Press Release

VidTrans 2015 Extends Major J2K Interop Event
Emmy® winning technology to be demonstrated with more participants, features

Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2015 — The Video Services Forum is pleased to announce a major industry interoperability demonstration that will take place during VidTrans 2015. This Interop event builds on the success of the VidTrans 2014 Interop and will feature eleven equipment manufacturers and technology suppliers as well as more extensive functionality. The VidTrans Conference and Exposition 2015 will be held at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles, CA, February 24 to 26.

For 2015, interoperability testing will be expanded to cover additional aspects of the Emmy® Award winning VSF Technical Recommendation TR-01 "Transport of JPEG 2000 Broadcast Profile Video in MPEG-2 TS over IP." New test elements cover AFD (Active Format Description) and Closed Captioning features, and include more participating technology suppliers. In addition, interoperability testing will be performed for SMPTE 2022-6 and 2022-7, highlighting hitless protection switching for uncompressed 1080p video signals running over IP networks.

This year’s VidTrans conference comprises 2 1/2 days of informative technical sessions on the latest technologies for high-performance video capture, transport and delivery. Industry experts will present technical papers on a wide variety of topics related to video networking and IP transport. The conference includes a Stump the Experts panel discussion and multiple papers on current topics such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and HEVC compression. The preliminary conference program is available on the VSF website.

In addition to technical sessions, VidTrans 2015 also showcases some of the latest applications, technologies and products in its exhibit hall, with an expanded list of exhibitors. The exhibition features an opening night reception on Tuesday, February 24. The exhibits will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 24-25.

VidTrans provides an ideal venue for television professionals to see the latest video transport technologies in person. This low-key conference, attended primarily by industry decision makers, offers a great opportunity to speak directly with key technology providers and users from around the world.

The VidTrans2015 Conference will also include a number of special networking events, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with colleagues and industry peers.

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About The Video Services Forum

Founded in 1997, the Video Services Forum is an international association composed of service providers, users and manufacturers dedicated to interoperability, quality metrics and education for video networking technologies. The organization's activities include providing forums to identify issues involving the development, engineering, installation, testing and maintenance of video networking technologies; exchanging non-proprietary information to promote the development of video networking technology; fostering resolution of issues common to the video services industry and promoting interoperability by contributing to and supporting development of standards by national and international standards bodies. Visit VSF online at


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