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TranSwitch’s HDplay Solution Selected by Edge I&D for New High Definition Interactive LED-LCD Display Whiteboards

TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, today announced that the Company’s HDplay™ transceiver has been designed into Edge I&D’s new Interactive LED-LCD Display Whiteboards. The interactive whiteboard models, using TXC-44144 HDplay transceivers, will be available in displays ranging in size up to 84 inches and can support 4Kx2K video resolution. Edge I&D is a Korea-based ODM for interactive education tools and commercial multimedia applications, including interactive whiteboards which display video using a large screen, enabling a user to annotate and manipulate presentations in real time using touch screen technology.

According to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., global sales of interactive whiteboards are expected to reach US $1.85 Billion by 2018. The source devices for interactive whiteboards are expected to increasingly feature both HDMI® and DisplayPort™ connectivity. TranSwitch’s HDplay transceivers are optimized to support these trends by combining both HDMI and DisplayPort standards, as well as utilizing the Company's patented AnyCable™ technology to maintain high definition video performance over long cable runs.

“Our new interactive display whiteboards are powerful tools with broad applications for education, business meetings, training, and other collaborative environments,” said Maeng Sungyeol, chief technical officer at Edge I&D. “Working with TranSwitch, we are able to deliver flexible solutions that enable users to easily and reliably connect a variety of source devices while providing high definition video quality, robust interactive tools, and a simple user interface.”

“Our integrated HDplay solution provided the optimal high-speed video interconnect for Edge I&D’s interactive display requirements, while supporting HDMI and DisplayPort to provide unparalleled video connectivity flexibility in a single IC,” said Tim Blanke, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at TranSwitch. “We see increasing adoption of our HDplay product family across a variety of applications driven by performance requirements and the growing emergence of source devices supporting new video connectivity standards. We are excited to be working closely with Edge I&D to enable these next-generation interactive displays which are targeted for production ramp by the end of March 2013.”

TranSwitch’s HDplay transceivers are the industry’s only solutions that combine both HDMI and DisplayPort on a single integrated circuit. This level of integration enables manufacturers to reduce space requirements, design complexity, and overall cost, while speeding time-to-market. HDplay transceivers also incorporate TranSwitch’s patented AnyCable technology, which enables the use of long, less expensive HDMI cables with less shielding. Displays and devices that use HDplay provide the end-user with greater flexibility when selecting multimedia devices, peripherals, and cables.

TranSwitch’s HDplay Transceiver IC TXC-44144 Key Features:

  • Industry-leading integration to reduce space and simplify designs
    • One HDP™ v1.4a Rx port, which supports HDMI & DisplayPort Dual Mode
    • Three HDMI v1.4b Rx ports, with one port providing full Ethernet Audio Return Channel (HEAC)
    • One HDMI v1.4b Tx port
    • Embedded EDID RAM
    • Programmable RJ-45 Ethernet output
    • SmartCEC™ using specialized MCU
  • Outstanding performance to provide crystal clear video and audio
    • HDMI v1.4b Rx with link speed up to 3.0Gbps
    • Supports full 3D video and 4Kx2K resolutions
    • Phaswitch™ to provide fast port switching
    • AnyCable to support long and inexpensive cables
    • Eight channel audio support

About TranSwitch Corporation

TranSwitch Corporation (Nasdaq: TXCC) provides innovative integrated circuit (IC) and intellectual property (IP) solutions that deliver core functionality for video, voice, and data communications equipment for the customer premises and network infrastructure markets. For the customer-premises market, we offer multi-standard, high-speed interconnect solutions enabling the distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) video and data content for consumer electronics applications. We also provide a family of best-in-class communications processors. For the network infrastructure market we provide integrated multi-core network processor System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions for Fixed, 3G and 4G Mobile, VoIP and Multimedia applications. TranSwitch’s customers are leading consumer electronics and telecom equipment companies around the globe. To learn more, please visit http://www.transwitch.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Edge I&D

Edge I&D Co, Ltd., headquartered in South Korea, is a leading designer and manufacturer of video and multimedia solutions. The Company’s leading products include interactive electronic boards, multi-display large format signage, digital signage, and transparent displays.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These risks and uncertainties, which are more fully described in TranSwitch’s Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include changes in market conditions in the industries in which the Company operate and risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand for TranSwitch’s products and products developed by TranSwitch’s customers. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumption prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated.

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