ViXS™ and Wyplay Collaborate on Next Generation Media Gateway Solution

ViXS' XCode® Network Media Processor System on Chip (SoC) delivers best-in-class performance to provide a global solution to the emerging mobility media gateway with integrated router capability

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announces a partnership with Wyplay to develop advanced gateway solution based on the XCode 4300 family targeting new home architectures where the router and gateway combined becomes the media hub. This gateway solution aggregates, stores and distributes protected content to connected networked and mobile media client devices. This innovative architecture puts all the intelligence and processing in the gateway and reduces the complexity and cost by leveraging consumer electronics products as viewing devices such as smart TVs, PCs, tablets and smart phones. This new gateway requires high performance multimedia functions and is made possible using the XCode® 43xx network processor and ViXS Xtensiv software combined with Wyplay's middleware. Wyplay is a global leader and innovator in advanced middleware product. This groundbreaking solution will be showcased at ViXS' Suite G104 at IBC 2012 in the RAI Amsterdam.

The XCode 4300 family of network media processors, currently in production, offers high system performance integrating extensive functions such as dual HD transcoding, encoding, 2D/3D graphics acceleration and network processing. This SoC family with best-in-class patented transcoding technology in conjunction with Wyplay's software creates an innovative gateway solution offering functionalities such as multiscreen place shifting, network attached storage (NAS), DVR and secure management and distribution of content. Using Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA©) and HTML5, this gateway can stream video to networked and mobile devices such as IP based set-top boxes, smart connected TVs, PCs, smart phones and tablets.

"The One Box gateway is an emerging market where Wyplay believes it has the technology, experience, and relationships in the ecosystem to help positively shape and evolve this product category. Wyplay believes that ViXS Systems XCode is an ideal platform for Wyplay to demonstrate our new gateway solution" said Dominique Feral, Wyplay CMO. "ViXS offers the best-in-class network media SoC solutions in this market and enables us to create innovative media gateway offerings requested by today's demanding operators." 

"Combining router and media gateway functions in one box and leveraging existing consumer products as viewing devices are becoming important to operators and the ViXS XCode 4300 system-on-chip family provides the best value proposition to address this new product category with the most advanced system performance and transcoding functionality" said David Jones, VP Marketing and Business Development of ViXS Systems. "We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with such a leading software company as Wyplay to be the first to demonstrate this advanced and innovative media gateway solution."

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 382 patents issued and pending worldwide.  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.

SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information:

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

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