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Pixim Chipsets with Wide Dynamic Range Now Offer Reliable, Low Power, True Day/Night Operation 

Mountain View, Calif.—June 5, 2006—Pixim, Incorporated's patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology coupled with Sunex's new Day/Night Exchanger offers a highly reliable, low power latching solenoid design to achieve the best available low-light and wide dynamic range (WDR) performance for True Day/Night surveillance cameras.

Pixim's Orca Chipset integrated with the Sunex Exchanger now out-performs any chipset available for surveillance cameras in varied lighting conditions 24/7. Pixim's chipsets are the only all-digital solutions on the market, which means they provide the best data available for identifying perpetrators and increasing the accuracy of video analytics, a key future technology for the security industry. Depending upon the OEM's design, Pixim chipset-enabled cameras have the flexibility to be integrated into any system, IP or CCTV, making them the camera of choice in new installations.

In addition to delivering excellent low light performance with a minimum illumination of under 0.01 lux in black and white mode, Pixim chipsets combine impressive and powerful features that include natural color rendition during daytime, wide dynamic range (120dB max), a progressive scan imager with global shutter that minimizes motion artifacts, and high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) even at high temperature.

The Sunex Miniature Day/Night Exchanger (M12-EXM-IRC21) is an IR cut-off filter with an integrated M12 x 0.5 threaded board lens mount customized for Pixim's DPS chipsets. An absorptive blue-glass filter optimizes for true color rendition during daytime operation. At night or in any low-light conditions, an anti-reflection (AR) coated window allows maximum light transmission. A latching solenoid requires power only to switch filters, minimizing power consumption. The Orca chipset solution allows the camera OEM to adjust transition lighting levels and hysteresis to best adapt to specific application requirements.

Pixim's DPS technology is known for delivering superior video image quality in any lighting conditions, providing positive subject identification 24/7.

Customers shipping Pixim chipsets in their security camera products include: Baxall, CIEFFE, Dallmeier electronic, EverFocus, Tyco Fire & Security, GE Security, General Solutions, Honeywell, Ikegami, Pelco, Sunell, JVC, ChipER, Eagle Technology, Videor Technical, Smartvue, Verint, Electronics Line USA, and DongYang Unitech. 

About Sunex

Sunex is a leading provider of digital imaging optics for CMOS and CCD cameras, specializing in custom optical solutions for OEM applications. Sunex has a wide range of off-the-shelf products including: lenses, mounts, filters, and day/night exchangers. Get the best of both worlds from Sunex: support from the US with low-cost manufacturing from China. For more information or call Sunex, Inc. USA in Carlsbad, CA, 760-602-0988

About Pixim

Pixim Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior pictures under a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more information, please visit Pixim at

Pixim® and Digital Pixel System® are registered trademarks of Pixim, Inc.
Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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