Nippon Control System joins TICO Alliance

At InterBEE last week Tokyo-based broadcast equipment manufacturer Nippon Control System Corporation (NCS) announced it has joined the TICO Alliance as a new member.

“Over the past years, we’ve closely followed the evolution of 8K technology, the SDI to IP transition and the TICO alliance with great interest,” said Yosuke Iino, section manager of the digital system technology section at NCS. “Our new NCS Waveform Monitor supports 8K over a single 12G-SDI TICO signal. Creating a cost-effective, bandwidth-efficient and high-quality live production workflow using COTS equipment is becoming a reality, even with 8K using the TICO technology.”

With the upcoming ISO standardisation of TICO as JPEG-XS, the Alliance is growing in line with the broadcast industry’s transition. TICO technology, currently specified as SMPTE RDD35 & under standardisation as JPEG-XS, is in line with the ongoing work on SMPTE ST2110 part 22, defining the transport of compressed video over professional media networks to create bandwidth efficient workflows. Today, all the members are able to serve lossless quality and will be able to even bring further compression efficiency in the future — still with only a few microseconds of latency.

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