Soliton releases groundbreaking ultra low latency video technology for teleoperation and other applications

07.11.2020 | News

San Jose, CA—July 10, 2020: Soliton Systems, Inc. announces Zao-SH, the World's First 35ms Ultra Low Latency Mobile Video Encoder/Transmitter for Teleoperation, remote driving and other applications.

Designed and developed in Japan by video transmission technology pioneer Soliton Systems, Zao-SH is the latest H.265 ultra low latency live video encoder transmitter. With its next-generation video processing algorithm RASCOW2, latency is dramatically reduced to 35 milliseconds glass to glass. This ultra low latency video transmission revolutionizes use cases that require near real-time video. Soliton's innovative technology enables new possibilities such as teleoperation, remote monitoring and controlling, real time surveillance and many other applications. This breakthrough technology opens up new 5G possibilities for communication carriers who are looking to deliver new user experiences over the 5G network.

When asked about the launch of the Ultra Low Latency Mobile Video Transmission, Soliton Systems’ Toshihiko Takabatake, Chief Operating Officer shared, "There are many new applications that require near zero video latency, and the lack of this technology in an easily deployable package has not been available until today. As a thought leader in video transmission technologies, we are proud to be first to market with our Zao-SH. We are working closely with teleoperation developers, automotive companies, and remote operation companies to deliver extremely low latency video experiences"

The Zao-SH features a robust H.265 HEVC encoding engine in a compact and lightweight form factor.  Soliton's next-generation video processing algorithm RASCOW2 and multi-link bonding technology leverages commercial 4G and 5G networks to deliver quality and stable video in the most challenging network environments.

Another important feature of the Zao-SH, especially for teleoperation applications, is the “Serial Tunneling over the Mobile Network”. The benefits of this is the breaking a barrier of physical locations between controller and a vehicle or any type of Edge devices. By using this serial tunneling function, sensor information from devices such as autonomous vehicles, can be sent to the remote controlling side.  In parallel, control command data is sent from the remote controller side to the vehicle.  This is critical for near zero latency applications.

"We are often asked if 5G itself will solve the latency challenge, and our answer is that while 5G significantly reduces latency in the transmission layer, it does not reduce latency in the encoding, decoding, and receiving aspects.  And this is where our ultra low latency video IP comes into play", continued Toshihiko Takabatake.

About Soliton Systems:

Soliton Systems (solitonsys.com) develops innovative technology for IT security, remote live broadcasting and special unique embedded solutions. As one of leading Japanese technology companies serving countless industries, Soliton has pioneered IT security solutions for protecting company resources and data from external IT security threats, and recently delivered on the first mobile H265 HEVC solution for the live broadcasting market. With over 750 employees world-wide and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Soliton Systems is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.