Pixell is dedicated to providing the highest quality video processing products and support to system integrators, government contractors, resellers, dealers, and end users. The company emphasis is on providing these products at competitive prices and exemplary after the sale service. Ongoing support for the above legacy video wall systems is still a priority and will be until the last system is de-commissioned as we feel this is our responsibility to support all previous customers. Pixell also writes video wall processor software for DIY integrators or end users.
Pixell is a narrowly focused small business located in the San Francisco bay area who specializes in large scale video processing products and systems and supporting legacy video walls.
The company was founded in 1994 by James Thornburg with a focus on marketing technology equipment via a new medium called the Internet. (Thanks Al Gore) Although humble in its beginning, the company quickly found its preferred niche which was desktop LCD displays. Pixell partnered with Pixelvision, an early pioneer and now defunct manufacture of desktop LCD displays who specialized in financial trading firms. Pixell quickly found plenty of new markets for this revolutionary technology in the Silicon Valley area selling to high tech firms and silicon wafer equipment manufacturers like Applied Materials, SGS Thompson, Watkins Johnson, Lam Research etc. Once LCD technology became ubiquitous in 1999 it was clear Pixell needed a new niche. The logical extension was larger, as in video walls, although at the time rear projection was the highest quality means to tile multiple displays together while keeping the mullions (monitor to monitor gap) as small as possible. Pixell partnered with Clarity Visual Systems, now Planar Systems and morphed into a video wall system integrator, utilizing Planar’s displays and Datapath Limited’s capture cards to build video processors to drive video walls. Pixell no longer functions as a system integrator, but has focused on manufacturing video processing systems and supplying spare parts for rear projection video wall systems.