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Luxoft Introduces the Next Generation VP9 Video Codec for 4K/UltraHD

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Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT) , a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, today announced the creation of its Professional VP9 Codec Software Development Kit (SDK) – the Company’s commercial version of the current reference VP9 codec from Google. A codec’s primary function is to encode or decode a digital data signal or stream.

The Company’s SDK significantly improves the balance between performance and quality of the Google codec, and increases encoding performance. Luxoft’s innovative codec is designed to help video content providers, cloud servers, and live-streaming companies produce effective, real-time 4K/UltraHD encoding and video streaming.

The Company’s codec was built with a Graphics Processing Unit-based (GPU) acceleration architecture which ensures speeds of up to 20x faster compared to products currently on the market, while also reducing the rate of power consumption. GPUs are used in embedded systems, mobile phones, and other forms of personal or commercial devices to accelerate the speed of visual output.

As a result of utilizing the Khronos Group’s OpenCLTM standard, Luxoft’s version also offers a significant time-to-market advantage for today hardware architectures such as Central Processing Units, Graphics Processing Units, and heterogeneous computing systems. This SDK should be a great fit for cloud encoding and live-streaming applications. VP9 4K SDK is ready for beta evaluation.

“Today we are excited to expand the line of Luxoft embedded media products by supplying a new high performance implementation of VP9 technology to the top-tier companies around the world” said Michael Minkevich, Vice President of Technology Services of Luxoft. “Video content delivery market is looking forward to the next generation of high-quality software codecs and Luxoft proud to take this challenge with its industry level VP9 4K”.

To learn more about our VP9 codec please visit the website. If you would like to request a beta evaluation of the VP9 Codec SDK, please contact us: VP9@luxoft.com. Follow Luxoft on Twitter at @luxoft.

About Luxoft

Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT US) is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily of large multinational corporations. Luxoft’s software development services consist of core and mission critical custom software development and support, product engineering and testing, and technology consulting. Luxoft’s solutions are based on its proprietary products and platforms that directly impact its clients’ business outcomes and efficiently deliver continuous innovation. The Company develops its solutions and delivers its services from 17 dedicated delivery centers worldwide. It has over 7,700 employees across 22 offices in 14 countries in North America, Mexico, Western and Eastern Europe, and Asia Pacific. Luxoft is incorporated in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, has its operating headquarters office in Zug, Switzerland and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.luxoft.com.

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