ViXS Expands Its Advanced Media Processing Solutions Offering New System-On-Chip Multimedia Processor

Newest product in the XCode(R) 4200 series offers dual high definition (HD) decode, advanced 3D graphics, 3D TV and internet protocol (IP) content decoder

TORONTO, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors that enable a rich video entertainment experience, today announced the expansion of its XCode(R) 4200 family of multimedia processors with the introduction of the XCode(R) 4205. The XCode(R) 4205 further strengthens ViXS' offering in the Blu-ray and set-top box market and is designed to enable manufacturers to rapidly design and deploy next generation broadcast content; playback of 1080p high definition video; Blu-ray 3D TV MVC decode; and Over-The-Top (OTT) delivered content.

The XCode(R) 4205 is highly adaptable and scalable, allowing manufacturers to build a range of Blu-ray and set-top box receivers - from basic solutions to full featured high-end PVR set-top boxes. ViXS believes this highly integrated system-on-chip (SOC) also brings a new level of concurrency and integration to the set-top box, simultaneously delivering dual channel HD with advanced 3D graphics. In addition, the XCode(R) 4205 supports a full suite of both legacy 3D TV and full HD 3D TV through ViXS' advanced media processing. The XCode 4205(R) also enables IP OTT video services, as well as a wide range of digital rights management (DRM) and conditional access (CA) security.

"The XCode 4205(R), with its high performance processing, enables ViXS' customers to support not only current passive viewing Blu-ray playback and set-top box features, but also high value interactive and new revenue generating services such as OTT, video streaming and 3D TV," said Ms. Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems Inc. "ViXS' new set-top box SOC architecture is adaptable and upgradeable, which we believe will allow our customers who deploy products incorporating the XCode 4205(R) to keep pace with new technologies as they enter the market without having to upgrade devices."

Key features include:

    -   Dual HD decoders for picture-in-picture display.
    -   Advanced 3D graphics supporting Full HD 1080p resolution compliant to
        OpenGL-ES2.0 with support for Android(TM), Adobe(R) Flash(R) and web
    -   Full HD 3D TV with Multi-View Coding (MVC) allowing true 3D TV Blu-
        ray quality decoding in the set-top box. Supports all standard and
        proprietary legacy and true HD modes, including Blu-ray and MVC.
    -   Powerful applications and network processors delivering 3,000 DMIPS.
    -   High system throughput over Ethernet - up to 400 megabits real
        socket-to-socket throughput to allow interfacing and controlling high
        bandwidth HD networking.
    -   Independent concurrent IP codec content decoder for OTT video
    -   Full suite of peripherals, including: dual SD memory card support,
        dual Serial ATA, dual gigabit Ethernet, video in/out, HDMI, and
    -   ViXS Xtensiv(TM) Software Stack - designed to allow our customers
        faster time-to-market.

The XCode(R) 4205 is available for customer sampling. Please contact our sales department for pricing and further information 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.

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