Belgian company develops new jpeg xs standard




for image compression
The Belgian intoPIX has proposed a new iso-standard for image compression at the CES exchange. With jpeg xs format, video images can be exchanged with minimal delay, something that is crucial for self-driving cars, drones and vr applications.

IntoPIX demonstrates during the CES hardware implementation of the tico xs codec on fpga and asic cores and cpu and gpu-sdk’s for the jpeg xs compression technique. The new iso-standard jpeg xs is an addition to the well-known jpeg format. According to the developers, it is a compression algorithm without quality loss and with very low latency and complexity. This makes it possible to exchange video material in ultra-high definition via connections with a lower bandwidth, such as wireless networks, without significant delays. At the same time, jpeg xs also reduces the power consumption of electronic devices.

The jpeg xs standard is particularly suitable for applications where an arrow fast video transfer is required. Think of self-driving cars that rely on image sensors to prevent accidents. Jpeg xs compresses the images according to intoPIX in such a way that the latency is limited to one microsecond, the absolute minimum. With drones, the compression algorithm can be used for a live video signal between the device and the pilot, reducing the risk of navigation errors. Even with virtual reality, a minimum delay – no longer than a few microseconds – between the device and the video source is crucial for the experience. In addition, jpeg xs profiles itself as the standard to improve the quality of 5g and other wireless networks, for instance with regard to online gaming and direct television broadcasts.

The jpeg xs story started at intoPIX five years ago, when the company created a first compression algorithm with tico. In 2016, the Joint Photographic Experts Group called for a new codec. The technology proposed by intoPIX was preferred and since then intoPIX has led to the standardization process. “Jpeg-xs is the very first iso-compression standard invented in Belgium,” says Pascal Pellegrin, head of research and development at the company. “During the standardization process and the quality assessments we were able to count on the expertise and support of the Belgian universities UCL and VUB.Jpeg-xs is a milestone in our existence and will be an important catalyst for our international growth ambitions in the coming years. our technology come to life in many applications. ”

The first concrete implementation of the new standard is planned for the first quarter of 2019. More details have not yet been published on this.

intoPIX team


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