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ATEME and EADS to Enable MPEG-4 UAVs

6th November 2008 - 05:32 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


ATEME SA, a world leader in MPEG-4/H.264 video compression technology, today announced that it has signed a contract with EADS for the supply of video solutions for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

ATEME has adapted its high quality MPEG-4 video compression for use by the EADS Tracker UAV as part of the largest close-range UAV deployment program in Europe. ATEME's MPEG-4 video compression technology provides high quality video over wireless links allowing the operator to collect, visualize and exploit real time images, day and night, at distances of up to 10 km.

The Tracker UAV includes interchangeable and gyrostabilizer equipped infra-red cameras and a wireless link to a portable multifunctional base station. The system is designed to be easy to set up on the field and to fit in a portable back pack type carrier unit.

"Our contract with EADS confirms ATEME's leading position as a supplier of high quality video equipment for mission critical security applications," said Thierry TOURNEUX, VP Video Security Sales for ATEME.

"ATEME's MPEG-4 video expertise was essential in providing our customers with a robust and innovative UAV solution for close-range reconnaissance missions," said Jean Caron, Head of Tactical Systems for EADS Defence & Security Systems.

About EADS Defence & Security
Defence Electronics is an integrated Business Unit of EADS Defence & Security (DS). DS is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2007, DS - with around 22,000 employees - achieved revenues of 5.5 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of 39.1 billion and employs a workforce of about 116,000.

ATEME ( is a world-leading provider of MPEG-4/H.264 video compression solutions. ATEME's renowned technology supports both standard and HD content, deployed across any platform -- from mobile to Ultra HD. ATEME provides broadcasters, telcos and security providers with unmatched compression quality and bandwidth efficiency. ATEME Because Content Deploys Everywhere


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