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Videon Central and Fujitsu Partner on New Encoder Module for Global Audio-Video Applications

State College, PA and Sunnyvale, CA, Sept. 8, 2014 -- Videon, a leading developer of modules and middleware for audio and video designs, has joined with Fujitsu Semiconductor America to introduce a new semi-custom encoder module that will support communications and broadcast workflows, as well as automotive and aviation applications. 

The new Videon encoder module will be released during this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), scheduled for September 11-15 in Amsterdam. The module incorporates Fujitsu’s high performance MB86MX encoder along with Videon’s Avia AV Framework software and hardware technology.

Small Form Factor, Proprietary Algorithm to Reduce Processing Time

The Fujitsu MB86MX integrated circuit (IC) is designed for encoding, transcoding and transrating media to distribute high-definition video to virtually any device. The low-power, low bit rate IC features H.264/MPEG-2 bi-directional transcoding, HD/SD simultaneous dual stream outputs and low latency. It also supports multiple screens and video streaming.

While most chips require external RAM to process video, the MB86MX series incorporates Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM) within the chip itself, allowing for a smaller form factor. The chip’s proprietary algorithm enables higher image quality while reducing the processing burden, resulting in industry-leading levels of low power consumption of only 800mW in H.264 HD encoding. The small form factor and low power consumption combine with the high encoding quality typical of Fujitsu chips to make a strong foundation for this module.

With the chip is Videon’s Avia AV Framework. Avia is a software solution that interfaces with a wide range of SoC processors to move media between different source and destination devices.

Avia enables the powerful MB86MX-based module to be incorporated into any AV workflow product, accommodating baseband and compressed video, IP and other connections. It encodes, decodes, transcodes and transrates H.264 video data, making it ideal for broadcast and infocomm applications.

Videon VP Scott Kovesdy said, “This module will help customers reduce the time-to-market needed to incorporate the latest technologies, like IP streaming and compressed H.264 video. We’re very pleased to have Fujitsu technology in a Videon product. Together, the MB86MX and Avia AV Framework make for a highly-capable, highly-customizable device.”

“This new module delivers state-of-the-art performance with minimal power requirements and a small total footprint,” said Anthony Wong, senior product manager at Fujitsu Semiconductor America. “It’s an ideal semi-custom module for many advanced applications.”

The partnership between Fujitsu and Videon began in November 2013. Pre-orders will be taken at http://store.videon-central.com during IBC. 

About Videon

Videon develops products for automotive infotainment, in-flight entertainment and the global AV industry that simply, quickly and cost-effectively move digital media. With over 30 million devices using our streaming media, DVD and Blu-ray technology, Videon is a proven partner and supplier to the world’s leading technology companies. Based in State College, Pennsylvania, Videon Central, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is a privately held company.

For more information, please visit http://videon-central.com or call +1 (814) 235-1111.

About Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc.

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) is a leading designer and developer of innovative semiconductor products and solutions for new generations of consumer, communications, automotive and industrial products. FSA provides a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services throughout North and South America. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Fujitsu Semiconductor America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL), Japan.

For product information, visit the company's website at http://us.fujitsu.com/semi, e-mail FSA_inquiry@us.fujitsu.com or call 1-800-866-8608. For company news and updates, connect with FSA on Twitter (http://twitter.com/FujitsuSemiUS), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FujitsuSemiconductorAmerica), or YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/FujitsuSemiUS).  

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