EVS joins TICO Alliance

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EVS, a provider of live video production systems, has joined the TICO Alliance, which is working to establish a new visually lossless video compression standard that enables 4k/UHD transport over existing SDI infrastructures, as well as 10 GigE IP production and contribution networks.

The Tico Alliance is supporting new UHD streams in existing systems and networks using available pipeline bandwidth with the lowest latency, smallest complexity and highest-quality preserved image quality. Other members of the alliance include Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Artel Video Systems, Embrionix, intoPIX and Ross.

Since January 2015, a Registered Disclosure Document (RDD) is under specification at SMPTE defining Tico compression and 4k mapping over active 3G-SDI and IP Networks. Developed by intoPIX, Tico compression technology is designed specifically for high bandwidth video transfer – HD to 4k/8k Ultra HD – over IP.