AMP Visual TV leads UHD-IP research consortium to Eureka recognition

On 19 June, the 4KREPROSYS consortium led by AMP Visual TV won Celtic Next’s Excellence Award for Multimedia.

Presented by the next generation telecoms organisation, which is part of the Eureka programme, the award was bestowed for the results of its ‘TV 4K Approach for RF and Remote Control Production’ collaborative R&D programme.

4KREPROSYS offers a new solution to 4K TV production that meets both studio and outdoor technical needs using an all-IP approach, which also solves some of the issues related to bandwidth constraints, compatible frequencies and UHD transmission response times.

AMP Visual TV initiated and coordinated the 4KREPROSYS consortium, which brought together ten major players – technological companies, industry players and academic research teams – from four countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland and Finland) to work on the ambitious R&D program.

Its objective was to define new ways of using ultra-high-definition (UHD) formats thanks, in particular, to the development of recent HEVC encoding and IP transmission technologies with very low latency. These, in turn, solve the problems associated with bandwidth and performance constraints encountered in UHD content production.

Going beyond the research stage, the 4KREPROSYS consortium has developed an integrated and comprehensive operating system (hardware and software) that can be used in the field to capture audiovisual content in HD, UHD and UHD HDR formats ideal for covering large-scale sporting events such as cycling, marathons, triathlons, etc. in RF.

In July 2018, AMP Visual TV successfully set-up, tested and managed daily RF 4K transmission feeds for 1 month in more than 12 different stadiums during the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

”I am very satisfied with this European collaboration, which is a real success. It is an honour to receive an award at the highest level for a cooperative R&D project conducted in the audiovisual sector. It rewards AMP Visual TV’s desire to continue to focus on innovation in order to serve our customers to the best of our ability,” said François Valadoux, technical director at AMP VISUAL TV.

4KREPROSYS partners:

  • AMP Visual TV (FR)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (CH)
  • INSA IETR de Rennes (FR)
  • NuLink SA (CH)
  • European Broadcasting Union (CH)
  • Eurovision (CH)
  • Kalray (FR)
  • WorldLinX Alliance NV (BE)
  • Siru (FI)
  • Supponor Oy (FI)
  • TAU – Tampere University of Technology (FI)

Eureka’s role is raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.

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