Meticulous planning ensured that there was a clear
idea of timelines and deliverables, including
enhancements to the product lines. Once this was
in place, the multi-skilled Dewsoft team vigorously
tackled all the client's mandates.
The drivers for the video and audio processing
boards were developed for both the Windows and
the Macintosh environments. After this, enhancements
were applied to the hardware boards. Next, software
for the audio and video Codecs (coder decoders)
was developed, followed by the firmware for
the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) boards.
This was a highly technical project and the
Dewsoft team had to deal with media formats
like DV25, DV50, MPEG-IMX (Integrated Multimedia
Exchange), JPEG, and High Definition. The operating
systems involved included various versions of
Windows, Mac OS9 and Mac OSX. Field Programmable
Gate Arrays (FPGAs), a type of gate arrays that
are programmed in the field rather than in a
semiconductor fab, were also used.
In spite of the intricate technology, Dewsoft
was able to deliver high quality because the
lucidity of thought in the planning stage was
effectively translated into action. Thus, Dewsoft
was able to create a series of new products,
which were delivered on time and within the
budget. Overall development was achieved at
a mere fraction of the price that previous versions
had cost to produce.