ViXS® Announces the Availability of Axentra's HipServ® NAS Media Software on XCode® 4208 Network Media Processor

Unique Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution with video transcoding shortens development time for OEMs

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. announces today that Axentra has integrated its leading HipServ NAS software on XCode 4208 Media Processor SOC providing consumers with a unique and simple home cloud experience. Consumers can leave digital media at home and access content anywhere in the home or remotely around the world.

Integration of HipServ on ViXS' XCode 4208 provides distinct advantages for OEMs:

  • Adds Digital Living Network Alliance®(DLNA®), transcoding, transcryption, transwrapping, and content streaming to leading NAS software stack
  • FFMPEG integration running on powerful processor adds Over the top (OTT) media processing capability to HipServ software
  • Adds whole home DVR media streaming solution on NAS devices
  • Pre-integration reduces time to market and development costs for OEMs
  • Hosting Axentra middleware on ViXS XCode 4208 significantly expands overall interactivity

The XCode 4208 System on a Chip (SoC) for NAS applications is a powerful media processing SOC. In addition to transcoding content from one format to target AV codec in client device, the XC4208 simultaneously performs transcryption, transrating, transwrapping and DLNA streaming to client devices. Also integrated with and running on the XCode4208 is the Apple content streaming protocol software called HTTP-Live server or HLS to support Apple iPad devices.

"We are pleased to offer Axentra's widely adopted software on ViXS XCode media processing engine", said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems. "Consumer digital media content consumption is evolving to include new devices and applications. NAS software combined with leading ViXS XCode technology offers consumers best-in-class media processing technologies"

HipServ is the leading digital media access software that enables consumers to access their media content anywhere, and on any connected computing or consumer electronic devices including iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android tablets and smartphones, BlackBerry Playbook and Windows and Mac PCs. HipServ's friendly user interface offers consumers an enriched experience in playing their media content on various devices with a simple push of a button.

"We are very enthusiastic about this collaboration with ViXS and how it will advance our overall solution for the home media market" said Marc-Antoine Bengalia, CEO of Axentra. "The ViXS XCode 4208 delivers many unique technologies such as real-time video transcoding that solves the very painful problems of video files compatibility and Internet bandwidth limitations. This collaboration will allow both companies to offer even more compelling solutions to OEMs".

Key features of the XCode 4208 include:

  • Highly concurrent dual HD media processing engine
  • Dedicated network processor for high throughput network performance
  • Support for Over-the-top (OTT) video services and content
  • Support for the "Digital living Network Alliance", (DLNA) Digital Media Server (DMS) for streaming applications
  • Integration of wide range of peripherals including: PCI Express, USB, SATA &  Ethernet
  • 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 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.

About Axentra

The leading provider of embedded digital home media server software and services solutions, Axentra® is the developer of the award-winning HipServ® platform. HipServ is targeted at OEMs and service providers allowing them to offer value-add products and services that deliver a unified digital lifestyle experience to consumers. For more information about Axentra and its products, please visit www.axentra.com.

Axentra and HipServ are registered trademarks of Axentra Corporation.

For additional information about this press release, please contact Eric Lefebvre (eric.lefebvre@axentra.com) at (613) 627-1248.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information:

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

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