Barco and Excelfore Demonstrate First EAVB Professional Video Stack

Wednesday
June 2014

Barco and Excelfore demonstrate an Ethernet Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) Software Stack at InfoComm

Open-platform to drive faster adoption in Professional AVB markets

Kortrijk, Belgium and Fremont California, 18 June 2014 – Barco, a global leader in advanced visualization solutions, and Excelfore an innovative provider of Cloud and interconnect technologies, announced today the development of an Ethernet AVB software stack for Barco’s Video Wall line of products.

Barco, a market leader in video walls, has been working with its technology partner, Excelfore, in developing an AVB software stack for its video wall displays which will be demonstrated at InfoComm and which will go into production later this year.

“We are pleased to launch our innovative video wall technology incorporating AVB. We now want to take another step forward to foster greater standardization in the industry. To initiate such an effort we are opening discussions on sharing this software stack with the industry through our partner, Excelfore. We expect this collaboration in the industry to drive greater interoperability and accelerate development for all,” said Lutz Nehrhoff von Holderberg, General Manager Large Video Walls Product Division.

“We are excited to team with Barco to lead the effort to offer a leading-edge AVB solution”, said Shrinath Acharya, CEO of Excelfore Corporation. “AVB is a cost-effective technology that is rapidly being adopted and we expect that to surpass other connectivity technologies in professional and automotive segments within 5 years”

Highlights of the Ethernet-AVB offering

Key highlights of the Barco-Excelfore solution include the following

  • Compliant with the IEEE Ethernet AVB stack specification
  • Validated using AVnu approved AVB Switches
  • Gstreamer Media Framework Integration
  • Software APIs for multimedia application development
  • Flexible S/W Methodology for easy porting to all Silicon Platforms
  • Listener, Talker Components for Automotive Infotainment Endpoints

Licensable software available to drive faster adoption

Excelfore is offering the AVB software stack as an open platform at reasonable licensing terms. The open platform consists of the production-ready software stack for multiple silicon hardware platforms. The offering can also be integrated with Excelfore’s Cloud Appstore platform. More information is available at http://excelfore.com/xl4-openavb/

Demo at InfoComm 2014

Barco’s demonstration of the AVB software stack for video wall displays, incorporating Excelfore’s Ethernet Audio-Video bridging (AVB) technology, will be publicly showcased for the first time at InfoComm, Avnu Alliance booth # C11350, from 18 to 20 June 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Barco Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in 2013.

About Excelfore Excelfore Corporation, located in Silicon Valley, is an innovative provider of Cloud platform and connectivity solutions for professional and automotive markets. © Copyright 2014 by Barco, Excelfore