Allegro DVT and V-Nova announce strategic collaboration to accelerate development of LCEVC ecosystem

  • The collaboration will foster adoption of MPEG-5 LCEVC among video SOCs/ASIC vendors and enable faster time-to-market for delivering proven and fully validated solutions to the market.

Grenoble, FR and London, UK, 8 December 2022: Allegro DVT, the leading provider of video codec compliance test suites and semiconductor video IPs, and V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression solutions, today announced a partnership to accelerate the availability of LCEVC-enabled solutions for Video SOCs and ASIC vendors looking at faster time-to-market in the deployment of LCEVC. 

The two companies will collaborate to address the growing demand for LCEVC with a target to make available both compliance test streams and proven video IPs. This new product roadmap will enable video SOC and video ASIC vendors in a multitude of different markets to integrate and verify the compliance of their LCVEC implementation with the standard, allowing for a safer tape-out and faster time-to-market.

Nouar Hamze, CEO, Allegro DVT said “We were impressed with the performance of LCEVC both in terms of video quality and compression ratio. We also see it as an opportunity to tackle the increasing complexity of video codecs while delivering best-in-class power consumption. Allegro DVT is committed to supporting the LCEVC ecosystem and welcome the collaboration with V-Nova. Over the next months, we will be announcing a full range of new products to accelerate the design and testing of video SoCs targeting the LCEVC market.”

“We are excited to be collaborating with Allegro DVT to support the roll out of LCEVC in the market”, said Guido Meardi, CEO and co-founder at V-Nova. “They are the market leaders in the provision of compliance test streams to SOC vendors. These, together with proven silicon IP, will speed up the availability of LCEVC-enabled silicon in the market. We look forward to the partnership and further support Allegro’s LCEVC roadmap”.

LCEVC – the new video standard from MPEG – is at the vanguard of improving image quality, reducing latency, and boosting bandwidth. LCEVC is the first enhancement standard from MPEG, delivering better quality at up to 40% lower bandwidth, faster transcoding times, reduced costs for storage and content delivery. MPEG-5 LCEVC is an innovative standard that enhances any ‘base’ codec, including AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, VVC/H.266 and AV1 with no requirement to replace them. 

About Allegro DVT

Allegro DVT, headquartered in Grenoble/France, is a world leading provider of digital video technology solutions including compliance streams and video codec semiconductor IPs focused on the H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, AVS2, AVS3, VP9, AV1 and VVC standards.

Allegro DVT press contact:  

Stéphanie Nastasi – Marketing Manager

marcom@allegrodvt.com

About V-Nova  

V-Nova is committed to unlocking higher picture quality at scale. Its technologies, based on the innovative use of AI and parallel processing improve data, video, imaging, point-cloud compression and have been granted international standard status by MPEG, ISO and SMPTE. Our relentless investment in R&D has built a portfolio of over 600 international patents which we monetize through software licensing, IP royalties and product sales. For more about V-Nova, please visit: www.v-nova.com 

SCROLL POSTS

A Few Kind Words...

Gavin Bunker, AE Live

Bubble were fantastic throughout the whole process and helped us deliver a successful event to celebrate our 30th corporate anniversary with industry peers.

Robert Cloudt, Synchronized

Bubble has been tremendously helpful to bring our marketing communication to the next level, very responsive and thinking with us together on the rightful messaging and timing across different media’s. Definitely a recommendation in case you need a well balanced media agency to help you out.

Carla Molina Whyte, Farmerswife

Working with Bubble Agency for a tradeshow has been truly amazing. The bubble team is incredibly helpful and talented. We are very happy with the results and with all the coverage we got prior and during the tradeshow!

Silvia Candido, Ateme

As usual, we were super busy before and during a tradeshow this year. What a luxury to have Bubble take care of our media relations and our social media accounts! We saw a surge of followers on LinkedIn and got good coverage in a number of publications.

Meg Travis, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Director, Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Entertainment Services

The Bubble team made everything easy at MPTS! From advising before the show, to facilitating client and press conversations during the show, to making recommendations on how to make the most of the connections we made there - we rely on Bubble as a key strategic partner for our sales and marketing teams.

Dan Pike- Covatic

Bubble brought their significant experience of NAB to support Covatic in kicking off a big US push at the Show. Their support was holistic, assisting us before, during and after the show and well appreciated. We had a successful show, gaining high profile new sales leads and even winning a Product of the Year Award - thanks in no small part to Bubble’s assistance with the application An experienced, credible team and a joy to work with.

Éva Szász – Lightware Visual Engineering

We’ve been working with Bubble for a couple of months now and luckily we found a common voice right away. They always have an easy, quick understanding of what we need and are delivering not only the materials we want, but more and more PR opportunities, in a proactive way. Bubble have been instrumental in raising awareness of Lightware in the run up to ISE and did a great job faciliting us onsite at ISE too including securing and conducting press appointments and manning our social accounts.

Paul Weiser – ASG

I have been working with Bubble for the past eight months. I run marketing for Advanced Systems Group based in Northern California. ASG is a technology company focused on providing technology solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Our business is broken down into four diverse areas. One of the challenges that Bubble helps me solve is how to market a company with multiple business units, yet still deliver a unified message for our brand. The key benefits that Bubble provides in helping guide our marketing efforts include: Industry knowledge, Expertise in all functional areas of marketing, Client service & Worldwide brand. The first year of working with Bubble has been a great experience. I’m excited to work with the team to see how we build the ASG brand in the future.

Catherine Watling – Visual Data

The Bubble team have been fantastic and the quality of the work is always exceptional – even at short notice. Our work with Bubble has produced some of the best coverage we have ever had!

Mark Forth – CVP

Working with Bubble has been integral to a rapid improvement in the delivery of our PR and communication strategy. The entire Bubble team are always friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable and well-connected. A real joy to work with!