NVISION was founded in 1989 to conduct research and development for the design and manufacture of digital processing equipment for High Definition Television. At that time, no serious market existed for advanced television systems, so focus was given to designs for digital equipment for the standard definition market.
Many established manufacturers had well-designed products to handle the processing and distribution of digital video signals, but the digital audio component of the television system had been overlooked and products that existed were of poor design. Most manufacturers and designers of video equipment had limited understanding of the nuances of digital audio, so the products that were available came largely from manufacturers of professional audio products. However, these products lacked the hooks required for efficient operation within a video system.