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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.