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HDcctv Alliance Announces Analog Devices, Cop UK, Pacific Corp, UFINE, and Win4Net Join Global Security Consortium











HDcctv Logo: Look for this logo on HDcctv Alliance products


Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) March 15, 2010

HDcctv Alliance®, the global security industry consortium established to manage and promote technical standards for HDcctv™ equipment interoperability, announced today that five new members – Analog Devices, Cop UK, Pacific Corporation, UFINE and Win4Net – have joined the Alliance. The Alliance is quickly growing its international membership with registration available at http://www.highdefcctv.org or at their Booth #42001, at ISC West, Las Vegas, March 24-26, where many HDcctv Alliance members will be demonstrating their products.

HDcctv-based systems transmit HDTV signals digitally over conventional CCTV media without packetization and without any perceivable compression latency. The HDcctv Alliance has partnered with SMPTE to reference the family of broadcast video interfaces known as HD-SDI to create a derivative standard to enable plug-and-play security systems and equipment that deliver high-resolution, high-definition (HD) surveillance video with no transmission delays, no image artifacts from transmission, with the highest possible signal integrity.

With new members joining from Japan, Korea, England, and the USA, the Alliance is expanding their already significant international presence and diverse array of security products, from component, OEM and branded equipment manufacturers to security sales, support and system installers.

New Alliance member Analog Devices, Inc (NYSE: ADI) is a multinational semiconductor company, headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world, specializing in data conversion and signal conditioning technology.

“Analog Devices is constantly evaluating emerging technologies such as HDcctv to determine alignment to our signal processing product capabilities. We are excited to join the Alliance as an actively contributing member and look forward to continuing the process of positioning our existing and potential new product developments for adoption within the burgeoning HDcctv application space,” said Michael Long, Analog Devices’ security segment manager.

Cop UK, based in North England, with offices in Taiwan, China, Scandinavia and the USA, have supplied and supported more than 2,000,000 products to the security industry in the UK with installations ranging from single-owner/manager companies to large corporations with national installation bases, with an annual turnover in the UK in excess of 10,000,000 USD.

“Cop UK believes the HDcctv Alliance represents a major step forward in meeting the ever-increasing demand for higher-quality, higher-resolution CCTV for our customer base that network camera solutions cannot fulfill,” said Chris Bentley, CEO Cop UK. “Many of our customers have no networking background and consider network cameras as belonging to the ‘big installers club’: too expensive and complicated to install. HDcctv is the logical way forward for small installations that represents a large proportion of the total UK CCTV installation base and fits our customer base perfectly.”

“HDcctv ideally suits our customers’ requirements for quality and ease of installation, at an affordable price point. Our plan is to be selling Cop UK HDcctv products in the UK by the end of 2010 that will include our own brand cameras and embedded DVRs currently under development. We will also be launching a small range of ancillary items like repeaters to provide our customers with a one-stop solution for HDcctv,” Chris added.

Pacific Corporation is the first Japanese company to join the HDcctv Alliance and will demonstrate a 1080p30 auto-focus 18x-zoom camera built to meet HDcctv v1.0 specifications in their ISC West Booth #42003.

“By joining the HDcctv Alliance we gain the ability to collaborate with and share the resources of many companies that have the same goal of bringing the highest quality HD video to the main stream CCTV market,” said Isao Omata, director of sales, Pacific Corporation. “We can seamlessly work with HDcctv members and component manufacturers to ensure our products meet high performance standards and are interoperable, like our HDcctv zoom camera we will be demonstrating at ISC West which incorporates HDcctv Alliance member AltaSens’ wide dynamic range image sensor.”

Win4NET, Ltd, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, manufactures a diverse array of security products including DVR’s, HVR’s, NVR’s, network software solutions, video servers and auxiliary products that include speed dome cameras, storage boxes, housing and bracket, and system equipment. The Trium Security brand, established in 2007 as a separate business entity of Win4NET, Ltd., stands apart as an experienced, professional brand name in the North American security industry and will be exhibiting at ISC West in Booth #23097.

“Joining the HDcctv Alliance is in line with our goals to build a new business foundation based on new products that match the customer’s need, combined with extensive promotional campaigns and increased sales,” said Chris Wembridge, Win4NET Sales Manager. “HDcctv and Win4NET principles are consistent: that surveillance and physical security products should be reliable, cost effective, and readily integrated into new, or concurrently with, existing installations and procedures.”

UFINE Logics & Chips Co., Ltd., located in Gyeonggi-do, Korea, just released a single-chip image signal processor (ISP) optimized for high-resolution applications including HDcctv cameras. UFINE’s ISP chip includes HDcctv interface logic and can process 1080p30 images while implementing such functions as wide dynamic range (WDR), 3D DNR, 3A (AE, AWB, AF), OSD, motion detection, digital zooming and more. Unique functions can easily be added by firmware inside the microcontroller unit (MCU) embedded in the chip.

“We believe that joining the HDcctv Alliance provides a good opportunity for UFINE and our customers, who are CCTV camera manufacturers developing HDcctv cameras,” said Chang-Hyun, Nam, vice president, UFINE Logics & Chips Co., Ltd. “By implementing HDcctv features in the ISP, UFINE makes it easy for our customers to develop cost-effective HDcctv cameras. Together with our customer partners, we intend to contribute to HDcctv market expansion as an active member of HDcctv Alliance.”

Visit the HDcctv Alliance at ISC West, Las Vegas, Booth 42001, March 24-26 and attend the ISC West session panel entitled “High Definition Surveillance: A Clearer Picture” with Todd Rockoff, executive director, HDcctv Alliance, and moderated by Scott Goldfine, editor-in-chief, Security Sales & Integration Magazine, Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 4:00 p.m., in rooms AD04/CS04.

Visit HDcctv Alliance members’ booths at ISC West to fill out a raffle card and qualify to win one of 11 prizes including an HDcctv camera grand prize, two iPads, three valuable art pieces, and five blueCaps coax terminator kits.

Todd Rockoff will also represent the HDcctv Alliance in the panel discussion “Video Surveillance 2.0: HD Standards and Challenges” with PSIA and ONVIF at SecuTech, Taipei, Taiwan, April 22, 1:30 p.m.

To learn more about HDcctv, watch videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee1Iq8mBCYg

About HDcctv Alliance

HDcctv Alliance is a non-profit, global consortium that manages global industry specifications for high-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv). HDcctv systems transmit digital video over various media. HDcctv includes features for security applications, while it is derived from broadcast industry standards for serialized transmission of uncompressed video over coaxial cable. The Alliance promotes industry adoption of HDcctv and provides education to the security industry and end market. The Alliance compliance program facilitates the development of high-quality interoperable HDcctv devices. Devices that have passed compliance testing display the HDcctv logo and are promoted by the Alliance. Detailed information about the HDcctv Specification is available only to members on the Alliance’s Website. Further information is available by visiting the HDcctv Alliance website at http://www.highdefcctv.org

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www.analog.com

HDcctv and the HDcctv logos are trademarks of the HDcctv Alliance.

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LG Showcases a Full Range of 3D Devices for Supreme 3D Experience












(PRWEB) September 2, 2010

At this year’s IFA, LG Electronics (LG) is showing participants at the 2010 IFA tradeshow how it’s staying ahead of the 3D curve. Showcasing a range that includes everything from the very latest in NANO FULL LED and Plasma TVs, to Home Theater Systems and Blu-ray Disc™ Players, to the only complete selection of 3D projectors, LG is embracing the 3D revolution with products that offer the perfect 3D entertainment experience for every occasion and every setting.

Full LED and Plasma 3D TVs: The Ultimate 3D Viewing Experience

By releasing market-leading sets in an array of different versions, LG is offering customers 3D TVs that are ideally suited to their needs. Top of the range is LG’s new LEX8, the world’s slimmest (0.88cm) and narrowest bezel (1.25cm) FULL LED TV. In a world first for the TV industry, the LEX8 adds NANO Lighting Technology to LG’s FULL LED backlighting to produce pictures that are brighter, clearer and smoother than ever before. Also on show are the new LEX9, which boasts the biggest LED LCD screen yet at a mouth-watering 72 inches, and the LX9500, the world’s first FULL LED 3D TV, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.

With a full array of LED backlights behind the screen, LG’s FULL LED 3D TVs deliver brightness that draws out the sharpest 3D images on the market. While the entire FULL LED 3D TV range comes with localized dimming, the LEX8’s dimming function – called Micro Pixel Control – is LG’s most advanced yet, delivering a wide and rich array of colors that produce even more gripping 3D pictures. Complementing their outstanding brightness, the LEX8, LEX9 and LX9500 also come with TruMotion 400Hz, which provides an ultra-fast screen refresh rate for the most comfortable 3D images. Completing the effect, the narrow bezel INFINIA Design lets the 3D images practically burst out of the screen, for an astonishingly immersive viewing experience.

Alongside a spectacular 180-inch Plasma 3D TV prototype, LG is also displaying the PX950N, its first Plasma 3D TV and the first TV in the world to receive 3D THX Certification, the ultimate recognition for cinema-quality 3D on a TV. For a truly outstanding 3D picture, 600Hz Max Sub-field Driving ensures smooth viewing of even the fastest action sequences, while LG’s 3D Panel phases out light faster to produce images that are practically blur free. Better still, the Plasma set’s self-illuminating pixels enable a wider viewing angle, meaning viewers can see complete, smooth 3D images wherever they choose to sit or even lie down in the living room. In addition, the PX950N supports the Multi Picture Format (MPF) function, enabling users to connect their 3D cameras to the TV and view their 3D pictures directly on the big screen.

Along with the FULL LED models, the PX950N provides effortless, seamless connectivity through NetCast™, DLNA certification and a wireless AV link. With these functions, viewers will have access to a growing range of 3D movies and shows, whether they’re online or stored in home digital libraries.

3D Blu-ray Home Theater Systems: Immersive Sound and Vision

Delivering the pinnacle of sound quality, LG’s HX995TZ and HLX55W offer a perfect platform for 3D movies and immersive, cinematic sound, along with the connectivity options of NetCast™ and DLNA.

Leading the way is the HX995TZ, a top-of-the-range Blu-ray Home Theater System whose exquisite wall-mountable design blends right in with practically any environment. With 1,100 watts of output and 5.1 channel, the HX995TZ delivers a truly room-filling sound. For consumers looking for the 3D Home Theater experience on a slightly smaller scale, LG also offers the HX995DF, with 2.1 Ch and 560 watts of output.

Cutting a more compact but no less enticing figure is LG’s HLX55W 3D Blu-ray sound bar. Comprising a stylish single black bar with a vertical Blu-r ay Disc™ Player in its center, the HLX55W delivers 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Playback accompanied by 430-watt audio output and 4.1 Ch full surround sound. Rounding out the home theater systems is the new HX900, LG’s first Real 3D Sound Home Theater System, which embraces a completely new concept in home audio to produce a sound as deep and life-like as any 3D image.

3D Blu-ray Disc™ Players: Perfect Playback, Fabulous Features

LG has also beefed up its video equipment with three superb 3D-friendly models, the HR550 with 250GB HDD and the BD590 also with 250GB HDD, as well as the BX580. Along with Blu-ray Disc™ Playback that is equally outstanding in 2D or 3D, the HR550 comes with built-in DVB-T/C/S tuners that eliminate the need for a digital set-top box. The tuners also make it possible for viewers to record a show or movie on one channel – including in 3D – while simultaneously watching a Blu-ray disc. For people who don’t need so much storage space, the BD590 offers all the same superb functions as the HR550, with the sole exception of built-in HDD.

Also a perfect fit for LG’s 3D TV range, the BX580 lets users enjoy a variety of 3D content in the Blu-ray format, while retaining outstanding 2D playback as well. In common with the HR550, the BX580 is also equipped with the superb connectivity options of NetCast™ and DLNA.

3D Projectors: Bringing 3D Cinema Home

Increasing the 3D options still further, LG’s two 3D projectors – the only selection to offer both Dynamic and CINEMA 3D – bring all the wonder of the 3D cinema experience into the home.

The world’s first one-body, dual-engine CINEMA 3D projector transmitting FULL HD pictures, the CF3D can project an exceptional 2D or 3D picture with a diagonal span that stretches up to 200 inches. With TruMotion 120Hz practically eliminating image blur and 3D Auto Picture Calibration creating optimal brightness and color, the CF3D delivers a crisp, stunning blur-free picture. The CF3D also comes with six free pairs of glasses, meaning users can comfortably watch its wall-covering 3D projection in the company of family and friends.

Also at this year’s IFA is the BX327, a Dynamic 3D-type (DLP Link 3D Technology) 3D Projector with a picture boasting a diagonal span of up to 150 inches. Delivering the outstanding brightness of 3,200 ANSI-lumens and the superb colors and contrast of 0.55” DMD, the BX327 also produces a beautifully sharp 2D or 3D picture with crisp, perfectly aligned edges. Also, among projectors using DLP Link 3D Technology, the BX327 is the only one with HDMI, meaning users can enjoy 3D images without 3D-compatible graphic cards.

Media Contacts:

LG Electronics Inc.-MEA Regional Company

Zahabia Motiwala

Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate Marketing Team                    

Tel:+9714-350 9500, Fax: +9714-334 4304

Zahabia(dot)motiwala(at)lge(dot)com

LG-One:

Haneen Aweidah or Lona Ayoub

Tel 971 4 3344930, fax 971 4 3344923

Email: Haneen(dot)Aweidah(at)lg-one(dot)com or lona(dot)ayoub(at)lg-one(dot)com

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 80,000 people working in over 115 operations around the world. With 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean Won (43.4 billion US Dollars), LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications,Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1™ and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.

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StreamS™ HiFi Radio Brings Broadcast Quality Audio to Apple iPhone/iPod touch/iPad Devices











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Diamond Bar, CA (PRWEB) December 2, 2010

Modulation Index, LLC, Los Angeles, CA USA announced StreamS HiFi Radio, a new Internet Radio App for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad hardware. Via the StreamS Directory, StreamS supports and lists thousands of high quality AAC and HE-AAC streams including AM/FM stations and NET streams.

Without having to register on a website, users can add their own streams within the StreamS App, which is only necessary if these streams are not already listed in the StreamS Directory. Program providers can also request a listing in the StreamS directory. Although the directory is AAC/HE-AAC only, manual entry permits AAC/HE-AAC and MP3 streams to be entered and saved as Favorites.

Users can search, save streams and stations as Favorites, view Recents, Save Titles, and purchase on iTunes. StreamS supports social networking — users can Publish Current Title to Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. It even provides a world StreamMap™ showing what other users are listening to. StreamS optimizes the user experience by displaying album art and artist title information in a fast, easy to use, mobile-oriented interface.

Because the StreamS App decodes HE-AAC and AAC correctly, listeners will hear these streams in full fidelity the way their creators intended. Many of the dedicated single-station and other player Apps decode HE-AAC incorrectly or do not support AAC/HE-AAC at all. Apple’s Steve Jobs recently decided that many single-station players have no place in the Apple iTunes App Store because of their limited functionality and cut-and-paste similarity to other players from the same developers. Additionally, many of these Apps sound bad, the most common and egregious problem being frequency response that extends to less than 15 kHz even when a stream itself contains all of the data necessary to achieve 15 kHz bandwidth, which is the minimum audio bandwidth required for high fidelity. These problems prevent the Apple hardware from providing a high-quality user experience.

With its ability to play thousands of standards-conforming streams, StreamS HiFi is the kind of App Apple prefers. Of course, Apple hardware allows users to run many other Apps as well, including web, e-mail, and contacts, so portable multipurpose devices become excellent-quality Internet radios too.

To allow users to exploit their Apple hardware’s entertainment potential fully, StreamS supports external audio connections, Bluetooth Audio and Apple AirPlay to AirPort Express and Apple TV. This allows high quality audio to be streamed to just about any device, anywhere there is an Internet connection. Some of the supported hardware devices do not require a wireless contract. If they use a Wi-Fi connection, any carrier can be used.

In 2002, back when HE-AAC was still called aacPlus, Orban introduced the first Internet HE-AAC streaming encoder application. Since then HE-AAC became an MPEG standard, joining AAC. HE-AAC has been included in all mobile multimedia devices and is supported by Adobe Flash, Microsoft, and now Apple. It is now more popular than MP3 and WMA in streaming applications because it is more efficient and sounds better at a given bitrate. Meanwhile, AAC powers the world’s largest music download store, Apple iTunes, because MPEG’s rigorous double-blind listening tests showed that AAC offers the best audio quality at bitrates of 128 kbps and above in stereo. (Above about 512 kbps, lossless coding is possible and is fully transparent to the source, but the required bitrate is uneconomical for streaming.)

HE-AAC is now in version 2, which improved efficiency further by adding parametric stereo encoding. StreamS HiFi Radio supports AAC/HE-AACv2 streams in all popular transports, including ICY/SHOUTcast, ICY/Icecast2, RTSP/RTP, and Adobe Flash RTMP and HTTP/FLV, allowing StreamS to play all AAC/HE-AACv2 streams found on the Internet today.

“As the developers of Orban Opticodec-PC HE-AAC encoders, we thoroughly understand the technology and get the HE-AAC decoding right,” said Greg Ogonowski, President of Modulation Index and Vice President for New Product Development at Orban. “This gives listeners the best fidelity possible and provides capabilities that are more than competitive to satellite and HD Radio, whether heard on earbuds, auto sound systems, or home stereos. Deployed mobile devices greatly outnumber other digital radios. Moreover, we have found that unlike cellular voice channels, the high-speed data-grade mobile channels used by this service are typically free from dropouts, noise bursts, and unexpected disconnections. Thirty years serving the professional broadcast industry has taught us that radio networks are fanatical about the quality of their signal. By using a professional grade decoder, we are able to meet these high expectations.”

“For years, our audience has been begging us to find a way to make Boomer Radio available outside of the workplace,” said Ron Rubin, founder of Boomer Radio. “With Adobe Flash streaming on the iPhone using StreamS, listeners can now enjoy our programming anywhere they go with the best sounding audio available today. And broadcasters who adopt this solution will be afforded new opportunities to monetize their content.”

“Our customers have been looking for a path to profitably serve their listeners on the iPhone without losing control of their business,” said Jonathan Speaker, chief operating officer for StreamGuys. “StreamS HiFi Radio and the Modulation Index custom radio apps now make that path clear.”

Detailed information can be found here:http://www.indexcom.com/iphone

Consumers interested in StreamS HiFi Radio can find it for sale through the Apple iTunes App Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/streams-hifi-radio/id381467884?mt=8

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Analog Devices Brings SoundMAX to HDTV : – Realistic audio rendering complements HD image quality.












LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) September 15, 2008

“The proliferation of flat-panel plasma and LCD TVs is placing new demands on the audio signal processing chain,” said Bill Bucklen, segment director for Advanced TV, Analog Devices, Inc. “While designers strive to deliver a realistic audio experience that approximates surround-sound speaker systems or pre-packaged home theater-in-a-box systems, manufacturers must contend with smaller HDTV form factors that leave little room for high-fidelity speakers. Consumer Electronics Association market data indicates that 85 percent of HDTVs will not be connected to an external AV receiver or multiple speakers. This means that most HDTVs must be capable of providing a high-quality audio experience using internal audio systems.”

With the SoundMAX library of over 60 algorithms, television audio designers can take advantage of the industry’s only platform to address the design needs of the entire HDTV audio signal chain. This complete portfolio allows system designers to unlock the full audio potential of the HDTV experience and provides a single resource for designing multiple TV platforms across a wide range of price points.

“By combining ADI’s audio building blocks, algorithms, system-level innovations and design support into one platform, the SoundMAX audio solutions portfolio enables HDTV designers to deliver the gold-standard in TV audio,” said Bucklen. “In addition, designers can reduce development costs by 20 percent or more over solutions that require customers to purchase TV audio components and software from multiple vendors.”

World-class Audio Performance for HDTVs

The SoundMAX for TV audio solutions portfolio includes all necessary analog and digital signal processing, multi-channel audio decoding, post-processing and algorithm-supported audio enhancements required to build a complete high-definition (HD) audio signal chain. This includes ADI’s advanced television audio processors, Class-D amplifiers, HDMI receivers, design environments, such as the SigmaStudio™ graphical programming tool for ADI audio processors, and audio algorithms. Both ADI-developed and third-party audio algorithms are included.

Audio Processors: Heightened HDTV Experience and Reduced Time-to-Market

The SoundMAX for TV audio solutions platform includes a broad spectrum of cost-effective, fully programmable audio processors that speed delivery of audio enhancements in flat-panel plasma and LCD HDTV designs. ADI’s ADAV4622, ADAV4601 and ADAV4322 SoundMAX audio processors incorporate a powerful embedded processing engine to manage the audio performance of space-constrained speakers in today’s thin, flat-panel, LCD and plasma TV designs. This “digital audio enhancement engine” does all the processing necessary to deliver the big sound required to match high-definition video quality. This feature is coupled with high-performance, multi-channel, 24-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that accept analog line inputs from HD components, such as set-top boxes and DVD players, and drive either analog or PWM (pulse width modulated) digital audio to power amplifiers for speakers or auxiliary outputs. Designed to work with ADI’s newest HDMI receivers and Class-D power stages, the audio processors allow designers to reduce “pop click” audio errors during system start-up, change audio sources seamlessly and deliver the high-quality audio required to match today’s HD video display.

Class-D Amplifiers: Big Sound from Small HDTV Speakers

HDTV audio designers can take advantage of ADI’s SoundMAX Class-D audio amplifiers, the ADAU1592 and ADAU1513, which optimally interface to HDTV audio processors and can deliver two-channel output at up to 18 W with 0.005 percent THD+N. In addition, ADI’s space-saving Class-D audio amplifiers provide the power needed to deliver the same audio experience consumers are accustomed to receiving from large HDTV cabinets. These Class-D amplifiers are designed to work seamlessly together with SoundMAX audio processors.

Comprehensive Library of HDTV Audio Algorithms

World-class audio performance requires a comprehensive library of SoundMAX audio processing algorithms. Analog Devices’ library of SoundMAX audio enhancement algorithms includes support for popular audio algorithms from third-party developers, such as Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; SRS Labs, Inc.; and BBE Sound, Inc.; and a wide range of ADI-developed TV audio algorithms including:

—Automatic Volume Control – compensates for volume changes

—Surround – delivers five discrete channels of surround from just two audio channels

—Virtualizer – converts 5.1 channel surround audio to two channel binaural format

—Dynamic Bass Boost – ensures that lower levels of audio receive more bass boost

—Midnight Mode – calms high-level audio passages and raises quiet levels of audio

—Spatializer – enriches 3D surround audio for headphones and stereo speakers

—Lip Sync Delay – compensates for any delays in video processing

—Programmable Parametric EQ – delivers custom home theater audio effects

Requiring no DSP programming knowledge, designers can use the SigmaStudio “drag-and-drop” interface to select from the large SoundMAX library of pre-developed TV audio processing blocks and easily build multi-channel audio platforms.

For more information on ADI’s SoundMAX for TV audio solutions portfolio, visit http://www.analog.com/soundmaxtv. For more information on ADI in audio, visit http://www.analog.com/audio.

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www.analog.com

SoundMAX and Advantiv are registered trademarks and SigmaStudio is a trademark of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.









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Analog Devices Enables Hitachi Wireless Video Hub to Deliver Rich HD Entertainment to LCD HDTVs : – ADI’s Advantiv advanced television solutions enable Hitachi’s wireless video hub to deliver crystal-clear HD video content wirelessly to its ultra-thin Wooo UT flat-panel HDTVs.












NORWOOD, Mass. (PRWEB) May 29, 2008

“As demand for wireless digital entertainment increases, ADI’s signal processing technology plays an important role in helping Hitachi realize many of its pioneering ideas,” said Bill Bucklen, director, Advanced Television Segment, Analog Devices. “ADI’s broad portfolio of audio and video signal processing solutions helped Hitachi deliver a compelling HD viewing experience for their Wooo UT LCD-TV customers.”

Hitachi’s TP-WL700H wireless unit, which employs UWB (ultra wide band) wireless technology, uses three Advantiv advanced television solutions ICs to provide enhanced HD video compression, decompression and transmission technology.

“Analog Devices is pleased to play a role in this revolutionary new technology that will shape the way consumers view wireless HD content on flat-panel TVs,” said Bucklen. “As the HD video format continues to flourish, manufacturers such as Hitachi are taking advantage of the wide range of functions from our Advantiv advanced television solutions portfolio, whose high-performance, multiformat audio and video connectivity and processing solutions offer exciting new functionality.”

Hitachi’s wireless hub leverages several video and audio solutions from ADI’s Advantiv advanced television solutions portfolio. Analog Devices’ ADV216 Wavescale™ compression technology video CODEC is a key enabler of high quality, wireless HD video. The CODEC’s low-latency and scalable resolution produces stunning HD video – without requiring external memory. ADI’s Wavescale compression technology significantly reduces the impact of errors that can occur during transmission, resulting in the delivery of flawless HD entertainment to a Wooo UT HDTV – without running any new wires. The Hitachi TP-WL700H also leverages Analog Devices’ wireless HDMI reference design that allows multiple entertainment HD sources to be connected wirelessly to a single Wooo UT HDTV.

Analog Devices’ ADV7441A video decoder with integrated HDMI receiver and AD9389B HDMI and DVI™ (digital visual interface) transmitter enable Hitachi’s wireless unit to support high-resolution HDTV formats up to 1080i in addition to high fidelity audio formats.

With monitors as thin as 35 mm, Hitachi Wooo UT series flat-screen LCD HDTVs are available in three models, the 42-inch UT42-XV700, the 37-inch UT37-XV700, and 32-inch UT32-HV700B/W/R/A. All are compatible with Hitachi’s optional TP-WL700H wireless unit.

About Advantiv Advanced Television Solutions

Analog Devices’ Advantiv advanced television solutions are used in the world’s leading consumer electronics brands, enabling the latest products to deliver the true-to-life audio and video quality that discriminating consumers have come to expect everywhere, every time. Supported by ADI’s system-level experts, ADI’s Advantiv advanced television solutions portfolio drives high-definition systems, including plasma and LCD HDTVs, Blu-ray™ disc players, digital video recorders (DVRs), audio/video receivers (AVRs), and the HD interconnects that carry content between them. The broad range of Advantiv advanced television solutions enable high-performance functionality and features to meet all consumer electronics price points. For more information on the ADI portfolio, please visit http://www.analog.com/pr/advantiv.

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www/analog.com.

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NORWOOD, Mass. (PRWEB) January 7, 2008

    HDAnywhere is based on ADI’s Wavescale(TM) compression; the same JPEG2000-based technology used in digital cinema and broadcast television systems. Wavescale technology provides unique advantages in video quality, transmission robustness, scalability, low latency, and instantaneous data rate adjustment. The HDAnywhere system compresses video in real time, encrypts the stream, and provides it to a UWB, WiFi, powerline, phoneline, or COAX modem – all without visual interruptions. The receiver decrypts and decompresses the stream and produces an HDMI output, ready to be connected to any HD display. It can accept video and audio in any common format, including standard definition composite and component, and HD content in analog component or an uncompressed digital form. This addresses evolving entertainment systems which incorporate a mix of HD and legacy components.

The HDAnywhere reference design includes schematics, PCB layouts, and firmware for a complete system design. It can be configured to support resolutions up to 1080i or, with additional hardware, 1080p video. It can be easily modified to add or delete input and output ports to meet specific cost and functionality targets. One end of the link can be embedded into a video source or display, adding interconnect flexibility to the device while minimizing overall cost.

“Different video transport options offer various advantages: some are good for in-room transmission, while others may provide better coverage for an entire house,” said Bill Bucklen, Director, Advanced Television Segment, Analog Devices. “The HDAnywhere networked entertainment platform is the only solution that adapts to all wired and wireless networking technologies while maintaining optimal video quality.”

Leveraging ADI’s broad line of video and audio products in its Advantiv portfolio, the HDAnywhere platform offers the flexibility to configure a system meeting particular cost and feature objectives with components tailored to work together seamlessly. The HDAnywhere networked entertainment reference design is available to qualified customers from Analog Devices.

Analog Devices in Advanced TV

Because the signal processing performance requirements for HD video, audio and interconnect functions are significantly higher than for standard-definition TVs, ADI offers the Advantiv(TM) advanced television portfolio, providing cost-effective analog, digital, and mixed-signal solutions to the most difficult multi-format ATV design challenges. Supported by ADI’s system-level experts, these customer-driven solutions enable the latest in HD home entertainment systems. Analog Devices offers a broad range of industry-certified solutions for advanced television (ATV) applications, with products that enable rewarding experiences for consumers enjoying the latest high-definition (HD) TVs, DVD players, digital video recorders, audio/video receivers, camcorders and cable and satellite set-top boxes. For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/advantiv.

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www.analog.com

HDAnywhere, Wavescale, and Advantiv are trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc. HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.








Norwood, MA (PRWEB) March 30, 2009

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announces the availability of a complete IP surveillance and machine vision camera reference design based on the company’s Blackfin BF526C processor. The reference design, which aims to help engineers quickly develop and customize “smart camera” designs, implements a complete IP video camera, including the camera lens and a D1/HD1/CIF resolution image sensor.

“This design contains all of the functionality for an advanced, networked digital camera,” said Michael Long, Product Line Manager for Industrial Video and Imaging Solutions in Analog Devices’ General Purpose DSP Division. “The performance of the Blackfin solution enables a range of capabilities from basic monitoring to those found in today’s advanced ‘smart camera’ products.”

Aimed primarily at engineers developing security surveillance and machine-vision applications, the reference design includes a Blackfin processor running the uClinux™ operating system. The BF526C provides a convergent solution in a unified core architecture that allows video signal processing concurrent with RISC MCU processing to handle network interface demands. Powerful video and audio processing on a single convergent processor provides for a unified software development environment, faster system debugging and deployment, and lower overall system cost. The processor provides camera developers with an integrated audio codec (SSM2603 derivative), streaming video and IP protocols, on-chip DRAM memory, and interfaces for 10/100 Ethernet, USB and SD storage, as well as a native RS-232 port.

The reference design unit can capture video at CIF, VGA, and D1 resolutions at either 30 fps (NTSC) or 25 fps (PAL). The fully programmable Blackfin solution allows for numerous video compression standards such as H.264 and MPEG4 while the audio is encoded to the G.729 standard. The camera supports 2-way audio for communication from control centers to camera locations. Pan-Tilt-Zoom control is supported through either Pelo-P or Pelo-D protocol.

An optional daughter card with the dual-core BF561 processor is available, enabling the system to deliver increased video resolution, while providing headroom to perform advanced analytic processing on the video stream such as motion detection/tracking.

Availability

The IP camera reference design is available immediately in the U. S. through DigiLink Software of Irvine CA, a leading supplier of IP-based digital media software and turnkey solutions. Beijing Emvideo Technology Co, Ltd is distributing and supporting the new design in Asia. European support is available through Cynove.

A Convergent Future Demands Blackfin-Class Processing

Analog Devices’ Blackfin embodies a new breed of 16/32-bit embedded processor with the industry’s highest performance and power efficiency for applications where a convergence of capabilities — multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing; and real-time security and control processing – is critical. It is this powerful combination of software flexibility and scalability that has gained Blackfin widespread adoption in convergent applications such as digital home entertainment, networked and streaming media, automotive telematics and infotainment, and digital radio and mobile TV.

About Analog Devices:

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

Blackfin is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) November 13, 2008

Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products and innovative applications for mobile devices, today announced DigiType Compact Asian version 2.0 – a new font format and technology specifically for Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) scripts displayed on consumer electronics and mobile devices. DigiType Compact Asian version 2.0 was developed by DynaComware, a leading developer of Asian fonts, and Ascender Corp, a leading type design and font engineering company. The two companies have worked together to improve the screen quality of East Asian fonts with significantly reduced memory requirements.

DigiType Compact Asian is targeted at any device that requires display of East Asian fonts, but with a small memory footprint. This includes mobile phones, PDAs, digital TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles, GPS units and a variety of consumer electronics devices. Many of these devices currently use bitmap fonts which are limited to one size and style per font file. DigiType Compact Asian is based on scalable font technology, which offers a wide variety of benefits including the ability to enhance User Interfaces with numerous font sizes and styles.

The DigiType Compact Asian solution has been enabled on the platforms such as Linux and Windows CE, and is available to developers seeking to reduce the file size of Asian fonts while still providing excellent screen legibility and performance on mobile handsets and consumer electronics devices.

“We are extremely pleased to say that we’ve hit the “sweet spot” of quality, file size and speed for Asian fonts embedded into electronic devices” said Brian Kraimer, Vice President of Ascender Corporation.

“By combining DynaComware’s vast experience in Asian font technology with Ascender’s expertise with TrueType hinting, DigiType Compact Asian version 2.0 introduces a major improvement for manufacturers seeking high quality Asian fonts with a small footprint.” said Ann Lee, Director of Marketing for DynaComware.

DigiType Compact Asian uses proprietary techniques to render the complex ideographs found in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean scripts. By using component outlines, versus entire character outlines, DigiType Compact Asian offers significant benefits over standard TrueType or OpenType font formats. And unlike other compact font formats, the quality of DigiType Compact Asian is such that no embedded bitmaps are necessary for typical screen sizes.

A variety of font styles including Hei, Sung and Kai are available for DigiType Compact Asian and a variety of character sets are supported including GB18030. The file size savings for DigiType Compact Asian are significant. For example a Hei style font with GB2312 support has a 4.2MB file size in TrueType format, and is only 750KB in the DigiType Compact Asian Format, a savings of over 82%.

DigiType Compact Asian version 2.0 introduces advanced hinting which enables stroke reduction at small sizes to improve the quality on screen while maintaining the integrity and meaning of East Asian characters. This allows fonts to look superior at both small sizes down to 12 PPEM (Points Per Em) and at larger sizes.

Mobile devices with CJK fonts can achieve significant benefits by utilizing DigiType Compact Asian fonts:

     Dramatically reduced font file sizes (up to 85% savings)
     Better screen quality at small sizes and when scaled to large sizes compared to alternative solutions in the market
     Flexibility to display fonts at any size from a single master font file
     A wide variety of typefaces and font styles to choose from
     Ability to tune quality for different screen resolutions and characteristics
     A variety of special effects from a basic font
     Lower costs for integration and support across multiple platforms

DigiType Compact Asian leverages industry standard APIs to provide a modular approach for ease of implementation, including support for the FreeType font engine (the DigiType SDK is available as a FreeType plug-in). DigiType Compact Asian can be implemented in a variety of operating systems popular in today’s mobile, consumer and embedded system devices including Android, Linux, Symbian, WinCE and others.

DigiType Compact Asian is offered by both DynaComware in the Asian market and Ascender Corporation in United States and Europe. For more information on DigiType Compact Asian, or to request an SDK, please contact either DynaComware or Ascender.

About DynaComware

As a major vendor for Asian fonts, DynaComware has tackled the technical issues of font development specifically for the Asian region while maintaining the vision to provide “better communication for the world”. By utilizing original stroke base techniques, DynaComware provides high-definition screen and printer fonts. The DynaFont series has expanded the quantity of available fonts while preserving their quality. Because of this, the DynaFont series has captured more than 50% of the Windows font market in Japan alone. DynaComware has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.

http://ww.dynacw.com

DynaComware Hong Kong – Tel: (852) 2866-3560

DynaComware Beijing, China – Tel: (8610) 6641-1930

DynaComware Shanghai, China – Tel: (8621) 5308-3121

DynaComware Taipei, Taiwan – Tel: (886-2) 2655-7558

DynaComware Tokyo, Japan – Tel: (81-3) 3224-3170

About Ascender

Ascender Corporation is a leading provider of advanced font products and innovative applications for mobile devices. Ascender’s founders are font industry experts and have been involved in developing many of the most important and influential fonts used in computers and mobile devices. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development and mobile phone applications for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises and hardware & software developers. Ascender also provides fonts for download to graphic designers through the www.AscenderFonts.com website and to consumers through the www.FontMarketplace.com website.

Contact:

Ascender Corporation

25 Northwest Point Blvd, Suite 225, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA

Phone: (847) 357 0730

http://www.ascendercorp.com

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