TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems, Inc. and Morega Systems, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to enable, for the first
time, the seamless access and streaming of premium, personal, and
user-generated content to and from multiple devices within the home. Morega's proprietary content portability technologies will be integrated with ViXS XCode® media processors and embedded into consumer electronics (CE) products,
set-top boxes (STBs), network attached storage (NAS) devices, and
The integrated solution will give rise to a new class of CE devices that
allow individuals to watch their video content across multiple screens,
with the ability to stream, protect, convert, and operate across
different media standards seamlessly.
"Technology and broadcasting have finally intersected to provide a
seamless, secure, and high-quality digital media experience for the
consumer," said Sally Daub, president and CEO of ViXS Systems.
"Together, ViXS Systems and Morega have solved the challenges
associated with integrating broadcast, personal, and user-generated
content across all CE devices in the home, and are taking the digital
media entertainment industry to the next level."
The combined offering detects media content present on all CE products
within the home, and comply with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
interoperability guidelines. The joint ViXS-Morega technology supports
a broad range of CE products, including set-top boxes, personal
computers (PCs), mobile phones, tablets, digital video recorders
(DVRs), and NAS devices. Using a Web browser or a mobile app, consumers
can view and access all of their personal, user-generated, and premium
content on their preferred devices of choice.
"The hassle involved with moving and managing content across a multitude
of devices, and dealing with the frustration of digital rights
management (DRM) incompatibilities, are now things of the past," said
Philip Poulidis, president and CEO of Morega Systems Inc. "Morega's
software running on ViXS Systems' hardware platform is a powerful
solution to this problem, yet it's flexible enough to meet the distinct
needs of all parties involved in the multimedia value chain - from
consumers and content creators, to manufacturers and service
Using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) server extensions, Morega employs
adaptive bit rate streaming technology to ensure a high-quality viewing
experience across limited bandwidth networks. By combining the crypto
processing cores in the ViXS system-on-a-chip (SoC) chipsets with
Morega's downloadable, cross-platform security framework, the joint
offering also offers support for digital transmission content
protection (DTCP)-IP and DRM-protected content.
The integrated solution will be on display at the 2012 International
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in both the ViXS Systems booth (South 2 - MP25958) and the Morega booth (South 2 - MP25757). Demonstrations will feature streaming and porting of protected and
user-generated content between NAS, DVR, media gateway, and media
streaming devices designed by various original equipment manufacturer
About ViXS Systems, Inc.
ViXS (www.vixs.com) 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 (SoC) semiconductors, software solutions, and
hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of digital
TVs, DVDs, set-top boxes, personal video recorders, PCs, NAS devices,
residential/home gateways, Blu-ray players and 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.
About Morega Systems, Inc.
Morega Systems (www.morega.com) is a provider of content portability solutions that give service
providers and consumer electronics equipment manufacturers a better way
to extend multimedia content beyond the television to any viewing
device. Morega's unique approach to content delivery uses a
sophisticated authentication, encryption and digital rights management
system to protect copyrighted material and to allow users to view
optimized, high-quality video either across a broadband network
connection via adaptive bit rate streaming, or without a network
connection via sideloading. Morega's unique analytics system also
tracks when specific content is viewed on alternative devices, thus
enabling TV Everywhere and the Connected Home while still preserving
advertising revenue for content providers.
ViXS, the ViXS® logo, XCode™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of ViXS.
SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.
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