MediaTechnik and Equator Technologies Announce Partnership

7/11/2002 - Equator Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of high performance, programmable and power efficient system-on-a-chip for video streaming and image processing applications, announced that it is engaged with MediaTechnik, a global provider of software products and integration services for innovative embedded systems solutions powered by Equator Technologies’ BSP™ family of chips.

“We are delighted to recognize what has proven to be a productive venture between MediaTechnik and Equator Technologies. This collaboration is providing our customers with innovative applications and services enabling them to speed their time to market at an efficient cost,” said Rich Christopher, Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Equator Technologies.

“Equator Technologies has an established track record and an exciting future and we are pleased to collaborate with them. We believe that Equator’s BSP chip family and our engineers’ expertise in multimedia and networking technology will give customers the opportunity to expand their horizons,” said Laszlo Borsy, co-founder and CEO at MediaTechnik.

MediaTechnik has been a key player in several integration projects with Equator and other Equator partners. MediaTechnik specializes in the integration of complex multimedia-related applications on systems that utilize Equator’s chip family such as video archiving, video-on-demand, audio/video streaming, personal video recording, and surveillance-related solutions.

As an independent software vendor, MediaTechnik has been working with Equator’s SoC and has a complete understanding of the VLIW core. MediaTechnik also offers a H.263 codec optimized for Equator Technologies’ BSP chip family as well as ISMA-compliant streaming protocol stack for integration of this codec with PC-based media players.

Equator Technologies, Inc.
Equator Technologies is a leading provider of high performance, programmable, power efficient System-on-a-chip processors designed for video streaming and image processing applications across a wide range of consumer and enterprise end markets. Equator offers the BSP family of Broadband Signal Processor chips, the iMMediaTools® software development toolkit, media libraries, and reference platforms for development and deployment of video streaming and video processing systems. With more than 120 customers worldwide, Equator provides solutions to the digital media, digital video communications, video security and surveillance, digital imaging, and automotive video markets. Based on a high-performance VLIW core and optimized for video processing, the BSP-15 family of chips delivers up to 40 GOPS of video processing power. Utilizing Equator’s optimizing compiler technology; BSP-15 chips are 100% programmable in C/C++, enabling rapid deployment and field upgradeability of new applications and devices. A software programmable BSP-15 chip can replace multiple fixed-function ASICs, thereby reducing both complexity and cost of system designs. Winner of the “2001 Fabless Semiconductor Association Best Financial Performer - Private Company” award and picked by Cahners Research as the top private company on the list of 30 best small electronics companies, Equator is a recognized leader in video processing solutions. Founded in 1996, Equator is a privately held company headquartered in Campbell, Calif., with additional offices worldwide. More information about Equator is available at

MediaTechnik, LLC.
Founded in 1998, MediaTechnik is a global provider of software solution – products and services for embedded systems, including digital and analog set-top boxes, consumer devices, medical devices, game consoles, and other embedded devices. Headquartered in Hungary, with offices in Northern Virginia, MediaTechnik is 100% employee owned. For more information on MediaTechnik and its products and services visit

The following are trademarks of Equator Technologies, Inc., and may be used to identify Equator products only: Equator, the Equator logo, Equator Around, the Equator Around logo, MAP, MAP1000, MAP1000A, MAP-CA, MAP Series, Broadband Signal Processor, BSP, FIRtree, DataStreamer, DS, iMMediaC, iMMediaTools, iMMediaToolsLite, Media Intrinsics, VersaPort, SofTV, StingRay, Dolphin, and Tetra. Other product and company names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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