SOURCE: Pixim, Inc.

March 19, 2007 09:40 ET

Pixim's Orca Chipset Delivers Superior Campus Security With DVTel's Networked-Based Surveillance Cameras

DVTel's Pixim-Enabled Altitude 9440W IP Mini-Dome Finds Widespread Acceptance as Camera of Choice for School Security

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- Pixim, Incorporated's award-winning Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology integrated into DVTel's 9440W mini-dome surveillance camera is enjoying widespread acceptance in campus security. DVTel's Pixim-enabled 9440W IP vandal resistant dome is ideal for schools where accurate image capture is critical in challenging lighting conditions, particularly at entry points such as doors and windows, main lobbies, sports facilities, courtyards, and more.

DVTel's Altitude 9440W is an MPEG-4 based IP camera using advancements in video compression technology to provide both high-frame rate and high-resolution video, while maintaining a significantly lower file size, requiring less bandwidth than other varieties of TCP/IP cameras. The 9440W is the first commercially available TCP/IP vandal dome employing Pixim's latest chipset technology.

DVTel's 9440W fully leverages the wide dynamic range of Pixim's Orca chipset to deliver accurate color and minimal blooming and smear in extreme lighting conditions. Wide dynamic range ensures accurate video capture in challenging lighting conditions, such as glare, direct sunlight, reflections, and strong backlight, 24/7. Even low-light performance is dramatically improved.

"The wide dynamic range offered by Pixim's image capture technology has become a key value-add for DVTel's vandal-proof camera line," comments Ed Thompson, Chief Technology Officer at DVTel. "Our customers demand high image quality and accurate information from our video surveillance systems, particularly in environments with widely changing lighting conditions. This begins with state-of-the-art edge devices such as those enabled by Pixim's DPS technology."

In addition to the 9440W, DVTel's 9540SW/DW Series of Pixim-enabled box cameras are also receiving increased popularity to complement the 9440's mini-dome installations.

Frost & Sullivan named Pixim, Inc. the recipient of the 2006 Technology Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award in the field of video surveillance technology in recognition of its development of the Orca chipset.

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

Visit Pixim, Inc. at ISC West, Las Vegas, March 28-30, at Booth 5145 and DVTel at Booth 10075.

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 DVTel

DVTel is ranked #1 in market share by IMS Research in North America in the Network Video Software market. With more than ten awards for products and innovation, DVTel is both a pioneer and the dominant market player in the creation, development, and delivery of Multi-source Intelligence Systems over IP networks. DVTel's unified intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) is the only open standards, IP-based security management center that unifies all video, audio, data, access control, trend analysis and alarm management functionality into one enterprise physical security center. DVTel is leading the transition from closed, proprietary security systems to open, standards-based platforms and has become the choice worldwide for mission critical and enterprise level installations. For more information visit

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

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