MindTree, Analog Devices Announce DVR Platform for Video Surveillance

MindTree Consulting (NSE: MINDTREE), a global IT and R&D Services company, and Analog Devices (ADI) announced the availability of a DVR product platform based on Analog Devices’ (NYSE: ADI) Blackfin processor. By leveraging the performance, flexibility and scalability of Blackfin, MindTree delivers a licensable DVR platform designed specifically for the surveillance market, enabling customers to get their products to market faster. The system is expandable up to 16 cameras with simultaneous recording, streaming and playback.

“With increasing security vulnerabilities, DVRs for the current and future surveillance demands need software intensive algorithms and much more intelligence to be effective,” commented Mike Haider, product line director, General Purpose DSP, Analog Devices. “The DVR product platform from MindTree addresses this as it combines the power of Blackfin with MindTree’s end-to-end product development capabilities.”

The MindTree DVR product platform is a futuristic surveillance solution that provides high performance processing to accommodate complex algorithms for compression, motion detection, object tracking and analytics. Driven by the dual core Blackfin AD-BF561 processor, the platform supports multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing; multi-mode baseband and packet processing; control processing; and real-time security.

The flexibility built in the hardware architecture can accommodate customized hardware features, an enhanced front panel user interface, additional processors through External Bus Interface Unit (EBIU) expansion slots, ports and interfaces. Additionally, the scalable architecture provides provisioning for additional storage and IP networking features.

“The DVR platform from MindTree and ADI is a complete system which is ready to manufacture,” said Vinod Deshmukh, executive vice president & CTO of MindTree Consulting. “It provides all the associated software and applications, enabling customers to differentiate their products in the market through rapid customization.”

Continuous investments in R&D by MindTree and ADI, along with strong product roadmaps and deep domain knowledge of the surveillance space enables the two companies to quickly customize the solution based on market needs. As a result, customers are able to roll out new versions of the product in shorter cycle times.

About MindTree Consulting
MindTree Consulting is a global IT and R&D Services Company co-headquartered in the U.S. and India. With a passion for customer satisfaction, MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our domain experts deliver business-enabling solutions by leveraging a consulting led, framework-based and IP-driven approach. Our R&D Services business works with Technology companies to help build innovative products by providing Product Realization services & Product Platforms. MindTree was named among the Top 30 offshore service providers by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals and Fortune Magazine. MindTree has been consistently rated as one of the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Hewitt Associates and Mercer/TNS, and is also the winner of the MAKE Award for knowledge management. MindTree is publicly listed in India.

About ADI
Combining an extensive device portfolio with industry leading software, third party network, and support, Analog Devices delivers a wide-range of digital signal processing solutions that address the complete requirements of the video surveillance market. Analog Devices offers existing and next-generation video surveillance based designs on the high performance, 16/32-bit embedded Blackfin® Processor. By offering MCU and DSP functionality on single core architecture, Blackfin is ideally suited for video surveillance (NVR/DVR and IP camera) based products where a convergence of capabilities are necessary – multi-format audio, video, data processing; control processing; and real-time security. Blackfin supports a wide-range of industry standard video algorithms, from MPEG2, MPEG4 to H.264, and from QCIF, CIF to D1. Blackfin offers the ideal blend of flexibility, performance and cost for the rapidly growing video surveillance market.