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Imicast works with you to develop

high-reliability, high-performance, standards compliant,

embedded systems and software for audio and video applications.


We develop AV systems for compression, transport and analysis.

Our markets include Broadcast, Pro AV, Machine Vision and Security.

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Are you struggling to find the right video IP for your application?

Imicast can work with your team to architect a new video system using either bespoke or off-the-shelf video IP.

We have relationships with leading video IP providers and are able to provide

an independent assessment of the suitability of IP for particular applications.

We are expert at architecting complex hybrid video products using FPGA, DSP and SoC technologies, and software.

We have a great track record of reducing development costs.

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Are you looking for help to implement your video system?

We offer a fully managed design service from our office in Southampton. Our software engineers and FPGA design engineers have an average of more than 10 years of experience. We typically take on work packages that we manage using Scrum. We host a multitude of online project services within our Client Portal including an electronic Scrum board, simulation servers and continuous integration servers. We work with clients in the UK and worldwide, providing clear project visibility and open communication.

Typical languages and operating systems are: C, C++, Python, VHDL, Embedded Linux, FreeRTOS.

We have a great track record of reducing the time to market.

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Are you trying to fix issues with your video product?

Our engineering team has a wealth of experience debugging and supporting video products, and delivers solutions to challenging problems quickly and efficiently. We manage support activities using an electronic ticketing system and Kanban board hosted within our client portal. Some clients engage us to verify that their products adhere to video and audio standards, and make the necessary improvements to ensure compliance.

We have a great track record of helping our clients to make robust and reliable products.

Video Compression
Imicast has design engineers expert in a wide range of video compression standards

including HEVC, H.264, and JPEG 2000 codecs.

Video Transport
We have an intimate understanding of video, audio and ancillary IP transport standards such as
MPEG2 Transport Stream and uncompressed transmission via SMPTE 2022-5/6.
We have an awareness of the recently approved SMPTE ST2110 standard.

Video Analysis
We are familiar with many image processing techniques that we apply to our video analytics work,
often using the Open Source Computer Vision Library, OpenCV.

We have developed and supported products using

SD through HD to 4K video formats, over SD-SDI, 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI physical interfaces.

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