NEC brand VALUESTAR PC uses ViXS® XCode® 5000 for Multi-Stream High Definition (HD) TV Media processing and Audio and Video Transcoding

The ViXS XCode 5106 network media processor and multi-stream transcoder provides the video processing capability to concurrently deliver quad transcode and watch live TV on the NEC brand VALUESTAR W and N Series of All-in One PCs 

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announces that the XCode 5106 is the media processor single chip System on Chip (SoC) powering NEC Personal Computer's TV tuner module in the VALUESTAR W and N series All-in-One Desktop PCs.  The VALUESTAR PC integrates all the functions of today's desktop PC into the LCD screen making this is a very compact and space- saving design.   The integration capability of the XC5106 allows all the TV functions to be integrated on a small PCIe card, helping to save space and cost.

Running on the TV tuner card in the NEC brand VALUESTAR W and N series of PC, the XCode 5106 is designed to provide content protection and digital rights management (DRM) for premium digital content.  The XCode 5106 simultaneously allows the PC to: view live TV; perform a quad audio and video transcode to support recording of two HD channel on the hard disk, and; transcode two audio and video streams to two mobile devices.   The commercial availability of quad transcoding on the XCode 5106 enables a level of media processing previously requiring the use of multiple devices.

"NEC required a high-performance and highly-integrated media processing engine to address the challenges of integrating the desk top capabilities of the PC including hard disk drive, Blu-ray, and other peripherals, as well as supporting watch TV, dual channel PVR, and streaming content in real time to mobile devices. ViXS was able to deliver on the design criteria to make this a successful product launch" said Hideaki Kato, Senior Vice President NEC Personal Computers.

"We are very pleased to be chosen by NEC Personal Computers as the media processing engine for the digital TV tuning card in the VALUESTAR W and N series of All-in-One Desktop PCs.   The XCode 5000 series has set a milestone in media processing and transcoding capabilities and we are pleased to have met the rigorous requirement for performance, media processing, power consumption and small form factor," said David Jones, Vice President Marketing and Business Development of ViXS Systems Inc.

About NEC Personal Computers Ltd

NEC Personal Computers is a member of NEC Lenovo Japan Group which is the largest PC supplier group in Japan, established on July 1, 2011.

NEC Personal Computers operates its PC business on a fully integrated basis from product planning to sales/support.

By providing a combination of products and customer support that cross utilize the company's experience and nationwide sales channels as well as 121 Contact Center which operates 24/7days.  The company's advanced/innovative technology and its high level support meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers to achieve No.1 customer satisfaction.

The Company mission is "the Best Answer for the People & the Society", which will continuously seek to deliver the best answer by always thinking of customer viewpoint, incorporating advanced technology and providing products with optimum customer usability.

For more information, visit NEC Personal Computers at http://www.necp.co.jp/company/index_e.html

NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. (C) 2012 NEC Corporation.

About ViXS Systems Inc.


ViXS is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio allowing seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices. 

ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network-Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-ray players/recorders, as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment OEMs. 

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America.  ViXS has filed more than 334 patents worldwide with over 103 patents being issued to date.  Listed for four years running as one of Deloitte's fastest growing North American companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of multimedia products. 

For more information on ViXS, please visit our website: www.vixs.com.

VIXS®, the ViXS® logo, XCode™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information:

David Jones, Tel: (416) 646-2000, E-mail: djones@vixs.com

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