Texas Instruments, MangoDSP unveil new advanced video surveillance solution

Mango's Intelligent Video Server solution first to offer a combination of advanced video compression and streaming capabilities with ObjectVideo Intelligent Video Analytics...

HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- Delivering an integrated intelligent video processing platform for video surveillance, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) and MangoDSP Inc. announced today the availability of the Mango IVS (Intelligent Video Server) running on TI's TMS320DM642 digital media processor. With this offering, TI and MangoDSP afford video designers a development solution capable of running one to four streams of video combined with video analytics from ObjectVideo®, the leader in intelligent video, ultimately giving customers a low-cost solution when developing video security applications. TI and MangoDSP will be demoing this new solution at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) conference on Sept. 12 - 15 in Object Video's booth (#818). For more information, please see: www.asisonline.org.

The Mango IVS, based on the Raven board family, allows integrators and security OEMs to build feature-rich video surveillance systems by combining many cutting edge technologies onto one compact, easy to integrate, programmable device. Utilizing the advanced video processing capabilities of the DM642 digital media processor, the Mango IVS combines video and audio compression and streaming with ObjectVideo OnBoard™, ObjectVideo's intelligent video software optimized for operation with TI's digital signal processor (DSP)-based digital media processors. With this solution, the video, audio and networking functions have been combined on a single DSP creating a cost effective embedded platform for video surveillance products.

"This video server solution enables security system developers a high performance, comprehensive product that can be used to convert an ordinary analog camera to an intelligent digital IP surveillance camera which provides remote viewing capability and video content analysis options," said Yvonne Cager, video surveillance business manager, TI.

Based on the DM642 digital media processor, the Mango IVS software runs on Mango's entire line of Raven video processing boards supporting one, four and eight channel solutions. The IVS can perform multiple video surveillance tasks such as full resolution, 720x480 video acquisition, 16-bit audio acquisition, MPEG4 or H.264 baseline video compression and JPEG compression for low bitrate networks. The IVS is an ideal solution for CCTV security systems or any other video streaming application. Raven boards feature a small form factor, power consumption as low as 5W, and a ruggedized build ideal for mobile and field solutions.

"The high performance of the DM642 DSP running up to 720MHz has allowed us to combine multiple video surveillance technologies such as full resolution video compression with video analytics on the same DSP," said Joel Rotem, director of technical sales, MangoDSP. "This technology allows us to replace the use of a PC server with a compact, rugged cost-effective solution."

ObjectVideo's intelligent video analysis algorithms, based on artificial intelligence called "computer vision," run all objects in a camera's view against pre-programmed rules. When a user-defined rule is violated, such as an intrusion, theft, abandoned bag or a person loitering in an unauthorized area, the software sends an alert to a monitoring console, email, pager or other specified location. The addition of ObjectVideo's algorithms to the IVS package allows developers to build fully automated devices capable of monitoring portals, fences or other virtual "protected" zones. In addition, by sending high resolution video from cameras where an alert is detected and keeping the "uneventful" video streams at low resolution, up to 90% of the systems bandwidth can be reduced while keeping coverage quality at a high level.

Two customers will debut products based on Mango's IVS at the ASIS show starting September 12 in Orlando, Florida. Phoenix IVS, a division of Phoenix WorldWide Industries Inc., will unveil its Intelligent Video Module™ (IVM), an advanced video surveillance server/DVR that transforms a conventional CCTV system into a network-based intelligent video security system in Phoenix's booth (#172) and in ObjectVideo booth. Great Lakes Electronic Distributing (GLED) will showcase its Certera™ Intelligent Appliance, a video server targeted at OEMs and system integrators interested in a turnkey hardware solution that combines video streaming and intelligent video analytics capabilities in a compact device in ObjectVideo's booth.

The Mango IVS platform will be demoed in the TI Technology Partner area of ObjectVideo's booth as well as in Mango DSP booth (#1221).

Texas Instruments Inc. (www.ti.com) provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

MangoDSP (www.mangodsp.com) is a leading manufacturer of high-performance multiprocessing hardware and software DSP solutions for the video & imaging market. The company focuses on working with OEMs and large system integrators, helping them create custom and private label solutions. Its solutions are used in Video Surveillance, Defense, HDTV, Broadcast and Video Telecommunications systems. At the core of Mango's solutions is a DSP based processing engine which provides industry leading performance, is programmable, compact and cost effective. Mango products are available in commercial and rugged form.

ObjectVideo (www.objectvideo.com) provides intelligent video software for the protection of critical infrastructure and high-risk environments such as borders, airports, seaports, oil refineries, chemical and nuclear plants and water treatment facilities. Based on patented computer vision technology, its software is deployed in more than 170 locations in eight countries, including Iraq, where the U.S. Marines use it to protect soldiers in forward-operating bases. The company provides the security market with an advanced ability to detect, classify, track and analyze video data, allowing end users to proactively address threats, improve security planning and enhance overall effectiveness. ObjectVideo markets and sells its products through a Video Intelligent Partner (VIP) program of leading security companies on digital signal processor and server platforms.

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