ViXS™ and KWorld® Announce HD Transcoder Reference Platform for Multiple High Volume Application Markets

XCode® Engine Delivers Exceptional Video Quality for USB Powered HD Transcoder Reference Platform

TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. and KWorld today announced HU320 USB HD Transcoding Stick, a reference platform that OEMs can adopt to enhance their products with media content mobility functions. The HU320 platform has been designed to add HD transcoding technology to Set-top Box, PC, NAS, Router and other CE platforms, allowing consumers to view their media content anywhere in the world.

Driven by consumer demand to access their media content anywhere, anytime, there is an increasing demand for enhanced media processing capabilities such as real-time transcoding and DLNA streaming to iPADs, tablets and DLNA clients.  ViXS remains the only proven and deployed HD transcoding solution capable of being bus powered over USB. HU320 incorporates ViXS' XCode media processing functions in a sleek and ultra-slim form factor.

HU320 reference platform boasts excellent video quality at full HD resolution and supports new consumer devices including Apple iPAD, and Android tablets.  Leading transcoding technology from ViXS ensures excellent video quality at low bit rates on iPADs / tablets, PCs and smart phones anywhere in the world even in a bandwidth constrained network.

"HU320 reference platform is a cost-effective means for an OEM to add media processing capability to an existing platform", said James Hsieh, Vice President at KWorld. "The low power XCode SOC has enabled us to design a very innovative product with excellent video quality and support for multiple codecs and containers."

"KWorld's HU320 platform provides time-to-market to OEMs in adding media processing functions to their designs", said Kiran Koshy, Director of Marketing at ViXS Systems. "Consumer digital media content consumption is dramatically changing to include new devices and applications. XCode processors provide the highest integration and most comprehensive set of features to deliver media content to these new devices."

Key features of the XCode processors include:

  • Highly concurrent multi-stream HD media processing engine
  • Dedicated network processor for high throughput network performance
  • Support for Over-the-top (OTT) video services and content
  • Compliant software stacks to support  "Digital Living  Network Alliance®", (DLNA®) Digital Media Server (DMS) for streaming applications
  • Complete Xtensiv™ Software stack for quick time to market

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 KWorld

Since its establishment in 1999, KWorld Computer Co., Ltd. has gone through a dramatic transformation within these past few years on the ultimate mission to become the leader of digital entertainment provider. KWorld's product lines include: PC-TV, Video Capture, Video Converter, HD Webcam, Wi-Fi Display and PC-based Surveillance.

The official 3 B's of KWorld - Best Technology, Best Quality and Best Service, is our undiminished commitment to our clients and end-users. KWorld Research and Development Team deliver dependable technology aligning with consumer needs and integrate KWorld-original software with the innovative hardware.o

For further information on KWorld OEM/ODM products, please visit: www.maxmediatek.com

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information:

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

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