K-WILL's Double Stimulus Video Quality Evaluation Technology Recommended by ITU in J.144.
PALO ALTO Palo Alto, city, California
Palo Alto (păl`ō ăl`tō), city (1990 pop. 55,900), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1894. Although primarily residential, Palo Alto has aerospace, electronics, and advanced research industries. , Calif. -- Double-stimulus video quality measurement techniques developed by K-WILL Corporation, a leading provider of professional evaluation and measurement equipment for video and audio quality, have recently been evaluated and recommended by the International Telecommunications Union See ITU.
(body, standard) International Telecommunications Union - (ITU) ITU-T, the telecommunication standardisation sector of ITU, is responsible for making technical recommendations about telephone and data (including fax) communications systems for PTTs and suppliers. (ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. ). K-WILL's system meets all the requirements for J.144, the ITU ratified rat·i·fy
tr.v. rat·i·fied, rat·i·fy·ing, rat·i·fies
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm. See Synonyms at approve. standards recommendation on objective perceptual video quality measurement techniques for digital cable television in the presence of a full reference.
K-WILL's VP21S and VP21H are powerful double-stimulus video quality evaluation systems that perform detailed measurement and comparison of a reference and copy videos on a real-time and fully automated basis. The K-WILL test and measurement systems offer unique pixel-by-pixel comparison and provide more than 150,000 real-time measurements on each field of video.
The ITU used the organization's Double Stimulus Continuous Quality Scale to test K-WILL's products. ITU J.144 refers to the K-WILL products (VP21S and VP21H) as commercially available systems that meet user requirements for comparing a source and copy videos and measuring the video quality differences between the two signals.
"We are very excited that the ITU has noticed our ability to live up to their strict standards for measurement techniques," Dr. Takahiro Hamada, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , K-WILL, said. "Our core technology is based on a patented method, and we are continually developing new products for this segment of the market."
Industry recognition for the company's technology is not new to K-WILL. At NAB 2004, K-WILL was awarded the "Editor's Pick of Show" from Digital TV Magazine for the company's TSI-2000. In 2000, K-WILL received an Emmy for outstanding achievement in broadcast engineering development as well as the Nikkei BP Technology Award in Japan.
K-WILL will be exhibiting in booth C8941 at NAB 2005.
About the ITU
The International Telecommunication Union International Telecommunication Union (ITU), specialized agency of the United Nations, with headquarters at Geneva. It was created in 1934 as a result of the merging of the International Telegraph Union (est. (ITU) covers all aspects of telecommunications; from setting standards that facilitate seamless interworking (standard) interworking - Systems or components, possibly from different origins, working together to perform some task. Interworking depends crucially on standards to define the interfaces between the components. of equipment and systems on a global basis to designing programs to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world. The membership encompasses telecommunication policy-makers and regulators, network operators, equipment manufacturers, hardware and software developers, regional standards-making organizations and financing institutions.
Based in Palo Alto, Calif., K-WILL Corporation is pioneering the objective evaluation and measurement of digital video and audio quality through its patented technology. K-WILL is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based KDDI Media Will, a venture spinout spin·out
An instance of spinning out: a motorist who was injured in a spinout. of KDDI Corporation, the second largest telecom service provider in Japan.
K-WILL's products serve the entire video industry including content producers, professional broadcast equipment manufacturers, broadcasters, CATV (Community Antenna TV) The original name for cable TV. It used a single antenna at the highest location in the community in order to deliver a quality signal to homes in areas with hilly terrain or other interference. companies and satellite and telecom carriers. More information can be found at www.kwillcorporation.com.