Quantum3D Selected by Appian Technology

Quantum3D COTS EVCS-1.0 Enables Appian Stinger Intelligent ANPR Camera to Support Deployed Automated License Number Plate Recognition with Wireless Connectivity for Extended-Environment Deployments

San Jose, CA, September 17, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, realtime visual computing solutions, today announced that Appian Technology, PLC, has selected Quantum3D’s Embedded Visual Computing Subsystem (EVCS)-1.0 for use in the Appian Stinger Intelligent Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera. The recently announced Appian Stinger camera is capable of recognizing vehicle license plates in traffic and then reporting the results to traffic and police authorities using integrated wireless and wired communication technologies, including GPRS/GSM, 3G, IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.3.

About the Quantum3D EVCS-1.0
The Quantum3D EVCS-1.0 is the first compact, COTS, open-architecture, scalable, RoHS-compliant, conduction-cooled EVCS designed to meet the needs of machine-vision, traffic-surveillance and security OEMs and others who desire to deploy advanced, embedded visual computing capabilities that use the OEMs’ chassis or smart-camera designs. Featuring a unique, conduction-cooled modular design, the EVCS-1.0 includes Intel Mobile CPUs. It is available with a range of graphics, I/O, solid-state and Shock Resistant/Extended Temperature (SR/ET) rotating media storage devices and LAN, GPS and wireless-networking options that enable the subsystem to be tailored to address a broad range of extended-environment mobile and fixed compute-, graphics- and video-intensive applications.

A key feature of the EVCS-1.0 is the Quantum3D Eidetix Advanced Video Capture and Processing System (AVCPS), a COTS subsystem developed by Quantum3D that enables the EVCS-1.0 to capture and process up to four simultaneous NTSC, PAL or RS-170 composite video streams under Microsoft Windows or Linux operating environments.

Designed for long-lifecycle applications, the EVCS-1.0 features a modular architecture that provides OEMs with a great degree of flexibility in selecting the CPU, graphics, I/O, GPS, wired- and wireless-networking, and storage capabilities to meet their project or product technical, environmental and budgetary requirements. In addition, because the EVCS-1.0 features this high degree of modularity, the product enables Quantum3D to assist OEMs in managing COTS obsolescence issues by providing the technology insertion of new, form/fit/function-compatible modules for End-of-Life (EOL) situations.

Because EVCS-1.0 is an OEM subsystem, each application requires tailoring to meet customer requirements and adjust for the thermal, power, software and I/O interfacing of the subsystem.. Accordingly, Quantum3D has engineered a target reference system for the EVCS-1.0 that provides a binary-compatible platform for OEM software development and testing. In addition, with the purchase of the target reference system, Quantum3D will work with the OEM to develop a customer-specific heat-sink solution and an FCC-, CE- and UL-certification strategy that is appropriate for the OEM’s chassis. The heat-sink solution is then included with every subsystem purchased by the OEM.

Quantum3D EVCS-1.0 Pricing & Availability
Quantum3D EVCS-1.0 subsystems are available immediately with international, single-unit pricing for mid-range, extended-temperature models starting at approximately $6,000 USD. Detailed pricing for specific configurations and significant volume discounts for OEMs is available. Consult Quantum3D for more information. The EVCS-1.0 supports Microsoft Windows XP and XP Embedded operating systems and popular Linux distributions to provide unparalleled PC application compatibility, which enables OEMs to rapidly deploy desktop or notebook computer-based applications into fixed or mobile extended environments without porting or re-qualification.

For more information about Quantum3D real-time visual computing solutions, please visit www.quantum3d.com.

Patterson & Associates
Barbara Stewart