OmniVision Rolls Out Wireless Skype(TM) IP Camera Reference Design for Home Surveillance
OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
1341 Orleans Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Press release date: June 4, 2012
Complete Camera System Utilizes Skype Platform For Remote Access Via Smartphone, Tablet or Notebook
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, and Marvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL), a global leader in integrated silicon solutions, today launched a wireless Skype IP security camera, designed to allow smartphones, tablets and notebooks to remotely access the camera's video feed over the Internet. Utilizing OmniVision's low-power, high sensitivity OV7740 CameraChip(TM) image sensor and Marvell's advanced application processing and network solutions, the wireless Skype IP camera enables a complete, end-to-end security package, making it an attractive solution for home surveillance systems providers.
"We've teamed up with Marvell to enable a camera that sets a new industry standard for easy-to-use home security systems," said Roy Karunakaran, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "Reflecting the rapid growth of mobile computing markets, this wireless Skype IP camera is designed to operate seamlessly with Skype-video enabled smartphones, tablets and notebooks. This enables users to access their cameras from anywhere through a dedicated Skype ID on their mobile devices to get live high-quality VGA video."
"Previously, IP-based home surveillance systems were difficult to install and relied heavily on complex software configurations," said Michael Kao, technical marketing manager at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "The new Skype IP camera is an important advancement for out-of-the-box home security system providers. Combined with Marvell's highly integrated application platform, remote access software and consumer-friendly design, I'm incredibly excited to see how providers will leverage this new technology to take home security systems to the next level."
Built on OmniVision's powerful OmniPixel3-HS(TM) pixel architecture, the single-chip OV7740 captures clear VGA video at 60 frames per second (FPS) and sends the data to the OV780 video and audio processor, a critical component for high quality video compression. The Marvell PXA168 application processor supports the Skype platform, allowing the IP camera to act as a Skype video phone, while the Marvell Avastar(TM) 88W8787 network solution enables video transmission over any high-speed Wi-Fi network.
Private demonstrations of the Skype IP camera will be available at Computex, June 5-9, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan. To schedule an appointment or live demo of the Skype IP camera with OmniVision, please contact Jerry Lu at email@example.com, or to schedule with Marvell, please contact Sandy Ching at firstname.lastname@example.org or +886-2-8177-7071 ext. 6185752.
Finished cameras using this reference design are available now from manufacturers. Please contact OmniVision for details.
OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at www.ovt.com.
Marvell is a global leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information please visit www.marvell.com.
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