Parvus Offers 8-Channel JPEG 2000 Video Encoder Card

Encoder card is designed for high-stress environments, ideal for mobile video applications


SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2005--CTR-1471 board designed for high reliability and mobile embedded computing applications performing digital video recording

Parvus Corp. today announced availability of the CTR-1471 PC/104-Plus JPEG-2000 encoder card, a high-performance eight-channel video compressor module supporting the enhanced features and quality provided by the JPEG 2000 (J2K) - ISO/IEC15444-1 image compression standard. Designed to withstand extreme temperature operation (-40 to +85 C) and high mechanical stress, the CTR-1471 is an ideal solution for high reliability and mobile (air, bus, train, other vehicle) video applications, including networked/wireless video and image distribution systems and digital CCTV and surveillance systems.

This highly reliable, embedded PC/104-Plus board implements the computationally intensive operations of the JPEG 2000 image compression standard, as well as provides fully compliant code stream generation for most applications that support real-time video encoding. It contains a dedicated wavelet transform engine, three entropy codecs, an onboard memory system and embedded RISC processors to provide a complete JPEG 2000 compression/decompression solution. The board is able to process images at a rate of 40M samples/sec in reversible mode, and at higher rates when used in irreversible mode.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

-- JPEG 2000 (J2K) - ISO/IEC15444-1 Video Encoding

-- Dual RISC Encoding Processors (to offload compression overhead from system CPU)

-- 8 NTSC / PAL / SECAM Analog Video Input Channels (for up to 8 cameras)

-- Bus: PC/104 (ISA) and PC/104-Plus (PCI)

-- Compression Rates: NTSC: 352 x 240 @ 120fps, 720 x 480 @ 30fps; PAL: 352 x 288 @ 100fps; 720 x 576 @ 25fps

-- Physical Dimensions: 3.550" x 3.775" (90L x 96W x 15H mm)

-- Operating Temperature: 0 C to +60 C (standard), -40 C to +85 C (extended)

-- Programmable Picture Size, Position, Panning, Tilting, Freeze, Image Scaling, Zooming

-- Motion Detection: Independent for each video channel

-- DIO: 16 GP Digital I/O

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The CTR-1471 is now in stock and priced from $765/each in quantities of 100+ units. The unit is also available inside of Parvus' new AlphaDVR system, a highly configurable embedded computer platform designed for digital video recorder (DVR) and general processing applications on board buses, trains and other demanding mobile environments.

Parvus also offers a 4-channel PC/104-Plus MPEG-4 encoder card designed for similar applications as the CTR-1471 and also available in the AlphaDVR system.

ABOUT PARVUS

Since 1983, Parvus Corp. has been a strategic systems engineering and development partner for aerospace, defense, transportation and industrial OEMs. Specializing in the rapid design and production of turnkey embedded computing solutions for harsh environments, Parvus leverages extensive expertise in systems integration and a complete line of rugged PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and PCI-104 computer modules to ensure high reliability and accelerate time to market for its customers.

Parvus is the U.S. arm of the Eurotech Group, which has operations across Europe, North America and Asia. Visit www.parvus.com or call 801-483-1533 for more information.