Kane Computing has launched an imaging evaluation kit with hardware and software for investigating video-compression-based applications using digital signal processing technology. The IEK-C6211 includes a hardware module with video and audio input/output, field-programmable gate array, memory and communications interfaces. Also included are foundation software and evaluation versions of video compression algorithms and development tools. The system can be used as a standalone unit or as a video-processing module. It is suitable for real-time video and audio compression, shape recognition and counting algorithms.