Spectral Edge for displays 2018-06-15T08:25:13+00:00

Spectral Edge for displays

Wow-factor viewing experiences and enhanced content accessibility

Superior colour experiences

To meet the demands of a changing broadcast industry, we’ve developed a suite of colour filter technologies so linear TV broadcasters, Pay TV providers, VoD providers and OTT TV providers can provide the best TV viewing experiences to their audiences at all times.

Eyeteq
Vividteq
Nighteq

Eyeteq

Better viewing experiences for colour blind people

People who are colour blind find watching TV incredibly frustrating because they are unable to distinguish between certain colours like red and green, or black and red.

Eyeteq is a unique assistive technology solution that we’ve developed to address the issues and frustrations associated with colour blindness

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Benefits

Adjustable settings to accommodate type and severity of colour blindness

Supports most common forms of CVD – Protanopia, Deuteranopia

Enables colour differentiation without compromising overall picture quality

Multiscreen support – Works on TVs desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones

How it works

Eyeteq subtly modifies colours on your TV screen, tablet or smartphone in such a way that colour-blind people can easily differentiate between colours they otherwise cannot. In some cases, sport for example, it actually allows colour-blind viewers to distinguish the two teams! The result is a much more accessible and pleasing picture for colour blind viewers.

The modification can be adjusted (using a TV remote control or in the settings menu on a smartphone) to suit the degree and type of colour blindness, so colour blind viewers can enjoy enhanced details, while non-colour-blind viewers see little difference or even prefer the end result.

Eyeteq before

What a non colour blind person sees

(bottom image has been enhanced with Eyeteq)

Eyeteq after

What a colour blind person sees

(Bottom image has been enhanced with Eyeteq)

Vividteq

Enables bitrate reduction with improved perceptual quality

Next-generation TVs and broadcasts will feature High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities as standard, with a greater contrast ratio making TV content more vivid and real-life for a more engaging and immersive viewing experience.

It will take time, however, for HDR UHD broadcasts to be widely rolled out over cable, terrestrial or satellite networks due to bandwidth availability and infrastructure investment. Even with OTTtv there are challenges with bitrate and network limitations.

Vividteq addresses these challenges by producing HDR-like video content while enabling a lower bitrate. It does this by improving the perceptual quality of video output from a pre-distortion filter. Pay TV and OTTtv providers can therefore achieve bandwidth savings and deliver better viewing experiences to their audiences before any CPE (consumer premises equipment) upgrade.

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Benefits

Perceived higher quality video on existing TVs

Enables bitrate reduction and associated cost savings

Dynamically adapts to different TV genres

Multiscreen support

How it works

Vividteq processes content in real-time by deconstructing and reconstructing the video feed on a frame-by-frame basis within your existing workflows. Vividteq analyses the luma and Chroma on each frame and adjusts the picture according to estimated perceptual features, such as contrast, brightness or more vivid colours. It can be used as a standalone service to improve perceptual quality, or with a pre-distortion filter to reduce bitrate as well.

The result, real-time generated, HDR-like viewing experiences with reduced delivery bandwidth and infrastructure costs for terrestrial, cable, satellite, IPTV and OTTtv networks.

Vividteq is available now for easy deployment in standard Broadcast and OTTtv networks.

Vividteq before
Standard image – Image is dark and lacking details
Vividteq after
Vividteq results in a brighter more detailed result

Nighteq

Blue light reduction for relaxed evening viewing and a good night’s sleep

Research has shown that too much blue light in the evening supresses our ability to produce melatonin, the hormone needed to make us feel sleepy.

This is because our bodies naturally expect blue light in the morning, after the sun has risen. This is something that is widely accepted and trying to reduce blue light in consumer electronics is common practice (Apple’s Nightshift, for example).

To help restore our body’s natural rhythm, we’ve developed an innovative new colour filter, called Nighteq.

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Benefits

Reduces blue light without compromising overall image quality

Works on TV screens, laptops, tablets and smartphones

Available as embedded software or hardware

Easily combined with other colour filter products

How it works

Nighteq reduces the blue tones generated by your TV screen, tablet or smartphone while retaining the image quality and detail. It gradually introduces warmer red tones, to simulate natural evening light. Transition speeds can be customised, depending on your location or application, and can be set up via a remote control or in the settings menu on a smartphone or tablet.

Nighteq before
Standard display – normal image with high level of blue tones
Nighteq after
Nighteq reduces blue light level whilst maintaining quality