Oct. 1, 2020 - DekTec Digital Video was founded at the start of the millennium in 2000 by Sito Dekker and Maarten Ghijsen. The first product, the DTA-100 ASI Output for PCI, was designed by Maarten and hand soldered by Sito in his attic room.
The year 2000 was also the beginning of the euro, and the time when the internet took off. PCs became powerful enough to run digital video applications in real time. These factors contributed to DekTec's rapid growth into a major supplier of professional PC interfaces and digital-video test & measurement tools.
A groundbreaking product is the DTU-245, the first model of which was introduced in 2004. Customers soon referred to it as "the DekTec". It sold like hot cakes and continues to be sold today.
The DTU-245 was bundled with StreamXpress (test generator) and StreamXpert (stream analyzer), now the industry-standard T&M applications in the professional digital-video world.
Another landmark product for DekTec is the DTU-315 portable modulator for all relevant digital-TV transmission standards used in the world. The design is a combination of smart software technology by Fabrice Bellard, advanced RF hardware and bold industrial design.
The modulators have enabled DekTec to become the world's leading supplier of test modulators and receivers. DekTec is still actively involved in the development of new standards, currently ATSC 3.0.
In recent years, the development focus has shifted to products for developers (OEM). An extensive range of PCIe cards for ASI and SDI interfacing has been created, culminating in the DTA-2178, described in the first article of this newsletter.
Despite the current difficult times, DekTec is able to continue to manufacture and ship products in sufficient quantities to meet the demands of our customers. An impressive pipeline of new products is under development, including 10/25-GbE and HDMI 2.x interfaces. We are confident you will enjoy these new products, and that this will allow DekTec to further strengthen its leading position in the professional digital-video market.
It has been an exciting 20 years. We are extremely grateful to our loyal customers, distributors, and partners. We look forward to another 20+ years of working together!