SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GEO Semiconductor Inc. (“GEO”), the industry leader in programmable, high performance, video and geometry processing IC solutions for both 2D and 3D applications, and Aptina™, a leading provider of CMOS imaging solutions, today announced the availability of a new demo kit and reference design that enables rapid development of a 180 / 360 Degree View Security Camera featuring “Zero-Blind-SpotTM” and “Zero-Pixel-LossTM” capabilities. Demonstrations will be held at the China Public Security Expo being held in Shenzhen, China from October 29 through November 1, 2011.
This new product platform features the latest high performance camera sensors from Aptina and is based on GEO Semiconductor’s patented eWARPTM technology embodied in its sxW2 IC. Using the 3.1MPixel AR0330 standard dynamic range sensor, and the optional AR0331 High Dynamic Range Sensor, this reference design enables a full HD security camera design with unique features at a very competitive price point. By minimizing the number of cameras that need to be deployed and enhancing the coverage area, this solution allows designers to reduce overall cost of ownership and minimize network bandwidth requirements.
This demonstration showcases the electronic Pan-Tilt-Zoom capabilities for Security Cameras as well as de-warp of very wide angle / fish-eye lenses, enabling 180 / 360 degree vision at full HD resolution (1080p60). Newly launched capabilities, such as multiple virtual cameras and “Zero-Blind-SpotTM” full-room view de-warp functions, are a part of this demo. These capabilities enable designers to create very powerful surveillance platforms that offer increased flexibility in the configuration of security systems and expand the coverage area, while greatly minimizing the number of physical cameras used as well as minimizing the network bandwidth required.
This reference design is on display at GEO Semiconductor’s booth number C102 in Hall 6 and Aptina’s booth number 6205 in Hall 6 at Level 2 at the China Public Security Expo 2011 being held in Shenzhen from October 29 through November 1, 2011.
About GEO Semiconductor
GEO Semiconductor (GEO) is the industry leader in programmable, high performance processors for video and geometry processing. GEO has two platform technologies - RealtaTM (real-time processing of video algorithms in software, 1 trillion ops/sec) and eWarpTM (allowing the trade-offs between optical systems and pixel processing, enabling the merging and de-warping of multi-camera capture systems, and making possible low-cost, precise correction of LCD and OLED panel color and brightness uniformity issues). These platform technologies enable totally new products and features, at resolutions of 1080P and beyond. GEO ICs have found broad acceptance in such systems as Dynamic Signage, Broadcast, High-end DVDs and AVRs, Advanced Projectors, 3D, video conferencing, surveillance and Medical/Military displays with global industry leading customers. The company’s products and technologies, through superior video processing and geometry processing based optical correction, enable advanced applications such as 3D and immersive displays, displays enhancement through color and brightness uniformity correction of LCD Displays, ePTZ™ digital pan/tilt/zoom surveillance systems and pico-projection. Next generation processors will address mobility markets including smartphones and automotive cameras. GEO is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with offices in Toronto and Orlando, and sales channels around the world. www.geosemi.com.
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Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in all leading mobile phone and notebook computer brands as well as a wide range of products for digital and video cameras, surveillance, medical, automotive and industrial applications, video conferencing, barcode scanners, toys, and gaming. Privately held, Aptina's investors include Riverwood Capital, TPG Capital and Micron Technology. For additional information on Aptina, visit www.aptina.com, or subscribe to the latest news from Aptina by copying the Aptina RSS feed into your favorite RSS reader.
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