With the conversion of video distribution to digital formats, and the proliferation of video content to a wider range of devices, video compression system complexity is exploding. Requirements for video distribution systems are changing more rapidly than ever before.
Conventional solutions for video compression encoders and transcoders provide "one-size-fits-all" type designs. However, the expanding video application space; from HDTV to Smart Phones, requires a highly configurable compression system.
Our mission at igolgi Inc. is to provide innovative, flexible video compression solutions with state of the art video quality, outstanding price/performance, and offering the market a solution that can be tuned for individual installations. Our solutions are software based and optimized to run on a variety of multi-processor and hybrid CPU/Accelerator platforms. The flexibility of our solution enables our customers to tune the compression system for their specific application.
Our current products are video compression solutions targeted for the multi-core x86 architectures from Intel and AMD and the Cell Processor, enabling the best price/performance with the needed flexibility for the industry. In addition, we provide turn-key solutions with consulting and integration services, ensuring that installations achieve the maximum efficiency possible.
We are privately held and based near Princeton, NJ. Our senior management team has over 40 years of in-depth video compression R&D experience including contributions to MPEG2 and H.264. This team has designed a variety of successful products and integrated circuits utilizing these important standards.
Jeff Cooper, Chairman and CEO
Dr. Kumar Ramaswamy, President
Robert (Bob) Phelan
April 7th 2011
Kencast and igolgi Announce Adaptive Streaming Solution
Capture Video at Highest Quality, Then Deliver Best Quality Possible
Stamford,CT USA and Rocky Hill, NJ - April 6, 2011. Rapidly spreading 3G & 4G IP networks enable new technologies to provide live streaming coverage from mobile platforms. By bonding together multiple wireless IP networks and accelerating on them, it is possible to aggregate enough bandwidth for video capture at HD quality. But if you then must deliver these live streams to computers on high speed LANS and smartphones with a single wireless connection, the highest quality collection cannot be delivered to each Viewer unless you also take new advantage of transcoding and multi-rate compression.
By sensing the Viewer’s available bandwidth, transcoding and compression enable delivery of the best quality live stream to each Viewer.
Kencast, a leading provider of live streaming coverage of events from mobile platforms, and igolgi Inc., a provider of high quality video processing solutions for broadcast and Internet distribution, announced today that the two companies have entered into a partnership to provide reliable, high quality, secure, real-time Transcoding and Adaptive streaming solutions targeting multiple client devices including Tablets, Smartphones, Desktop computers, and TVs.
"We believe that creating a robust, scalable, live streaming solution aimed at a vast variety of end devices is the key to the next generation of Over the Top, On-demand and Live services,” remarked Dr. Bill Steele, CEO of Kencast. "Our patented transport technology with IP Network bonding, acceleration and error correction, coupled with igolgi’s industry leading compression solutions for Adaptive streaming has created a very compelling offer for Cloud Based or Turnkey deployments", he added.
"The ability to stream any live content reliably with a very simple set of tools will enable several new content distribution models. Working with Kencast, we intend to put this capability into the hands of every Internet user,” said Jeff Cooper, CEO , igolgi. “Adaptive streaming to Flash, Apple or Microsoft formats will cover a vast variety of end device types.The marriage of robust transport and high quality compression will indeed create a superior media experience for end users even if they are on unreliable networks”, he added.
The Live Transcoding and Adaptive Streaming to laptops and smartphones from the Cloud will be demonstrated at NAB 2011 at Kencast’s booth #SU5302 and at the igolgi booth #SU9203, on April 11-14, 2011. During the NAB2011 Show in Las Vegasanyone worldwide can watch the demonstration at www.vazzt.com/VazztVOTM.
Kumar Ramaswamy, firstname.lastname@example.org
igolgi, Inc., Princeton NJ
Jim Carroccia, email@example.com
KenCast, Inc., Stamford
April 7th 2011
igolgi Inc. invites you to visit us at NAB 2011: SU9203
igolgi will be demonstrating our BEO product line targeting Multi-format, Live, Adaptive Stream Distribution to a variety of end clients such as setop boxes, tablets and smart phones and EVO – a multichannel encoder/transcoder product targeting ATSC M/H Broadcast Applications
BEO : The BEO Family of encoding/transcoding products are primarily targeted for Internet multi-rate, multi-resolution, multi-client, adaptive streaming applications. BEO supports the standard MPEG2 and H.264 or uncompressed input video formats together with a variety of audio formats and can support Apple HLS, Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash live streaming formats on the output. In addition, BEO has an integrated streaming server to address a variety of client devices.
BEO can also be virtualized on the Cloud to enable content owners and distributors to scale live streaming operations and pay as they grow.
EVO: The EVO Family of Broadcast Encoder/Transcoder products target live broadcast repurposing of content for mobile and handheld applications. EVO can ingest a legacy MPEG2 feed and recreate ATSC M/H or DVB-H feeds. Additionally, EVO can also transrate the incoming streams to make room for M/H programs.
igolgi Inc., a Princeton NJ based video processing technology and solutions provider All of our solutions are 100% software based running on generic multi-core Intel server platforms.
To learn more about igolgi products, visit our web site : http://www.igolgi.com
Make an appointment on our website to meet us at NAB2011 or stop by our booth SU 9203
February 20th 2011
igolgi Inc announces Strategy Board
igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality media transformation solutions based on multicore platforms, announced the formation of a Strategy Board comprising of leading executives to aid with overall direction setting and strategy.
The newly comprised Strategy Board includes Frank Dangeard, Managing Director, Harcourt and ex-Chairman and CEO of Thomson Inc., Bob Phelan, ex-COO of CBT Networks, ex-SVP of Product Development at SES Americom and Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Professor, WINLAB at Rutgers University. For detailed biographies visit www.igolgi.com.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome this high powered team to guide us through our growth plans. igolgi has developed a strong technology and product portfolio to address audio and video processing for broadcast and Internet distribution. Our goal is to address several market verticals. The Strategy team that has been put in place would be instrumental in helping us make the right choices of the markets to pursue and the technologies to develop in the future”, said Jeff Cooper, Chairman and CEO, igolgi Inc.
For further information on igolgi, visit the igolgi web site at www.igolgi.com
About igolgi, Inc.
igolgi, Inc. is a provider of next generation video compression products and services for digital television, internet hosting, and post production applications. Our products include video encoders, decoders and transcoders that provide significantly greater efficiency and advanced features executing on general purpose server hardware. We are committed to bringing to the market superior software based video signal processing and compression solutions by leveraging the compute power of multi-core and hybrid computer platforms.
December 10th 2010
igolgi Announces EVO- Encoding/Transcoding Family for Terrestrial Applications
igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, announced EVO 4004/8008 - a family of solutions for encoding and transcoding multiple channels for terrestrial broadcast applications including ATSC M/H.
The EVO family of solutions operate can accept either compressed inputs over IP or ASI formats. In addition, options for local channel encodes are also available over SD/HD-SDI inputs. EVO is available in 1, 2, 4 or 8 output channel configurations in a very compact 1U form factor. The EVO family can be used in two modes : Turnaround and Squeeze. The Turnaround mode is intended to accept legacy MPEG2 transport streams (over IP or ASI) and create mobile streams (eg. ATSC M/H) with outputs over an IP or ASI link to feed an upstream mux. The Squeeze mode can transcode the incoming MPEG2 legacy streams with very high quality to make room for the mobile streams.
“Our goal is to create very flexible offerings for a wide variety of deployments for ATSC M/H or other mobile broadcast operators,” quoted Jeff Cooper, CEO, igolgi Inc. “The EVO family has been designed for easy deployments for operators who want to create a comprehensive mobile offering or for those who want to simply add a mobile channel”, he added.
For further information on igolgi, visit the igolgi web site. www.igolgi.com
About igolgi, Inc.
igolgi, Inc. is a provider of next generation video compression products and services for digital television, Internet hosting, and Cloud applications. Our products include video encoders, decoders and transcoders that provide significantly greater efficiency and advanced features executing on general purpose server hardware. We are committed to bringing to the market superior software based video signal processing and compression solutions by leveraging the compute power of multi-core and hybrid computer platforms.
March 1st, 2010
igolgi Inc. announces multi-resolution MPEG2 and H.264 Transcoder
igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, announced today that they will make available the VIVO T101 transcoding/transrating product for conversions of MPEG2 to H.264, H.264 to MPEG2, MPEG2 to MPEG2 and H.264 to H.264. These solutions can operate on a variety of resolutions starting from mobile and up to HD 1080p60. Additionally the conversions can be done in variety of rate control modes including constant bit rate (CBR), variable bit rate (VBR) or .capped variable bit rate(CVBR) modes.
“We believe that flexible software solutions running on general purpose hardware gives operators a lot of flexibility on how they want to deploy solutions including dynamically changing the mix on a given hardware platform. This flexibility of operation while maintaining superior quality at a given operating point is our key value in this product,” said Jeff Cooper, CEO of igolgi.
For further information on the product, visit the igolgi web site.
April 12-15, 2010
igolgi Inc to present products at NAB 2010 Booth SU7524
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Feb 1st, 2010
igolgi Inc. announces HD MPEG2/H.264 Encoder product
igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, announced today the availability of VIVACE E201- its HD MPEG2/H.264 encoder solution based on Intel® Xeon® 55xx or 56xx Nehalem Server platform. The broadcast quality multi-pass encoder can capture and process two full HD(1920x1080, 60p) resolution analog channels in a 2U form factor server platform. In addition to video encoding, other optional functions such as format conversion (PAL to NTSC, NTSC to PAL), audio encoding (AC3, MP3 etc), forward error correction (COP-v3) are also available on the platform. The igolgi solution employs a very efficient and flexible software architecture that has been designed ground-up for efficiency.
“Following up on our SD range of products, our HD encoding suite is being introduced to deliver broadcast quality solutions at very interesting price points. Our library of high quality software components that have been written targeting multi-core platforms guarantees high quality, reliability and unmatched performance when compared with other software based solutions,” said Jeff Cooper, CEO of igolgi.
For further information on the product, visit the igolgi web site.
Nov 10th 2009
igolgi Inc announces creation of role of President
igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, announced today that Dr. Kumar Ramaswamy will join as President of the Company. He will be working on a number of initiatives to accelerate the Company’s product plans and business activities. Dr. Ramaswamy is the ex-CTO of Thomson Inc.’s Systems Division and is a well respected senior executive in the media and entertainment industry.
“We are delighted to have Kumar join us in this newly created role ,” said Jeff Cooper, CEO of igolgi. “We hope to now accelerate our product introductions to the market with the momentum that we have been building and with his strong ties to the industry”.
“I believe that software based video processing is the future of the video industry. igolgi has built a remarkable base of quality software video processing components with which they can introduce very innovative new products fairly rapidly,” said Kumar.
March 10, 2009.
igolgi Inc announces new Chairman and CEO
igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, announced today that Jeff Cooper will take over as Chairman and CEO. John Stewart will remain active with the Company in a senior technical role. Jeff, a co-founder, was the CTO of igolgi.
“I am pleased to take on the mantle of this young startup. John will continue to play a very important technical role in the Company. As we mature towards building products, we will have to start focusing on the marketing and sales functions which I plan to handle initially in addition to my role as CEO,” said Jeff.
2008, November 9
IGOLGI ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF VIDEO COMPRESSION TRANSCODER SOLUTION FOR THE CELL BROADBAND ENGINE
Princeton, NJ – November 9, 2008
Igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, announced today the immediate availability of its video compression transcoder application solution for the Cell Broadband Engine™ (BE) processor.
The igolgi transcoder solution allows efficient conversion between MPEG2 and H.264 video compression formats for a variety of applications. The igolgi transcoder application utilizes the igolgi VELOCETM video codec software library for the Cell BE processor to provide a very flexible, high video quality transcoder application.
“With the increase of digital video formats, applications, and devices; there is a strong need for more flexible transcoding solutions that can be tuned to meet the specific requirements of video production and distribution companies”, said Jeff Cooper, CEO of Igolgi. “With a flexible software solution on a powerful multicore platform such as the Cell BE, Igolgi can provide the best transcoding solution for a variety of applications”.
The Igolgi transcoder utilizes advanced video compression algorithms in order to provide the optimum performance. The architecture of the transcoder allows a wide range of operating points from full decode/reencode all the way to simpler transrating functions, with a variety of operating points inbetween. In addition, the Igolgi transcoder can be easily adjusted to meet various video resolution and system density requirements from Mobile resolutions up to HD.
For further information on the transcoder application, visit the igolgi web site.
2008, June 12
IGOLGI ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF VELOCETM MPEG2 ENCODER/DECODER SOLUTION FOR THE CELL BROADBAND ENGINE
Indianapolis, IN – June 12, 2008
Igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, announced today the immediate availability of its MPEG2 encoder/decoder solution for the Cell Broadband Engine™ (BE) processor.
The MPEG2 codec is a complete Main Profile at High Level compliant encoder, and additionally supports 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color representation, and resolutions up to 1080p60. The codec includes many new video compression algorithmic innovations including advancements in extensive preanalysis and rate control techniques. Igolgi developed the MPEG2 codec from the ground up with optimized parallel software architecture and high quality video compression algorithms tailored for multicore and hybrid computing platforms.
“As with all of our codec designs, we developed this MPEG2 codec with novel compression algorithms for optimum efficiency on multicore platforms, said John Stewart, CEO of Igolgi. “Igolgi continues to provide the industry with compression solutions that scale efficiently with the ever increasing density of multicore processors and hybrid computing platforms. By utilizing standard offtheplatforms such as the Cell BE, igolgi believes it can provide a breakthrough in price/performance for various applications that utilize video compression at its core.”
With the addition of the MPEG2 codec, the Igolgi video codec library for Cell BE now includes H.264, MPEG2, and DVCPRO series; all of which support up to HD resolutions. Further enhancements to the igolgi library will be available and announced in the near future.
2008, April 10
IGOLGI ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF VELOCETM H.264 HIGH PROFILE ENCODER SOLUTION FOR THE CELL BROADBAND ENGINE
Indianapolis, IN – April 10th, 2008
Igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, will be demonstrating the Igolgi VELOCETM H.264 HD High Profile encoder at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB Show) in Las Vegas, NV.
“We are very pleased to be demonstrating the performance of our H.264 real time HD encoder on the Cell Processor.” said John Stewart, CEO of Igolgi. “The demonstration will show a variety of HD content being encoded in real time. We will also demonstrate aspects of our advanced preanalysis techniques, an aspect of our encoder algorithms.”
The VELOCETM H.264 encoder provides real time multiple SD or single HD encoding at High Profile performance on the Cell processor, thus providing for an excellent price/performance ratio. The H.264 encoder is fully compliant with the H.264 standard, and includes the full feature set of H.264 such as 16x16 through 4x4 block sizes, progressive and interlace tools, and hierarchical B pictures. The igolgi encoder also includes several modes of CBR and VBR rate control, single and multipass modes, and a large set of optional preanalysis and preprocessing functions.
Demonstrations will be available by appointment only. Please contact igolgi at the information below to schedule an appointment.
2008, January 15
IGOLGI ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF VELOCETM H.264 HIGH PROFILE ENCODER SOLUTION FOR THE CELL BROADBAND ENGINE
Indianapolis, IN – January 15th, 2008
Igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality video compression solutions based on multicore platforms, announced today the immediate availability of its VELOCETM H.264 encoder solution for the Cell Broadband Engine™ (BE) processor.
The VELOCETM H.264 encoder is a complete Baseline, Main, and High Profile compliant encoder supporting up to HD resolution. The encoder includes many new video compression algorithmic innovations including advancements in mode decision, preanalysis and rate control techniques. Igolgi developed the H.264 codec from the ground up with optimized parallel software architecture and high quality video compression algorithms tailored for multicore and hybrid computing platforms.
“This is the first of several codecs Igolgi is making available to the digital video market for the Cell BE processor.” said John Stewart, CEO of Igolgi. “Igolgi has developed a novel software architecture that scales very efficiently with multicore platforms such as the Cell. This architecture allows us to offer the industry a very flexible and dynamic solution that can be easily tuned for a wide variety of digital video encoding and transcoding applications.”
The VELOCETM H.264 encoder can provide real time multiple SD or single HD encoding at High Profile performance on the Cell processor, thus providing for an excellent price/performance ratio. The H.264 encoder is fully compliant with the H.264 standard, and includes the full feature set of H.264 such as 16x16 through 4x4 block sizes, progressive and interlace tools, and hierarchical B pictures. The igolgi encoder also includes several modes of CBR and VBR rate control, single and multipass modes, and a large set of optional preanalysis and preprocessing functions.
2007, September 7
IGOLGI ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPMENT OF H.264/MPEG4AVC VIDEO CODEC SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR THE CELL BE PROCESSOR
Indianapolis, IN – Sept. 7, 2007
Igolgi, Inc., a provider of high quality H.264/MPEG4AVC software solutions, announced its collaboration with Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. on the development of a full Video Codec solution for the Cell Broadband Engine™ (BE) processor.
Mercury, a leading provider of specialized, highperformance computing solutions, has developed the Mercury Video Codec Library (MVCL) to take full advantage of the computational power provided by the Cell BE processor. The MVCL can be used to accelerate the most timecritical functions found in the video encoding and decoding process, while allowing the flexibility to create custom video codec solutions running on a variety of Cell BE processorbased hardware platforms.
Igolgi is utilizing the MVCL in the development of a highquality H.264 video encoder solution. The Igolgi Video Encoder solution is a complete High, Main, and Baseline Profile H.264 encoder supporting a wide range of resolutions and bit rates. Nextgeneration algorithms are a major component of the effort, tuned to the Cell BE processor’s vast compute capabilities, to provide a marketleading H.264 encoder solution in terms of compression efficiency, flexibility, and price/performance.
“We are pleased to work with Igolgi on their comprehensive encoder solution,” said Mark Skalabrin, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Advanced Computing Solutions at Mercury. “Combining the video compression expertise of Igolgi with Mercury’s Cellbased hardware and software design expertise enables a significant advancement in video encoding performance.”
“Mercury’s strong technical expertise with Cell BE hardware/software platforms has been instrumental in accelerating our development efforts,” said John Stewart, CEO of Igolgi, “Working with Mercury has allowed us to develop an H.264 encoder that takes full advantage of the processing power of the Cell while at the same time allowing us to concentrate on the development of advanced algorithms that result in superior quality video.”
About Igolgi, Inc.
Igolgi, Inc. is a provider of nextgeneration video compression products and services for digital television, internet hosting, and post production applications. Its products include video encoders and transcoders that provide significantly greater efficiency and advanced features. Igolgi is committed to bringing the market nextgeneration performance in video signal processing and compression solutions by leveraging the compute power of multicore and hybrid computer platforms.
The root of the company name comes from parallel and multi-core structures found in microbiology.
"The primary function of the golgi apparatus is to process and package the macro-molecules such as proteins and lipids and that are synthesized by the cell. It is particularly important in the processing of proteins for secretion. The golgi apparatus forms a part of the endomembrane system of eukaryotic cells."
source: wikipedia.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/golgi_complex
igolgi is founded on the vision that media processing optimized for the future of multi-core and hybrid compute platforms will become the norm for many applications in the digital media world.