ViXS™ and Global Invacom's Provision Unit Jointly Develop a new class of Wi-Fi enabled, low-cost Internet Protocol (IP thin client Set Top Box) offering superior range and performance

Design is able to receive content through Wi-Fi or Wired IP connections using standard chipsets with low system power consumption

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announces a new reference design platform  offering superior wireless performance and extended range.anddelivering high quality decode, display, and advanced graphics, while ensuring low power consumption and low cost. The platform, based on ViXS' XCode® 4205 client System on Chip (SOC), leverages Global Invacom's proprietary low-cost antennae and unique WiFi software. The combination transforms the Client into a highly cost-effective and efficient IP STB that can also be incorporated in a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) capable home network as a Digital Media Player (DMP) device.

The XCode 4205 SoC offers high throughput networking performance, 2D and 3D graphics, 3D TV, motion adaptive de-interlacing and scaling for full HD up to 1080P50/60 resolution.  Global Invacom's Provision Unit, which has spent years collaborating with researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK, has developed proprietary WiFi antenna designs that extend performance and range. Provision has also developed control software and drivers to deliver an outstanding and robust user experience while using standard low-cost wireless chipsets. Designed and developed by Provision, the complete IP STB hardware is available for purchase through Global Invacom.

"Content mobility is a technology driver in the industry and is required by leading operators in order for their customers to access their content anywhere, anyway, anytime and on any device," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "Our work with Provision extends our technology in to the wireless market by enabling customers to quickly deploy low-cost, portable wireless-enabled IP Client based STBs that deliver premium viewing experience".

"Consumers want an easy-to-use and low-cost application to view and use their HD media at multiple locations on multiple devices anytime, anywhere. This product is a significant step towards making that a reality," said Tony Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Global Invacom Group Limited. "Being deeply involved in developing leading-edge satellite reception and transmission components and in home distribution of content, we have a long history in wireless RF technology. We intend to use this expertise and experience to activate streaming content around the home, office, bar, hotel and club seamlessly."

The XCode 4205 addresses client applications with the following features and supported software solutions:

  • Low Power operation targeting small form factor design meeting industry power targets.
  • Supports Open GL ES 2.0 3D graphics that ensure a high quality user experience to match that of server class products currently being deployed.
  • High Quality and fully featured decoding engine for premium viewing.
  • Advanced hardware security technology supporting the latest conditional access and digital rights management specifications.
  • Highest level of networking throughput in its class.
  • ViXS Xtensiv™ software suite including internally developed software to take customer solutions through Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) certification,

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 382 patents issued and pending worldwide.  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.

About Global Invacom Group Limited

Global Invacom Group Limited, formerly known as Radiance Group Limited, is a fully integrated satellite communications equipment provider listed on the Mainboard of SGX-ST, with manufacturing plants in Shanghai and Shenzhen providing electronics manufacturing services in satellite communications, TV peripherals, computer peripherals, medical, and consumer electronics industries. It is also one of seven companies in the world involved in R&D, design and supply of satellite components and products to large-scale satellite broadcasters to offer a full range of LNB receivers, transmitters, switches, and video distribution components. Its customers include satellite broadcasters such as BSkyB of the UK and DISH Network of the US.

SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information:

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

For media queries relating to Global Invacom Group Limited, please contact:

Global Invacom Group Limited
8 Temasek Boulevard
#20-03 SuntecTower Three
Singapore 038988
Teo Ser Cher, sercher@globalinvacom.com (Tel: +65 6884 8270)

On behalf of Global Invacom Group Limited:

WeR1 Consultants Pte Ltd
38A Circular Road
Singapore 049394
Lai Kwok Kin, laikkin@wer1.net (Tel: +65 9819 2153)
Josephine Auxilio, Josephine@wer1.net  (Tel: +65 6737 4844)

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