Texas Instruments Incorporated (Texas Instruments), a semiconductor manufacturer, said that its TMS320DM365 digital media processor based on DaVinci technology has been selected by VIVOTEK INC. (VIVOTEK), to drive its new high performance 2-megapixel network cameras. VIVOTEK's new IP8161 dual-mode (night/day) network camera supports H.264 compression, providing outstanding image quality and advanced streaming efficiency.

With the built-in removable IR-cut filter, the new camera provides day and night functionality for 24-hour surveillance, providing comprehensive protection for open spaces with high security demands, such as airports and banks.

To meet the market needs for higher resolution and image compression in surveillance products, VIVOTEK has been working with partners to develop high-performance, cost-effective, cutting-edge solutions, said William Gu, product marketing director, VIVOTEK. The new IP8161 camera is based on TI’s DM365 digital media processor. VIVOTEK has worked closely with TI since the initial development stage of this new product. TI’s product roadmap matches future trends for key IP surveillance technologies and helps us develop advanced video surveillance solutions to meet customers’ needs for highly integrated products.

VIVOTEK’s new IP8161 dual-mode (night/day) network camera features a 2-megapixel CMOS sensor and supports H.264, MPEG-4 and MJEPG compression, drastically reducing file sizes and conserving valuable network bandwidth. With the compression technologies, the video streams can also be individually configured to meet different needs of bandwidth constraints, thereby further reducing bandwidth and storage requirements. Furthermore, the ePTZ (electronic pan, tilt, zoom) function enables users to focus on close-up shots of different areas in the camera’s view without moving the camera physically.

Additionally, the IP8161 has advanced analytical functions, such as tamper detection and the built-in SD/SDHC card slot provides faster and higher detection accuracy with more flexibility. Integrated with TI’s DM365 digital media processor, IP8161 not only achieves 720p HD resolution at 30 frames per second, but it also allows higher-level integration that can minimize video surveillance system costs for the customers. The new product is specially designed for security-sensitive spaces with large traffics such as parking areas, airports and banks.

TI is devoted to driving the development of IP video surveillance technology, said Cyril Clocher, TI’s video business manager. We are delighted that our technology has allowed VIVOTEK, a leading network video surveillance system provider, to achieve remarkable performance with a cost-effective and differentiated product for their industry. In the future, TI will continue to work closely with VIVOTEK on leading, innovative TI technology that lets them go beyond the existing boundaries of the IP video surveillance market.

VIVOTEK is a Taiwan-based supplier of IP surveillance equipments.