TICO Alliance expands to enhance live IP system provision


Michelle Clancy

| 10 September 2015

The TICO Alliance for compression for 4K Ultra HD video has announced that its standardisation work is moving rapidly forward and that new companies are joining the group.

The newest members of the TICO Alliance include Deltacast, EVS, Media Global Links and Tektronix.

"The efforts done by the Alliance are increasing in importance and will help broadcasters to fully benefit from a seamless, integrated and high quality Ultra HD live production ecosystem from SDI to IP," said Jean-Baptiste Lorent, manager of the Alliance. "The mission of the Alliance is to enhance live IP systems by increasing efficiency and reducing cost for both HD and 4K/UHD video thanks to the TICO lightweight compression technology. TICO enables 4K/UHD to be transported over the current 3G-SDI and the 10GbE IP-based infrastructures."

The recently created TICO Alliance is working with industry organisations, including SMPTE, VSF and the Joint Task Force on Networked Media, to forward adoption of the into PIX TICO compression and its mapping over 3G-SDI and over SMPTE2022 5/6/7.

"Our customers can smoothly evolve from standard to standard, without changing their application," said Christian Dutilleux, CEO of Deltacast. "TICO is part of those new standards and is very appealing, especially because its ecosystem is defined for mix SDI and IP environments."