Remember eyeIO? Its software took over the encoding chores for Netflix awhile back, reducing the required bandwidth enough that it no longer needed the "X-High" option for 1080p video. Now, the company has launched its second-generation of that technology with a new StudioRes option that'll stuff 4k, 10-bit, 4:2:2 video onto the latest UltraHD screens like Sony's $25k 84-inch XBR model. eyeIO also claims its software creates StudioRes and existing HDRes H.264 files 45 percent zippier now, while using 26 percent less bandwidth for "super-fast playback and even clearer, crisper images" in both 2D and 3D on TVs, computers and mobile devices. The company also announced the forthcoming eyeOS UNIX OS for enterprise level 4k video coming next Spring, along with support for the upcoming H.265 standard through its eyeIO.265 product. Now, we're just crossing our fingers for a flood of new UltraHD screens at CES 2013 so we can see all those extra pixels in style.
eyeIO Announces Second Generation of Technology - HD Video Over Internet for Audiences Worldwide
New product suite achieves new levels for ultra-low-bandwidth Internet video – enabling delivery of full HD 3D, StudioHD, and UltraHD (4K Video)
PALO ALTO, CA – December 20, 2012 – Eye IO, LLC (eyeIO) today unveiled its second-generation technology raising the bar for Internet video quality. Improving production speed and efficiency, the expanded product suite includes Studio HD, Full-HD 3D as well as UltraHD (4K video). eyeIO utilizes a revolutionary, artificial intelligence approach to consistently deliver market standard based high-quality video. The next-generation eyeIO software suite builds on the breakthrough technology that was first unveiled in February 2012 and has been successfully tested for interoperability on hundreds of H.264 devices.
Compared to its first generation, eyeIO's next generation of H.264 software encodes 45% faster and reduces bitrates by an additional 26% while integrating Studio-level profiles that improve video data on several fronts by more than 50%. eyeIO HDRes now provides super-fast playback and even clearer, crisper images. eyeIO's 3D suite is available with MVC, frame-sequential or frame-packing options for seamless deployment worldwide on connected Smart 3D TVs and 3D-enabled players and consoles.
The eyeIO engine operates automatically and elastically, locally or in the cloud, and reduces infrastructure costs and operational complexity while achieving a new level of production stability. To date, more than 65 billion video frames have been produced with a record of zero software crashes. The suite comes with extensive industry-standard APIs for easy, flexible integration and a rich real-time reporting capability.
With today's announcement, eyeIO's advanced capabilities extend to meet the growing needs of HD video providers to increase their audience reach, video delivery efficiency, and picture quality while ultimately reducing cost.
• eyeIO StudioRes. Built to Hollywood's 4K requirements, eyeIO StudioRes delivers UltraHD, studio-grade H.264 videos (10 bit, 4:2:2 video, xvYCC). eyeIO StudioRes is available for both package media and Internet streaming delivery to bring no-compromise pictures to the next generation of 85" and larger UltraHD/4K screens.
• eyeIO.265. Brings eyeIO technology to the coming H.265 HEVC ITU standard and long-term industry efforts.
• eyeOS. The eyeIO video operating system. A superior, true UNIX™ Operating System featuring advanced kernel enhancements achieving ultra-stability, bare-metal virtualization performance, automatic load-balancing transcoding, closed-environment security, elastic scalability, and advanced 4K video processing including native support for the forthcoming Interoperable Master Format (IMF). eyeOS will be available in beta form for larger enterprises in the spring of 2013.
"Today, eyeIO delivers the future of television and sets new benchmarks for quality and bandwidth. We are excited to offer these innovative solutions to bring stunning HD television to viewers around the world." said Rodolfo Vargas, CEO and CTO of eyeIO, "We are delivering today what other technologies promise for tomorrow-without their associated costs or performance penalties, and more importantly without compromising interoperability with millions of installed devices. Our goal is the best TV experience ever-anywhere, anytime on any connected device."
For additional details visit eyeIO.com.
Eye IO, LLC (eyeIO) is a privately held, Palo Alto-based startup developing breakthrough solutions that represent the culmination of years of research in video technology. eyeIO technology enables content providers, over-the-top (OTT) entrepreneurs, and network operators to deliver premium digital video over the current Internet infrastructure at exceptionally low bandwidths worldwide. It enables its customers to reach the complete universe of connected devices, including tablet, smartphones and smart TVs with unsurpassed quality.