Mosquito’s Speed, Flexibility, Responsiveness and Ease of Use
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, May 10, 2007 — Algolith, a leading developer of video image enhancement solutions, has announced an upgrade to the operating software for its popular Mosquito Home Theater Video Enhancer that improves the device’s speed, flexibility, responsiveness and ease of use.
The change allows Mosquito users and installers to assign individual image enhancement settings for each video source in a Home Theater or AV system. The optimal enhancements for components such as a DVD players or a cable box can now be saved in memory and associated with a specific video input. The individual settings are shown onscreen and assigned to memory positions that correspond to the Mosquito’s six video inputs. Up to 18 different settings can be assigned to the Mosquito’s memory using the Save command on its remote control.
This ends the need of Mosquito owners to adjust individual settings each time he or she switches video sources. Since each Mosquito has six video inputs (four HDMI and two component), the refinement streamlines operation by making it significantly simpler and quicker to jump from one video source to another.
The image enhancement settings cover many of the Mosquito’s varied features, including its 3D temporal filter, 2D spatial filter, noise reduction algorithms, block artifact reducer, dynamic range stretcher, and detail enhancer.
The Mosquito, itself, is designed to reduce image noise on digital and HD video signals. Big-screen HD images don’t look as good as they should due to the compression of video signals by TV broadcasters and DVD makers. The larger the screen, the more noticeable the video artifacts. Operating in real time, the Mosquito filters and reduces video imperfections without losing detail, delivering exceptionally sharp, noise-free images. Users instantly see an improvement in picture quality.
The new software comes installed on all new Mosquitoes, and is easily added to previously purchased units in keeping with Algolith’s policy of designing “future-proof” products that can benefit from the company’s ongoing research programs. The software upgrade is available now as Version 2.05 at the Algolith Web site, www.algolith.com. It is free of charge to Mosquito dealers and owners.
Based in Montreal, Algolith is a leading image enhancement solutions company offering a broad range of products designed to meet the exacting needs of Digital TV consumers, Post-Production houses, Media Server Manufacturers, and IPTV and Digital Broadcasters. Founded in 2003 by a broadcast infrastructure company that helps major broadcast networks transition from analog to digital transmission, Algolith develops products based on an exceptional Intellectual Property portfolio that significantly improves image quality in all formats.
For the Home Theater and Digital TV market, Algolith manufactures video processors and scalers — including the Dragonfly, Mosquito, Mosquito HDMI and Flea — that dramatically heighten image quality using proprietary Algolith technology, including its 3D Dynamic and MPEG noise reduction, block artifact reduction, and de-interlacing and scaling technologies.
In the Post-Production sector, Algolith provides media content creators with sophisticated tools to restore image quality and convert between different video formats; for example, between film and video, or standard TV and HDTV. Its advanced PROVIDEO Solutions fulfill the demanding requirements of a wide variety of digital video applications, providing the finest scaling, de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and MPEG artifact reduction and noise reduction solutions.
Algolith remains dedicated to providing high quality services and innovative products that consistently far exceed its customers’ expectations. For further technical information, visit www.algolith.com.