Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) and IPV Limited announced that they will hold demonstrations of Cell Technology for the professional video market at NAB2007, April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mercury and IPV are collaborating to develop and deliver software tools, libraries, and applications based on the Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor. The Cell BE processor was developed by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba for the Sony Playstation(R) 3 video game console and other consumer electronics devices. Mercury is leading adoption of this powerful multicore processor in non-gaming markets that include, medical imaging, video processing, semiconductor, seismic computation, and ray tracing.
Working with IPV Limited, a leading provider of video browsing technology since 1997, Mercury is helping to expand IPV’s product offering to include advanced codecs and increased metadata creation and processing with Cell Technology. These offerings are designed to support implementation and advanced performance capabilities for video codec standards such as MPEG4 (H.264).
Demonstrations in both the Mercury and IPV booths will feature order-of- magnitude processing improvement for professional video applications. The companies will also make available a white paper that explores the benefits of implementing Cell Technology in the broadcast market.
Visit Mercury (Booth #C10246) and IPV (Booth # SU8609) at NAB2007 to see technology demonstrations and to obtain a copy of the white paper. For more information on Mercury’s multimedia, video and imaging offerings, contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951.
About IPV — Browse that lets you call the shots
IPV Limited is the global leader and largest independent supplier of video browsing technology to the professional video market. Based in Cambridge, England, IPV develops, markets, and licenses its technology and products specifically for the management, editing, and browsing of video over any network, including the Internet. IPV holds a key position within the professional broadcast and video industry and is recognised widely as the expert in handling video over IP networks.
About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. — Where Challenges Drive Innovation
Mercury Computer Systems is the leading provider of computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. With a strong commitment to innovation, our expertise in algorithm optimization, systems development, and silicon design is blended with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies to solve unique computing challenges. We work closely with our customers to architect solutions that have a meaningful impact on everyday life: detecting aneurysms; designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft; identifying security threats; discovering oil; developing new drugs; and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.
Mercury’s comprehensive, purpose-built solutions capture, process, and present data for the world’s largest medical imaging companies, 8 of the 10 top defense prime contractors, and other leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in semiconductor, energy, telecommunications, and other industries. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 24-year history in enabling customers to stay at the forefront of the markets they serve. Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. We are listed on the Nasdaq National Market (NASDAQ: MRCY).
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