About SVC and Polycom’s SVC ImplementationThe open-standard SVC algorithm provides a multi-layered data structure that allows systems to adapt to networks to enhance the resolution, frame rate and quality of video streams, and increase error resiliency, all without requiring excessive bandwidth. SVC is an extension to H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC), an efficient and high-performance standard that is used by most of today’s video conferencing devices. SVC technology enables high-quality video collaboration meetings even if network conditions or client capabilities are limited. By licensing its SVC software technology, Polycom is delivering on a pledge to make the technology available at no cost to partners and vendors committed to open standards and interoperability. For enterprises and users, this means:
- This open standards-based software is backwards-and forwards-compatible with standards-based solutions, such as H.264 AVC, which helps drive down ownership costs and improve return on investment. Polycom was also at the forefront of implementing the most advanced version of the H.264 AVC codec, H.264 High Profile, which reduces total cost of ownership by decreasing the bandwidth required to use video collaboration in the enterprise by up to 50 percent.
- Solutions with the new open standards-based SVC technology can be designed to work with any network, device or video collaboration system equipped with a standards-based implementation. By providing native interoperability between the H.264 SVC protocol and other standards-based protocols such as AVC, the new protocol bridges the “video islands” caused by older, closed implementations of SVC, which have required customers to either buy expensive gateways and hardware, or to rip out and replace existing video investments.
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