Aspex brings Polar onboard for European distribution - Embedded.com

Aspex brings Polar onboard for European distribution

LONDON — Aspex Semiconductor has signed a distribution agreement with Polar Graphics Ltd to ensure that customers throughout Europe will be able to obtain Aspex’s Accelera HD MPEG-2 Encoder for real-time MPEG-2 encoding, as well as their forthcoming H.264 and WM9/VC-1 encoders.

Aspex (High Wycombe) selected Polar Graphics (London) due to its ten years of experience in sales and service within the film, T.V. and multimedia industries.

“I am very excited by this agreement as I have been very impressed with Aspex’s ability to scale processing power, and the flexibility of their software programmable processors to ensure that with future software updates the same board will support MPEG-2, H.264 and WM9/VC-1 encoding,” said Garry Davis, technical director, Polar Graphics.

The Accelera PCI-X card provides realtime HD video compression on the desktop and by transparently accelerating MainConcept's industry-leading MPEG-2 video compression API, the Accelera board improves video compression inside many applications, such as Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Autodesk Cleaner XL, Sony Vegas, Adobe Encore 2.0, and Sonic DVDit Pro.

The Accelera HD Encoder is built around the software programmable Linedancer family of Extreme Processors, allowing new codecs and image processing functions to be downloaded and run instantly.

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