RIS3 (2014 – 2020)
Products environment of advanced virtualized encoding
The Regional Strategy of Research and Innovation for an Intelligent Specialization (RIS3) of the Community of Madrid, constitutes a way to access to FEDER resources within the Regional Operational Program 2014-2020. These must be framed within the objectives and thematic prioritization set by RIS3.
Cires21's technological evolution model covers different stages, starting with providing its solutions in a hardware sales format with the Cires21 software installed, to the adaptation and innovation of said developed software, to exploit the Cloud capabilities with the main providers. The following steps in the company's roadmap are: Software virtualization that can operate in any hardware, and to have the capability to sell the software as an isolated package so that the customer has the possibility to install on their own hardware and Operating System.
The project main objective is the acquisition of new knowledge and techniques to improve the performance of our products in encoding and decoding in hybrid cloud environments (public and private).
The project lasts 12 months and has the support and funding of the Community of Madrid and the co-financing of the European Union.
PLEASE (2014 – 2015)
Advanced High Efficiency Platform for Content Distribution
The PLEASE project involves the development of a content distribution platform, which uses a highly efficient video encoding and a dynamic content distribution through cloud based techniques.
The video encoding is based on the new H.265/HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) standard, which acts as a substitute, short- and medium-term, for the H.264/AVC system, the most widely used at the moment. This new video encoding system, the H.265/HEVC, is a 100% improvement when compared to the H.264/AVC system. This means that the system allows video encoding maintaining the same standard of quality while using only half of the bandwidth. In other words, it requires only half of the storage space.
The dynamic content distribution is based on the MPEG-DASH standard (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP), which provides the user with different qualities of the same content, and it automatically and transparently adapts, in order to ensure the best end-user experience based on the quality of the available connection at any given time.
The PLEASE project relies on the engagement of Retevisión, SAPEC and the G@TV group of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The project length is of 18 months, and has the support and funding provided by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, within the framework of the Strategic Action of the Digital Economy and Society program. (File: TSI 100102-2014-78).
Classification of innovative SMEs distinction
Cires21 was awarded the Innovative SMEs distinction, issued by the Directorate-General for Innovation and Competitiveness under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The hallmark is awarded to those SMEs which in recent years have been active in the field of Research, Development and Technological Innovation (I+D+i).
The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) has issued the order regulating the issuing of the hallmark for the small and medium innovative enterprises (SMEs) as well as the creation and regulation of the functioning of the Public Register of innovative SMEs.