LAS VEGAS — January 6, 2015 — OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the world’s first 100 percent wireless high definition (HD) camera developed by NETGEAR® will be using OMNIVISION’s video recording and processing chipset. These components enable the battery-powered Arlo™ Smart Home Security Camera to process and stream crisp HD video wirelessly, thus allowing users to install the camera virtually anywhere.
“The HD Arlo Security Camera combines easy installation, battery-operated true wireless design, and weatherproof construction for a system that lets you put it inside or outside the house, without worrying about finding a power outlet,” said Erich Volkert, senior director of product management for NETGEAR. “By using OMNIVISION’s OV9712 image sensor and OV788 video processor, the Arlo camera delivers crystal clear HD image quality, power efficiency and superior ‘instant on’ video recording. OMNIVISION’s leadership in advanced digital imaging solutions makes them a natural fit for NETGEAR’s smart home innovations.”
“OMNIVISION strives to work with companies like NETGEAR, with its proven track record of delivering some of the world’s most innovative and practical devices designed to improve our everyday lives,” said David Ho, project manager at OMNIVISION. “With its entirely battery-operated wireless design, the Arlo Smart Home Security Camera has paved the way for the next generation of home monitoring systems by combining convenience with exceptional performance.”
Utilizing the OV9712 CameraChip™ sensor developed with OMNIVISION’s proprietary OmniPixel3-HS™ high sensitivity pixel technology, NETGEAR’s Arlo Smart Home Security Camera can achieve excellent scene reproduction in both extremely high- and low-light environments. The ¼-inch OV9712 records high quality 720p HD video at 30 frames per second, and provides full-frame, sub-sampled or windowed 8-bit/10-bit images in raw RGB format.
The OV788 is OMNIVISION’s ultra-low power video processor, which enables NETGEAR’s new smart home security camera with “instant on” video recording and 720p HD video streaming over any Wi-Fi network.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 36,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, of the OV9712 and OV788 are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OMNIVISION’s results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with OV9712 and OV788, customer acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OMNIVISION’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OMNIVISION’s annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OMNIVISION expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.