Edgeware Accelerates Cloud TV and TV Everywhere Headends at IBC 2013

New D-VDN Origin Accelerator simplifies and accelerates multiscreen origin servers for OTT, Pay-TV services

AMSTERDAM – September 13, 2013 – (IBC stand 14.C10)  Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announces its new solution for over-the-top (OTT) and pay-TV service providers who struggle with scaling costs in their multiscreen headends.  The D-VDN Origin Accelerator significantly reduces complexity and performance requirements and therefore costs of origin servers by accelerating both ingest and playout capacity.

Demand for operator TV everywhere and new OTT cloud TV services is creating massive pressure on video headends. These services require headends to record and store more content in more bit rates and formats than ever before, while delivering content to an increasing number of access networks. To address this issue, many vendors have developed origin servers that are able to record, store and serve programs in the different formats as needed. However, origin servers still face major issues with costs and efficiency.

Costs scale rapidly with the number of channels, the number of recordings and the number of networks served by the origin servers. While local caching in these networks provides some offload, efficiency still declines with the increasing content driven by channel choice and recording windows. Costs skyrocket even further when predictable performance is required. Recording and playout functions must use separate processors and storage resources or virtual servers must be over-provisioned with complex load balancing to make this possible.

The Edgeware D-VDN Origin Accelerator fully offloads and load balances all origin ingest and playout functions. To provide redundant storage and any content transformation needed for the different formats, simple, low-cost hardware and file systems can be used, even in services capable of simultaneously recording hundreds of channels and supporting tens of millions of consumers with highly predictable quality of experience (QoE).

“As channel line-ups and content libraries grow, it was only logical for Edgeware to package our acceleration technology to solve scalability issues in the multiscreen headend,” said Jon Haley, vice president, product marketing and business development at Edgeware. “We are very excited about the new D-VDN Origin Accelerator, particularly due to the increasing number of new cloud TV and DVR service providers that will benefit from it.”

Edgeware is demonstrating the key technologies and discussing details of the solution with existing and prospective customers at IBC in Amsterdam between September 13 and 17, 2013, IBC attendees can visit its Stand 14.C10.

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance’s Spatial-AV Project Overcomes Technical and Cost Barriers for 3D Production

Inaugural year of project delivers first-of-its-kind technologies to automate 3D production for more creative filmmaking

Amsterdam – September 13, 2013 – (IBC booth 8B.80) – The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, the driver of enhanced moving picture and audio experiences, today announces new developments and workflow solutions from its Spatial-AV Project, the Alliance’s initiative to automate the procedures of 3D production and provide intelligent, modular, multi-sensory recording and production systems for immersive audio-visual media. One year into the Project’s research and development efforts, Fraunhofer delivers the solutions to further combat technical production costs and enhance creative filmmaking in the era of 3D.

“At Fraunhofer, we’re dedicated to developing new, technical opportunities that let professionals return to the simplicity of cinema’s past, while achieving the highest-possible quality and standards to be competitive in today’s market,“ said Dr. Siegfried Foessel, spokesman for the Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance. “The Spatial-AV Project makes it possible to focus on creativity, as opposed to the complex technical adjustments and resources that come along with 3D production.”

Under the Spatial-AV Project, scientists from the Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance pool expertise to develop future oriented systems for the enhanced production of 3D. This includes the introduction of first-of-its-kind prototypes of cameras, computational imaging methods and audio-visual coherence. Recent developments include camera settings for auto-stereoscopic 3D recording, omnidirectional camera set-ups for 360 degree recording and promising new methods based on lightfield acquisition technologies for professional video and movie productions.

At IBC, Fraunhofer is demonstrating the Spatial-AV Project’s latest innovations including:

The most innovative lightfield camera recording system to date

Using sparse angular sampling, the new four-by-four array of Fraunhofer provides 16 slightly different views, capturing the lightfield in one shot. Key advantages include different viewing angles, focuses and the automatic creation of depth maps. In the future, this will also lead to the elimination of the need for a green screen in moving picture production. With Fraunhofer’s lightfield technology, professionals can now control artistic effects, such as the Matrix “bullet time” or vertigo effects, in postproduction. The result is a streamlined production process that alleviates costs and provides the utmost creative freedom for producers.

New easy-to-use miniaturized OmniCam-360 system

Fraunhofer’s new system enables the real-time acquisition of 360-degree ultra-high definition panoramic video. This scalable, mirror-based multi-camera rig captures ultra-high-resolution 3D video panoramas that are exhibited with a flexible multi-projection system. Viewers are provided with an immersive viewing experience, giving them the feeling of watching an event on-site live from the very best seat.

The first prototype of a microphone management solution for spatial audio

Audio-visual coherence, the joint recording, editing, and matching of acoustic and visual perspectives, is a main focus of the Alliance’s Spatial-AV Project. The microphone management solution, an interactive system of 3D audio reproduction for headphones, allows sound engineers to optimize recordings on set by facilitating rapid and intuitive control over the audioscape even with a large number of microphones. This is possible any time, during or after production.

Launched in 2012, research and development activities under the Spatial-AV Project are scheduled to last three years. Further research and development under the project will follow over the coming two years to deliver additional, future-oriented systems.

IBC attendees can experience demonstrations of the Project’s innovative solutions at the Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance booth 8.B80. Further information is available at: http://www.dcinema.fraunhofer.de/en/.

About the Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance

The Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Cinema consists of four Fraunhofer institutes specializing in video and audio technologies. With the start of digitalization in the moving picture industry, these institutes joined forces in 2004 to offer R&D expertise with one face to the customer. The institutes are all well known in the industry for award-winning developments and standards like MP3, H.264, the DCI Compliance Test Plan for Digital Cinema, IOSONO, easyDCP software etc. In addition, they are contributing to ISO, SMPTE, ISDCF, EDCF.

Edgeware Breaks its own Streaming Density Record

New Orbit 3080 features 80 Gbps wire speed video streaming from a single rack unit

AMSTERDAM – September 13, 2013  (IBC stand 14.C10)  Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announced its Orbit 3080, the newest addition to its lineup of high-performance, high-density network video delivery appliances.

Building on the technology platform of the widely successful Orbit 3020, the 3080 is the next product increment to address customers with the need to reliably and cost-efficiently stream large amounts of video. Edgeware appliances provide deterministic wire speed performance for live, video on demand (VOD) and network digital video recorder (NDVR) applications and they support combinations of HTTP and RTSP traffic with uniformly low latency.

Comparing high-level specifications, the Orbit 3080 provides a ten-fold increase in throughput per rack unit when compared to a high-performance, generic server. In reality the difference is even more drastic as ingest operations for cache misses, as well as management system and monitoring overheads, significantly impact generic server performance. The Orbit 3080 density advantage allows significant CAPEX and OPEX savings and provides the basis for greatly simplified installation and management. It also enables deeper and more effective network caching to minimize network costs and maximize end user quality of experience (QoE).

“Today, peak audiences on the Internet are still tiny compared to broadcast TV,” says Joachim Roos, CEO of Edgeware. “If Internet and cloud TV services are to compete, a drastic change in the delivery capacity is needed and that is exactly what this solution provides.”

Edgeware is using the IBC show in Amsterdam this week to demonstrate the key technologies and to discuss details of its solution with existing and prospective customers. IBC attendees can visit its Stand 14.C10.

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

For more information, please visit www.edgeware.tv.

Integration of the Fraunhofer IIS DCP Software easyDCP with Quantel’s Post Production Environment

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Quantel announce at IBC 2013 their cooperation to innovate and facilitate the workflow for content creation in the field of DCP-generation directly in the Quantel post production environment. Dedicated to enable new creative tools and make the process more cost-effective for post production houses, the easyDCP Plug-ins from Fraunhofer IIS will be available in the latest version of Quantel’s Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system as well as Pablo, iQ and eQ systems.

Quantel as one of the well-known companies for content creation systems for broadcast and post production facilities in the digital age is now integrating the easyDCP functionality for creation, encryption and play-out of digital cinema packages from the Fraunhofer IIS scientists in its post production toolsets.

“With the easyDCP functionality post houses can now instantly create DCPs with their Quantel systems and broaden their possibilities for a multi-format play-out and delivery,” explains Heiko Sparenberg, head of group Digital Cinema at Fraunhofer IIS.

Thanks to the KDM (key delivery message) generator integration the software can even handle sensitive data for dailies, so that encrypted data for special players and a determined play-out period can be activated. This helps to facilitate workflows during the post-production process and also for the use in the play-out.

“Fraunhofer IIS’s software is recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive DCP creating tools, and we have worked with Fraunhofer IIS to enable integration of its DCP API within the Quantel environment in response to customer requests,” said Quantel Marketing Director, Steve Owen.

easyDCP demos and new post production concepts will be demonstrated at the Fraunhofer booth 8 B.80. A demo version for the upcoming release of Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system as well as Pablo, iQ and eQ systems with the easyDCP integration will be demonstrated at the Quantel booth 7.A20.

About Fraunhofer IIS

Founded in 1985 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen,  today with more than 750 staff members, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. As the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. It provides research services on contract basis and technology licensing. The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich, Germany. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest applied research organization and is partly funded by the German government. With 20,000 employees worldwide, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is composed of 60 Institutes conducting research in a broad range of research areas.

For more information, visit http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/abt/bewegt/.

About the Department Moving Picture Technologies

The Department Moving Picture Technologies develops new innovative imaging systems and procedures based on High Dynamic Range (HDR), Lightfield and 3D capturing methods. Main application areas are the motion picture and TV industry, but also other areas will be covered. The algorithms will be used to extend technical and creative opportunities on the set and in the postproduction. To achieve practical use specific components like image processing ASICs, software tools or complete prototypes and devices will be developed.

Well known software developments will be used, e.g. easyDCP for creation, play back and control of Digital Cinema Packages. Actual and future extensions will work for enhanced 3D distribution packages, multi-format mastering or archiving of media content. The department is well connected to other organizations and associations and is working in several international standardization organizations.

At IBC 2013 Net Insight Launches Nimbra 390 MSR

A one box solution for IP media and Digital Terrestrial TV networks (DTT)

AMSTERDAM (IBC booth #1.B40), September 13, 2013 – Net Insight, a leading developer of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today at IBC 2013 introduces its new Nimbra 390 Media Switch Router (MSR) for true multiservice media networks, targeting the increasing need for advanced Ethernet and IP quality of service (QoS) transport.

Recognized as a flexible access and edge MSR for true multiservice transport, the Nimbra 390 is a complete one box solution supporting applications ranging from high-end video services such as studio production and contribution, to broadcast distribution for DTT and DAB/FM.

The Nimbra 390 is the 4th generation of the widely deployed Nimbra 300 series for DTT and media transport. Significant enhancements relating to IP QoS transport, Ethernet port functionality and time transfer functionality have been added to the already versatile functionality set of the Nimbra 300 series.

Through dedicated QoS allocation per service and Net Insight’s unique network synchronization mechanism, the Nimbra 390 provides lossless routing and QoS enhanced links ensuring100 percent QoS. To recover from imperactions in the carrier network, the Nimbra 390 also performs forward error correction and traffic re-shaping per hop.

Net Insight’s new solution also includes support for Smart SFPs, optimized IP uplink flexibility and functionality, as well as a unique Time Transfer functionality independent of a Global Positioning System (GPS), offering network owners unprecedented performance and flexibility for IP media and DTT networks.

The Nimbra 390 will be available for delivery during Q1 2014.

To see the new Nimbra 390 and find out more about how the solution can help operators enhance QoS, improve efficiency and optimize networks, please visit the Net Insight stand at IBC (#1.B40).

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbra™ platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 per cent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

More than 175 world class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products in over 60 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

For more information, visit www.netinsight.net

Experton Group Validates Cortado’s Enterprise Mobility Approach

Experton Group Validates Cortado’s Enterprise Mobility Approach

Report notes flexible support of business processes while ensuring security a key challenge for enterprise mobility – working with files is often neglected

(DENVER, September 12, 2013) Cortado, an international provider of enterprise mobility solutions, with its solution Cortado Corporate Server fulfills all the requirements of enterprise mobility as pointed out in a recently published research note by Experton Group AG.  

In renowned IT consulting company, Experton Group’s, recently published report “Documents and Files in the Mobile Enterprise,” it was found that remotely working with files is directly related to the effort to improve work flows with mobile technologies or even to create new business processes.

“Many companies are increasingly more concerned with the actual benefits of mobile devices than with just their administration and security risks,” said Wolfgang Schwab, Manager Advisor & Program Manager of Efficient Infrastructure at Experton Group. “Cortado Corporate Server delivers a successful concept because it pays attention to all three aspects while integrating smartphones and tablets into the existing IT and in the business processes. Thus, it creates added value for employees, admins, and none the least for the company.”

According to Experton Group, dealing with documents is currently one of the biggest challenges for mobile enterprise. Access to applications has already been implemented workably and securely in many companies, however, secure access to documents and files and their synchronization are still highly problematic.

Experton Group recommends that companies place a high priority on introducing a suitable solution and to consider the essential requirements of security and usability. After reviewing Cortado Corporate Server, IT experts from Experton Group concluded that the solution meets these requirements.

“Many solutions for enterprise mobility lack structured approaches for working with documents,” said Schwab. “Cortado is one of the few providers that developed a stringent strategy for this area too.”

Experton Group considers working with documents to include, among other things, the use of a VPN tunnel, pure Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, document management systems, and cloud storage solutions. The consulting company attests that all these approaches have problems primarily with security and the synchronization of files. In matters of security, Cortado Corporate Server delivers satisfaction with a sophisticated security system including encrypted connection, installation on the company network, and complete Active Directory integration. In addition, Cortado’s solution uses uni-directional synchronization, which according to Experton Group, is more practical than bi-directional. Thus, companies can avoid version conflicts and massive amounts of data to be synchronized.

“Experton Group’s statement, that file sharing and security continue to be among the biggest challenges in enterprise mobility for many companies, perfectly corresponds with our own experience with customers throughout the world,” said Thorsten Hesse, Member of the Board at Cortado AG. “Cortado is now in discussion with Experton Group on a collaboration to compile more detailed information on this topic.”

The Experton Group Research Note “Documents and Files in the Mobile Enterprise” can be viewed here free.

A free demo version of the Cortado Corporate Server is available here: www.cortado.com/ccs65

This press release and the press photo are available online and ready to download: http://www.cortado.com/press

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in over 80 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

More Creativity in Post-production

Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, announces its Department of Moving Picture Technologies will unveil new, innovative camera and acquisition technologies for lightfield technology at IBC. Fraunhofer IIS is introducing a camera array that makes it possible to capture more than one perspective in a single shot.

In the throng of the film set, camera operators have to determine the camera angle, the aperture, and depth of field of the camera. In the future, they will be able to change these parameters in post-production thanks to a new camera technology, lightfield.

And – Action! Today’s movie sets resemble an anthill with all of the actors, extras, cameras, and in between all of this, the director calling out his instructions. Amidst this chaos, the camera operator must make sure to have the correct settings, pay attention to the flow of the scene, and instruct the camera assistants simultaneously. This includes which camera angle should be assigned to which camera? Which part of the image should be sharp, and which should retreat, diffuse and be out of focus? Once the recordings are “in the can”, these parameters can no longer be corrected. At least, not until now.

An algorithm combined with a new type of camera array will enable these changes to be made retroactively in the future, thereby allowing more creativity in post-production.  Filmmakers can decide which area of the scene should be portrayed sharply or can virtually move the scene around for the “Matrix effect.” To create this effect, the actor is frozen in the scene, hanging motionless in the air, while the lightfield camera array moves around, capturing the scene from all sides.

Many perspectives instead of just one

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, have developed a new camera array that makes that makes lightfield acquisition possible and will be exhibit it at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam.

“The array consists of 16 cameras in total, arranged in four rows and columns”, explains Frederik Zilly, Group Manager at IIS. “Instead of having just one, single camera as usual,

which records the scene from just one position, the 16 cameras collects light rays at various points in the plane.”

As noted, the array captures part of the lightfield from the scene, instead of only one specialized perspective. Although the array consists of 16 cameras, its cross section is only 30 cm by 30 cm (12 feet x 12 feet), making it convenient and easily employed on the set and in the studio.

But how does the lightfield array work? Why can we edit so much better retroactively?

The algorithm software estimates a depth value for every pixel recorded by the cameras. It determines how far from the camera array the object portrayed is located. Intermediate images can be calculated in post-production from this depth information. Therefore, we have virtual data not from just four columns and four rows of cameras, but from the equivalent of a 100 x 100 camera array instead. The outer cameras of the array have a different angle of view than the cameras located in the middle. As the camera operator films the subject, each of the outer cameras is able to look a bit behind the subject. After recording is complete, this allows the filmmakers to virtually “drive around” the subject and to change the camera angles and depth of field.

Fraunhofer IIS scientists have already developed the software for processing the recordings from the camera array. The graphical user interface (GUI) is also ready for recording on set, but is still being developed for the post-production. This should be finished in about six months. Fraunhofer IIS next plans to produce a stop-motion film as a test run of the software. This will be later used it as a demonstrational film to show the possibilities and opportunities offered by employing this camera array.

About Fraunhofer IIS

Founded in 1985 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, ­ today with more than 750 staff members, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. As the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. It provides research services on contract basis and technology licensing. The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich, Germany. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest applied research organization and is partly funded by the German government. With 20,000 employees worldwide, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is composed of 60 Institutes conducting research in a broad range of research areas.

For more information, contact Angela Raguse, angela.raguse@iis.fraunhofer.de, or visit http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/abt/bewegt/.

About the Department Moving Picture Technologies

The Department Moving Picture Technologies develops new innovative imaging systems and procedures based on High Dynamic Range (HDR), Lightfield and 3D capturing methods. Main application areas are the motion picture and TV industry, but also other areas will be covered. The algorithms will be used to extend technical and creative opportunities on the set and in the postproduction. To achieve practical use specific components like image processing ASICs, software tools or complete prototypes and devices will be developed.

Well known software developments will be used, e.g. easyDCP for creation, play back and control of Digital Cinema Packages. Actual and future extensions will work for enhanced 3D distribution packages, multi-format mastering or archiving of media content. The department is well connected to other organizations and associations and is working in several international standardization organizations.

Net Insight to Showcase Lossless 4K Video Transport Solution at IBC 2013

Broadcasters can now begin migration to 4K transport over 1GE and 10GE connections

Stockholm, Sweden, September 10, 2013 – Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, will be demonstrating its solution for lossless 4K Ultra HD video transport at IBC in Amsterdam, from September 13 to 17.

The company will illustrate how broadcasters can begin the migration to 4K Ultra HD transport over commonly available 1GE and 10GE connections using Net Insight’s Nimbra 600 MSR series, and its JPEG2000 modules with built-in intra-stream synchronization. The modules can uniquely run all uncompressed SDI and ASI video formats, ranging from ASI to 3G-SDI, per port configurable.

Today, broadcasters are looking to ramp-up their 4K production, bringing added value and higher quality content to customers, however, live 4K content increases the demand for network capacity to four times 3G-SDI, which is 12 Gbps. This does not fit well with today’s service provider infrastructures based on 1GE and 10GE connections, thus broadcasters are limited to non-linear workflows and file-based distribution, which effectively excludes them from live 4K Ultra HD contribution.

Now, with high-quality JPEG2000 compression, which is the only technical and commercial enabler for live 4K Ultra HD contribution available today, broadcasters can efficiently transport live 4K Ultra HD content over these connections while maintaining image quality and low latency.

At IBC 2007, Net Insight already pioneered and demonstrated the worlds’ first multicast of uncompressed 4K video streams over a public transport network, which was honored with a Best of IBC2007″ award.

Please visit Net Insight at booth 1.B40 to hear about how you can start 4K transport already today. See the demos and speak with executives to learn more about Net Insight’s solutions.

For further information, please contact:

Per Lindgren, CTO and SVP Business Development of Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00,per.lindgren@netinsight.net

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s NimbraTM platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 per cent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

More than 175 world class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products in over 60 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

For more information, visit 
www.netinsight.net

iOS 7: Companies Still Clueless

42.5 percent of IT administrators don’t know the iOS 7 business features

(DENVER/BERLIN, 10 September 2013) A survey conducted by enterprise mobility expert Cortado has found that 42.5 percent of IT directors and administrators remain oblivious to iOS 7’s business features.

Cortado conducted its survey among 1,350 IT directors and administrators, asking them how they assessed the impact of iOS 7 on enterprise mobility, and the results were surprising, with 42.5 percent of those surveyed answering, “I don’t know.”

From the results of Cortado’s survey it is clear that knowledge of iOS 7, an operating system so important to the business sector, is still extremely low and many companies have  a lot of catching up to do.

On the basis of these findings, Cortado has also put together a very useful infographic explaining the “Dos and Don’ts with iOS 7” – with recommendations that should help companies prepare themselves for Apple’s latest iOS.

The graphic can be downloaded free from the Cortado website, and is free for editorial use:www.cortado.com/infographics

Release of the new 7.0 version of the enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server, supporting all iOS 7 business functions, is set for the end of October.

This press release and photo are available online and ready to download: www.cortado.com/press

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in over 80 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 18,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2013”.

Fraunhofer IIS to Launch Advanced HDR Camera Technologies at IBC 2013

New camera and camera array to optimize HDR images while enhancing creativity and alleviating costs in the digital cinema workflow

Erlangen, Germany – September 9, 2013 –Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces its Department of Moving Picture Technologies to unveil new innovative camera and acquisition technologies for high dynamic range video (HDR) at IBC. The Institute is introducing two different ways for HDR imaging: a specialized HDR camera and new camera array to provide brilliant HDR images for the most challenging lighting conditions on set.

The new camera and the HDR camera array are specifically developed to drive the next generation of HDR image acquisition. Both technologies result in an enhanced HDR image requiring less touch-up during postproduction, as well as creative freedom and a streamlined production process that lowers technical production costs.

“Fraunhofer IIS developments in HDR allow digital cinema professionals to leverage the most advanced technologies so they can focus on what they do best, creativity and storytelling,” said Dr. Siegfried Foessel, head of Moving Picture Technologies department at Fraunhofer IIS. “Our most recent developments demonstrate and support the convergence of the production and postproduction processes, helping professionals stay competitive in today’s market.”

Using a special filter mask in front of the sensor, the HDR camera records different exposure intensities with one single shot, which are then combined during processing. In addition, Fraunhofer designed its new camera array to utilize several standard cameras with different neutral density filters. The array of shots is then combined with high-performing rectification algorithms.

Further presenting its expertise in HDR, Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance scientist Dr. Joachim Keinert, chief scientist at IIS, will participate in the IBC session “The advancement in HDR video” on Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Emerald Room. IBC attendees can also see demonstrations at the Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance booth 8.B80. Fraunhofer’s scientists will be available at the booth for one-on-one conversations.

Fraunhofer IIS and the Department of Moving Picture Technologies are part of the Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance. The Alliance provides a network of deep expertise and intelligence for the development of scalable technologies and international standards that allow customers to stay ahead the market.

Further information is available at: http://www.dcinema.fraunhofer.de/en/.

About Fraunhofer IIS
Founded in 1985 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, ­ today with more than 780 staff members, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. As the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. It provides research services on contract basis and technology licensing. The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich, Germany. 

About the Department Moving Picture Technologies
The Department Moving Picture Technologies develops new innovative imaging systems and procedures based on High Dynamic Range (HDR), Lightfield and 3D capturing methods. Main application areas are the motion picture and TV industry, but also other areas will be covered. The algorithms will be used to extend technical and creative opportunities on the set and in the postproduction. To achieve practical use specific components like image processing ASICs, software tools or complete prototypes and devices will be developed.

Well known software developments will be used, e.g. easyDCP for creation, play back and control of Digital Cinema Packages. Actual and future extensions will work for enhanced 3D distribution packages, multi-format mastering or archiving of media content. The department is well connected to other organizations and associations and is working in several international standardization organizations.