|About Prodys: Prodys was established in 1995 and is based in Madrid, Spain. It has always had an international profile supplying its products to more than 50 countries.
The company specializes in Audio & Video compression algorithms and transmission technologies, both in hardware and software.
With a staff of more than 30, of which 70% are engineering based, Prodys’ initial developments in audio compression led to the creation of the PRONTO ISDN & X.21 audio codec. This first model was enhanced by a program of continuous development to include new algorithms (MPEG II & III) and was released as the PRONTO 2 and PRONTO 3.
Prodys’ pioneering strategy has lead to the creation of a range of codecs designed to take advantage of the global desire to unify transmission media by the use of IP (Internet Protocol).
This new equipment from Prodys has replaced the successful PRONTO ISDN codec, and of course incorporates the technologies and new developments that made the universally acclaimed PRONTO ISDN codecs so successful.
In 2004 the PRONTONET was launched. This codec included IP, ISDN & X.21 as well as a full range of industry standard algorithms including AAC and apt-X in a 1U rack mounting unit.
The PRONTONET family has now been expanded to include robust portable codecs (Nomada IPW & Nomada IP XL) as well as multi-channel rack mounting units (Nereus & Nereus One).
Prodys have now expanded their product range to include the unique portable video codec IKUSNET, which was first shown operating at NAB 2010.
Prodys is almost unique in that it designs and develops all of its products and technologies in house, giving the ability to quickly adapt its products to changing markets and even individual customer requirements.
Prodys as a company are justifiably proud of the achievements of its R&D department some of its functions are detailed below:
Prodys has a company philosophy based on:
Hardware design including specification of circuits, printed circuit boards & enclosures for all the products.
Programming of all audio and video compression algorithms on DSP & FPGA platforms.
Software design and architecture for control and streaming.
Complying with international safety standards.
Contributing to and implementing operational software to EBU standards.
Providing Quality solutions.
Use of State of the art technology.
Excellent support and customer service.
About CCS/Musicam:Corporate Computer Systems, better known as CCS was founded in 1977 by two former Bell Telephone Laboratories engineers.
In 1995 CCS began doing business as MUSICAM USA, by this time CCS had already engineered a number of trailblazing products. These include the first audio codecs based on MUSICAM, our compatible enhancement to the world ISO standard MPEG Layer 2 encoding(US Patent on file), the first "POTS" codecs for high quality transmission over a regular analog telephone lines(US Patent on file), and the first all-in-one portable ISDN codec mixer to offer MUSICAM mpeg, MPEG layer 3 and G.722 encoding algorithms.
Introduction of the Netstar and Roadstar IP codecs in 2002 offered a new solution to outside broadcasts using the new IP platforms.
Our commitment to innovation continued when in 2006, Prodys adquired CCS/Musicam and we followed ahead of the table of the audio compression market with Suprima, Road Warrior and SupriMax IP codecs, using best of class parallel computer processing available.
We introduced the idea of intelligent audio codecs, with a wide range of programmable automatic features, and because innovation is ongoing at CCS MUSICAM USA, we make our products upgradeable through software that is easily available from our website.
CCS Video a newly formed business within CCS in 2007 introduced the Ikunset video IP codec. Ikusnet is the portable integrated news contribution system for 'live on location' first video and audio to your studio via IP, WAN,LAN,3G/4G or satcom. Just add a camera or two and go!