ViXS Announces Support for RoxioNow on XCode(R) 4210

TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors that enable a rich video entertainment experience, announced today support for the RoxioNow(R) entertainment platform from Sonic Solutions. Support for RoxioNow on ViXS platforms as a pre-integrated solution can significantly reduce the time-to-market for our OEM customers.

RoxioNow offers a massive selection of premium video entertainment for rental or purchase, including new releases often on the same day of release in stores. RoxioNow-powered media services and devices form a connected ecosystem that consumers can use to seamlessly choose, move, and view video entertainment.

"Embedding RoxioNow's technology in our SOCs brings an exciting new experience for consumers," said Ms. Sally Daub, President and CEO of VIXS Systems Inc. "Availability of RoxioNow on ViXS SOCs will allow our customers to bring value-added devices to the connected digital home."

ViXS' implementation of RoxioNow enables the complete platform services offering storefront browsing, streaming of both HD and SD content to PCs, connected HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players and portable devices.

"Our collaboration with ViXS, and integration into its platforms, will help further expand our footprint on connected devices," said Mark Ely, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sonic Solutions. "Working with leading semiconductor manufacturers like ViXS helps streamline the process of including RoxioNow-powered storefronts on next-generation consumer electronics, and allows our retail partners to rapidly introduce their services to millions of consumers."

XCode(R) 4210's robust feature set creates a rich user experience to view digital media content through Roxio's RoxioNow on an array of devices. These features include:

    -   Advanced media processing engines seamlessly handling dynamic
        resolution changes, trick play modes, and other advanced features in
    -   Adaptive streaming technology providing excellent video quality even
        with varying bandwidth to the home.
    -   Advanced 2D and 3D graphic engines providing a fast and responsive
        user experience on either the native RoxioNow user interface or
        Adobe(R) Flash(R) Lite user interface.
    -   Advanced security processor architecture implements RoxioNow DRM
        (digital rights management) and enables viewing of premium content.
    -   Support for Managed Copy.
    -   Support for RoxioNow's 3D TV streaming technology. XCode(R) 4210 is
        capable of full HD 3D TV, and enables both standard and proprietary
        legacy and true HD modes, including Blu-ray MVC (Multi-View Codec).

The XCode(R) 4210 is in production. Please contact our sales department at for pricing and further information.

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions(R) (NASDAQ: SNIC) enables digital media from Hollywood to Home. For more than two decades, Sonic products, service, and technology brands including Roxio(R), RoxioNow(TM), DivX(R), and MainConcept(R), have fueled home entertainment, powered rich digital media functionality on a range of platforms for a variety of partners, and inspired unique personal media experiences for hundreds of millions of consumers. Sonic technologies are now combining to deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs that provides consumers instant access to premium entertainment from virtually anywhere. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California. Learn more at

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:

Adobe(R) Flash(R) Lite is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information: Janet Craig, ViXS, Tel: (647) 260-2056, E-mail:; Chris Taylor, Sonic Solutions, +1 408-367-5231, E-mail:

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