14 Apr 2015

Quanta, Celeno & Imagination Partner to Provide 1st WebRTC-enabled Total VP8+H.264 IP Camera Solution

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Tao Yuan City, Taiwan; Ra’anana, Israel; and London, UK – 14th April, 2015 – Quanta Computer, Celeno Communications and Imagination Technologies (IMG.L), have partnered to create an end-to-end WebRTC-enabled IP camera that lets OEMs and service providers deliver their own branded solution for video conferencing, home surveillance and other applications. The joint solution is available from Quanta as a white-label IP camera, or as a camera module for integration into OEM products such as TVs. It includes a browser application, mobile application, embedded software and cloud services on top of a full HD 1080p camera.

The Quanta WebRTC IP camera includes Celeno’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi System on Chip (SoC) along with its OptimizAIR™ 2.0 technology, and leverages Imagination’s MIPS CPU, ClearMediaRTC™ media engine, FlowTalk application and FlowCloud service.

The communications in the WebRTC IP camera are enabled by WebRTC for a rich, web-based Real-Time Communications (RTC) experience. With the new camera, companies can provide a branded plug-and-play solution that enables consumers to quickly, easily and affordably set up, and immediately begin to stream live video over Wi-Fi, while engaging in two-way audio communications. The camera includes features such as remote control, motion detection, infrared capability, alerts and more, with controls accessible via an Android or iOS app on a smartphone or tablet.

“We are pleased to introduce the world’s first WebRTC-enabled total VP8+H.264 IP camera solution,” said Jammy Huang, associate vice president of Quanta Computer, “With this camera, we’re enabling maximum deployment flexibility, providing OEMs and service providers with an affordable solution that they can immediately roll out to customers for innovative surveillance and videoconferencing applications. We’ve partnered with Celeno and Imagination to ensure that the Wi-Fi, VoIP and cloud technologies are all of the highest possible quality.”

Celeno’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi SoC delivers the increased coverage and high throughput performance required for high quality video and media applications in the home and has been pre-integrated with the camera. The chipset incorporates a MIPS CPU from Imagination for efficient applications processing. In addition, Celeno’s OptimizAIR™ 2.0 implements a unique Quality of Service scheme to dynamically allocate the required capacity in the air for HD video streaming and even to guarantee and enforce available Wi-Fi capacity in the air for the home security Wi-Fi sub-network, guaranteeing an uninterrupted, flicker-free HD surveillance service.

Says Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno: “The demand for a high-quality wireless video experience in the home is growing exponentially – whether for video streaming, video conferencing or home monitoring – which places a substantial burden on wireless networks that are ill-equipped to deal with such bandwidth-heavy applications. We’re delighted to work with Quanta and Imagination to offer a combined solution that gives operators and OEMs what they need to deliver seamless and reliable home security and automation services to consumers with a high quality, flicker-free wireless HD camera.”

Imagination’s ClearMediaRTC media engine enables the high-quality video streaming and 2-way audio communications embedded in the camera. Adaptive network bandwidth management and unique, proven algorithms provide enhanced voice and video quality for a superior user experience across browser-based and mobile platforms. To round out the solution, Imagination provides the WebRTC browser application and FlowTalk Android/iOS mobile application. In addition, Imagination’s FlowCloud technology enables cloud services such as device authentication and secure recording/storage of video and audio streams.

Says Krishna Raghavan, vice president, FlowTalk business operations, Imagination: “Building on the success of Imagination’s VoIP clients which have shipped in millions of devices worldwide, this camera is a showcase for our new ClearMediaRTC media engine and FlowCloud services and related applications. The combination of these technologies with those of Quanta and Celeno lets OEMs and service providers provide the highest quality WebRTC experience to consumers – all on a MIPS-based platform.”

Availability
The end-to-end white-label Quanta IP camera and camera module solutions, which include the Celeno chipset and leverage Imagination’s ClearMediaRTC media engine and FlowCloud technology, are available now from Quanta. Visit http://www.quantatw.com/Quanta/chinese/product/qci_camera.aspx or contactEdward.Cheng@quantatw.com for more information.

Companies interested in the standalone Celeno 802.11ac Wi-Fi SOC and OptimizAIR™ 2.0 technology from Celeno should contact info@celeno.com for more information.

Companies interested in licensing the ClearMediaRTC media engine or FlowCloud services and related applications from Imagination should contact info@imgtec.com.