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Argon celebrates Queen's Award at Palace reception

Queens Award Buckingham PalaceArgon's CEO, Alan Scott and Peter de Rivaz, who has played a pivotal role in the development of the multiple award winning Argon Streams product, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate our Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

Alan Scott stated: "This Queen’s Award for Innovation is the crowning achievement of a hat-trick of recent awards for Argon Streams, complementing the BEEA New Product of the Year and the NMI Innovation of the Year awards, both won by Argon Streams in 2015".

Explaining the context of Argon Streams as a part of the broader business, Scott continued: "The Argon Streams product is part of a key focus area for our consultancy projects - embedded video, including the design of video encoders, decoders and mathematically complex image processing systems. Our team has world-class expertise in the development of hardware encoders and decoders for video standards such as H.264, H.265 and VP9 and in the application of machine learning to solve complex image processing challenges."

The Argon team

Argon team Queens Award 2016
Innovative teamwork - a photocall for the Argon team at St John's Innovation Centre.

Looking to the future

We're hoping this will be the first of many trips to the Palace. Argon Design is currently developing another exciting digital video product, Argon360, which is a hardware solution for stitching live video from multiple image sensors to create a 360° panorama view. This will allow both professional and consumer cameras to be developed which capture all-around video for stunning immersive experiences and applications where the video is ‘directed’ after it has been captured.

Another key focus area is High Performance Trading (HPT) where our experience of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), implementation of complex logic in hardware and high speed networking provides the perfect technical foundation for the development of ultra-low latency financial trading systems.

Further information

Read the Argon feature from Queen's Award for Enterprise Magazine
Read about Argon Streams VP9
Read about Argon Streams HEVC