Snell & Wilcox Returns to the IBC Exhibit Floor

After skipping the IBC exhibition in 2005, British broadcast equipment manufacturer Snell & Wilcox says it will once again host a stand on the floor at IBC2006.

Exhibiting on the theme, "Putting Pictures to Work," Snell will demonstrate new products it introduced at NAB2006, including Quasar, touted as the world's first HDTV upconverter to use motion estimation technology based on Snell's Ph.C platform. In addition to motion estimation, Quasar also features premium HD upconversion and Snell's Prefix compression preprocessing for noise reduction and dropout filtering.

Snell & Wilcox will also demonstrate Helios, a software-based conversion platform, which combines the company's Ph.C motion estimation and FormatFusion technologies to automate the conversion of video to target multiple screen sizes--from HDTV to mobile video and IPTV applications. Helios can be used in both stream- and file-based domains and its capabilities include the resizing, reformatting and reshaping of images for various screen sizes. Helios' intelligent job manager dynamically scales processing throughput simply by applying the appropriate amount of CPU power required for an individual task.

Also new at the Snell & Wilcox exhibit stand is Hyperion, an automated monitoring solution that provides comprehensive content monitoring for multiple channels. Operating along intuitive processes that mimic the eyes and ears of a human, Hyperion effectively forms an educated opinion as to whether content--video, audio or metadata--meets viewers' quality standards, as well as legal and contractual requirements for advertising and sponsorships.

Snell & Wilcox is also supplying its Kahuna multiformat production switcher to Italy's SBP, a leading European broadcast services company, which will demonstrate the switcher in a new broadcast van targeted to European production demands. The van will be demonstrated outside the RAI Center in Stand OEH218.

Snell & Wilcox will be in Stand 8.271/M242.