Ericsson will receive a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its work in developing JPEG2000 interoperability technology. This is Ericsson's fifth Emmy Award recognition and it will be formally presented to the company at a ceremony on 8 January 2015 during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Ericsson has worked closely with other vendors to define the parameters and necessary methodologies for JPEG2000 interoperability in order to overcome the issues of video ecosystems containing different proprietary solutions. Ericsson also participated in a number of testing events where its equipment demonstrated full interoperability.
Per Borgklint, senior vice president and head of business unit support solutions, Ericsson said: "We are truly delighted to be awarded with a fifth Emmy Award. This award underlines how committed Ericsson is to developing industry-wide standardisation and vendor interoperability. By enabling JPEG2000 interoperability, we are giving content owners, broadcasters and TV service providers the necessary technologies and infrastructures to evolve their IP video services for the delivery of richer and broader TV experiences for consumers."
JPEG2000 is a compression standard that is widely used in broadcast applications where high capacity networks are available. The technology enables the distribution of very high picture quality content for live events like sports, offering a cost-effective method of high bit-rate content delivery over IP.