Barco and Ingenient Technologies Announce Business Partnership Toward European Customers

CHICAGO and KORTRIJK, Belgium , Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingenient Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of embedded multimedia system solutions, and Barco Silex, Barco's center of competence for electronic design services and embedded video...


CHICAGO and KORTRIJK, Belgium , Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingenient Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of embedded multimedia system solutions, and Barco Silex, Barco's center of competence for electronic design services and embedded video coding, have announced a partnership for sales, marketing and support toward their shared European customers. Under the agreement, Barco Silex will become a value added reseller of Ingenient's embedded multimedia codecs, reference designs, and system solutions. Barco Silex will also act as the primary design and support center for the companies' European customers. The partnership will take effect this fall, starting with the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam in September, and the Security Essen show in October.

"With this new partnership, our European customers will be able to take full advantage of Ingenient's embedded software and system solutions, while getting the local technical and commercial support they need," stated Kutlu Aricanli , Ingenient's Vice President Sales and Marketing. "We are confident that our advanced software solutions coupled with the excellent technical support and custom design services from Barco Silex will enable many of our shared customers to very quickly create powerful, next-generation multimedia products."

"Our partnership with Ingenient Technologies underpins our commitment to deliver complete, high-quality and tailored solutions," said Frederic Devisch , Director of Sales and Marketing of Barco Silex. "Customers have now access to a complete set of high-end embedded multimedia solutions, including Barco's JPEG2000 hardware core and Ingenient's standard- and high-definition software video codecs, such as H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, VC-1, and many others."

Ingenient Technologies has been the leading embedded multimedia IP provider since 2000, focusing on Texas Instruments DSP platforms. Ingenient's product portfolio includes several industry-standard, high-quality video and audio codecs ported to many popular TI processors, including the latest TMS320DM6467 digital media processor based on DaVinci(TM) technology and OMAP35x applications processors. The company also offers several fully integrated embedded reference designs and system solutions targeting the consumer electronics, security & surveillance, broadcast, telecom, and military electronics markets. These solutions provide customers with a low-cost, faster time-to-market solution for the embedded multimedia industry.

Barco Silex is a leader in contract engineering services, custom hardware and software development, as well as hardware IP core products. Its history as custom electronic design house (ASIC, FPGA, DSP, BOARD) specialized in video coding goes back to 1991 and offers the best guarantee for continuous support throughout the complete lifecycle of products.

About Ingenient Technologies, Inc.

Ingenient Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of embedded multimedia system solutions that enable the creation, delivery, management and presentation of rich multimedia content. These integrated system solutions enable our customers to quickly create leading-edge multimedia products for the consumer electronics, security & surveillance, broadcast, telecom, and military electronics markets. As an experienced member of the TI DSP Third Party Network, Ingenient Technologies offers a wide spectrum of embedded multimedia products, including hardware reference designs, BSPs, embedded operating systems, video, audio and image codecs, networking protocols, multimedia frameworks, and application software. For additional information, please visit http://www.ingenient.com, or call +1 847 357 1980.

About Barco

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe , North America and Asia Pacific . Barco (Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3600 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of euro 747 million in 2007.

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