December 16, 1996 6:00 PM ET
AITech tunes in PC-to-TV conversion
By Scott Berinato

  With the emergence of TV World Wide Web browsing and cable modems, the distinction between monitors and televisions is becoming less clear. Now AITech International Inc. has addressed the issue with PC-to-TV converters.

The Fremont, Calif., company announced today both an external peripheral and a converter chip for converting VGA signals to National Television Standards Committee or PAL format.

The ProPC/TV I converter connects to a PC via the parallel port and to a television through a coaxial connection. It utilizes proprietary FlicFree technology to reduce flicker apparent on a TV screen when signals are converted. It ships with True Image software for calibrating image position and adjusting color, officials said.

The ProPC/TV I is shipping now for $169.

AITech also released today the AIT2108 chip for OEMs. The processor is designed to be incorporated into PCs, set-top boxes or network computers, officials said.

The AIT2108 offers optional Field Memory, which provides freeze, zoom and pan capabilities. It ships at $30 in volume. Products with the AIT2108 are expected to ship in the first quarter of 1997, officials said.

AITech can be reached at www.aitech.com.

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