CTR-1471: A New PC/104-Plus JPEG-2000 Compressor Module with 8 independent videocomposite inputs

CTR-1471
Amaro, Udine (Italy) September 22, 2004.

Eurotech today presents a a new and powerful JPEG-2000 Compressor Module: the CTR-1471.

The CTR-1471 is a high performance Eight channels Video Compressor that benefits by the features and the enhanced quality provided by the JPEG2000 (J2K) – ISO/IEC15444-1 image compression standard.

The Module implements the computationally intensive operations of the JPEG2000 image compression standard as well as provides a fully compliant code stream generation for most applications that supports real-time video encoding.

The CTR-1471 provides high quality solutions for use in professional video and Embedded PC systems based on PC/104-Plus modules.

The CTR-1471 can process images at a rate of 40M samples/sec in reversible mode, and at higher rates when used in irreversible mode. It contains a dedicated wavelet transform engine, an on board memory system and an embedded RISC processor, which can provide a complete JPEG2000 compression/decompression solution.

The CTR-1471 can be featured to resist vibrations and temperature extremes.

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ABOUT THE EUROTECH GROUP

The Eurotech Group ( www.eurotech.com ) is a global family of technology companies focused on standards-based embedded and high-performance computing solutions. With operations in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group serves the industrial, transportation, defense, aerospace, medical, and research sectors. The Eurotech Group includes Eurotech ( www.eurotech.it ), Parvus Corporation ( www.parvus.com ), Neuricam (www.neuricam.com ), Exadron (www.exadron.com ), Ascensit (www.ascensit.com ), and IPS (www.ipssistemi.it ).

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Eurotech Group's Ranking on TOP500 Global Supercomputer
The Eurotech Group’s ranking on TOP500 Global Supercomputer List further establishes its leadership in embedded and HPC markets

Exadron, the division of Eurotech Group for high performance computing, builds 209th fastest supercomputer for CILEA of Italy

Amaro (Ud-Italy) September 9, 2004 – The Eurotech Group today announced that its high performance computing (HPC) division, Exadron, is now ranked no. 209 on the TOP500 global supercomputer list for its Myrinet-type cluster computer “Avogadro”, built on behalf of the Italian research organization CILEA (www.cilea.it). The 23rd semi-annual TOP500 rankings (www.top500.org) were recently published at the International Supercomputer Conference (ISC) 2004 in Heidelberg, Germany.

“We are very proud of the CILEA cluster, which delivers an amazing 1.08 Teraflops of parallel processing performance to the European scientific and GRID community – said Giampietro Tecchiolli, head of the Exadron Division – The system is built using a total of 256 Pentium 4 Xeon 3.06Ghz processors clustered together using independent and specialized Myrinet and Gigabit networks. A total of 6.4 Terabytes of external and redundant storage complete the configuration to deliver an extraordinary price versus performance ratio.”

“Exadron is more than a hardware manufacturer – Tecchiolli continues – We provide solutions tailored to specific customer needs, complete with software and services. While many companies offer turn-key solutions, Exadron goes one step further: we employ researchers and collaborate with scientists in order to design true, plug-and-play solutions that anticipate the needs of the HPC community.”

Click here to download a 300dpi jpg image of the cluster computer “Avogadro”.

Exadron

Exadron is part of the Eurotech Group ( www.eurotech.com ), a global family of technology companies focused on embedded and high-performance computing solutions. With operations in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group serves the industrial, transportation, defense, aerospace, medical, and research sectors.

The Eurotech Group includes Eurotech ( www.eurotech.it ), Parvus Corporation ( www.parvus.com ), Neuricam ( www.neuricam.com ), Exadron ( www.exadron.com ), Ascensit ( www.ascensit.com ), and IPS ( www.ipssistemi.it ).

Visit www.eurotech.com for more information about the Eurotech Group.

For further information on high performance computing solutions, please contact:

EUROPE:
Giampietro Tecchiolli, Exadron S.p.A.

E-mail: g.tecchiolli@exadron.com

Tel. +39 0433 485 411

sales@exadron.com, +39 0433 94054

USA: Mike Southworth, Parvus Corporation

E-mail: mike_southworth@parvus.com

Tel. +1 801 483 1533

sales.usa@exadron.com +1-801-433-0166

The Eurotech Group Acquires the Finnish Company Vikerkaar Oy

Eurotech Group
Thanks to this acquisition, the Eurotech Group expects to penetrate the Northern European and Asian markets for microcomputer products

Amaro (Ud-Italy) September 8, 2004 – The Eurotech Group today announced the acquisition of Vikerkaar Oy, a Finnish company specialized in microcomputer products for Northern Europe and China. Renamed Eurotech Oy, this newly acquired division strengthens the international sales and engineering reach of the Eurotech Group in the Asian and Nordic markets.

“Through the acquisition of Vikerkaar Oy, our Group means to especially increase its presence in the Chinese market, a region we have intently watched for several years – says Roberto Siagri, President and CEO of the Eurotech Group – From a geographical point of view, Finland is the door of Europe to central Asian markets, and we are convinced that the Chinese market guarantees strong growth into the future: this is why we have made this additional investment to our infrastructure in the region. Thanks to the experience of the Finnish team, which includes a number of Chinese engineers, together with our existing Shanghai office, Eurotech will have an even more prominent position in the market.”

All operations for the Group in the Chinese market now report to Mr. Tomi Hanninen, Managing Director of Eurotech Oy, who on behalf of Eurotech, has recently signed an important agreement with the University of Nanjing, China, to support a centre of research on embedded computers.

For any information contact:

Eurotech Finland Oy
Kaarelantie 12, P.O. Box 73
00430 Helsinki – Finland

Mr Timo Kalliola
Tel. +358 9 477 888 22
Fax. +358 9 477 888 99
E-mail: info@eurotech.fi

A new PC/104 Plus MPEG-4 Compressor module with 4 independent videocomposite channels

CTR-1472
Eurotech today announced a new high performance PC/104 Plus four channel MPEG-4 Video Compressor that supports real-time video encoding: the CTR-1472.

The CTR-1472 provides a high quality solution for use in professional video and Embedded PC systems based on PC/104-Plus modules. It enables a wide range of applications including video and audio capturing and encoding for Security systems, Web Cameras, Digital VCR and Embedded video editing systems.

The CTR-1472 can be used to capture analog video streams (from PAL/NTSC cameras, VCR and other video sources) up to four cameras at the same time with the following modalities: up to 30 frames/sec on one camera full screen (live); up to 30 frames/sec on two cameras 1/2 screen (live); up to 30 frames/sec on four cameras 1/4 screen (live). Furthermore the CTR-1472 can encode frames in MPEG-4 and send them to a host via PCI BUS. Thanks to its dedicated hardware and rate control algorithm, it can produce a high quality MPEG4 video stream. The board is provided with an analog video output channel to perform a real time monitoring of the recording sequence.

The module can also capture a single frame from the live video input and store it into the on board SDRAM frame buffer.

The CTR-1472 is PC/104-Plus compliant and can resist vibrations and temperature extremes: the customer will be able to take advantage of his high-resolution live video encoder also where rugged environmental conditions and space constraints are decisive factors.

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