With continuous devotion to video technology since 1993, Chateau
Technical offers a range of capture cards and DVRs. In addition
to developing its own DSP technologies, its products boast robust
firmware and software. " The DSP enables customized solutions that
meet specific requirements, while the firmware and software assure seamless compatibility,"
said Wells Shih, VP. Specializing in DSP technology also helped the company
develop its H.264 codec early, five years ago.
STRATEGIES AND CORE COMPETENCE
Chateau's expertise lies in its compression algorithms and flexibility, maintaining stability
and providing greater storage. It will expand its H.264 portfolio in 2010 with a 32-channel
PC-based DVR and a 16-channel D1 stand-alone DVR. Demand is growing for higher
resolution, with D1 as the minimum requirement for large applications, Shih said.
Price pressure from China and lack of R&D capability have been major threats.
" Increasing IP strength and developing core technology are crucial for survival,"
Solutions tailored to practical use allow Chateau to reposition itself strategically. Targeting
large projects with specific needs for higher resolution and fail-safe systems will help the
company gain ground, Shih said.