Leading visual Products and Technology

Welcome to Visual Communication Systems.

As a leading manufacturer of video and imaging hardware and software products we help customers to build complete video and image processing systems for almost all markets which need visual technologies. These solutions are used to watch, detect, inspect, analyze or to monitor any kind of objects or scenery. All products are engineered in Germany and manufactured by electronic manufacturing service partners dedicated to the highest quality standards. Manufacturing locations are in Germany and others countries.

  • Markets we serve

    Visual Communication Systems products and services are dedicated to applications in almost all audiovisual, imaging and video markets.

    Main applications for our products and services are video, TV, image processing, visual data capture, visual data storage, visual  communication and information displays. Our customers are companies being active directly in the consumer,  communication, industrial, security, medical and professional video markets or being semiconductor companies building System On Chip (SOC) ICs for these markets.

    Major markets are

    • Inspection systems
    • Medical image capturing and processing
    • Low Vision
    • Video production
    • Broadcast and professional video
    • Security
    • Point of view (POV)
    • Law enforcement systems
    • Industrial automation
    • Remote operated vehicles (ROV)
    • Underwater / deep sea imaging systems

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  • Core Technology

    Know How Base

    Experts in analog and digital signal processing. Handling high data rate and wide bandwidth signals at capture, transmission, display and storage.

    To specifiy, implement and market products fulfilling tasks in such environments, we use high performance but also cost effective semiconductor devices and related technologies.

    In the field of high speed digital signal processing we work with FPGA devices from Altera and Lattice. Both vendors offer leading products for all classes of complexity and speed. We use available features such as embedded soft and hard processors, interface hard IPs and gigabit transceivers in our products. Upcomig product lines will use latest SoC (system on chip) FPGAs with high performance multi core hard processors to allow well balanced hardware/software codesigns. In addiiton to this, we also use dedicated DSP and multimedia processors to enhance overall feature sets and processing power. One of the latest advances is our USB3 based uncompressed full HD video streaming technology.

    In the analog domain we design circuits for wide bandwidth signal conditioning, physical media interfacing and A/D as well as D/A conversion.

    Depending on the application, our products are built very compact and space saving. For such requirements very well mixed signal PCB designs are required. PCB design for this purposes is also one of our core competences.

  • Company

    VICOS - Visual Communication Systems GmbH was founded in the year 2000. We started and grew as an electronic engineering services company and worked for many years as project partner for world market leading companies. Beside specification and development we also did customer product testing and verification. In 2008 we started with own product developments launching first of them to the markets in 2009. In 2011 we settled our registered Aivion product brand.

    We are an experienced  and motivated team with high competence in audiovisual systems and technologies. For such applications  we specify, develop and market our own and customer specific products. Our focus is system level product  design, where we typically go for solutions based on leading microelectronic (semiconductor) technology combined with embedded software.

    Our team members have long track records in the video, imaging and also semiconductor industries.

    Our Team

    Most known customers we worked on projects with are Thomson Broadcast / Grass Valley, Fujitsu Multimedia Semiconductor and Sony. Our Aivion products are sold directly to many end customers, to our distribution partner or to system integrators.

    Customer Base


  • Mission

    We enable our customers to build leading edge system solutions in their respective markets.  Our solutions are characterized by incorporating innovation and technology leadership. We provide competitive  products and services aligned to market requirements.

    Mission Statement


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