Matrox Selects Stretch Processors to Power the Morphis Evo Multi-Channel Video Compression Board
Morphis Evo Supports 16 Channels of Real-Time H.264 Encoding
SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 15, 2008 — Stretch Inc. the pioneer and leader in software configurable processors, today announced that Matrox Imaging has selected Stretch S6000 processors for its Morphis Evo multi-channel video capture/H.246 encoding board for digital video recording (DVR) applications.
Utilizing four S6 processors, the Morphis Evo board can acquire and compress up to 16 H.264 video streams in a short form-factor PCI Express card.
“Matrox’s requirement for a high-channel density H.264 solution was a great fit for our video surveillance solutions,” said Bob Beachler, Stretch vice president of marketing. ”With Matrox’s vast experience in video processing, we are gratified that they have chosen Stretch for their next generation products.”
“When Matrox wanted to move quickly to an H.264-based product, Stretch provided us the processing power and software support we required,” said Fabio Perelli, Matrox Imaging product manager. “The computational power of the S6 processors allowed us to quickly deliver 16 channels of H.264 encoding.”
Matrox Morphis H.264 is a cost-effective board for DVR applications that require real-time capture and simultaneous compression of multiple standard video sources in full resolution and frame rate. Compression is performed using H.264, the new industry standard with improved image quality, while minimizing storage and network transmission requirements.
Established in 1976, Matrox Imaging is a leading provider of component-level solutions to OEMs and integrators involved in the manufacturing, medical diagnostic and security industries. Products include cameras, interface boards and processing platforms, all designed to provide optimum price-performance within a common software environment. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Hong Kong. For more company information, visit www.matrox.com/imaging/about/.
Stretch Inc. is delivering a family of 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.