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October 8, 2004

From Parvus Corporation

Parvus Unveils MPEG-4 PC/104+ Video/Audio Compressor for Security and Remote Video Surveillance Apps

Contact Name: Mike Southworth
Contact Email: mike_southworth@parvus.com
WebSite: http://www.parvus.com/news


Parvus MPEG104+ Encoder Captures Four Video Analog Streams in Real Time 
 
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – OCTOBER 8, 2004 – Parvus Corporation expects to soon release its MPEG104+™, a real-time MPEG-4 video compressor / encoder in the PC/104-Plus form factor, ruggedly designed for high reliability surveillance systems in transport, aviation and defense applications.  
 
Supporting up to four independent cameras, the MPEG104+ module provides dedicated hardware and rate control algorithms for high-resolution live video encoding. Compatible with Windows® and Linux®, the board is well suited for applications with space constraints and harsh environmental conditions, including high vibration and temperature extremes. Both commercial and extended temperature rated industrial (–40ºC to +85ºC.) versions will be released.  
 
In addition to producing high quality MPEG-4 video streams from PAL/NTSC cameras and other video sources, the MPEG104+ compressor provides four audio input channels and an analog video output channel to perform real-time monitoring of the recording sequence. The card also supports motion detection functionality and has fully programmable or automatic static gain control for each CVBS channel, as well as programmable video quality control, and automatic switching between PAL and NTSC standards.  
 
FEATURES  
· 4 Video Input Channels (Analog) and  
· 4 Audio Input Channels (PCM, ADPCM Audio Compression) 
· 1 Digital Output Channel (ITU-R BT.656 Format)  
· 1 Analog Video Output Channel (for Monitoring) 
· Video Quality Control: Programmable Quantization Values  
· Programmable/Automatic Static Gain Control For Each CVBS Channel 
· Video Recording Path: Full Frame for 1 Channel or 120 fps for 4 Channels at CIF Resolution 
· Bit Rate Control: VBR / CVR / Hybrid Bit Rate  
· Motion Detection Functionality 
· 8 Digital I/O  
 
 
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY 
The MPEG104+ is expected to be in stock by mid/late Q4 2004. Prospective customers can pre-order now. Pricing starts at $690/each in volume orders of 100+ units.  
 
ABOUT PARVUS 
Parvus Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and systems integrator of modular computer boards, enclosures, displays and embedded systems based on the PC/104 computer standard. Parvus offers rugged, Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) computing solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit www.parvus.com or call 801.483.1533. 
 
NOTE FOR EDITORS 
See www.parvus.com/news for high-resolution, downloadable artwork for this announcement.  
 
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MEDIA CONTACT: 
Mike Southworth 
Parvus Corporation 
mike_southworth@parvus.com 
801-483-1533