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GEO and GainSpan Introduce the First Full HD Doorbell Camera Reference Design for Security Applications at ISC WEST

GEO Semiconductor Inc. (“GEO”), a semiconductor and software company specializing in camera and video solutions, and GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in low-power Wi-Fi SoCs, announced today the introduction of the Mobileyes 4 Low Power (ME4LP), a fully integrated, battery operated reference design for Full HD doorbell cameras for security applications. The ME4LP will be demonstrated at GEO’s private meeting room on the Bassano Level 2, Room 2708 in the Sands Convention Center during the International Security Conference 2014 (ISC West) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 2 through April 4, 2014.

The extremely low power Full HD ME4LP is a complete hardware and software platform for emerging Internet of Things (IoT) video applications. The ME4LP accelerates time-to-market for customers seeking to add high-quality IP video streaming capabilities to products. In addition to doorbell cameras, other targeted applications include battery powered Wi-Fi IP cameras, cloud cameras, automotive / backup cameras and toy cameras.

The ME4LP features the GainSpan GS2000 SoC, and the GEO Semiconductor MAX64380 H.264 encoder SoC. The ME4LP leverages the key advantages of GS2000: high data rates supported in 802.11b/g/n SoC, multi-mode connectivity, extremely low standby current and low power operation. The GEO MAX64380 features high dynamic range ISP and Full HD (1920 x1080p) resolution, two way audio communication and echo cancellation. The design will be fully supported by Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) in China, Taiwan and India.

The ME4LP includes embedded software compatible with iOS and Android mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. The GainSpan embedded software running on the Wi-Fi module offers complete Wi-Fi functionality and networking stack and services. It also supports a complete suite of security protocols, including WPA/WPA2-enterprise and personal security modes, legacy WEP encryption and upper layer security protocols such as TLS/SSL and HTTPs.

“GEO Semiconductor is pleased to partner with GainSpan to provide products and solutions targeting the emerging markets, where low power and battery operated features are a requirement. We look forward to providing jointly developed solutions to the emerging IoT marketplace,” said Ronald Allard, vice president of sales at GEO Semiconductor Inc.

“According to market research firm IHS, the global video surveillance market is forecasted to reach more than $20 billion by 2017. We are seeing an emerging trend in Wi-Fi and battery operated cameras in the surveillance market,” said Bernard Aboussouan, vice president of marketing, GainSpan. “Our collaboration with GEO brings together the lowest power Wi-Fi solution and industry-leading low power video encoder SoC to enable customers to quickly develop battery-operated cameras with Full HD video in reduced time.”

About GainSpan Corporation

GainSpan, a spinoff of Intel Corporation, is an innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wireless connectivity for the rapidly emerging Internet of Things. GainSpan solutions let customers easily create connected products for the Connected Home, Smart Energy, healthcare, control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets and high-speed audio, video and security applications. www.gainspan.com.

About GEO

GEO Semiconductor Inc. is a semiconductor and software company based in Silicon Valley and inventor of the eWARP® geometric processing technology. GEO provides innovative geometric processing, image signal processing and video compression solutions to address a wide variety of camera and projection products. These products include automotive cameras, head-up displays, security IP camera, smartphone peripherals, projectors and consumer cloud cameras. GEO has operations in San Jose, Toronto, Orlando, Cambridge UK, and Bangalore, and sales channels around the world. For more information about GEO, please visit www.geosemi.com.

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