November 18, 2003 - IndigoVision have completed their first video chip design and successfully verified the first chips. Targeted at security and surveillance applications the new IV8102 chip digitally encodes and compresses high resolution video using the new MPEG-4 standard and will form the core of the next generation of video products from IndigoVision. The IV8102 has video capture, encode, decode and display circuitry on-chip and all the Intellectual Property used in the chip design was created by the Edinburgh based IndigoVision ASIC and Codec design teams over the past 3 years.
The IV8102 captures and encodes digital video to the MPEG-4 Simple Profile standard and goes beyond Simple Profile to support Advanced Simple Profile features for high resolution 4SIF/D1 size images at full 25/30 fps frame rates. The ability to process digital video at 4SIF/D1 resolutions at full frame rates, on a chip, is believed to be a world first and this feature will enable IndigoVision to offer their customers market-leading video quality. First product shipments incorporating the new chip will be in January 2004.
Talking about the high resolution, high quality video Barry Keepence IndigoVision CTO said "the release of the IV8102 will mark a turning point in the adoption of digital video in many analogue markets and applications".
The IV8102 is highly scaleable enabling the same chip to support products ranging from CCTV cameras, low-power mobile phones to PDA's, camcorders, digital set-top boxes and digital video cameras.
Editors Note -
IndigoVision has established itself as the leading manufacturer of complete IP-based system solutions for
transmission, control and storage of live-networked video for the security surveillance market. IndigoVision’s headquarters is based in Edinburgh, UK, and employs 60 people, two-thirds of whom are engineering based. The company also has 3 sales offices, in London, Boston, and Tokyo and was listed on the London Stock Exchange (IND.L) in August 2000.