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Sorenson Media releases SqueezeHD XCEL 2.0

Sorenson Media has begun shipping SqueezeHD XCEL 2.0, an enhanced PCI-X- and PCI-E-based accelerator platform/plug-in board that relies on the company's encoding and compression software technology.

Sorenson SqueezeHD XCEL uses more than 16,000 parallel computing elements to accelerate key encoding tasks, such as motion estimation and image transforms. Sorenson SqueezeHD XCEL works effectively in concert with video capture cards from multiple vendors to provide effective capture and encoding in a single solution.

The Sorenson SqueezeHD XCEL 2.0 PCI-E based 2500 card model includes the H.264 /AVC codec as well as MPEG-2. It offers real-time MPEG-2 encoding and greatly accelerated H.264/AVC encoding. The card is resolution independent, offering fast encoding to SD and HD formats.

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