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March 21, 2005

From Parvus Corporation

Parvus 4-Channel MPEG-4 Multimedia Encoder

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

Parvus’ MPEG104+ PC/104-Plus Video Encoder Designed for Remote/Mobile Video Surveillance and Security Applications 
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- March 21, 2005 -- Parvus Corporation today announced that its MPEG104+™ video compressor is now shipping. This high performance PC/104-Plus MPEG-4 video/audio encoder card supports up to four (4) simultaneous inputs and features an onboard microcontroller dedicated to handling the computationally intensive video compression.  
With dedicated hardware and rate control algorithms tailored to high-resolution live video encoding, the new MPEG104+ module supports up to four (4) live camera inputs at a time and enables a lower-end system processor or up to four (4) MPEG104+ modules to be used in a single system (supporting up to 16 cameras).  
Compatible with real-time and embedded operating systems, such as Windows® CE / XPe, QNX, Linux® and VxWorks®, the board is well suited for embedded computing applications with space constraints and harsh environmental conditions, including high vibration and temperature extremes (i.e. aircraft, buses, trains, vehicles, etc.).  
The MPEG104+ features 4-channel NTSC/PAL/SECAM video decoders with composite video (CVBS) inputs, along with digital (ITU-R BT .656) output and analog output channels to perform real-time monitoring of the recording sequence. The MPEG-4 module also features 4-channel motion detection functionality, fully programmable or automatic static gain control for each CVBS channel, and programmable video quality control.  
The MPEG104+ is currently in stock and is priced at $603/each in volume orders of 100+ units.  
Since 1983, Parvus Corporation has been a strategic systems engineering and development partner for aerospace, defense, transportation, and industrial OEMs. Specializing in the rapid design and production of turnkey embedded computing solutions for harsh environments, Parvus leverages extensive expertise in systems integration and a complete line of rugged PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and PCI-104 computer boards to ensure high reliability and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Parvus is the US arm of the Eurotech Group, which has operations across Europe, North America and Asia.  
Visit www.parvus.com or call 801.483.1533 for more information.  
A high-resolution photo of this product can be downloaded at www.parvus.com/News/MediaDownloads 
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