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Edimax Chooses GEO Semiconductor for World’s Smallest Fisheye Camera


January 7, 2016
By Business Wire News

SAN JOSE, Calif.

GEO Semiconductor Inc. (“GEO”), the industry leader in high performance geometric processing, compression and camera processing solutions, and advanced Wi-Fi and Surveillance networking solutions supplier Edimax/SMAX Technology Co., Ltd, announced that the GEO GC6500 camera processor has been selected to power Edimax’s World smallest Fisheye camera.

Today consumers expect a perfect monitoring experience on their tablet or smartphone no matter where they are. Users need only a tablet or smart phone to enable Edimax’s cloud service to see smooth and high quality video images in real-time from anywhere. GEO’s GC6500 camera processor integrates its patented eWARP® core. This fully programmable geometry processing engine de-warps wide angle field of views, adjusts perspective and rotational misalignment in real time. The GC6500 also integrates GEO’s patented H.264 and MJPEG compression engines that support resolutions up to 5 Megapixel with full HD, 1080p60 output. The GC6500 supports multi-streaming protocols that deliver the highest quality output by adapting resolution and frame rate to network bandwidth.

The world smallest fisheye camera can fully replace current mechanical PTZ cameras to avoid motor repair concerns. Edimax has developed an iOS/Android APP, which supports a rich user experience. The APP supports Fisheye view, Panoramic View, ePTZ (Electronic Pan Tilt and Zoom) as well as patrol mode for NVR applications. This camera also supports D-MIC for good voice recording quality.

“GEO Semiconductor is pleased to partner with Edimax to provide products and solutions targeting emerging markets, where enhanced video quality and wide field of views are requirements. GEO is committed to delivering the best ePTZ solutions to our partners and customers in the IoT marketplace,” said Ronald Allard, vice president of worldwide sales at GEO Semiconductor Inc.

“GEO Semiconductor is one of Edimax’s strategic partners, and GEO’s GC6500 makes for a highly differentiated IoT and surveillance solution for the Home,” says Jack Hung, Edimax’s ODM BU Director (SMAX’s Vice Chairman). “IP Cameras are the eyes of the IoT industry and Edimax/SMAX and GEO will widen this view which is perfect for Home monitoring.”

GEO’s product line, including the GC6500 will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at GEO’s suite at the Courtyard Marriott LV Convention Center (3275 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV) on January 6th through the 9th from 9:00AM to 6:00PM.

About GEO Semiconductor

GEO Semiconductor (GEO) is an industry leader in delivering programmable camera video processors to the rapidly growing consumer and automotive camera markets. GEO’s products feature unique eWARP® geometric processing technology, image signal processing, and video compression solutions backed by over 100 patents. GEO’s core markets include automotive cameras and head-up displays, consumer cloud / IoT cameras, surveillance cameras, video communication, and the video projection markets. GEO is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices in Bangalore (India), Toronto (Canada) and Orlando (Florida), and sales channels around the world. www.geosemi.com.

About Edimax Technology

Since Edimax’s establishment in 1986, we have grown to be one of the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced network communication products. Edimax Technology is dedicated to the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a broad range of networking solutions. Our success is based on a positive corporate image and the continuous expansion of our partner channel networks. The company’s core values include quality service, professional R&D and innovation. Edimax is headquartered in Taiwan (Republic of China) and has been listed at the Taiwan Stock Exchange since 2001 with consistent year-on-year revenue growth. In 2003, Edimax received ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certification and in 2014 was ranked in the top 35 most valuable international Taiwanese brands by Interbrand.

About SMAX Technology

Smax INC., established in Taiwan in 2010 and quickly become prestigious ODM manufacturer in the network video surveillance industry. Smax has strong background of shareholders from networking, industrial PC and surveillance field. To keep the leading position in surveillance industry, Smax owns qualified RD team with over 10 years experience in IP surveillance industries. Only takes few months, Smax success help system integrators, distributors and ODM partners to win some of the vertical markets including residential, commercial, education, traffic monitoring, manufacturing, Railways, banking and central monitoring stations. Smax’s vision is to become the best ODM partner and through providing reliable, practical and qualified solutions to help them success in surveillance industry.

GEO Semiconductor Inc.
Ronald Allard, 408-638-0400
rallard@geosemi.com