Vancouver-based Aupera’s specialty on optimizing video data storage, processing and analytic applications is expected to enable PPTV, a company wholly owned by Suning Media and Entertainment Group, to better serve its 400 million users, said Fu Gang, director of R&D for Suning Media and Entertainment and PPTV. The cooperation is expected to significantly enhance video processing efficiency, reduce energy consumption by 90 percent, and more than halve operation costs.
The collaboration between PPTV and Aupera was made possible through the efforts of Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson and his 15-company business delegation. Since Robertson became mayor of the city nine years ago, he has led four similar delegations to China, with three of them to Shanghai. Robertson said that he and Shanghai mayor Ying Yong signed a letter of intent a day earlier to enhance economic collaboration between the two cities.