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Ittiam Introduces Android-Based HD Video Conferencing
January 12, 2011 | Chris Payatagool
Ittiam has successfully demonstrated a high definition (HD) video conferencing system running on Android and Texas Instrument's OMAP 4 platform. Ittiam reports that the system, unveiled at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is targeted for next generation devices that will "integrate and offer HD communication and embedded bridging for video conferencing between multiple participants. These devices include smartphones, desktop phones, tablets, smart cameras, video conferencing equipment, IP set top boxes (IP-STBs) and over the top (OTT) boxes."
The HD Conferencing and Bridging System (CBS), powered by Ittiam's Video Communications System (VCS), runs on the Android operating system.
Sattam Dasgupta, vice president of Ittiam's media streaming business, Ittiam, says, "Ittiam is committed to pushing the envelope on video communications media technology and providing OEM / ODM manufacturers with new systems that would help them create new generation products. The bridge technology and OMAP 4 platform open up exciting possibilities for consumers. Not only can they make HD video calls on a handheld, but also conference with multiple friends at the same time."
The software-solution brings together three dominant technologies: Ittiam's premier video communication system, the OMAP 4 platform's image processor, and the Android operating system which offer unlimited application possibilities to ODMs and OEMs.
Fred Cohen, Texas Instrument's director of OMAP wireless ecosystem, says the technology "is optimized to power the 720p HD video teleconferencing application within a low power budget, creating the optimal foundation for a compelling user experience on mobile devices. Ittiam's solution brings the next layer of capability to that experience--harnessing the processing capabilities of the OMAP 4 technology to deliver HD, 720p video teleconferencing, whether peer-to-peer or four-way communications. The result is an unparalleled experience that can remain consistent across multiple end user devices, helping to make video teleconferencing an indispensable application for consumers."
Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Ittiam Systems Private Limited focuses on embedded media processing systems. For more information, visit www.ittiam.com.
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