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Linux Media Labs Debuts a New One Channel & Four Channel h.264 Encoder Card

The LML 26443 will Create Many New Development Opportunities for Media Systems Developers

Burbank, CA, April 19, 2007 --( Linux Media Labs ( announced the debut and presentation of the LML 26443 h.264 four-channel encoding card at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB) in Las Vegas in booth #SU7820 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Linux Media Labs debuted the LML 26443 h.264 four-channel encoding card; Provides Media Target Open Source drivers and applications interface for further development for single card, multi-card, MPEG-4 media streaming systems. The offerings include card sales and bare bones servers for OEM development. The LML 26443 card and bare bones system provides a valuable development interface for clients building multimedia infrastructures for broadcast, VOIP, VOD, Video Conferencing, Security, Manufacturing, Transportation, and more.

Linux Media Labs, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, today announced the LML 26443 and the LML Media Target Open Source Drivers and Software to the LML line of video playback and capture cards. The LML 26443 offers experienced support for Linux Open Source developers from Linux Media Arts (, with development supported by the Manitoba Media Centre ( The 26443 four-channel video card is our new top-of-the-line card for Linux, delivering real-time h.264 four-channel encoding and enabling customers to stream variable rates of media in a very popular and preferred format within a flexible and future-safe architecture.

“Our clients are very enthusiastic about the new LML 26443 and the Open Source software with its innovative work flows and high-quality video playback,” said Michael Collins, director of product management and video products for Linux Media Arts. “It fully complements numerous media environments, enabling our customers great streaming on one integrated, professional media management architecture.”

Media Target software for the LML 26443 offers LML exclusive design architecture for seamless integration with numerous media platforms including Windows Media 9, Apple Quicktime, and more. The LML 26443 combines state-of-the-art hardware for low-cost Linux systems, supporting compressed formats, including the increasingly popular h.264 also know as MPEG-4. LMA’s video cards are tailor made for creative engineers who work in anything from VOIP, Streaming, Security, Broadcast, Video on Demand (VOD) and Film Production. Aside from multi-format compressed, the LML 26443 also offers software also offers HDV playback via the LML 26443’s multiple video outputs within the free program M-Player.

The new LML 26443 work flow enables ingest and compression of files up to uncompressed 8-Bit HD and SD via BNC for integration with IP and Broadcast streaming devices and systems. Within M-Player, MPEG-4 files of numerous supported file format (JPEG, TIFF, AVI, QuickTime) are instantly accessible for distribution, streaming, editing, and playback without the need to render into proprietary codecs. Real-time frame Watermarking and Steganographic Encryption are also offered within the LML Media Target software. All of this, coupled with the unique ability to capture, encode, transcode, and deliver your content in multiple formats ranging from DVD video to high quality streaming media, all from intuitive interface and all delivered to you with the source code from LML, brings a complete and powerful work flow to your media management environment.

LML 26443 cards are flexibly suited to a meet a variety of production needs:

-Progressive video scan gives maximum definition for moving objects

-Improved quality for scenes with high contrast and shadows details

-Modern and effective video compression algorithm H264,

-H.264 is 2-4 times better compression ratio compared to MPEG 1/2/4

-Low power consumption, power over Ethernet option

-Based on GNU GPL (Open Source) Linux OS

-Open Source integrations are reliable and secure

-Open Source eases your integration into with existing networks

-Encrypted and Watermarked for added security

-Increased video retention time for security applications

-Compact, rugged design, and manufactured in the US

“With the LML 26443, we have invested considerable time and resources into providing customers with the best h.264 Linux integration available,” said Vassili Leonov, President, LML. “Our 26443 family delivers the high quality, reliable and feature-rich cards Linux Media Labs has become known for in the digital video community.”

LML 26443 Features:

-Encoding Format H.264

-Record Resolutions D1, VGA, CIF, QCIF

-Frame Size Definitions D1, VGA, CIF

-Networking Ethernet/DHCP/SNMP/DDNS

-Watermarking Steganographic

-Encryption AEC

-Output Format JPEG,TIFF, AVI, QT

-Video Input 16 Ch./NTSC & PAL/BNC

-Streaming Resolutions D1, VGA, CIF, QCIF, QQCIF

-API's http, rtp, rtsp

-Networking Ethernet/DHCP/SNMP/DDNS

-External Controls VLC, QT, MP9, Active X

-Operator I/O Keyboard, Mouse

-LML Media Target Open Source Drivers and Software

The LML 26443 will ship May 31 to LML dealers and system integrators worldwide. The LML 26443 will be available for a list price of $795 (US). The LML 26443 Barebones Development Server will be available for the list price of $1,395. The Media Target software will be available May 31 to all new customers of the LML 26443 cards and the LML 26443 Barebones Development Server.

About Linux Media Labs
Founded in February 1997, Linux Media Labs is a professional media company for developers to build OWN solutions and re-package under their own brand names. They enable people to experience the seamless approach to building new media architectures.

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