Applying our life’s work.

Driven to advance the business of video.

SSIMWAVE is the creator of the Video Experience Automation category enabling assessment of video quality at scale. We know that managing lean production workflows to deliver better viewer experiences without reprocessing and high variable costs, is not simple. Ensuring high video quality is difficult when QA and optimization tools are expensive to operate and often do not correlate well to human vision.

Our Video Experience Automation Platform connects to your workflow and operationalizes viewer experience data to remove the guesswork and inconsistency from manual QA and validation processes. By plugging into your existing workflow, the Video Experience Automation Platform allows your quality assurance function to be scaled beyond non-metric-based processes.

Using APIs, our Video Experience Automation Platform interfaces with all existing video encoding, processing, and distribution workflows, answering questions like, what should the optimum bitrate be for my files and streams? Do I need a full QC on every stream or file? What is the best method to measure visual quality losses between my source, mezzanine, and compressed files? How can I ensure the highest quality is always delivered to my viewers?

Our two-time Emmy-awarded SSIMPLUS® algorithm is the most accurate viewer experience metric ever engineered. It is the foundation for our VQ Dial and Video Intelligence Suite products that enable media companies to be 100% confident that their D2C services and distribution partners deliver content at the quality level that you have specified.

The SSIMWAVE Video Experience Automation Platform is used by organizations and Hollywood’s top studios to address video issues across all files and streams, including:

  • Better video quality at a lower cost by removing wasted delivery spends.
  • Provide a more consistent experience regardless of the playback device or network.
  • Validate third-party content quality per SLA.
  • Identify and correct subpar source assets or streams.
  • Alert and remedy issues impacting viewer experience.

Our History

  • SSIM Algorithm presented

    Dr. Wang presents the revolutionary structural similarity (SSIM) algorithm in, “Image Quality Assessment: From Error Visibility to Structural Similarity” with A.C. Bovik, H.R. Sheikh and E.P. Simoncelli.

  • Multi-Scale SSIM paper is released

    Dr. Zhou Wang, E.P. Simoncelli and A.C. Bovik release an invited paper at the 37th IEEE Asilomar Conference proposing a multi-scale structural similarity method.

  • IEEE Best Paper Award for SSIM

    Dr. Wang and A.C. Bovik receive the highest award given by the IEEE Signal Process Society retrospective over the previous 5 years.

  • SSIMWAVE Inc. is founded

    Dr. Wang and PhDs Abdul Rehman and Kai Zeng found SSIMWAVE as a University of Waterloo spinoff to apply their research.

  • SSIMPLUS paper is published

    The revolutionary SSIMPLUS algorithm is published in the paper Display Device-Adapted Video Quality-of-Experience Assessment by Abdul Rehman, Kai Zeng, and Zhou Wang.

  • SSIM wins Primetime Emmy Award

    Dr. Wang receives a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for his work on the development of video quality prediction models.

  • ASC SSIMWAVE Working Group

    The American Society of Cinematographers established the Working Group to work with SSIMWAVE to design and set up a testbed and evaluation by experienced content creators.

  • IEEE Sustained Impact Award

    Zhou Wang, Al Bovik and Hamid Sheikh received the 2017 IEEE Signal Processing Society Sustained Impact Paper Award. As of December 2016, this paper has been cited nearly 14,000 times, making it the most cited paper ever published in any IEEE Signal Processing Society publication.

  • Streaming Media Top 100

    SSIMWAVE named as one of Streaming Media’s top 100 companies that matter most in online video in 2017.

  • Streaming Video Alliance

    SSIMWAVE became a Principal Member of the Streaming Video Alliance alongside major players in the industry such as Dolby, THX, and many others.

  • Streaming Media Top 50 2018

    SSIMWAVE named as one of Streaming Media’s 2018 top 50 companies that are doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video.

  • Streaming Media Top 50 2019

    SSIMWAVE named as one of Streaming Media’s 2019 top 50 companies that matter most on online video.

  • Streaming Media Top 50 2020

    SSIMWAVE named as one of Streaming Media’s 2020 top 50 companies that matter most in online video.

  • SSIMWAVE Wins Second Emmy

    SSIMWAVE honored with a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for work in Development of Perceptual Metrics for Video Encoding Optimization.

  • Streaming Media Top 50 2021

    SSIMWAVE named as one of Streaming Media’s 2021 top 50 most important companies in online video tech.

  • NAB Product of the Year Award 2021

    SSIMPLUS® Video Quality Dial named Best New Streaming Technology winner in the 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards.

  • NAB Product of the Year Award 2022

    SSIMPLUS® Live Monitor named Best New Streaming Technology winner in the 2022 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards.

  • IMAX® acquires SSIMWAVE Inc.

    IMAX Corporation has acquired SSIMWAVE Inc., a leader in AI-driven video quality solutions for media and entertainment companies.

  • Streaming Media Top 50 2022

    SSIMWAVE named as one of Streaming Media’s 2022 top 50 tech companies that matter most in online video.

Let's shape the future of video together.

Digital communication has transformed consumer expectations so much that just delivering video is not enough. When things do not go as expected, people abandon the experience. We built SSIMWAVE to take full advantage of Viewer Intelligence® to deliver The Ultimate Viewing Experience® to any screen, anywhere, anytime.

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