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High-end video surveillance product provides improved image quality while reducing storage and bandwidth needs

GE Security's VisioWave IVP product line powered by TI's DaVinciTM based digital media processors

(PresseBox) (Brussels, Belgium, ) Storage space and bandwidth needs have historically presented a roadblock for video surveillance customers. As different image sizes need to be extracted at various frame rates, intelligent video compression is a necessity. Offering video surveillance customers the ability to optimize their bandwidth needs and reduce storage space, GE Security announces the new VisioWave Intelligent Video Platform (IVP) product line based on digital media processors from Texas Instruments, Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN). For more information on the VisioWave IVP product line, please visit

The VisioWave IVP platform is the first line of products to include the new H.264-Scalable Video Coding (SVC) compression standard providing the best image quality for the bandwidth available. The H.264-SVC compression features true multi-streaming allowing a single encoded stream to simultaneously provide multiple combinations of image sizes (D1, CIF, QCIF) to be extracted at various frame rates. In addition to multi-streaming, video surveillance customers further benefit from a 15 to 30 percent reduction in bandwidth for the same video quality, when compared to traditional MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP) solutions.

"We're excited that GE Security has released the first SVC-based security solution providing optimized quality for available network bandwidth," said Danny Petkevich, TI's video and vision director.

DaVinci(TM) technology

The VisioWave IVP platform is powered by TI's TMS320DM6446 digital media processor based on DaVinci technology, which integrates TI's performance-leading TMS320C64x+(TM) DSP core, an ARM926 processor and video accelerators and networking peripherals. The DM6446 adds video encoding and decoding capabilities through a dedicated video processing sub-system capable of capturing and displaying various digital video formats. The DM6446 in the VisioWave IVP platform is complemented by power management and analog signal chain products from TI including a USB audio codec and amplifier.

"TI's DaVinci based digital media processors offer the highest level of performance and integration," explained Claude Promonet, hardware architect, GE Security. "The DM6446 provided us with a cost-effective solution that addresses a wide range of applications and products and allowed us to develop a complete video security product line."

All VisioWave IVP devices benefit from the interconnectivity provided by the VisioWave Video Operating System (VOS) offering video surveillance customers the ability to build a scalable enterprise solution that is interoperable with other security systems including access control, IP cameras and video content analysis applications. Furthermore, the video codec is upgradeable and all VisioWave IVP products are forward and backward compatible, thus protecting security customers' investments.

Pricing and availability

For more information on GE Security's VisioWave IVP solutions, please visit To have a GE Security representative contact you with more information on pricing and product availability please click here. To learn more about TI's digital media processors based on DaVinci technology please visit

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About GE's Security Business

GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: GE), is a leading supplier of security and life safety technologies, with operations in more than 26 countries. GE Security offers one of the industry's broadest product portfolios, including access control, explosives and narcotics detection, fire detection, intrusion, key management and video surveillance. GE Security's products are used to protect people and property across a wide range of industries, including aviation, banking and finance, education, government and military, healthcare, law enforcement, residential, retail, stadiums and event venues, and transportation.

GE Security was honored with Frost & Sullivan's 2008 North American Video Surveillance Solutions Company of the Year Award for its industry leading video portfolio and integration strategy vision and execution. For more information about GE Security, please visit

GE Security, making the world safer.


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