LeoNovus Announces Support for 4K Ultra HD
New Features and Functionality via Software for Distributed Cloud Capabilities
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - LeoNovus Inc., (TSX: LTV.v) a leading Internet and cloud provider with its geo-dispersed distributed Cloud, today announced its support for 4K Ultra HD. This comes as part of the Company's strategy to offer new services, features and functionality via software, which reduces cost and product obsolescence while providing faster time-to-market and new revenue streams in the hospitality, residential and health care markets.
The 4K Ultra HD format allows users to view content from announced supporters such as Amazon, Netflix and YouTube. This new standard delivers resolution with four times the number of pixels displayed in the standard, full HD format. LeoNovus delivers 4k video streams at 100 megabits per second providing full-frame rate at a minimum of 30 frames per second. End users will view a higher-resolution screen image with improved clarity, sharpness, and smoother lines.
"The LeoNovus distributed cloud, with scalable compute and storage resources, provides several benefits for the delivery of 4K Ultra HD over IP networks. An example is the ability to leverage our cloud services at the edges for adaptive streaming of content for better quality playback," said Paul Master, CTO of LeoNovus. "Additionally, this gives us the capability to transcode video in order to support delivery of content to second screens within the Local Area Network, such as a hotel or a home, rather than run multiple streams across the Wide Area Network. This reduces the latency and the load on the network which in turn gives us higher performance at a lower cost."
The class of content classified as "Mastered in 4K" is a phrase from SONY to denote a Full HD (1920×1080) film on a Blu-ray disc that has been re-mastered from an Ultra HD source — therefore, a "Mastered in 4K" Blu-ray disc is, therefore, not True 4K (3840 × 2160). A "Mastered in 4K" means content is optimized to be up-scaled for playback on a 4K Ultra HDTV using the 4K mathematical up-scaling algorithm. However, the "Mastered in 4K" will work on standard HDTVs as well. The LeoNovus software-defined network (SDN) architecture handles this by utilizing local caching and compute at its endpoints to deliver high quality mastered content to existing HDTVs in its networks, as well as the new 4K Ultra TVs as they become adopted into the market with their market partners.
The 4K UHD resolution also provides value to LeoNovus' commercial cloud customers for other applications that involve high attention to detail, such as engineering drawings, satellite images, virtual reality and any data visualization. One obvious benefit is the ability to pay greater attention to detail and minimize mistakes by not overlooking details.
At the other side of the spectrum from the entertainment and business side, using a higher resolution in the healthcare industry provides the exacting level of detail that doctors need for better diagnoses from their imaging test equipment. Using a LeoNovus-enabled internal private cloud provides health care professionals scalable computing capabilities for faster turn around on imaging tests with higher resolution, all while providing the security needed for their patients privacy.
The LeoNovus distributed cloud offers increased security and disaster recovery across geo-dispersed endpoints with high-level redundancy. This approach also has a high-level of reliability, and unlike traditional data centers that can be completely knocked out by storms or other unpredictable disasters, the LeoNovus distributed cloud services allow for immediate recovery due to redundancy across a broader geographical area.
About LeoNovus Inc. (www.LeoNovus.com)
LeoNovus is a publically traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto with offices in Sunnyvale, CA. and Ottawa, Ontario. The Company has launched an innovative high performance browser-based SMART MEDIA PLATFORM with a remotely managed cloud system that provides connected devices with unprecedented access to features, content, and functionality over the web without the cost, overhead and support of a PC. This approach delivers an extremely flexible just-in-time service model to multiple markets including residential, hospitality and health care. In parallel, LeoNovus utilizes its proprietary Dark Core™ technology with a unique ability to "light up" idle dark processors in hardware systems for purposes of building Intelligent Networks. This allows the Company to offer geo-dispersed distributed cloud services with higher reliability and security than conventional data centres.
LeoNovus shares have traded on the TSX Venture Exchange since June 10, 2009. Further information about LeoNovus can be found in its filings with Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at http://www.sedar.com
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