The company, past to present

IMAGEM Technology® is a dynamic French company created in 2003 by engineers animated by a strong will to bring to the market a new and pragmatic answer for embedded displays systems.

Its office is located near Paris at Voisins-le-Bretonneux in the Saint-Quentin en Yvelines activity area.

21 rue Jacques Cartier
Porte G – La Porte de Voisins
78960 Voisins-le-BretonneuxFRANCE
Tel. +33 9 61 30 41 68

IMAGEM Technology® was a startup recognized as a french J.E.I. (“Jeune Entreprise Innovante”, i.e. “New Innovative Company”). In may 2008, the company received a “Electron d’Or”, symbol of innovation delivered by the french publication “Electronique”, for its original HMI solution.

After 15 years of activity, IMAGEM Technology® is still an independent company, without financial investors and remained on a human scale, that is first recognized for its innovative products. Rapid successes, especially in automotive market, are the proof that the Imagem solutions are not only technically attractive but economically as well. Imagem is present in many French car-makers concept cars and prototypes but also in standard equipment of many car brands through the technology licensing granted to a major international car equipment supplier in 2007, with about 8 millions vehicles produced from 2007 to 2019 with IMAGEM Technology®’s Intellectual Property.

Automotive market is the historic focus, but IMAGEM Technology® provides transversal solutions for many embedded sectors (industry, aeronautics…).

The hybrid technology, both hardware and software, developed by IMAGEM Technology® up to 2019 was provided was provided as Turnkey solutions materialized either by Intellectual Property, graphics card or prototyping box in order to fit different customer needs and profiles.

From 2019, the company will implement a major change in strategy to capitalize on its experience and better exploit its know-how, by refocusing its activity and its offer on embedded HMI according to two innovation axes:

  • prototyping, to continue to capture customer needs and upstream trends,
  • design and development of software tool chains for the production of embedded HMIs without limits and oriented towards the User Experience. The ambition of this transformation is also to propose an economic model focused on very small to medium-sized worldwide companies (VSEs/SMEs).

Since the creation of the company, a lot of big companies trust IMAGEM Technology® and continue to invest on their own future with the help of our experience and competencies.

Discover the company convictions beyond the marketing words through their realizations by visiting the gallery.

The disruptive technologies maker

From the initial convictions of the company founders, the embedded industry needs a Graphics User Interface (GUI) solution that fits designer requirements with minimal development effort at low cost. On the paper, candidates exist but they all require powerful target device to be successfully integrated, and are coming from the consumer market, which is rarely compatible with the EMBEDDED constraints. Moreover, their uses require technical, and sometimes strategical, investment of the company. The philosophy of IMAGEM Technology® since its origin is to mask the technical complexity of the graphics domain in order to let user focusing on his own competencies and challenges.

Since 2003, IMAGEM Technology® has had a different idea of the embedded HMI than that accessible by the technical means of the time, and wants to propagate new, simple and intuitive means for its development. The Company disrupted the HMI’s vision with the birth of its ATHLET® concept. His convictions: to integrate the tools of user feeling into a hardware accelerated engine, allowing him to offer dynamism, transparency and optimal quality on low-resolution screens.

First soft CPU were introduced in the FPGA technology at the beginning of the millennium by Altera, opening a new way of investigation. By combining the strength of the electronics and the intelligence of an integrated CPU, a new way of thinking and opportunities based on complementary competencies were opened.

The company IMAGEM Technology® was a pioneer in this FPGA hybrid technology, and the first company to be able to use generic components to build High Quality and dynamic GUI on FPGA-based system on-chip.

ATHLET® was the IMAGEM Technology® trademark for its Video & Graphics products line based on a legacy implementation for FPGA, mixing software & hardware, and offering the best trade-off between antinomic needs for industrial products.

From 2019, and in response to a diversified and high-performance offer of graphic components, IMAGEM Technology® will refocus its activities and expertise in embedded HMI on software solutions around existing components. For the company, technologies must be hidden behind the user expectations and the needs of companies to invest in development tools and methods that make their human investment profitable on several products. The company’s original convictions, and too far in advance 15 years ago, have finally found a term that resonates in everyone’s ears: “User Experience”! At the same time, the solutions proposed must continue to be able to adapt to the best technical choices among the current offers.

To meet this need, IMAGEM Technology® continues to innovate in the Embedded world by offering its revolutionary MAGNETO Studio® all-integrated tool concept.

Discover the Innovation brought by MAGNETO Studio®, by looking at the actions beyond the words in the presentation video.

By making its solution universal and adaptable to industrial components with low resources, through a single tool open to existing standards, IMAGEM Technology® aims to ensure the durability of HMI development methods, regardless of hardware offerings and technological developments. The MAGNETO Studio® product specifically addresses the HMI prototyping segment or meets the needs of SMEs for which human investment must be made vitally on their own skills rather than the graphic specialists needed for HMI development.

The direct passage from the creation of the mind to the metal layers of microprocessors is now possible, without the tedious (and until then unavoidable) intervention of the software development phases.

Faithful to its original convictions and motivations in the field of Embedded HMI, IMAGEM Technology® continues to develop alternatives to existing solutions by offering products focused on User Experience. Beyond the words widely used from a marketing point of view, the technical differences compared to products claiming the same objectives are significant and the consequences in terms of profitability are significant when you leave the world of words. It is to fight against the impressions maintained by only speeches and presentations, that IMAGEM Technology® has chosen to communicate on its products from videos made in real time, allowing technical actors of small and medium-sized companies to identify what constitutes a real added value according to their activities and their own objectives.

The intrinsic characteristics of the solutions developed by IMAGEM Technology® continue to offer the following added value for the user:

  • High Level applicative concepts.
  • Hidden technical complexity and diversity.
  • Optimal visual quality and display fluidity.
  • Open to media file standards and external tools.
  • Dynamic and real-time (HMI) application management based on a legacy implementation without Operating System (but compatible with customer Operating System choice).
  • User experience maintained despite embedded constraints (small resources, controlled memory management, low CPU power).

To find its way in a field where proposals are becoming more dense, IMAGEM Technology®  continues to be guided by its compass of contradictory needs, which makes it possible to verify that the response to needs does not conflict with the constraints associated with the development of industrial products:

The apparition (and the current persistence…) of IMAGEM Technology® with different ideas in the graphical domains, where huge companies defend their economical interests and survival conditions, demonstrates the competencies pride and the competitive spirit of the company.

The company want share the belief, the dare and the human qualities by supporting sportive events since 2007: