Antik Technology Integrates ViXS' XCode(R) 4125 into IPTV Head End Encoder

Proven enterprise technology enables fast time to market

TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems a leading provider of video solutions for the broadcast infrastructure market, announced today that Antik Technology, a leading Central European broadcast & set-top box manufacturer, has chosen the XCode(R) 4125 processor for their Juice Ember professional encoder/transcoder. The cost effective Juice Ember offers the most optimal solution for HD video compression while having the highest image quality and lowest bit rate - features especially attractive in the fast booming OTT market.

Juice Ember professional H.264 transcoder for headend applications has been developed to specifically meet the challenges of an IPTV system. Juice Ember integrates the latest advancements in MPEG2 and H.264 video encoding and transcoding offered by the ViXS XCode(R) 4125, which results in the most advanced feature set available today for an IPTV encoder/transcoder system. Juice Ember also features real-time encoding / transcoding of multiple HD streams simultaneously.

XCode(R) 4125 high speed transcoding/transrating encoding engines allows processing of multiple HD streams and integrates a powerful applications processor allowing customers to run their custom management applications. The chip also includes a wide variety of peripherals for a highly integrated system solution.

"We are pleased that Antik Technology has recognized the advantages of XCode(R) and has chosen our silicon as the best solution on the market today," said Ms. Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems Inc. "We believe that the capabilities and flexibility of our processor solutions have enabled Antik to create a truly superior and differentiated broadcast product."

"XCode(R) 4125 has enabled us to produce a highly dense encoder/transcoder solution and allowed us to deliver a low cost per stream solution without having to make any tradeoff. Our end markets demand highly robust system solutions and ViXS has delivered an excellent series of media processors for our systems," said Mr. Igor Kolla, CEO of Antik Technology.

Juice Ember Encoder/Transcoder integrates following features:

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    -  Multi-stream, multi-format SD/HD encoder / transcoder
    -  Full decode / re-encode; Smart XCode(R) mode implementation
    -  Flexibility to support all HD and SD resolutions
    -  Support of wide range of bit rates: 64kbps to 100Mbps
    -  Flexibility in rate control: CBR, VBR and capped VBR
    -  Scene change detection, face detection
    -  Programmable GOP structure
    -  Dynamic parameter changes
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Antik Juice Ember is currently available. Please visit www.antiktech.com for more information.

For any inquiries about ViXS please visit www.vixs.com or email sales@vixs.com.

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 240 patents worldwide with over 70 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.

About Antik Technology

Antik Technology is a company dedicated to a long-term development, production and distribution of hardware devices for telecommunication industry. The company is a designer and manufacturer of IPTV set-top boxes, professional encoders/transcoders, IPTV Middleware&Headend SW, , IP phones and GPS car tracking systems designed in Central Europe. These devices are used by telecommunication operators in more than dozen countries worldwide. A sister company Antik Telecom is a leading provider of triple play services in Kosice, Slovakia - 13th fastest internet city worldwide according to University of Cambridge, UK survey. More information at www.antiktech.com.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information: Janet Craig, Tel: (647) 260-2056, E-mail: jcraig@vixs.com

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