Combining entrepreneurial success, technology innovation and operational
expertise, Olson Brings Invaluable Global Industry Experience to ViXS
TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS) announced
today that Andrew Olson, named one of the "25 All Stars" of the
first decade of digital media by StreamingMedia.com, has joined the Company's Board of Directors.
Olson currently serves as BSkyB's Director of Product Planning & Design
for TV, Broadband and Talk Products. In this position, Olson has a
crucial role in setting the technology direction of the company and
driving innovation. Olson previously served as Chief Operating Officer
(COO) of Comcast's Converged Products group where he helped launch the
new Xfinity set-top box and guide. Prior to Comcast, Olson was the COO
and CFO of thePlatform™, the leading online video management and
publishing company he co-founded.
Olson's diverse background includes a role at Microsoft as well as
digital audio development for top companies in the U.S. and Japan. He
also co-founded two biotechnology companies and spent three years with
The Boston Consulting Group. Olson has been a contributing writer for
a number of digital media and technology publications, has an MBA
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a degree in voice
from the Musician's Institute of Technology in California.
"As ViXS continues to drive innovation and establish itself as a leader
in the digital media semiconductor industry, we are delighted to have
Andrew join our board of directors," said Sally Daub, President & CEO,
ViXS Systems Inc. "His tremendous background in media and broadcasting,
combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and technology expertise, will
be a great asset to the company as our business continues to expand."
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing
high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video
service provider industries. With over 422 patents issued and pending
worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards
for innovation. ViXS is the world leader in transcoder deployments with
over 27 million shipments to date, and still growing.
ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs
of the global media industry. Portfolio highlights include the most
advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well
as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number
of HD streams in the industry. Moreover, ViXS is the only company to
have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of
delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad,
inside and outside of the home.
ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCodePro and XConnex. The
XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding
chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four
simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes. XCodePro products address the
professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for
cloud-based media streaming services. The XConnex product line is for
communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions.
Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software
development kit known as Xtensiv.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and
offices in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information on
ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.
VIXS™, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their
SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.
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ViXS Systems Inc.
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