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VIVOTEK offers the world's first Scalable Video Coding (SVC)

VIVOTEK is proud to be the world's first and foremost in IP surveillance industry to unveil Scalable Video Coding (SVC), the next-generation video codec.

Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is a video standard based on H.264 that allows video data to be divided into multiple layers with different resolutions, picture sizes, and frame rates. Such feature turns a single video stream into multiple layers by selectively discarding some data to create independent layers. Users with limited resources, such as reduced display resolution, lower processing power or insufficient battery, can still use the layer that best suits their capabilities.

In the near future, all VIVOTEK products will support SVC.

"The resolution of network cameras is only going to get higher. The demand for better video processing and displaying will increase, too, which makes handling multiple channels of video streaming more challenging than ever," said Owen Chen, Chairman of VIVOTEK. "At VIVOTEK, we've overcome that challenge and become the first to bring to the world products with SVC incorporated. Currently, VIVOTEK supports SVC-T for layers with variable frame rates. This flexible allocation of video data can reduce bandwidth usage and storage capacity needs by up to 70%, and also reduce loads on CMS servers and CPUs." added Owen.

VIVOTEK has showcased SVC at industry exhibitions such as ISC West, SecuTech Taipei and ISC Brazil, receiving excellent feedback and responses from the industry. "Our partners are very excited about our SVC technology as they can apply it to many of their surveillance applications," said Owen. "It saves a lot of network bandwidth, requires lower CPU loading, provides instantly adjustable frame rate to match device capabilities, and most importantly, it can seamlessly integrate with other available network devices."

Just like William Ku, Director of Brand Business Division at VIVOTEK said, "VIVOTEK will continue to innovate as it pursues development of advanced technology with a primary focus on creating high-quality products," our SVC, as always, will once again amaze the industry.

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