ViXS Systems drives the Ultra HD 4K market and is committed to enabling
the adoption of this technology across all media device segments
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - 2014 CES International — ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media
processing silicon solutions, today announced Panasonic has chosen
ViXS' XCode 6403 System-on-Chip (SoC) for their latest Ultra HD 4K
Television line up. By utilizing ViXS' XCode 6403 SoC, Panasonic
becomes the first television manufacturer today to launch a consumer
ready television with the ability to decode full Ultra HD 4K content.
The Ultra HD 4K revolution has just begun, as more Ultra HD 4K content
is produced, the need for an Ultra HD 4K SoC becomes absolutely
critical for manufacturers to meet the surging demands by consumers for
4K Ultra HD content. The XCode 6400 is the first SoC to successfully
support Ultra HD 4K High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) Main 10
Profile, empowering video/display product manufacturers to quickly and
seamlessly transition to the Ultra HD 4K market.
"With highly efficient video compression and vastly improve video
quality over standard HD, the Ultra HD 4K market is set to grow
exponentially in the next few years and Panasonic plans to be at the
forefront of this market growth", said Yuki Kusumi, Director of TV
Business Division at Panasonic. "We are extremely pleased to see that
ViXS had the vision to predict this impending market growth and has
invested their technical expertise to deliver chipset technology that
can support the Ultra HD 4K market this year."
"The launch of Panasonic's new Ultra HD 4K Television AX800 series is an
example of ViXS' ability to enable device manufacturers to deliver on
the promise of providing Ultra HD 4K based products for the masses",
said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "The XCode 6400
4K Ultra HD HEVC SoC is powering the Ultra HD 4K market and giving our
customers the performance and time-to-market advantages needed to meet
the demands of consumers today.
The XCode 6400 SoC can decode HEVC-based content and display resolutions
up to Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160 pixels) at a full 60 frames per second.
ViXS is an active contributor to the HEVC Standard and was a leading
proponent of 10-bit media processing during the development of the HEVC
technical specifications. The main advantage of 10-bit media
processing is higher color bit depth allowing for smoother color
transitions in video, resolving color-banding issues, and bringing more
than 1 billion colors to life in Ultra HD.
Panasonic will demonstrate their new Ultra HD 4K Television AX800 series
at the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, at the Las Vegas
Convention Center (Central Hall - Booth #9806).
ViXS will demonstrate the power of its XCode 6400 family at the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (South Hall 2 - MP25953).
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media
processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer
electronics industries, with over 437 patents issued and pending
worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 29 million
media processor shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to
Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing
professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High
Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main 10 Profile, reducing
bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of color and
image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution content.
ViXS' XCodePro 3xx family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure
equipment, and the XCode 6xxx family of system-on-chip (SoC) products
achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers
to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia
and North America. 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. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.
SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.
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