Quanta, Celeno and Imagination Partner to Provide the First WebRTC-Enabled Total VP8+H.264 IP Camera Solution

TAO YUAN CITY, Taiwan and RA'ANANA, Israel and LONDON, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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."


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 contact Edward.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.

About Celeno

Celeno provides high performance Wi-Fi chips and software for demanding home networking applications. Celeno's extensive chip portfolio and OptimizAIR™ technology enable the wireless distribution of multiple and simultaneous HD video and data streams throughout the home with the highest levels of performance and reliability while ensuring a superlative quality of service and user experience. Celeno's recently launched OptimizAIR 2.0™ technology provides unprecedented capabilities to provision and manage both Wi-Fi capacity and radio spectrum. It enables seamless deployment of rich Wi-Fi services such as home hotspots, community Wi-Fi, multicast video and over-the-top to the home user. Celeno's field-proven chips have been integrated into numerous OEM Wi-Fi devices and have been deployed with over 75 service providers worldwide. Founded in 2005, the company has offices and representatives in EMEA, the US and Asia-Pacific and is backed by blue chip investors including Cisco Systems, Greylock IL, Liberty Global, Pitango Venture Capital and Vintage Investment Partners. www.celeno.com

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company's broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world's most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com. Follow Imagination on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, RSS, Facebook and Blog.

About Quanta Computer, Inc.

Quanta Computer is a Fortune Global 500 Company, the world's largest manufacturer of notebook computers and other technology products. Quanta provides innovative products with leading technology that range from information, communication, networking, consumer electronics, and car electronics to cloud computing solutions. Founded in 1988, Quanta Computer is headquartered in Taiwan with major operation facilities set up in Asia, Canada, North America, South America, and Europe. Quanta Group currently employs over 120,000 employees worldwide with consolidated revenues exceeded US$30 billion for fiscal year 2014. For further information, please visit Quanta Computer's website at www.quantatw.com

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CONTACT: Celeno Press Contacts: Melissa Zeloof melissa@headline-media.com +1 516 595 1746 Imagination Technologies' Press Contacts: UK: David Harold david.harold@imgtec.com +44 (0)1923 260 511 USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini jen.bernier@imgtec.com +1 408-530-5178 Quanta Press Contacts: Edward Cheng edward.cheng@quantatw.com +886 3 327 2345

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