Antik develops STB for Sisvel’s 3D Tile format

Sisvel Technology has forged a technical partnership with Antik Technology for the development of hardware supporting Sisvel Technology’s 3D Tile format. The first of Antik’s 3D Tile Format-enabled devices — the Juice 3D Extreme HD 3DTV IP/DVB set-top box — will be shown at Electronic Asia.

Juice 3D Extreme is a high-end hybrid DVB/IPTV set-top box and been developed to provide state-of-the-art delivery of 3DTV, with a 3D Electronic Programme Guide user interface and high-quality 3D video rendering.

“We can see great opportunities from the upcoming switch to 3D delivery with the 3D Tile Format,” said Igor Kolla, Antik Technology’s CEO. “The backward-compatibility it provides is a really important advantage that enables a smooth and cost-effective move to 3D broadcasting for content providers, delivery platforms, and end-users. Our cooperation with Sisvel Technology has resulted in the world’s first 3D Tile Format set-top box for IPTV, and greatly extends Antik’s portfolio of solutions. Juice 3D Extreme also benefits from native OpenGL support, which allows middleware developers to bring end-users unique 3D experiences.”

In case you haven’t come across it before, here’s a summary of the Sisvel tech in the company’s own words:

“Sisvel Technology’s 3D Tile Format offers significant advantages over current 3D transmission methods. The 3D Tile Format provides better quality images for 3D content compared to the existing frame-compatible formats, and maintains backward-compatibility, allowing viewers not equipped for 3D to view the transmission as 2D images. The reconstructed right and left images maintain their original spatial and temporal resolution, giving viewers of both versions the full benefit of the original picture, and the transmission of both 2D and 3D can be achieved without the need for increased bandwidth. All these remarkable advantages are brought by the 3D Tile Format in a convenient package that is very easy to implement in any H.264 compatible platform without significant impact on pre-existing architectures.”

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