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Algolith Algogear Upconverter and Frame Synchronizers Now Shipping

The new Algogear upconversion and frame synchronization products from Algolith Inc. are now available for shipment. The evolving Algogear series is now comprised of noise reduction (VNR-1000-SD and VNR-1000-HD), and the new upconversion (XVC-1001-UC) and frame synchronization (FRS-1002-MD and FRS-1002-MD-LG-PA) solutions.

The Algogear XVC-1001-UC upconverter provides high-quality conversion from SD to HD video formats. Its features include standard and custom aspect ratio conversion, color space conversion and advanced de-interlacing. Users can automatically delay all 16 channels (four groups) of embedded audio to compensate for the video delay and process closed caption and timecode information.

The Algogear FRS-1002-MD frame synchronizer is designed for re-timing applications in both SD and HD-SDI environments on up to two discrete channels. Additional delay can be added to the synchronizing process. The FRS-1002-MD-LG-PA provides discrete legalizer and processing amplifier functionality for the sanitization of each channel. The legalizer ensures video signals conform to industry-defined limited ranges, while the proc-amp allows users to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and hue (SD only).

"The new upconverter and frame synchronizers leverage the same reprogrammable hardware and architecture used in our noise reduction solutions, and were the next logical product choices to expand our Algogear family of products," said Yvan Ouellet, president and CEO of Algolith Inc.

The FPGA-based Algogear series cards feature reprogrammable cores, allowing customers the flexibility to repurpose the functionality of the cards over time. The cards are designed for the openGear frame and controlled by DashBoard software.