By Jacob | June 2, 2010

Z Microsystems and Enhanced Video Devices (EVD) Partner to Develop Video Enhancement Algorithms

– EVD to contribute to library of algorithms used to sharpen full-motion video images in military displays –

SAN DIEGO – June 2, 2010 — Z Microsystems, a leading provider of mission-ready computing systems, today announced a partnership with Enhanced Video Devices (EVD), a developer of contrast enhancement solutions, whereby EVD will develop algorithms to enhance full-motion video on Z Microsystem’s FPGA-based image processing equipment.

Z Microsystems is working with third-party developers to build a library of algorithms to apply to full motion video to enhance and clarify images in real time. These algorithms will support Z Microsystems’ image processing equipment used in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) military applications. EVD will initially provide algorithms for spatial noise reduction and contrast enhancement.

“We are committed to providing an open architecture for developers to provide algorithms that enhance the performance of our image processing platforms,” said Jack Wade, CEO of Z Microsystems. “We look forward to working with EVD and others in the future to improve the image quality of surveillance video used in military applications.”

“These sophisticated image enhancement algorithms will be applied to full-motion video to bring out the detail from images degraded by poor visibility or atmospheric interference. This will allow military analysts to make better decisions,” said Tom Carson, CEO of EVD.

Z Microsystems encourages developers to contribute to its growing library of video enhancement algorithms. Interested developers should contact Z Microsystems at

About Z Microsystems

For more than 20 years, Z Microsystems has been supplying superior computing technology to the US military and defense system integrators. Z Microsystems is the leading designer and manufacturer of “field–ready” computing solutions designed to meet the rigorous requirements of military and government users. Z Microsystems’ field–ready commercial off–the–shelf (COTS) products include rugged flat panel displays, rugged computers and rugged storage systems. For more information, visit

About Enhanced Video Devices, Inc.

Enhanced Video Devices (EVD), Inc. is a developer of real-time, locally-adaptive contrast enhancement solutions, including integrated circuits (IC) and development kits, that significantly enhance and clarify video images in security systems, medical applications, military weaponry and consumer products. Based in San Diego, EVD is a joint venture formed in 2008 by CapSource Funds, Esmart Holdings, Pte, and Digivision, Inc. For more information, visit

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