InterDigital Breaks New Ground in 4K Content Streaming With Successful Perceptual Pre-Filter Demo

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WILMINGTON, Del., March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDCC), a wireless research and development company, today announced the successful demonstration of its Perceptual Pre-Filter solution for video delivery systems. The system, which was demonstrated, last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, represents a ground-breaking innovation in bandwidth reduction for streaming video: during the demonstration, the system delivered up to 40% bitrate reduction in streaming of 4K resolution content, without sacrificing quality.

"4K is here, as we've seen major content publishers make commitments to deliver content this year. That means that the challenge of delivering the content with an excellent user experience must be addressed promptly," said Bill Crean, Director of Product Management for InterDigital Solutions. "Our User Aware Video product portfolio, including the Perceptual Pre-Filter solution, takes a novel approach to reducing bitrates without impacting video quality."

Designed based on the science of human visual perception, InterDigital's Perceptual Pre-Filter solution filters out parts of visual content that the human eye cannot see under certain viewing conditions. The removal of unnecessary visual information delivers equivalent perceived quality while reducing bitrates. The system benefits content publishers by enabling them to fit more channels into existing bandwidth, deliver the best quality on any device, increase revenue potential, and enable more customers to enjoy high quality video.

InterDigital will again be showcasing its User Aware Video solutions at the NAB Show, April 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About InterDigital®

InterDigital develops technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.

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