NCS Joins TICO Alliance

NCS aligns with broadcast industry requirements for
bandwidth-efficient TICO-based IP production in 4K & 8K at interBEE 2018

CHIBA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Makuhari Messe, interBEE 2018: Tokyo-based broadcast equipment
manufacturer Nippon Control System Corporation (NCS) has joined the TICO
Alliance as 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 Mr. 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 standardization of TICO as JPEG-XS, the Alliance
is growing in line with the broadcast industry’s transition. TICO
Alliance announced that it will be displaying 4K & 8K demos on their
booth at interBEE 2018 (4409 – Hall 4), November 14th to 16th,
Makuhari Messe, Japan.

TICO technology, currently specified as SMPTE RDD35 & under
standardization 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.

Industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will gather at the TICO
Alliance booth and at the IP Pavilion booth at interBEE 2018 to feature
equipment displays and product demonstrations that emphasize TICO’s
benefits in SDI, SMPTE ST2022-6 or ST2110 IP workflows and discuss the
ongoing TICO standardization as JPEG-XS. “It is exciting to see that
several HD, 4K, 8K streams can be carried together under 10GbE,” says
Jean-Baptiste Lorent, community chairman.

The Alliance welcomes NCS to its growing list of 46+ members. Many
members will be on-site at interBEE to discuss their TICO implementation
and the technology’s benefits with visitors.

About TICO Alliance

The Alliance is an open coalition of companies united to set the bar for
next generation UHDTV infrastructure by establishing TICO compression in
the new IP-based Live ecosystem. The group enables the industry to
seamlessly update existing SDI-based workflows to bandwidth-efficient
workflows in HD, 4K, 8K. More on www.tico-alliance.org

Contacts

TICO Alliance
Raiffa Lanove, +3210238470