EverFocus Selects Stretch to Power the Next Generation of HD-Capable Standalone Hybrid DVRs
EverFocus Paragon 264 Series Provides Multi-Stream H.264 Encoding, IP Camera Support and High Definition Display
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 24, 2009 – Stretch Inc., the pioneer and leader in software configurable processors, today announced that EverFocus, a leader in the design and manufacture of security and video surveillance equipment, is utilizing the performance and scalability of Stretch’s S6000 devices in its next generation DVR platform. EverFocus’s Paragon264 series is a hybrid DVR, capable of simultaneously encoding and decoding analog CCTV as well as storing and displaying IP network camera video. EverFocus is leveraging the flexibility of S6000 devices to power a unique, high definition HDMI output with multiple graphical overlays that is used to drive high definition monitors for multi-channel display of live or recorded video.
Commenting on the announcement, James Weng, EverFocus president, said, “Our Paragon264 products break new ground in video quality and performance. The power of Stretch software configurable processors allows our new system to capture full frame rate and resolution video and compress it using the efficient H.264 CODEC. The high definition output means we can simultaneously display multiple streams of full quality video from analog CCTV or IP network cameras. This gives a surveillance operator total situational awareness with the best possible video quality.”
The EverFocus Paragon264 series is a complete embedded DVR system that includes a PowerPC host controller running a Linux operating system and a high-performance video processing sub-system. The flexible, Stretch-powered video processing sub-system gives the Paragon264 the ability to simultaneously encode and decode H.264 D1 video while encoding additional CIF resolution channels. The new system has the ability to simultaneously drive two standard definition displays, as well as high definition 1080p monitors. With its ability to render multiple planes of graphical content, the Paragon264 supports rich graphical user interfaces. The scalability of the Stretch S6000 devices enables EverFocus to offer the Paragon264 series in a variety of channel densities and feature sets.
Craig Lytle, Stretch president and CEO, said, “We are delighted that Stretch processors were selected to power the new EverFocus platform. EverFocus has a reputation for building high quality, leading edge systems and their selection of Stretch software configurable processors is a tremendous endorsement of our technology.”
The EverFocus Paragon264 series is marketed and distributed by EverFocus and is available immediately. It will be demonstrated at ISC West in both Stretch booth #5141 and EverFocus booth #17065.
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 www.stretchinc.com.
EverFocus Electronics Corporation is a leading manufacturer of CCTV cameras, digital video recorders, electronic access control systems and other CCTV and access control peripherals. Founded in 1995, EverFocus has established a reputation for innovative, quality designs. As the security industry progresses into the digital age, EverFocus continues to stay ahead of the competition by using the latest technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to provide high quality, yet affordable CCTV products. With offices in the United States, Germany, Japan, China, and Taiwan, EverFocus has a global presence and a worldwide customer base. Sold through distribution channels, EverFocus products are ideal for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With "Focused On You" as its tag line, EverFocus is dedicated to providing innovation and service excellence. For more information, please visit www.everfocus.com.
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