PCTV Systems selects XCode(R) 4105 for "Broadway", the latest in its line-up of TV-to-iPhone(R) solutions
TORONTO, May 30 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors that enable a rich video entertainment experience, announced today that PCTV Systems Sarl., a division of Hauppauge Digital Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), has selected the ViXS XCode(R) 4105 for Broadway - a device that provides consumers choice in where and when they view their digital media content.
Broadway, enabled by a powerful ViXS core video engine, is a standalone device designed to provide wireless live TV to the Apple iPhone(R) and iPad(R) by connecting to a live over-the-air DVB-T digital TV signal and transform the signal into the format required for display on an Apple(R) iPhone(R) or iPad(R). The live TV signal is wirelessly transmitted to the iPhone(R) or iPad(R) via a cell phone network or WiFi.
"Products like Broadway that support multiple formats and applications can provide consumers greater choice, flexibility, and video quality than ever before," said Ms. Sally Daub, President and CEO of VIXS Systems Inc. "We are extremely pleased to be selected by Hauppauge to enable advanced encoding and streaming to portable devices."
"In order to provide live TV from the home to Internet or Wi-Fi connected iPhones(R) or iPads(R), Broadway requires high performance and high quality H.264 transcoding. The ViXS XCode(R) 4105 offered the right combination of transcoding, encoding and stream processing to enable Broadway's advanced features and functionality," said Mr. Ken Plotkin, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hauppauge, the parent company of PCTV Systems Sarl.
About PCTV Systems/Hauppauge
PCTV Systems is based in Braunschweig, Germany, and was formerly the TV tuner division of Pinnacle Systems. PCTV Systems Sarl. is a division of Hauppauge Digital Inc., a U.S. based company.
Broadway sends live TV from your home cable or satellite TV set top box to the Apple iPad and other mobile devices. Broadway was introduced at the 2010 IFA show in Berlin, Germany and was first made available through consumer electronics retailers in Europe starting April, 2011.
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 275 patents worldwide with over 85 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.
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