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Connected Imaging BU

Connecting People to People and Machines to Machines
Extracting the Maximum Value in Communication

Today, we are in an age where every person is connected to every other person and every machine is connected to every other machine as a result of the expand of networks. And what are integrated by such a communication are not only conventional video and audio data, but also people's desire, emotions, and esprit. In addition, the enormous number of machines connected to each other autonomously is establishing feeling, experience, and thoughts that are beyond human understanding. The Connected Imaging BU's products not only transmit video images, but also improve communication among people and among machines. We provide customers new innovation and experience by extracting maximum value in connecting by morphing information into intelligence.

We Continue Challenging Ourselves to Realize
World-leading Products Using the advanced
Video Codec Technology as our core competence

We Continue Challenging Ourselves to Realize World-leading Products Using the advanced Video Codec Technology as our core competence

POINT 01

The Advanced Video Codec Technology Leads the World
Based on Our Unique Technologies and Know-how

Using its video codec technology, the Connected Imaging BU has realized a real-time encoder with broadcasting quality compatible with the most advanced H.265 (HEVC) format on a single chip for the first time ever. This encoder has already been used by customers around the world, and its performance and image quality are highly admired by professionals in the field of imaging. Going forward, we will continue challenging ourselves to realize world-leading advanced technologies in the field of high quality and next-generation codec format.

POINT 02

Broadcasting Equipment Solutions Provide Image Quality and Technology that are Admired in Worldwide

Broadcasting Equipment Solutions Provide
Image Quality and Technology that are
Admired in Worldwide

The Connected Imaging BU's codec products and solutions are widely used from broadcasting related contribution, creation, and delivering to broadcasting media, which is proof of our customers' trust—and we are proud of it. In the broadcasting industry, where extremely high image quality and reliability are demanded, Socionext as a provider of excellent codec has established a firm position as a trusted brand.

POINT 03

Professional AV Solutions that Take Advantage of Extensive Experience and a Proven Record of Performance

Professional AV Solutions that Take Advantage of
Extensive Experience and a Proven
Record of Performance

Broadcasting equipment is not the only thing that requires video codec with image quality. Video codec is also used for distributing video content in hotel buildings and facilities, audiovisual systems in schools and halls, recording images and transmitting them in medical facilities, control systems of public agencies, and so on. The codec products and solutions of the Connected Imaging BU are useful in a very wide range of fields.

POINT 04

IoT Smart Interconnect Technology Connects Things Autonomously

IoT Smart Interconnect Technology Connects
Things Autonomously

The Connected Imaging BU has developed "Smart Interconnect Architecture" for connecting IoT devices bi-directionally and autonomously. By connecting IoT devices, including artificial intelligence in the world, the technology has a potential of developing such devices into a strong and flexible system. The things in which equipment—such as cameras and transmission equipment that we are currently proposing mainly to the broadcast industry—has obtained support from many companies.

POINT 05

Applied Artificial Intelligence Technology Enriches People's Lives by Morphing
Information into Intelligence

The artificial intelligence that the Connected Imaging BU aims at is a mechanism that morphs a great deal of information into intelligence. It is, so to speak, ultimate codec. An IoT device itself can grow by itself by using its autonomous communication to learn things. What we are aiming to achieve is a cycle in which IoT devices learn from the real world and the result of learning is reflected to the real world. By spreading intelligence across the world through such an initiative, we will further enrich the people's lives.

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