IEEE COM/SP Chapter - Austin, “Start-up view: ZPEG video compression technology – How it can be monetized?”



Video compression is a mathematically complex subject where solutions require years of research and thousands of hours of development time - to arrive at prototype solutions. New contributions must compete with established standards and even free technologies, and the sales cycles for mature products are typically 12 to 18 months. So how can a new
technology be monetized, particularly by a start-up? This question is answered in this presentation, a follow-on to the technology presentation of last year described below.

The three-dimensional DCT optimally decorrelates video content, making it an important tool applicable to various areas of motion video processing. The 3D DCT forms the basis of an ideal image quality processing algorithm, improving upon the existing JND sub-band decomposition technique. The 3D DCT is a statistically optimal description of motion video that forms the basis of a new motion video format conversion algorithm. This format conversion algorithm has application in cross conversion of video content between high definition and standard definition formats, and in the recovery of information lost in transmission (or compression). Finally, the 3D DCT is used to formulate an important new compression algorithm (ZPEG), which gives highest theoretically possible compression ratios without visual loss. These areas will be discussed, and a live demonstration of the ZPEG video algorithm will be conducted.

Dr. Raymond Westwater, President Futureware, LLC

Dr. Raymond Westwater is President of Futureware, LLC, an Austin Technology Incubator Landing Pad start-up company ( He holds a PhD in video compression from Florida Atlantic University and has worked in video and cellular transmission applications for Lucent, Microsoft, and Intel, secure radio for the US military, and for AT&T Labs qualifying head-end equipment for the IPTV U-verse product.

FREE F&B-A special note: The evening will feature Brazilian catering from Joceli Romao

For further information, please contact IEEE COMSOC/SP Austin Chapter Chair Fawzi Behmann at

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  Date and Time




  • Date: 21 Aug 2014
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
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  • 9505 Arboretum
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78729
  • Building: AT&T Labs
  • Room Number: #220
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  • Starts 25 July 2014 08:00 AM
  • Ends 21 August 2014 03:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
  • No Admission Charge


6:00 to 6:30 pm - Networking and refreshments

6:30 to 8:00 pm - Presentation