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NTT DOCOMO Chooses SOC's H.264 8K Video Encoder for its World's First 360° 8K VR Live Video Streaming/Viewing System

System-On-Chip (SOC) Technologies is proud to announce that SOC’s super-low-latency H.264 8K video encoding solution was chosen by NTT DOCOMO, INC. for its World's First 360-degree 8K VR Live Video Streaming and Viewing System. The system comprises of equipment that stitches together five 4K fisheye videos from five outward-facing cameras in real time at 30fps, an 8K H.264 encoder for real-time compression, the real-time Panorama Cho Engine encoder to divide the 360° 8K video into multi-direction tiles and a server to transmit tiles according to the user's viewing direction. For more product details, please visit:


NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator with over 76 million subscriptions, is one of the world's foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities ("+d" partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations. DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (9437).

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System-On-Chip (SOC) Technologies develops semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for video-based electronic systems. SOC specializes in high-performance video CODEC IP Cores such as MPEG2, H.264, and H.265 encoders, decoders, and transcoders. SOC's MPEG CODECs are implemented using its proprietary single-clock driven, all-hardware parallel architecture (without processors and embedded software), which feature a tiny silicon footprint, ultra-low latency, and ultra-low power consumption. For more info about SOC, please visit: