Our solutions

Some of the projects and solutions developed (or currently being developed) by Luxunda's team are:

(2002) Web publishing of DICOM images.

DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) is a standard image format, specially conceived for medical content (X-rays, resonances, histology analysis, etc.). In 2002, Tedial (a leader company specialized in image and video processing/storing) requested to our engineers, by means of a research contract through the SAL Research Goup of the University of Almeria, an application for the image conversion between DICOM and other standard formats (e.g. JPEG 2000), as well as for publishing the images on the Web.

(2006) The Fully Scalable Video Codec (FSVC) Project.

FSVC codec is basically an extension of the JPEG 2000 standard using MCTF (Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering), that provides spatial/temporal multiresolution and progressive refinement of video data. In 2006, within the context of a research contract between the SAL Research Goup of the University of Almeriaand the company IRC Crawler, engineers of Luxunda directed the commercial implementation of the FSVC codec with the aim to be used in video Web sites and video streaming systems, based on eSpectia.

(2006) The eSpectia Peer-to-Peer System.

eSpectia is a real-time video streaming commercial solution based on the P2P technology, that allows to decrease significantly the necessary upload bandwidth on the server side by exploiting the receivers uploading bandwidth. In 2006, IRC Crawler requested to our engineers, within a research contract through the SAL Research Goup of the University of Almeria, the technical direction of the development of eSpectia.

(2007) FSVC on mobile devices.

Mobile devices can profit from the use of scalable video streams because it allows to optimize energy and display resources. In 2007 we ported a FSVC player to a mobile device.

(2010) Highly scalable JPIP server for the ESA/NASA JHelioviewer project.

In 2010 the European Space Agency (ESA) promoted the development of a new open-source JPIP server with the goal to be the main server for the JHelioviewer project. This server was designed to be highly scalable, stable and efficient. Our engineers directed this development and it can be found at Launchpad.

(2012) The Peer-To-Peer Straightforward Protocol (P2PSP).

The P2PSP is a network protocol for the real-time streaming of media sequences. It has been designed with three basic ideas in mind: (1) keep it as simple as possible in order to provide a fast implementation, (2) be independent of the stream format and, of course, (3) be efficient. The P2PSP has a layered design and can be used to built easily from small hangouts to massive IPTV systems.

(2012) The JHelioviewer Channel.

In the context of the ESA Summer of Code in Space 2012, we proposed a new tool that provides a HTTP streaming service, named The JHelioviewer Channel, that allows to visualize the current state of the Sun using the latest available images in the repository of the JHelioviewer project.

(2014) Peer-To-Peer Video Streaming Platform.

Luxunda was designated to develop a platform for video streaming, based on the peer-to-peer technology and the scalable video coding, for the University of Almeria. All the developments are available as free source code in the GitHub repositories of the P2PSP project.

(2015-2016) Google Summer of Code.

The Luxunda's team is proud to have collaborated with the project P2PSP project in the Google Summer of Code event of 2015 and 2016. Some of the projects developed by the students mentored by part of the Luxunda's team are GoPro Broadcasting Using P2PSP On Android or NAT traversal via hole punching Set of Rules as a Python implementation.