SOURCE: Pixim, Inc.

May 15, 2007 09:40 ET

Pixim's Orca Chipset Enables Baxall's New ICE Vandal Resistant Hyper-Dome Family

Baxall Adds Three New Vandal Resistant Domes to Next-Generation Hyper-Dome Series Featuring Ultra Wide Dynamic Range, Low Power, and Superior Low Light Performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- Pixim, Incorporated's award-winning Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology has been integrated into Baxall's new ICE Hyper-Dome series, including three indoor and outdoor vandal resistant mini-dome housings. The ICE Hyper-Dome joins Baxall's family of cameras based on Pixim's Orca chipset, which includes the Hyper-D mini-dome and box surveillance cameras. Baxall's complete family of cameras based on Pixim's Orca chipset delivers ultra wide dynamic range (WDR) of greater than 100 db, automatic lens detection for effortless installation, enhanced noise reduction, and zero smear.

Baxall's ICE Hyper-Dome incorporates Pixim's Orca chipset to achieve superior picture quality, delivering excellent images in both normal and WDR scenes. Pixim's image consistency and accurate color rendition overcomes typical impediments of existing analog CCD technologies to provide positive subject identification caused by variable lighting and limited color accuracy.

Baxall's new 3-axis GyroView technology gives installers the flexibility to position the camera after installation, ensuring optimal field of view in all circumstances. Pixim's Orca chipset is seamlessly integrated with Baxall's Smart Exposure system to automatically self-select the lens type and also exposure controls -- such as back light compensation -- specific to each field application.

Pixim chipsets combine impressive and powerful features that include excellent low light performance, wide dynamic range (120dB max), a progressive scan imager with global shutter that minimizes motion artifacts, and high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) at high temperature.

Baxall's new Pixim-enabled ICE Hyper-Dome is available in three vandal resistant housing options for ceiling or surface mount with an extra video output that allows the installer to focus the camera locally, without the need for a call to the control room.

The new vandal resistant ICE Hyper-Dome represents the third generation of Baxall cameras based on Pixim chipsets. Baxall was among the first to implement Pixim's DPS technology with their first generation DPS Hyper-D box camera series leading to continued development efforts with Pixim resulting in an Orca chipset-based Hyper-D minidome in 2006.

"Baxall has a continued commitment to integrating Pixim DPS technology into our ICE Hyper-D and Hyper-Dome camera series," comments Richard Law, Baxall's Managing Director. "Pixim chipsets ensure our cameras will deliver cutting-edge image quality for our customers who require 24/7 video capture in challenging lighting conditions."

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

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Visit Pixim at stand #18122 and Baxall at stand #13060 at IFSEC, May 21-24, at the NEC in Birmingham, U.K.

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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 Baxall

Baxall is the leading UK manufacturer of CCTV equipment. From its modern premises in Cheshire, UK, a broad portfolio of security products are designed, developed and manufactured, including CCTV cameras, domes, multiplexers, DVRs and matrix systems. Baxall celebrated 30 years of successful trading in 2006. For more information on Baxall products, visit our website: or contact our sales office +44 (0)161 406 6611.

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

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