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January 10, 2008

MindTree Consulting and Analog Devices Deliver Next Generation DVR Product Platform for Video Surveillance Based on the Blackfin Processor

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor

MindTree Consulting, a global IT and R&D services company, and Analog Devices (News - Alert) (ADI) have announced the availability of a DVR product platform based on Analog Devices' Blackfin processor.

MindTree will now be able to offer a licensable DVR platform designed specifically for the surveillance market by leveraging the performance, flexibility and scalability of Blackfin. The DVR platform is expected to enable customers to get their products to market faster. The system is expandable up to 16 cameras with simultaneous recording, streaming and playback.
The MindTree DVR product platform accommodates complex algorithms for compression, motion detection, object tracking and analytics by providing high performance processing in a futuristic surveillance solution. The platform supports voice and image processing, multi-format audio; real-time security; multi-mode baseband and packet processing and control processing.
Mike Haider, product line director, General Purpose DSP, Analog Devices, commented in a press release, “With increasing security vulnerabilities, DVRs for the current and future surveillance demands need software intensive algorithms and much more intelligence to be effective. The DVR product platform from MindTree addresses this as it combines the power of Blackfin with MindTree's end-to-end product development capabilities.”
With the flexibility built in the hardware architecture, the MindTree DVR product platform can accommodate customized hardware features, an enhanced front panel user interface, additional processors through External Bus Interface Unit (EBIU) expansion slots, ports and interfaces. Also, the scalable architecture provides provisioning for additional storage and IP networking features.
Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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