SOURCE: Pixim Inc.

January 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Pixim's New 32mm Reference Board Camera Brings Enterprise-Class Features to Compact Security Camera Applications

Delivers Uncompromised Image Quality in a Very Small Form Factor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - Pixim Inc., a leading provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, today announced the new BDA-2500-32, a 32mm Reference Board Camera, intended to speed time-to-market for security camera developers creating products for compact applications, such as small dome cameras.

The highly compact reference design -- measuring only 32mm (1.26 inches) square, an industry-standard dimension for closed circuit television (CCTV) board cameras -- enables product designers, for the first time, to develop very small cameras with extremely high-quality features and performance.

"Traditionally, camera designers making security cameras for tight spaces did not have the option of delivering high-quality image capture performance," said John Monti, vice president of marketing and business development for Pixim. "This reference design represents a real breakthrough by bringing enterprise-class functionality, such as wide dynamic range, natural color, and greater varifocal lens capabilities, to extremely small applications."

Security cameras based on the BDA-2500-32 reference design are ideally suited for small dome and embedded applications, including installations in taxis, police cars, buses, light rail, trains, yachts, elevators, above cash registers, behind hotel registration counters -- and other places where space is at a premium or the cameras need to be unobtrusive. For comparison, the BDA-2500-32 design takes up less than half the volume of Pixim's 38mm reference board camera, the BDB-2500-38.

The BDA-2500-32 reference design allows highly compact and low-cost cameras to take full advantage of the all of Pixim's Orca chipsets (D1400, D1500, D1600 and D2500), providing key features such as ultra-wide dynamic range (WDR), high resolution, accurate color rendering, lack of image artifacts and high image compression.

Compact security cameras based on the BDA-2500-32 reference board camera have access to all Pixim Orca chipset features, including advanced exposure controls, multiple automatic white balance modes, AC line lock, an on-screen display with push-button or remote control of menus, extensive WDR controls, composite video output, activity detection alarms, digital pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) controls and true day/night control functionality for mechanical IR filter switchers. In addition, the new reference design permits the use of longer focal-length lenses, such as 9-22mm varifocal lenses, to provide telephoto functions for the first time in compact dome cameras.

The Orca chipsets are based on Pixim's award-winning Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology, an image capture and processing innovation that yields the highest image quality for security camera applications. With DPS technology, each pixel of a digital image is individually optimized to show image details and accurate color in both shadow and bright light, simultaneously. As a result, Pixim-powered security cameras are able to deliver usable, actionable images in even the most challenging lighting conditions.

About Pixim

Pixim Inc. develops 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. Pixim chipsets are incorporated into more than 100 security camera models that ship to more than 70 countries worldwide. Visit for a complete listing of Pixim-powered cameras. For general information, visit or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., at (650) 605-1107.

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