InterDigital Video Streaming Highlighted at CableLabs
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®) is a non-profit research and development consortium for cable/telecom companies. Twice a year, CableLabs hosts members-only conferences which provide attendees with current information about changing technology and supporting business and strategy objectives, as well as providing a forum for them to interact with each other. Attendees receive information from cable experts, including the CTOs and CEOs of the industry's leading operators.
This year, during the summer conference being held in Keystone, CO, InterDigital was invited to show off our User-Aware Video technology, which combines viewer sensing with adaptive video streaming, utilizing the limits of a viewer's visual acuity as well as environmental and other viewing conditions to deliver significant bandwidth savings and to optimize user experience. Simply put, the technology senses the viewer's proximity as well as other viewing conditions (light, movement, etc.) to deliver the highest quality stream that's humanly perceptible... but no more than that. In its launch demo at Mobile World Congress this year, the technology delivered up to 75% bandwidth savings in a standard viewing environment.
More information on the technology and other video-related research can be found by going to the InterDigital Vault at http://vault.interdigital.com and searching for "video streaming" or "user-aware video".