Stretch and Pixim Partner for Video Surveillance

Pixim Orca chipset coupled with Stretch's S6105 software configurable processor for reference design kit


Sunnyvale, CA August 20th, 2007 Stretch Inc. and Pixim Inc today jointly announced their partnership to develop solutions for the video surveillance industry based on Pixim's ultra-wide dynamic range image sensors and Stretch's software configurable processor technology. The result is Stretch's IP Camera Reference Design Kit (RDK), an advanced-feature, multi-standard intelligent network camera that seamlessly supports Pixim's image sensors. Powered by the Stretch S6105 software configurable processor, the IP Camera RDK can perform H.264 encoding on 30 frames per second of images from the Pixim sensor and still have 75 percent of the processing cycles available for the integration of third-party video analytics or the addition of other advanced features.

"Collaboration between image sensor suppliers and developers of processors providing leading-edge encoding solutions are essential in order to accelerate the time to market for makers of IP network cameras," stated Bob Beachler, Stretch's vice president of marketing. "By closely working together, we ensured that the S6000 family of devices and the IP Camera RDK directly support Pixim's imaging sensor family, simplifying the design efforts of video surveillance equipment developers."

"Pixim has set the standard for wide dynamic range image capture under challenging conditions," notes John Monti, Pixim's vice president of marketing and sales. "With the introduction of the Stretch IP Camera Reference Design Kit, our customers will have access to a high-performance and cost-effective processing solution that connects seamlessly to our Orca chipset portfolio enabling designers to realize the full potential of Pixim's technology."

Going forward, Stretch and Pixim are collaborating on the next generation of video surveillance solutions, including developing new camera reference designs, aligning product roadmaps, and participating in joint sales and marketing efforts.

Stretch will be demonstrating its IP Camera RDK utilizing Pixim's Orca chipset at ISC East in New York City September 11-12th, 2007 in booth #1855 and at ASIS International 2007 in Las Vegas, September 24-26th, 2007 in booth #252.

Visit Pixim at ASIS International 2007, Booth #3071, September 24-26, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Stretch Inc. is delivering a family of software configurable processors, the first to embed programmable logic within the processor. Using familiar C/C++ programming tools, system developers automatically configure Stretch's off-the-shelf processors to achieve extraordinary performance, easy and rapid development, significant cost savings, and flexibility to address diverse markets and changing application needs. For more information, visit www.stretchinc.com.

About Pixim Pixim Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior pictures under a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more information, please visit Pixim at www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA, at (650) 605-1107.