SOURCE: Pixim, Inc.

November 13, 2006 09:45 ET

Pixim Announces Scantec GmbH as European Distributor of Chipsets and Camera Reference Design for Video Surveillance

Scantec to Distribute and Support Pixim's Chipsets and Camera Reference Enabling Developers to Design and Build Wide Dynamic Range Cameras With Advanced Features

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- Pixim, Inc. and Scantec GmbH announced their partnership to distribute Pixim's chipsets and video surveillance camera reference design in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Poland. The Pixim-Scantec distribution agreement underscores Pixim's commitment to global expansion and rapid market adoption in the video surveillance market.

Scantec will distribute Pixim's complete digital imaging system, consisting of an image sensor, image processor, camera reference design kit, and key software and algorithms that allow camera developers to easily design and build high quality, advanced-featured cameras.

"Scantec offers Pixim's European camera developers an excellent sales and support team, based on a strong technical background and years of expertise," comments John Monti, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Pixim. "Our partnership with Scantec will enable more customers to access Pixim technology and receive support in their local languages."

Pixim's Camera Reference Design incorporates their Orca Chipset with patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology to deliver excellent image and color rendition in both normal and wide dynamic range scenes in any lighting conditions, 24/7. DPS technology converts light to a digital signal directly at the point of capture in the image sensor, enabling each pixel to have independent, optimized exposure times to deliver the highest image quality.

In addition, Pixim chipsets combine impressive and powerful features that include excellent low light performance (0.5 lux in color), wide dynamic range (120dB max), a progressive scan imager with global shutter that minimizes motion artifacts and reduces compression bit rates, and high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) even at high temperature

"Adding Pixim products to Scantec's portfolio reaffirms our commitment to introduce and support cutting edge technologies into the European market," explains Elke Wittmann, Managing Director for Scantec. "Pixim's imaging system delivers unmatched flexibility and functionality by combining image capture and processing within a single optimized system."

Customers shipping Pixim chipsets in their security camera products include: Baxall, CIEFFE, Dallmeier electronic, Dallmeier components, EverFocus, Tyco Fire & Security, GE Security, General Solutions, Honeywell, Ikegami, JVC, Pelco, Siemens, Sunell, D-Max, GSP, Verint, ChipER, deView, Eagle Technology, ioimage, Lumenera, Pacific Communications, Nuvation, VTC, Videor Technical, Smartvue, DVTel, Mosaic, Intellicam Digital Security, LJD Digital Security, and Electronics Line USA.

Visit Scantec at Electronica 2006 in Munich, November 14 -17, Hall A4, Stand 242.

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 or to purchase Pixim's products, visit our website: or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA., (650) 605-1107.

About Scantec GmbH

Founded in 1978, Scantec is a European company headquartered in Germering/Munich, with a subsidiary in the US (Ameribridge International Inc, Palo Alto), regional Sales Offices in Italy (Milan) and Poland (Warsaw) as well as a strategic partner for system integration and IT related services. For decades Scantec has been a successful hub for state of the art technology with associated know-how, providing customers with a competitive advantage and minimizing time to market by integrating innovations of start up semiconductor companies with the market power of established key players. For more information on Scantec and our product lines, please visit our website:

Pixim® and Digital Pixel System® are registered trademarks of Pixim, Inc.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Gloria Reiss
    For Pixim, Inc.
    Tel: 831-471-0100
    Mobile: 831-234-6100
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    Josef Ostermeier
    For Scantec GmbH
    Tel : +49 (0)89 89 91 43 17
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