Artel Video scoops Emmy Award for JPEG 2000

Artel Video Systems has been honoured with a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for its work on the Standardisation and Productisation of JPEG 2000 (J2K) Interoperability. The Emmy Award recognises Artel for its contribution in the development of VSF TR-01, a recommended practice for compressing SDI signals into JPEG 2000 and encapsulating the signals along with audio and ancillary data into an MPEG-2 TS for transport over IP networks.

In addition to supporting the development of TR-01, Artel and other recipients of the award also demonstrated interoperability between their products. With the development of TR-01 and vendor interoperability, the industry now has a standard solution for light compression of HD and 3G-SDI signals for transport applications.

“We are honoured to be a recipient of this prestigious award along with our colleagues in the VSF for our role in the development of TR-01 J2K interoperability recommendations. Recognition by NATAS demonstrates Artel’s dedication to the development and adherence to industry transport standards,” said Richard Dellacanonica, president at Artel Video Systems. “Our use of standards along with development of reliable, easy-to-configure equipment demonstrates Artel’s commitment to simplifying and lowering the costs associated with transporting broadcast-quality media across terrestrial networks.”

“The National Academy’s Technology and Engineering Achievement Committee is pleased to honour Artel Video Systems and the companies and individuals whose innovation and vision have materially affected the television viewing experience and have set the standard for technological excellence in the industry,” said Robert P Seidel, vice president of CBS Engineering and Advanced Technology and chairman of the Engineering Achievement Committee, NATAS.

The Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards will be presented at a reception in conjunction with the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8, 2015.

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