Image Matters Partners with IBEX Technology for Resolution Independent Proprietary Image Compression

August 29, 2017


Liège, BELGIUM — 29 August, 2017


Image Matters has joined forces with IBEX Technology to deliver highly configurable proprietary image Codecs in the origami™ Ecosystem. Leveraging this cutting-edge technology and unique modularity, OEM’s and System Integrators can now deliver highly efficient proprietary image Codecs to meet the needs of the ever-demanding and changing IP distribution systems.


“We believe modularity is the key to future-proof designs and working with IBEX Technology benefits OEM’s and System Integrators as we are able to give them the extremely complex, yet easily configurable modular building blocks needed to develop their own supremely connected hardware solutions, and optimize products to meet the ever-changing demands of IP broadcasting and integration” – said Jean-François Nivart, Image Matters’ CEO.


Meeting the ever-changing demands of IP broadcasting and integration



“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Image Matters and happy to join the origami™ Ecosystem. It has not been easy so far to integrate video codec IPs with FPGA devices. The B20 module fully responds to that need and makes it possible for customers to expand into new markets rapidly. I am convinced that this solution has a strong advantage in the market ”– said Takayuki Baba, VP Business Development, IBEX Technology.


Specializing in delivering image compression IP cores for FPGA’s as well as design services, IBEX Technology is the perfect match for Image Matters origami™ Ecosystem. Based in Japan, IBEX Technology have used their specialist knowledge of FPGA and Large-Scale-Integration to seamlessly deliver high speed hardware solutions and give origami™ a huge boost to its growing arsenal of IP cores.


IBEX Technology’s optimized image compression solution is resolution independent and can be configured to compress any format of television, eliminating the constraints placed on image compression by traditional IP-codec manufacturers.


Image Matters will be showcasing IBEX Technology’s image compression at IBC 2017 on their B20 FPGA module and highly connected B21 carrier board. The B20-B21 couple is a PCIe platform to deploy fast efficient high-end video applications using the extreme power and connectivity of the Xilinx Kintex® Ultrascale™ 060 FPGA. It supports six Gigabit transceivers on three SFP cages as well as a PCIe GEN3 8x/16x bus, and the B20-B21 combination can deliver video throughput of up to 8K/60p uncompressed.


Image Matters origami™ breakthrough modular approach guarantees future-proof and adaptable hardware designs. Decoupling processing power from the application layer, the origami™ Interposer connector and its tremendous bandwidth (1150 pins validated at 26Gbps) creates agility and speed in hardware development.


Join us at IBC 2017 stand 5.B21, to witness at first hand the extreme power, connectivity and adaptability of the origami™ Ecosystem and advanced configurable IP image compression core from IBEX Technology.



More information about this and any other Image Matters products is available at or by phone at +32 495 23 00 08.


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About Image Matters

Image Matters provides unique FPGA video processing modules to accelerate image processing and save time in acquisition, (post)production, distribution and archiving. Image Matters advanced video boards manipulate multiple video codecs such as JPEG2000, TICO, HEVC and MPEG to provide the highest image quality. Ready for High Frame Rate, High Dynamic Range, Wide Color Gamut and Stereoscopic-3D, Image Matters powerful cost-effective new PCB delivers superior quality and affordable high-end image processing for OEMs.

Image Matters is the founder of the Origami Ecosystem, a unique marketplace for hardware product range and pre-validated IP-Cores from many world-class collaborating vendors. New and customized products have never been easier to create for multi-channel HD, UHD, 4K and 8K products. For more information on Image Matters, the origami ecosystem and its products, go to


About IBEX Technology

IBEX Technology, ( based in Japan, provides Video Codec IPs, IC design services and consulting such as ASIC and large scale FPGA design, PCBs, etc.

IBEX Technology has developed a wide variety of video codecs such as MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, Apple ProRes, AVC-Intra, XAVC and H.265/HEVC. IBEX Technology has track record in the broadcast equipment industry, which requires high quality, reliability and stability.




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