ViXS Media Processor Selected by Sony for The New Personal Content Station LLS-201

ViXS XCode® 4210 Enables Unprecedented Consumer Media Solution

TORONTO, July 18, 2013 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS) today announced that the ViXS XCode 4210, a powerful System-on-Chip (SoC) for consumer media devices, has been selected by Sony for its newly launched Personal Content Station LLS-201 (PCS) product.  The XCode 4210 provides superlative media processing in a low power and cost effective package, allowing the PCS to deliver unique applications to consumers in an easy-to-use manner. By developing their product around the XCode 4210, Sony was able to build a consumer product with features and functions beyond what is currently available on the market today.

The Sony PCS LLS-201 is a centralized media hub for the home, with a massive 1 Terabyte of storage to hold all of the content that matters for a household.   By taking advantage of the high-performance processing engine of the XCode 4210, the LLS-201 creates a unique One-Touch feature that allows consumers to quickly and easily store and retrieve content from their personal entertainment devices such as cameras, camcorders, smart phones and tablets by simply placing the device on top of the LLS-201. In addition, ViXS' transcoding technology in the XCode 4210 converts media in real-time to a format that the LLS-201 can stream to multiple remote devices such as smart phones and tablets.

"ViXS is proud to have partnered with Sony to create the highly innovative Personal Content Station," said Perry Chappell, Vice President Worldwide Sales, ViXS Systems Inc.  "Taking full advantage of the flexibility and power of the XCode product line, the PCS provides consumers with a personal media solution that spans the diverse range of devices and locations that today's digital household requires."

About ViXS Systems Inc.


ViXS is the semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video service provider industries. With 422 patents issued and pending worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards for innovation. ViXS is the world leader in transcoder SoC deployments with over 27 million shipments to date, and still growing.

ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs of the global media industry. Portfolio highlights include the most advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number of HD streams in the industry. Moreover, ViXS is the only company to have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad, inside and outside of the home.

ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCodePro and XConnex. The XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes. XCodePro products address the professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for cloud-based media streaming services. The XConnex product line is for communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions. Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software development kit named Xtensiv.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.

VIXS™, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information:

David Jones
ViXS Systems Inc.
T: (416) 646-2000
djones@vixs.com

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