BroadMotion Delivers Advanced JPEG2000 Encoders and Decoders

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Company specializes in ISO compliant JPEG2000 encoders and decoders for digital cinema, photography, security and surveillance applications

After two years of research and development, BroadMotion Inc. today introduced its high performance encoders and decoders for JPEG2000, the new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) image and video compression format. JPEG2000 uses state-of-the-art techniques based on wavelet technology to produce high-quality images and video at low bit rates. BroadMotion’s JPEG2000 technology is designed to facilitate the adoption of JPEG2000 in hardware and software applications for a variety of industries, including digital cinema, photography, security and surveillance.

The company has an experienced management team, including Rick Wang, chief technology officer, who successfully designed and implemented the world’s first Motion JPEG2000 codec plug-in for Real Networks’ Real Player. Jeff Brooks, president, has seven years of experience working with JPEG2000 and worked with Wang on the first implementation of the JPEG2000 codec. BroadMotion also recently appointed Chris Komnick as vice president of business development. Komnick has more than 17 years of experience developing corporate and product strategies for various hardware and software technology companies.

“We are set on becoming the leading vendor for JPEG2000 by making our technologies available on a broad range of hardware platforms with a fixed and common API,” said Brooks. “Our unique implementation will enable our customers to achieve the fastest compression and decoding times available for the JPEG2000 format.”

Brooks continued, “As JPEG2000 gains market penetration and adoption, companies looking to add the format to their product offerings will face the ‘build versus buy’ decision. A BroadMotion solution delivers outstanding performance characteristics and can be rapidly implemented in a number of configurations. Despite the fact that JPEG2000 is still very early in its adoption lifecycle, we have been able to assemble a team with vast expertise in this area. Because of our experience and unique implementation, we are in an enviable position to benefit from the growing demand for JPEG2000 solutions.”

In July 2005, Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) selected JPEG2000 as the file format for digital major motion picture distribution. JPEG2000 will dramatically simplify film duplication and reduce distribution expenses. In addition to developing technology to help the DCI and digital cinema, BroadMotion is also working on JPEG2000 solutions for the surveillance industry, which is in the process of transitioning from analog to digital video as a storage medium. Other areas of interest for BroadMotion include digital photography, wireless applications and the medical imaging markets.

About BroadMotion

BroadMotion designs ISO compliant JPEG2000 encoders and decoders for ASIC, FPGA and DSP devices. The company has developed intellectual property that significantly optimizes the encoding and decoding of content for the JPEG2000 format. BroadMotion Inc. is a private company based in Vancouver, Canada. For more information visit http://www.broadmotion.com.

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