“Advances in video technology as a modern medium of expression have changed the world, revolutionizing entertainment, connecting friends and families across the globe, enriching our communication experiences and enabling major improvements in medical care and education.”
These were the words of Osita Aboloma, Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), at an event to mark the 2019 World Standards Day with the theme “Video standards create a global stage”
It is coordinated by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU.
He said that the innovation of recent decades has driven a huge leap forward in video quality, making it more accessible, helping people worldwide to share their stories in vivid, moving pictures, stressing that these gains in both the sophistication and accessibility of video are built on the development and application of International Standards.
“The video compression algorithms standardized in collaboration by IEC, ISO and ITU have been honoured with two Primetime Emmy Awards, recognizing that these standards are central to industry’s ability to meet rising demand for video, one of the most bandwidth-intensive applications running over global networks.
“International Standards meet industry demand for powerful compression capabilities and enable smooth transitions to the next generation of video compression technology, helping industry to maximize return on each wave of investment”, he said.