Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

New Products

Silicon Optix Introduces the OptiScale Video/Graphics Scaler/Switcher

109208.jpg

San Jose, Calif. (November 15, 2004) – Silicon Optix Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on the convergence of silicon and optics, announced the introduction of the OptiScale video/graphics scaler/switcher. Ideal for the professional projector installer and the home theater enthusiast, OptiScale features professional quality high definition de-interlacing and the highest quality image scaling currently available.

With OptiScale, a wide variety of input signals can be selected, switched and scaled to a multitude of popular output resolutions. Input switching between channels is accomplished in about 1 second, and is completely artifact free. State of the art de-interlacing is applied to all SDTV interlaced input signals and 1080i HDTV interlaced signals.

Input signals include RGB analog, RGB DVI, 2 channels of SDTV composite, 1 channel of SDTV S-Video, 1 channel of SDTV component, and 1 channel of HDTV component. Output resolutions in the range of VGA (640 x 480) to SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) are all supported. Popular 16:9 output formats such as WXGA (1366 x 768), WVGA (852 x 480) and 720P (1280 x 720) are also provided. Using the 65 tap image filter technology of the embedded Silicon Optix sxW1 Image Processing IC, the highest possible image scaling quality for all scaling ratios is attained by OptiScale.

In addition to its powerful switching, scaling and de-interlacing capabilities, the OptiScale product also provides a host of ergonomic features for the Home Theater enthusiast:

– A range of aspect ratio treatments
– Extensive panning and zooming
– Controlled Front Panel Illumination
– Quiet operation
– Multi-lingual OSD
– RS-232, 422 and 485 controllability

“Actually, the scaling technology embodied in OptiScale has been available to the public in the form of our Image AnyPlace image geometry correcting scaler for almost a year. As a result, we’ve had many requests for an economically priced, high quality Scaler/Switcher that can perform scaling as well as the AnyPlace product. Here it is.” said Steve Wood, VP and GM of Silicon Optix’s system business.

Pricing and Availability
The OptiScale video/graphics scaler/switcher is now available at an MSRP of $1,995. Resellers interested in distributing the product should contact Terry Whittaker jtw@siliconoptix.com.

Silicon Optix will be demonstrating this solution in booth #666 at Electronic House Expo Fall 2004, November 16-18. Visit http://www.ehexpo.com/ for more details on this event.

About Silicon Optix:
Silicon Optix Inc, a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced video/image digital processing integrated circuits (ICs). The company’s products are driving three unique technologies into a broad range of markets: a patented, powerful, array-based programmable DSP for digital video, industry-leading software algorithms from Teranex and proprietary eWARP’ geometry processing. Its mission is to leverage these innovative technologies into ICs that will enable the next generation of digital video/image capture, transmission, distribution, editing, storage and display solutions, with an initial focus on large area digital displays including front and rear projection. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in Hanover, Germany; Orlando, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Silicon Optix, please visit the company’s Web site at www.siliconoptix.com.

OptiScale and AnyPlace are trademarks of Silicon Optix Inc.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

DACs

The $139 Questyle M12 USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier is not without some quirks but it's one of the best Dongle DACs around.

Bookshelf Speakers

The Q Acoustics 3030i are not a replacement for the existing 3020i, but a larger model for those looking for more bass punch.

Digital Music Systems

The HiFi Rose RS201E Media Player offers both high-resolution audio and video in a category with a lot of compelling options.

Over-Ear Headphones

The Sendy Audio Peacock is definitely not inexpensive but it never fails to impress and the build quality is superb in its range.

Over-Ear Headphones

A detailed look at the new and highly anticipated Thinksound ov21 headphones that are finally going into production this month.

Digital Music Systems

Easy to setup and use all-in-one wireless network amplifier combines a stereo integrated amplifier, DAC, streaming player and app for audiophile-grade listening. The Naim...

You May Also Like

Advertisement

ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.