HDcctv Alliance Welcomes Conexant as New Member

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The HDcctv Alliance announced that Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT), a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications, has joined the Alliance as a Manufacturing Member.

The availability of multiple sources for industry-standard silicon is critical to the successful rollout of HDcctv

The HDcctv Alliance® today announced Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT), a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications, as a Manufacturing Member. The HDcctv Alliance is the trade association for the global HDcctv industry, established to manage and promulgate technical standards for high-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv) equipment interoperability among Member companies and within the security market.

“The availability of multiple sources for industry-standard silicon is critical to the successful rollout of HDcctv,” said Todd E. Rockoff, Ph.D., executive director of the HDcctv Alliance. “As the world’s second largest provider of A/V decoders for video security and monitoring applications, the addition of Conexant to our Member roster directly advances this goal.”

“Ensuring standards-based solutions is critical to the proliferation of technologies such as HDcctv,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, Ph.D., president of Conexant. “We look forward to working with the HDcctv Alliance and our fellow Members to develop cost-effective, interoperable solutions that facilitate the migration to high-definition video transmission in surveillance and security applications.”

About HDcctv
HDcctv is built on technology pioneered for broadcast television. Video is transmitted uncompressed and without being encapsulated in TCP/IP. The result of this 100 percent digital, uncompressed transmission is a system in which a camera can be plugged into a receiving device and video can be displayed without latency and with zero configuration. The HDcctv Alliance hopes to bring all of the benefits claimed by megapixel IP cameras to the surveillance market with the ease of use of conventional analog CCTV equipment.

HDcctv is a point-to-point interface standard and does not require any additional infrastructure to deploy. New and existing installations can use CCTV industry standard coaxial cable (RG/59, RG/6 and RG/11). HDcctv is designed to be a drop-in replacement for existing analog CCTV, requiring only a change of camera and receiver. HDcctv is designed to be forward- and backward- compatible, meaning early adopters are assured of being able to continue to use HDcctv equipment as more features are added to the specification.

HDcctv operating at 720p30 provides almost three times the video resolution of analog CCTV, and 1080p30 provides six times the resolution. In addition, all HDcctv formats are progressive-scan, eliminating the flicker and motion blurring associated with conventional interlace-scan analog CCTV systems.

About HDcctv Alliance
HDcctv Alliance is the non-profit consortium that manages specifications for high-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv) as open, global industry standards. The Alliance provides education on the benefits of HDcctv to the security industry and the end market, and it promotes industry adoption of HDcctv based on 100 percent digital transmission over coaxial cable of broadcast-industry-standards-compliant serialized uncompressed video. The Alliance facilitates the development of high-quality interoperable HDcctv devices through its logo and compliance program and promotes the benefits of HDcctv and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.

About Conexant
Conexant’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative semiconductor solutions includes products for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications. Conexant is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. To learn more, please visit http://www.conexant.com.

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