AWS offers NGCodec

Amazon web services (AWS) is working with NGCodec to use the firm’s FPGA-based H.265/HEVC video codec which can support high performance encoding of UltraHD with low latency for AR and VR applications. By running the processing in the cloud, AWS said that the user gets higher performance, lower cost and longer battery life.

“AWS is breaking ground as the first public cloud to add FPGA instances, which offers significant acceleration over CPU and GPU instance types,” said Oliver Gunasekara, CEO & co-founder, NGCodec Inc. “Many large media workflows, including on-demand and live streaming content, are moving to the AWS Cloud. These can now have all the benefits of FPGA acceleration in the AWS ecosystem.”