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OPTICOM's Video Quality Measure recommended as New ITU Standard for Multimedia and Mobile QoE Testing - NAB Show 2009, 20.-23. April, LVCC Booth No. SU 9920-C.

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ERLANGEN, Germany -- OPTICOM's Perceptual Evaluation of Video Quality (PEVQ) has become an elementary part of the new ITU-T Standard J.247 for Multimedia Video quality testing of Mobile TV, streaming video and video conferencing.

The decision of the ITU experts was based on successful benchmarks reported by the Video Quality Experts Group ( in 2008. The VQEG report incorporated results of more than two years work in evaluating a number of video quality models proposed by various vendors. While the new recommendation covers a total of four perceptual models, only two - one of them being PEVQ - are recommended for all three tested multimedia resolutions QCIF, CIF and VGA without limitations.

Michael Keyhl, founder and CEO of OPTICOM, said: "We were delighted to find out that our model showed the best performance of all models tested. Having said this, and keeping in mind that PEVQ clearly exceeds the VQEG requirements for most field applications, the new ITU Recommendation proves the very positive feedback we have received from OEMs and customers to date."

Parallel broadcast of video content at different picture sizes and frame rates, such as HDTV, SDTV, IP downloads (from iTunes, Youtube and alike) as well as 3G Mobile TV presents one of the most prevailing use cases for PEVQ/J.247. Content providers have to rely on service levels of various network providers and thus face a huge need for quality verification tools.

The Perceptual Quality Experts from Germany also announced major technology updates for PEVQ v3.0, focusing on significant performance optimization for multi-core processors. PEVQ 3.0 will be immediately available as licensable OEM software and with OPTICOM's PEVQ Analyzer, an HD capable Video Recorder with comprehensive perceptual audio and video analysis capabilities showcased at NAB Show 2009.

OPTICOM is the leading vendor for voice, audio and video quality measurement technology and OEM products for mobile and IP based network testing. The pioneers in perceptual quality testing have been providing five international world-class standards for voice, audio and video quality measurement since its foundation as a spin-off from Fraunhofer's MP3 development team.

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