The ambitious engineering team at AV Stumpfl® has taken their upcoming Wings
Vioso RX software to the next level, adding a video decoding algorithm which uses
specialized GPU instructions instead of regular CPU processes.

AV Stumpfl has been developing a new solution for video playback in the entire line
up of video servers and players. In the past, decoding of compressed video contents
has been done in the CPU of a media server and the decoded data was transferred
via the PCI bus to the GPU for playout.

Using the newly implemented technology, the data is transferred still compressed
over the PCI bus and unpacked and decoded in the GPU. This way a way higher
bandwidth and more decoding power becomes available which results in higher
image quality, more concurrent video layers, higher resolutions on the same
physical hardware platform.

Of course, the current Wings Vioso platform has no content limitations, even if they
exceed the maximum texture dimensions of the GPU, but the new compression
technology is a good solution to fill the gap between uncompressed and regular
video compression algorithms.

CEO Tobias Stumpfl said: “GPU decoding will enable users to have the most
advanced multi-display software available in the market today. Our developers
have pushed even further to improve the performance of Wings Vioso RX.’