SOURCE: Stretch Inc.

Stretch Inc.

August 18, 2009 08:20 ET

Stretch Announces New Series of Decode and Display Cards

VDC6000 Series Delivers Powerful Decode and Display Performance in a Single Lane PCIe Add-in Card

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Stretch Inc., the pioneer and leader in software configurable processors, today announced availability of its VDC6000 Series of PCIe decode and display cards. VDC6000 Series cards provide real-time video decode and extensive video post-processing, scaling and captioning capabilities. The new cards are easily integrated with existing DVR applications to provide multi-stream, multi-display capabilities without the need for increased host processor performance.

The first card in the series, the VDC6004, uses a single Stretch S6100 processor to decode up to four, independent, H.264 encoded D1 streams for display via its four NTSC/PAL audio/video analog outputs. A video pass-through mode allows multiple live video feeds to be scaled and displayed alongside feeds decoded from IP cameras or from disk storage.

"The VDC6004 is the perfect compliment to the Spot Monitor Output (SMO) capabilities of our VRC6000 DVR add-in cards," commented Mark Oliver, Stretch director of product marketing. "Its decode and display performance is achieved without increased demands on the host processor, making it a powerful addition to the SMO display capabilities of existing DVR systems."

The VDC6000 Series uses the same Application Programming Interface used across the entire portfolio of Stretch DVR add-in cards, making integration with existing host application software fast and straightforward. Firmware for the VDC6004 is stored on the host system and loaded during boot time. Feature upgrades are as simple as downloading a new firmware image to the host computer. This ensures that the VDC6004 will remain compatible with the latest CODEC standards and third-party streams.

VDC6000 Series cards are delivered with system firmware, host drivers, and the Stretch DVR Software Developers Kit, giving designers access to the rich Application Programming Interface. They are available as full reference design kits that can form the basis for highly differentiated derivative product or in multi-unit packaging for OEMs and system integrators. The VDC6004 is available now. Contact Stretch Sales for pricing.

About Stretch

Stretch Inc. is the world leader in software configurable processors, the first to embed programmable logic within the processor. Using familiar C/C++ programming tools, system developers automatically configure Stretch's off-the-shelf processors to achieve extraordinary performance, easy and rapid development, significant cost savings, and flexibility to address diverse markets and changing application needs. Stretch devices are used in video processing, machine vision and wireless applications worldwide. For more information, visit

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