Gennum's VXP(TM) Brings Image Clarity to Virtual Classrooms and Broadcast Studios around the World

    GlobalStreams, HaiVision and Image Video Select Gennum's Popular GF9351
Image Processor

    LAS VEGAS, April 16 /CNW/ - Increasing its market momentum in providing
professional quality image processing technologies, Gennum (TSX:GND)
Corporation continues to broaden the adoption of its award-winning VXP(TM)
technology. GlobalStreams, HaiVision and Image Video have chosen Gennum's VXP
image processing solutions for next-generation video conference and broadcast
applications, underscoring the range of video products enabled by the
company's advanced image processor solutions.

    "Our VXP technology continues to gain momentum as performance-centric
applications, such as video broadcast and telepresence systems, demand
extremely high image quality," said Craig Thompson, director, image processing
products for Gennum. "The latest design wins underscore the robustness,
flexibility and value our image processing solutions bring to the market, as
well as the opportunities VXP enables for equipment manufacturers to
differentiate their products. Indeed, as these new products highlight, video
quality will continue to drive new experiences for professionals and consumers

    All three companies have selected Gennum's GF9351 image processor with
VXP technology, which features the latest motion adaptive de-interlacing and
scaling algorithms with dynamic edge detection to provide the sharpest and
cleanest possible image. An award-winning technology, including industry
accolades from Presentations magazine and, Gennum's VXP
technology delivers robust video solutions for displays, professional
broadcast equipment, home theater equipment and more.

    Bringing telepresence to classrooms

    HaiVision selected Gennum's GF9351 image processor to extend its
portfolio of telepresence products. The hai1000 is found within high quality
teleconferencing environments and continuous presence virtual classrooms
because of its superior image quality and extremely low latency performance.
Gennum's GF9351 image processor incorporates the latest motion adaptive
de-interlacing and scaling algorithms enabling the hai1000 to provide the
required high definition output via the HDMI(TM) interface.

    Enabling flat panel technology in the broadcast studio

    The key transition of aging CRT-based monitors to flat panel technology
for broadcast studios requires superior image processing technology to provide
the very best picture quality without sacrificing processing latency and power
consumption. Leveraging Gennum's GF9351, broadcast equipment supplier Image
Video developed its VxV-4HD, the latest addition to its line of quad-split
processors supporting resolutions up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200). Ideal for
broadcast studios and post-production houses, the VxV-4HD provides conversion
of any input to full screen resolution, embedded audio metering and other
features such as under monitor tally display.

    Delivering high definition video for projectors

    The 10-bit, high definition de-interlacing and scaling capability of
Gennum's GF9351 image processor provides the highest quality images for
professional audio-visual environments. GlobalStreams, a leading provider of
video communications hardware and software for the video production
professional, developed its HD output card using the GF9351. This card allows
for professional quality HD output to projectors and monitors in live event
and presentation environments.

    About Gennum's VXP technology

    VXP is Gennum's portfolio of image processing ICs and algorithms that
ensures outstanding image quality. Developed from our broadcast heritage,
these algorithms are the most robust in the industry. The advanced color
processing with 10 bits of precision means more than one billion colors are
used for eye-catching natural images and uncompromised video quality. At the
heart of the technology is Gennum's motion adaptive de-interlacing with
dynamic directional interpolation, which removes jagged edges that can result
from motion in HD and SD interlaced formats. Enabling the up or down scale of
SD and HD formats, the programmable scaling engine ensures the proper
enlargement and reduction of the images without any loss of quality. Coupled
with advanced image enhancement algorithms in a low-power, low-latency
architecture, Gennum's solutions comprise the most advanced single-chip image
processors on the market today.

    About Gennum

    Gennum Corporation (TSX:GND) is a leading designer and manufacturer of
semiconductor solutions for the global video, data communications and audio
markets. A winner of a Technical Emmy(R) award for advances in high definition
(HD) broadcasting, Gennum's broad portfolio of products and technologies
include image processors, video timing and transport products, ICs for optical
transceivers, backplane interconnects and low power digital signal processing
(DSP) solutions. Gennum is headquartered in Burlington, Canada, and has global
design, research and development and sales offices in Canada, Japan and the
United Kingdom.

    Emmy(R) is a registered trademark of the National Television Academy.

    Gennum, the Gennum logo and VXP are registered trademarks of Gennum
Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their
respective owners. Gennum Corporation, 2007.

For further information:

For further information: Gennum Corporation Robin Vaitonis, 905-632-2999
ext. 2110

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