PARIS, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEME, announced today its new Networked Video Development Kit (NVDK) board based on Texas Instruments' (TI) newly released TMS320C64x(TM)1 GHz digital signal processors (DSP). The NVDK board is targeted at applications including broadcast head-end equipment, advanced digital media and video applications, such as video infrastructure and networked video appliances. In addition, ATEME will offer optimized versions of complex algorithms such as MPEG-4, H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) and WM9 video encoding running on TI's 1 GHz DSPs. For more information, please see: www.ateme.com/products/boards.php and http://www.ateme.com/products/algo.php . "We have been committed to the C64x(TM) high performance DSP generation for high-end video applications and due to the code compatibility of these devices, ATEME was able to optimize a new demo board in record time," said Marc Guillaumet, Marketing Director, ATEME. "TI's commitment to providing code-compatible devices simplifies our design and allows us to get the product out quickly to meet customer demand." The 1 GHz clock rate boosts the efficiency of existing optimized audio/video compression systems from ATEME. ATEME's commitment to video and audio along with TI's 1 GHz DSPs not only bring higher performance, yielding higher resolution and frame rates, but also leave more headroom to integrate several functions in a single chip. For example, audio and MPEG-4 video compression, RTP/RTSP streaming, and extra features related to a specific application can be integrated on a single 1 GHz C64x DSP. "ATEME has consistently shown expertise in implementing video algorithms on DSPs due to their solid in-house software and hardware competencies. Thus, ATEME was chosen by TI to release this video development board based on our 1GHz DSP," said Yvonne Cager, video solution marketing manager, TI. "The new 1 GHz NVDK will enable our customers to take advantage of the performance of our DSPs and stay on the leading edge of digital media algorithm development." The new 1 GHz DSP, running ATEME video and audio algorithms, enables new high-end applications hosted on a single DSP such as broadcasting head-ends, medical imaging equipment and other demanding video processing applications. TI's 1 GHz DSP will allow ATEME to run more complex algorithms such as the H.264 video compression algorithm at high resolution. Now under development at ATEME, H.264 is of prime importance for the streaming server and IPTV industries and video surveillance. This offering will complement ATEME's current algorithm portfolio that includes JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG- 4 SP, ASP and their associated audio (MPEG audio, MP3, AAC). Availability The new 1 GHz version of the NVDK can be purchased through the Texas Instruments distribution channel or directly from ATEME. Based on a well established and trusted partnership, ATEME has continually provided leading edge products based on the latest technologies from Texas Instruments. The NVDK development kit remains available in 600MHz and 720MHz versions. Demos of MPEG-4 ASP encode, full D1 resolution and AAC audio together with streaming capabilities is available now. About ATEME ATEME, headquartered in France (www.ateme.com ), is a world leading provider of hardware and software systems for audio and video compression on DSP. ATEME delivers custom services on top of its development boards and algorithms. Since 2002, ATEME centers its strategy on applicative toolkits which targets the specific markets of video-security, broadcast and consumer electronics. The result to OEM is a faster product design, a shorter time to market and total costs reduction. ATEME operates worldwide thanks to its distribution network: Europe, Japan, USA, Israel and Korea.