XCode Engine Delivers Exceptional Video Quality for Sling Media's Next
TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announced that
Sling Media Inc. has ported its next generation Slingbox technology to
the ViXS XCode network media processor. This partnership makes the
Slingbox Software Development Kit (SbSDK) available on XCode media
processors to OEMs, pay television service operators, and software
ViXS® provides an extensive portfolio of XCode media processor SOCs
integrating transcoding, advanced media processing, security
processing, transcryption and high performance networking. Integration
of Sling Media's software on ViXS Xtensiv™ software stack offers a
compelling turnkey solution for OEMs and operators for distribution of
media content anywhere in the world. Sling's technology in combination
with leading transcoding technology from ViXS ensures excellent video
quality on iPADs, tablets, PCs and smart phones anywhere in the world
even in a bandwidth constrained network.
Sling Media's Slingbox product and placeshifting technology has
transformed the way consumers watch television - allowing anyone to
watch their TV, anywhere in the world on any IP-connected device - PC,
tablet or smartphone. SlingPlayer software gives consumers complete
control over their living room TV, by giving them the ability to
control cable Set-top boxes, satellite Set-top boxes, Blu-Ray player,
Blu-ray recorders, DVD players, DVD recorders, Digital Video Recorder
(DVR), gaming systems, media servers and surveillance systems.
"We are pleased to be engaged with ViXS in a strategic partnership that
combines the leading edge XCode multi-stream HD transcoding
technologies with our next generation Sling-enabled products," said
Raghu Tarra, senior vice president and general manager at Sling Media.
"High performance ViXS XCode SOCs will enable us to extend our reach
and ecosystem with our software development kit, resulting in highly
"We are delighted to be partnering with Sling Media, a pioneer in
place-shifting technologies", said Sally Daub, President and CEO of
ViXS Systems. "As consumers demand more access to their content
anytime, OEMs and operators will benefit from Sling Media's
place-shifting technologies on ViXS SOCs. Our combined platform will
enable best in class media processing performance and highest video
quality on the market today."
Key features of the XCode processors include:
Highly concurrent multi-stream HD media processing engine
Dedicated network processor for high throughput network performance
Support for Over-the-top (OTT) video services and content
Compliant software stacks to support SlingLoaded and "Digital Living
Network Alliance®" (DLNA®) Digital Media Server (DMS) for streaming applications
Integration of a 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
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. Sling Media, SlingBox, SlingLoaded, and SlingPlayer are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Sling Media. Other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation
(NASDAQ: SATS), is the leading provider of video place shifting
products and services for consumers and television service providers.
Sling Media's product family includes the internationally acclaimed,
Emmy award-winning Slingbox that allows consumers to watch and control
their living room television shows at any time, from any location,
using Internet-connected PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones. For more
information, visit www.slingmedia.com.
About EchoStar Corporation
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of
satellite operations and digital TV solutions that enhance today's home
entertainment lifestyle. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the
world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office,
delivering innovative network technologies and managed network services
for enterprises and governments in more than 100 countries. Among the
many offerings of this combined powerhouse in broadband data and video
are HughesNet®, the market's #1 high-speed satellite Internet service;
Sling Media's award-winning SlingLoaded® technology; and Move Networks'
adaptive bit-rate streaming technology.
Headquartered in Englewood, Colo. with employees worldwide, EchoStar has
more than 25 years of experience designing, developing and distributing
award-winning television set-top boxes, services and related delivery
products for television. EchoStar delivers satellite broadband and
transport services for enterprises, governments, small businesses, and
consumers using 11 satellites and related broadcast licenses around the
globe. For more information, please visit www.EchoStar.com and www.Hughes.com.
Sling Media, Inc. Media Relations contact:
Jay Tannenbaum: 650-293-8007
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