Genetec Integrates ATEME IP Encoder VSIP2 into Omnicast

June 1, 2007
ATEME encoding of analog video to IP now directly integraes into Omnicast

MontrĂ©al - Bièvres (France) – May 31th, 2007 -- Genetec is proud to announce that its IP video surveillance solution will from this day forth support ATEME’s IP VSIP 2 encoders.

Genetec chose the IP VSIP 2 encoder of ATEME due to its capacity to transmit data via IP networks including analogue video and for its excellence in video compression. This ability in video compression translates directly into exceptional video quality even in the case of low bandwidth. ATEME, the world leader in MPEG4/H.264 video compression solutions offers those in the video security industry a range of complete solutions for all their video security needs.

Omnicast is internationally renowned for its open architecture which allows for the integration of existing hardware. Thus Genetec’s clientele can benefit from IP technology and capitalize on past investments. This open architecture permits users to choose the hardware that best fits their needs.

“ATEME is very proud to announce integration with the Omnicast solution. Our partnership will without a doubt allow our companies to strengthen their presence internationally in the video surveillance market,” explains Thierry Tourneux, Director of the Business Video Security Unit at ATEME.

“ATEME, for a long time, has been known to have all necessary competencies in encoding material and video compression. Also, the ability to integrate its products into solutions such as Omnicast proves interesting,” states Francis Lachance, Product Manager at Genetec. “In working with ATEME we are able to offer our clients a product that best meets their security needs. I’m convinced that there will be added value to our Omnicast solution with the integration of VSIP 2.”

Genetec Inc., incorporated in 1997, is recognized as a pioneer in IP video surveillance and a technology leader within the physical security industry. With headquarters in Montreal and offices located in Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and the United States, Genetec provides a complete line of innovative IP security products globally. Genetec’s success is built on its dynamic team of highly skilled individuals dedicated to the development of tomorrow’s cutting edge security technologies and its commitment to customer care. Thousands of organizations worldwide trust Genetec’s solutions to safeguard their assets and personnel.

ATEME ( is a world-leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 video compression solutions. ATEME’s renowned technology supports both standard and HD content, deployed across any platform – from mobile to Ultra HD. ATEME provides broadcasters, telcos and security providers with unmatched compression quality while simultaneously licensing its unique MPEG technology and expertise to select vendors.