|[March 21, 2017]
Village Island Releases World-Wide the VICO-4, the "4K over Single 3G-SDI" Appliance Empowered by TICO
Village Island, a video equipment supplier and integrator head-quartered
in Japan, announces VICO-4 from the VICO
series enabling UHD smart transport and powered by TICO, the
revolutionary high-efficiency compression engine from intoPIX.
Using the new VICO-4 appliance, it is now possible to transport 4K
base-band video over a single 3G-SDI, without losing any noticeable
video quality and with zero-frame delay. VICO-4 takes in 4K as 4x 3G-SDI
or 1x 12G-SDI and convert it into a single 3G-SDI. The unit can easily
switch between Encoder and Decoder.
VICO is powered by TICO, the high-efficiency compression engine from
intoPIX enabling 4:1 Visually Lossless compression with a total delay
(encoder plus decoder) of only a few video lines (less than 1ms).
As broadcasters move towards 4K, they desire to make a smart use of
their current SDI facilities. The resulting 3G-SDI codestream signal
can be interfaced with 3G-SDI uncompressed traditional devices such as
Distribution Amplifiers, Storage/Playout system, Optical Transmitters,
Matrix-Switchers and Routers,...
Because broadcasters operators have preference to ideally transport
video as raw data (or equivalent to raw quality) and with near-to-zero
To respond to the needs for SDI practical connection when IP is not an
option or when the existing IP network is bringing inaequate
constraints or complexity.
To offer a mission critical hardware that is simple to configure
without requiring additional peripherals or software.
To offer ready-to-integrate appliance for OBVAN, studios and
To resolve 4K-SDI cabling issues related to limitation of space and of
distance between devices.
VICO handles 4K video as 4x 3G-SDI in both 2SI (2-Sample-Interleave) and
SQD (Square-Division) modes, in Level A and B. It also supports 12G-SDI
which makes it a unique gateway for new 12G-SDI devices.
SDI transport of TICO video data is done according to SMPTE RDD35 SDI
specifications to enable interoperability with third-party vendors.
Several interoperability testing have been conducted successfully.
According to this spec, the resulting 3G-SDI codestream sees the SDI
video active area replaced with the 4K compressed data. The complete
ancillary data (ex: audio, time-codes, sub-titles, …) is transported as
TICO compression enables to preserve the original quality without any
artefact detectable by the human eye. Encoding and decoding is achieved
within a few video lines delay. Therefore VICO enables 4K transport over
single 3G-SDI with lossless quality coupled with Ultra-Low Delay. VICO
is available as OEM and ODM as well.
About Village Island
Island, with headquarters in Japan and subsidiary offices in
Singapore and Malaysia, is a well-known supplier of audio-visual
hardware and solutions for the broadcast industry. Village Island is an
IABM member and a TICO
is an innovative provider of compression technology to audiovisual
equipment manufacturers. It includes silicon IP-cores and software tools
that enable leading-edge TICO and JPEG2000 compression, video over IP
and hardware enforcement.
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