NGCodec uses Amazon EC2 F1 instances with custom FPGAs running 4k Video Compression
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NGCodec uses Amazon EC2 F1 instances with custom FPGAs running 4k Video Compression

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 30, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — AWS re:Invent 2016, – NGCodec® (Sunnyvale, CA), a pioneering company focused on FPGA-based H.265/HEVC video codec development, today announced that it will use the new Amazon EC2 F1 instance in the development of RealityCodec™ for hardware-accelerated AWS Cloud-based video encoding and VR / AR processing.

AWS customers will be able to buy RealityCodec when it becomes available in the AWS Marketplace and run it on Amazon EC2 F1, offering ultra-high-performance video compression (at up to 4K resolution) and ultra-low sub-frame latency cloud-based VR and AR. By running the compute function in the cloud, customers can send only the graphics pixels in the form of a video feed to the HMD (Head Mounted Display), achieving higher performance, lower cost, and longer battery life for the consumer VR/AR hardware.

NGCodec's RealityCodec technology runs on NGCodec AMI, which runs on Amazon EC2 F1 in the cloud, presenting significant advantages compared to traditional software encoding, including:

"AWS is breaking ground as the first public cloud to add FPGA-enabled instances with Amazon EC2 F1, which offers significant acceleration over CPU and GPU instance types," said Oliver Gunasekara, CEO & co-founder, NGCodec Inc. "Many large media workflows, including on-demand and live streaming content, are moving to the AWS Cloud. These can now have all the benefits of FPGA acceleration in the AWS ecosystem."

NGCodec will demonstrate using cloud-based FPGA acceleration for live H.265/HEVC video encoding on December 1, 2016 11am at the AWS re:Invent 2016 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. (CMP317 Session)

About NGCodec

NGCodec® has been in passionate pursuit of next generation video compression since 2012. With the support of investors including Xilinx and NSF, NGCodec's agile startup team has created RealityCodec™, a compressor-decompressor technology optimized for ultra-low latency, high-quality applications. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, NGCodec licenses its H.265/HEVC video codec silicon intellectual property (IP) to semiconductor and equipment manufacturers around the World. To learn more, visit

For further information, please contact Jonathan Hirshon for NGCodec at Email Contact



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