Communication and Collaboration Systems

Established: July 29, 2004

The Communication and Collaboration Systems (CCS) group applies our core expertise in signal processing and information coding to problems in media coding, storage, and delivery (Communication Systems) as well as in advanced teleconferencing and telepresence, audio and visual scene analysis, and collaboration platforms (Multimodal Collaboration).

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RLGR Entropy Coder

Established: October 31, 2000

We have developed an efficient entropy coder for integer value data. We refer to this compression algorithm as a Run-Length Golomb-Rice (RLGR) coder. The RLGR coder is very simple to implement, and uses backward adaptation of just a few parameters,…

JPEG XR

Established: September 30, 1999

The still image compression format now known as JPEG XR has its roots at Microsoft Research. It started as the Progressive Transform Codec (PTC), which we designed back in 1999 as an alternative to JPEG 2000. The goal for PTC was…

IllumiShare

Established: February 27, 2012

IllumiShare is an innovative system that enables remote people to share any physical or digital object on any surface. It is a low-cost, peripheral device that looks like a desk lamp, and just like a lamp lights up a surface…

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Faster Servers, Services with FlashStore

By Doug Gantenbein Memory has its faults—and not only the human variety. Hard drives, for instance, can hold terabytes cheaply. But they’re slow. Random-access memory (RAM) is fast but expensive, and data in RAM disappear the instant the power goes…

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