IP-based video surveillance

Texas Instruments and the French company ATEME have launched a new Video Security over Internet Protocol development platform.

Texas Instruments and the French company ATEME have launched a new Video Security over Internet Protocol (VSIP) development platform.

Based on TI’s TMS320DM642 digital media processor, the VSIP development platform includes all the hardware, software and tools needed to create a fully digital system for the encoding and transmission of camera surveillance information.

The DM642 board includes audio and video inputs and a camera sensor. Evaluation software includes object libraries for MPEG-4 video encoder and decoder, audio compression, RTP/RTSP video streaming and a PC display software.

For application development, it also includes video surveillance-specific source code for motion vector extraction, noise filtering, dating and referencing, with options for alarm management, encryption and advanced motion detection. A full version of TI’s Code Composer Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) also is included.

The platform is also claimed to be among the first to offer MPEG-4 compression, the latest and most efficient of the MPEG video compression algorithms, designed to minimise bandwidth requirements in network video transmission.

The complete VSIP development platform is available today and can be ordered through TI distribution and ATEME representatives for $14,995.

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