodec, says: “L2Tek has established itself as one of Europe’s leading representatives for professional video applications. We are delighted that the company has added NGCodec’s cutting edge H.265/HEVC video encoder to its portfolio of complementary semiconductor components and systems.”

NGCodec will demonstrate its H.265 video encoding technology on booth #SU9615SUL at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 16 – 21).


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