MPEG

InterDigital and Broadpeak Announce Collaboration on MPEG V3C Standardized Content Distribution At Scale

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Volumetric video is a critical component in the creation and enjoyment of increasingly immersive experiences and the MPEG V3C standard defines the general mechanism for coding and streaming volumetric content.

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  • Volumetric video is a critical component in the creation and enjoyment of increasingly immersive experiences and the MPEG V3C standard defines the general mechanism for coding and streaming volumetric content.
  • The wide-scale distribution of volumetric content to broad audiences also depends on efficient and V3C-compliant distribution networks, and this is a key area of focus for the InterDigital-Broadpeak collaboration.
  • InterDigital will contribute the V3C end-to-end implementation platform built jointly with its partner Philips, and Broadpeak will contribute on packaging and content delivery network (CDN) technologies.
  • “Thanks to our collaboration with InterDigital, we will further enhance our Origin-Packager and CDN to stream standardized V3C volumetric content to wide audiences.”
    InterDigital and Broadpeak will showcase the latest results of their collaboration on immersive content distribution at scale at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 26 – 29.

National Equity Fund (NEF) Announces Nearly $2 Billion in Affordable Housing Investments for 2023 with record Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) production

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- National Equity Fund (NEF) provided a strong year of financing to support the creation and preservation of affordable homes across the country, prevailing against major economic and financial disruptions that impacted the industry throughout 2023. For the full year, the nonprofit raised and deployed nearly $2 billion in affordable housing investments, including a record-level of financing for LIHTC-specific equity at more than $1.43 billion and nearly $425 million in preservation lending and workforce housing investments.

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  • CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- National Equity Fund (NEF) provided a strong year of financing to support the creation and preservation of affordable homes across the country, prevailing against major economic and financial disruptions that impacted the industry throughout 2023.
  • For the full year, the nonprofit raised and deployed nearly $2 billion in affordable housing investments, including a record-level of financing for LIHTC-specific equity at more than $1.43 billion and nearly $425 million in preservation lending and workforce housing investments.
  • In line with its mission to find innovative ways to fund affordable housing, NEF deployed $70 million through its Emerging Minority Developer Fund (EMDF), which helps facilitate LIHTC access for affordable housing developers of color.
  • The 2023 investment through EMDF will create 323 total units of affordable housing in eight developments across eight different states.

Agora, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Net loss for the quarter was $22.5 million, compared to net loss of $27.7 million in the third quarter of 2022.

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  • Net loss for the quarter was $22.5 million, compared to net loss of $27.7 million in the third quarter of 2022.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was negative $4.4 million, compared to negative $16.4 million in the third quarter of 2022.
  • Total cash, cash equivalents, bank deposits and financial products issued by banks as of September 30, 2023 was $373.4 million.
  • The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing its financial results with other companies in its industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures.

WiSA Technologies to show Fraunhofer’s upHear Spatial Audio Rendering Solution in Combination with WiSA E Wireless Audio Software at CES 2024

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

upHear Flexible Rendering has been designed to bring immersive audio experiences into any room without restrictions of fixed speaker placements or audio source content.

Key Points: 
  • upHear Flexible Rendering has been designed to bring immersive audio experiences into any room without restrictions of fixed speaker placements or audio source content.
  • With fundamental technologies such as WiSA E and upHear Flexible Rendering, spatial audio has become conveniently accessible to all consumers.
  • WiSA Technologies, Inc. and the WiSA Technologies, Inc. logo are trademarks of WiSA Technologies, Inc.
  • The WiSA logo, WiSA®, WiSA Ready™, and WiSA Certified™ are trademarks and certification marks of WiSA, LLC.

Meridian Innovation: Leading the Thermal Imaging Revolution

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

And one of the leading solutions providers is Meridian Innovation, a pioneering developer of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) thermal imaging solutions enabling mass producible long-wave infrared (LWIR) products for consumer and commercial applications.

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  • And one of the leading solutions providers is Meridian Innovation, a pioneering developer of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) thermal imaging solutions enabling mass producible long-wave infrared (LWIR) products for consumer and commercial applications.
  • "As a co-founder of Meridian Innovation, I hope to continue my passion on imaging advancements to develop a low-cost CMOS thermal imaging sensor that can sense the invisible even in the dark by detecting heat of humans and easily differentiate life objects."
  • According to him, his long and successful career in digital imaging at OmniVision for visible light sensors led him to decide on addressing mass market applications needing invisible LWIR thermal imaging sensors.
  • These new products will address our customers' growing needs for thermal imaging solutions for their new products and markets."

AVI Systems Chief Technology Officer, Brad Sousa, Dies Unexpectedly

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The leadership at AVI Systems today shared that Brad Sousa, an industry veteran, thought leader and Chief Technology Officer of the company, died unexpectedly while attending a company event in Austin, Texas.

Key Points: 
  • The leadership at AVI Systems today shared that Brad Sousa, an industry veteran, thought leader and Chief Technology Officer of the company, died unexpectedly while attending a company event in Austin, Texas.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231108045919/en/
    “This tragic news affects so many people, including Brad’s loved ones, our AVI Systems family, and the entire audiovisual and unified collaboration industry,” said Jeff Stoebner, CEO, AVI Systems.
  • Our hearts go out to his entire family at this difficult time.”
    First joining AVI Systems in 2008, Brad created and led the company’s technology practices, overseeing the development of solutions clients used around the world.
  • Prior to becoming CTO at AVI Systems, Brad was the company’s regional vice president of the West Coast region.

National Equity Fund Expands Presence in West with Acquisition of Mountain Plains Equity Group

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- National Equity Fund (NEF), a leading nonprofit multi-family, affordable, real estate investment manager has expanded its reach in the west with the acquisition of the assets of Mountain Plains Equity Group, Inc. (MPEG), including the ownership of MPEG Acceptance Corporation (Acceptance Corp.). Based in Billings, Montana, MPEG began operations as a small Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) syndicator in August 2003 and has been responsible for the development of affordable housing primarily in six states: Alaska, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.  Acceptance Corp. was created by MPEG to act as a project level investment entity and routinely serves as a special limited partner in LIHTC project partnerships.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- National Equity Fund (NEF), a leading nonprofit multi-family, affordable, real estate investment manager has expanded its reach in the west with the acquisition of the assets of Mountain Plains Equity Group, Inc. (MPEG), including the ownership of MPEG Acceptance Corporation (Acceptance Corp.).
  • "The acquisition of Mountain Plains Equity Group allows us direct access to build a presence in states where NEF has not traditionally had a large market share.
  • With the acquisition, NEF now manages six new private equity funds that hold a total of 49 LIHTC properties.
  • "The mission of Mountain Plains Equity Group directly correlates to NEF's mission to create and deliver innovative, collaborative financial solutions to expand the creation and preservation of affordable housing," said Reilein.

InterDigital to Showcase Energy Aware Video Solutions and Critical Codec Contributions at IBC 2023

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

InterDigital will showcase cutting-edge video innovation at IBC, one of the industry’s leading content and technology shows taking place in Amsterdam from September 15 – 18, 2023.

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  • InterDigital will showcase cutting-edge video innovation at IBC, one of the industry’s leading content and technology shows taking place in Amsterdam from September 15 – 18, 2023.
  • At IBC, InterDigital will showcase an array of research contributions to video codecs, advanced HDR solutions, and pioneering innovations in energy aware media technologies at the Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF) and Ultra HD Forum booths, and the IABM Lounge.
  • At the MC-IF booth, located in Hall 8 at Booth B45 (8.B45), InterDigital will spotlight VVC contributions and energy aware media solutions that help reduce a video screen’s energy consumption by intelligently optimizing pixel brightness.
  • At the Ultra HD Forum booth, located in Hall 10 Booth C09 (10.C09), InterDigital will showcase demos on energy aware media and Advanced HDR solutions.

AI-Media and Middleman Announce Ad Insertion Partnership

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

AdIT: Middleman Software's AdIT Live revolutionizes the generation of SCTE 104 and 35 messages in real-time, enabling monetization of direct-to-stream live events where a playout automation system is not required.

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  • AdIT: Middleman Software's AdIT Live revolutionizes the generation of SCTE 104 and 35 messages in real-time, enabling monetization of direct-to-stream live events where a playout automation system is not required.
  • Alta: AI-Media’s Alta Caption Encoder Software integrates live closed captioning, subtitling, and SCTE 104/35 message injection into live IP video production environments, making it a natural choice for broadcasters.
  • AdIT Live and Alta Software support the entire SCTE 104/35 standard, offering advanced capabilities that empower broadcasters.
  • We look forward to working with Middleman on this and future collaborations.”

Allegro DVT Fosters Adoption of MPEG-5 LCEVC Video Codec, Releases a Full Range of LCEVC Products

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Furthermore, Allegro DVT is also releasing its E301 LCEVC Encoding HW IP which complements its D301 LCEVC Decoding HW IP that was previously announced at NAB in April 2023.

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  • Furthermore, Allegro DVT is also releasing its E301 LCEVC Encoding HW IP which complements its D301 LCEVC Decoding HW IP that was previously announced at NAB in April 2023.
  • This full range of LCEVC HW IPs is suitable for integration into SoCs/ASICs requiring HW based support for LCEVC encoding and decoding functions.
  • It is optimized for power and silicon area, allows system-on-chip (SoC) and ASIC designers to easily integrate LCEVC encoding into their products.
  • To find out more about Allegro DVT’s LCEVC products, come and visit Allegro DVT booth 5.A25 at IBC Amsterdam 15-18 September 2023.