Our origins in the multimedia industry go way back to the days of floppy disks and also the first days of digital video, when video-disks were the main-stream format of the industry. The UK never really adopted the VCD (as it came to be known) and despite huge success in France and the far-east, VCD was a short lived product. The founders of our parent company were part of the Philips organisation who were involved heavily with VCD and were part of the group that established the VCD standard in 1993.

Interestingly Laserdisc predated even the VCD but was equally unwelcomed by the UK market even though the first ever Laserdisk released in the USA was the MCA DiscoVision release of Jaws in 1978.

The DVD standard was invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995 and has become the worldwide standard in digital video since that time. Our parent company (PIMC- Philips Interactive Media Centre ) was formed when Philips shed much of its 'divisions' in the late 90's and the 'P' became 'Professional' instead of 'Philips'. Today PIMC is an independant company based in Belgium and London and still working with some of the big names in the world of movies and television, including BBC Worldwide, Universal, Sony Pictures, Warner, and many more. We offer video encoding and authoring for DVD and also for the new Hi-definition BluRay format.

This aspect of our heritage is of use in the creation of a website if you wish to include video within your site and it further demonstrates our experience and expertise in multimedia. For more information on this aspect of our company, please visit the PIMC website.