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Digigram’s Compact AQORD *HEVC-DEC Decoders Reduce Cost of 4K/UHD and Multiple-HD-Stream Video Contribution

MONTBONNOT, France — Aug. 30, 2016 — Digigram, developer of innovative audio and video solutions, today introduced a compact 4K/UHD hardware-based HEVC decoder line that — used in conjunction with the company’s AQORD *HEVC encoders — makes it easy and cost-effective for broadcasters to build a live 4K/UHD or multiple-HD-stream contribution link between a remote event site and the studio. Available, respectively, as a 1U appliance in a 19-inch chassis and as a small tabletop appliance, Digigram’s new AQORD *HEVC-DEC and AQORD *HEVC-DEC/LE decoders provide the low latency, pristine video quality, low power consumption, high reliability, and extended temperature range operation valuable in remote contribution of high-resolution video.

“As the first professional 4K/UHD decoders based on hardware decoding technology and housed in a compact chassis, our new AQORD *HEVC appliances are ideal for demanding outside broadcast van-based contribution applications,” said Laurent Gros, video product manager at Digigram. “While the AQORD *HEVC-DEC model reduces the costs associated with high-end multicamera productions requiring multiple HD streams, our lower-cost single-stream DEC/LE model brings HEVC technology and its benefits within the reach of smaller live production budgets. The efficiencies of both these HEVC decoders enable more affordable contribution of high-resolution content to the studio for production, which in turn allows for more cost-effective coverage of a larger variety of sports competitions and other live events.”

Digigram’s AQORD *HEVC-DEC supports a single 4K/UHD channel or up to four HD channels in one unit and provides a raw video SDI output. The company’s energy-efficient AQORD *HEVC-DEC/LE offers one 4K/UHD or one HD channel in a very small form factor and provides both an SDI and HDMI raw video output. Using the HEVC codec to reduce video bitrate by a factor of two — compared with the H.264 codec — for the same perceived video quality, these Digigram decoders allow users to cut their bandwidth invoices while reducing both power consumption and surface costs.

Further information about Digigram and the company’s products is available at or by phone at +33 4 76 52 47 47.

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About Digigram
For more than 30 years, Digigram has harnessed innovation to develop mission-critical solutions dedicated to the contribution, production, and safe distribution of audiovisual content. Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and audio processing software solutions are used in thousands of broadcast, AV, and industrial applications all over the world. Robust and easy to use, Digigram solutions lower operating costs and increase efficiency, adding value to users’ operations.

Digigram (DIG) is publicly listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange. More information about market-leading Digigram audio- and video-over-IP solutions is available at

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