GainSpan and OmniVision Introduce HD Video Application Development Kit

Provides ultra-low power, fast boot up video streaming making it ideal for battery-operated devices

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in low-power Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things (IOT), and OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced today a high definition (HD) Video Application Development Kit (ADK) targeted at the fast-growing IOT market.

Utilizing GainSpan's low-power GS2000 Wi-Fi SOC and OmniVision's ultra-low power, fast boot up camera solution including OV9712 and OV788, the new ADK features high-resolution and power-efficient video streaming, making it well-suited for battery-powered devices. Such devices are found in a wide variety of new and existing application market segments such as battery-operated intrusion and doorbell cameras, home automation monitoring, intercom systems, wearable electronics, remote-controlled toys/airplanes and the automotive aftermarket.

A complete hardware and software reference design, the GainSpan GS2000 HD Video ADK accelerates time-to-market for customers looking to add 720p/30 HD video streaming capabilities to their products. It allows users to stream live video from an HD camera to an iOS or Android based smartphone.

The new ADK leverages the key advantages of the GS2000 – high data rates supported in the 802.11 b/g/n SOC, multi-mode connectivity, extremely low standby current and low-power operation. The OmniVision OV9712 and OV788 combination features HD video encoding capabilities that result in excellent video capture in the most challenging lighting conditions.

HD Video Development Kit

The ADK supports multiple streaming protocols including the commonly used RTP/RTSP. Additional features are planned for addition over the next few months, including cloud connectivity, 2-way audio, motion triggered video streaming and power save modes.

The ADK includes embedded software compatible with iOS and Android mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. The GainSpan embedded software running on the Wi-Fi module offers complete Wi-Fi functionality and networking stack and services. It also supports a complete suite of security protocols, including WPA/WPA2-enterprise and personal security modes, legacy WEP encryption and upper layer security protocols such as TLS/SSL and HTTPs.

"OmniVision is always delighted to work with leading-edge technology companies like GainSpan that have a true passion for innovation," said David Ho, project manager at OmniVision. "The Internet of Things is a concept that is rapidly coming into focus—a concept that technology leaders must act quickly to embrace. The GS2000 HD Video ADK is a testament to our shared vision for next-generation applications like home automation and wearables."

"We selected OmniVision for this reference design because of the company's strong brand reputation, expertise, product support and innovative track record in the digital imaging market," said Bernard Aboussouan, vice president of marketing, GainSpan. "Together, we have developed an extremely low power, high quality solution that enables customers to quickly develop battery-operated cameras with HD video in reduced time."

About GainSpan Corporation

GainSpan, a spinoff of Intel Corporation, is an innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wireless connectivity for the rapidly emerging Internet of Things. GainSpan solutions let customers easily create connected products for the Connected Home, Smart Energy, healthcare, control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets and high-speed audio, video and security applications.

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