LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aperi, Axon, Cesnet, Icron and Pronology have recently joined the alliance in the last few weeks. The growth of supporters and promoters of TICO continues in 2017, as new companies opt for the TICO Alliance and deliver TICO interoperable products and as more broadcasters are adopting the tool in their workflows.
At NAB this year, the members have collaborated to build the TICO Alliance booth and to showcase several products all together. Their implementations are boosting the transition to IP adding the mezzanine compression as specified in the SMPTE RDD35, a set of open specifications that specifies TICO compression and how it can be mapped on existing SDI, SMPTE2022-6 and as independent RTP for VSF TR03/SMPTE 2110.
TICO in a SDI world
TICO enables 4K and 8K live production by transmitting lightly compressed video over SDI, respectively, enabling 4 over a single 3G-SDI link or 8K over a single 12G-SDI link, eliminating the common issues which professional broadcasters face when using multiple 3G-SDI or multiple 12G-SDI ports to carry UHDTV in their SDI infrastructure. A single interface is enough with TICO: no need to use multiple SDI ports and multiple SDI cables.
TICO in an IP world
On the road transitioning to fully IP workflows, it also optimizes the transmission of HD over cost-effective 1GbE interface, UHDTV 4K over a single 10GbE interface to carry up to 3 UHDTV 4K streams, 8K using a single 10GbE interface.
TICO replacing uncompressed
The ground-breaking technology reduces the operating costs in live production and guarantees a lossless quality with few pixel lines of latency – less than 1 milliseconds – being robust to multiple coding generation. TICO simplifies live production bringing more flexibility and extending the capacity of today’s and tomorrow’s available SDI or IP infrastructures. Thanks to its tiny FPGA footprint, existing broadcast equipment can easily be upgraded to handle single or multiple TICO streams for HD, 4K, 8K without the cost of a complete system replacement.
TICO Alliance demonstrations and product showcases
NAB 2017 is the opportunity to see new products and demos at booth C8525. Members will be demonstrating real-life solutions and deployments of TICO, across multiple applications including HD over 1GbE, 4K over single 3G-SDI or 10GbE IP using SMPTE 2022-6 or SMPTE 2110 and will also showcase first 8K products using TICO. The demos include equipments from Aperi, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, B&M Modern Media, Deltacast, Icron, IO Industries, Grass Valley, Macnica Technology, Panasonic, Pronology and Village-Island.
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 the existing SDI-based workflows to IP in HD, 4K, 8K without the cost of a complete renewal. www.tico-alliance.org