SOURCE: Pixim, Inc.

September 20, 2006 09:45 ET

Pixim Orca Chipset Chosen as Core Technology for Lumenera's Two New TCP/IP Surveillance Cameras

Lumenera Selects Pixim Chipsets With Ultra Wide Dynamic Range to Deliver Excellent Image Quality 24/7 for Military, Homeland Security and High-Value Asset Monitoring

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- Pixim Incorporated's Orca Chipset, known for delivering wide dynamic range, excellent color rendition and image quality, in any lighting conditions 24/7, is integrated into Lumenera's two new surveillance TCP/IP camera offerings -- the Le045 and Li045 with video analytics, set for sampling this October and December respectively.

Pixim's Orca Chipset, the only all-digital image capture solution, is a pivotal technology component that advances intelligent video capabilities, increases full field-of-view detection in extreme lighting, and provides a highly usable security image. Lumenera's new IP cameras take full advantage of the Orca chipset's superior data capture capabilities with 128MB on-board memory to allow for pre- and post-events to be stored for later download.

Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® (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.

"Lumenera is a recognized leader in high-performance security cameras. We seek technology such as Pixim's ultra wide dynamic range sensors to solve the challenges of tough lighting conditions in the extreme environments our cameras are used in," comments Kevin Mayer, CTO of Lumenera. "Pixim sensors allow our on-board analytics to see more scene detail -- creating a more effective surveillance system. Lumenera looks forward to a long-standing technology partnership with Pixim."

Lumenera's Pixim-enabled Le045 and Li045 feature advanced camera control and image processing to improve low-light performance and a true day/night sliding filter to leverage NIR illumination, which is often used in military, homeland security and high-value asset monitoring. Additional product features include a TCP/IP interface with MJPEG or H.264 compression, easy set-up and installation, and with the Li045, on-board video analytics.

"Pixim is pleased to provide a core technology for Lumenera's new camera offerings, a company known for their commitment to high-quality, cost-effective products," comments John Monti, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pixim, Inc. "Lumenera is taking advantage of what our Orca chipset does best: provide better, more accurate video data 24/7 for analysis and transport over next-generation TCP/IP networks."

Customers shipping Pixim chipsets in their security camera products include: Baxall, EverFocus, Tyco Fire & Security, GE Security, General Solutions, Honeywell, ioimage, Ikegami, Pelco, Sunell, JVC, ChipER, Eagle Technology, Videor Technical, Smartvue, and Electronics Line USA.

Pixim will be exhibiting at the ASIS International 2006 security show in San Diego, September 25-27, booth #1264.

Lumenera will be demonstrating the Le045 and Li045 at ASIS, booth #649.

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: www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA., (650) 605-1107.

About Lumenera

Lumenera Corporation, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions. Lumenera cameras are used worldwide in a diverse range of industrial, scientific and security applications. For further information visit www.lumenera.com or call (613) 736-4077.

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

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