ViXS Sets New Standard for Dense Transcoding in Broadcast & Professional Markets

Flagship product XCodePro(R) 200 integrates groundbreaking dense performance and support for next generation technologies

TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. announced today the latest product in the XCodePro(R) family aimed at the broadcast, professional and infrastructure markets. Building on the capabilities offered by the highly successful XCodePro(R) 100, currently in use by leading broadcast & professional OEMs, XCodePro(R) 200 advances the XCodePro(R) family. The XCodePro(R) 200 integrates support for next generation dense transcoding technologies, supporting up to four simultaneous HD transcodes. XCodePro(R) 200 addresses a wide variety of applications including cable/satellite/IPTV encoders; switched digital systems; multi-screen (TV, PC, mobile) transcoders; ingest systems; on-demand video delivery systems; cloud computing, as well as video conferencing and surveillance.

"With the announcement of the XCodePro(R) 200, ViXS has delivered advanced dense transcoders to meet the needs of multi-screen applications," said Ms. Sally Daub, President & CEO of ViXS Systems Inc. "By leading the industry in compression efficiency, the XCodePro(R) family is expected to gain further adoption at leading professional and broadcast OEMs."

The XCodePro(R) 200 enables customers to build the highest video quality encoder/transcoder system achieving unprecedented density and lowest power consumption per channel. XCodePro(R) 200 sets a new benchmark in compression efficiency compared to currently available products in the marketplace, enabling delivery of a higher number of channels per satellite or cable service. Delivering pristine HD compression, XCodePro(R) 200 also allows seamless conversion between various resolutions, formats supporting Variable Bit Rate (VBR), and Constant Bit Rate (CBR).

XCodePro 200 integrates the following features:

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    -   Quad HD/SD video encoding and transcoding
        -   Full decode/full encode transcode mode implementation
        -   Smart XCode(TM) mode implementation
    -   Flexibility to support all HD and lower resolutions
    -   Dynamic parameter changes
    -   Support a wide range of bit rates at excellent video quality:
        0.5 Mbps - 100Mbps
    -   Flexibility in rate control implementation: CBR, VBR and capped VBR
        not to exceed set bit rate
    -   Audio Encoding: AC3, MPEG1 Layer 2, MP3, AAC-LC, AAC-HE
    -   Closed Captioning/VBI processing insertion/pass-through
        -   EIA-608 / EA-708
        -   SMPTE 334M / SMPTE 333M
        -   DVB Teletext
    -   Multiple integrated peripherals:
        -   Dual 10/100/1000; M-CARD interface
        -   PCIe
        -   Dual USB2.0
    -   High Speed DDR3 Memory Interfaces.
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Availability & Pricing

XCodePro 200 samples are expected to be available in the third quarter. Please contact ViXS sales for pricing at 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.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

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

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