TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems, Inc. and Morega Systems, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to enable, for the first time, the seamless access and streaming of premium, personal, and user-generated content to and from multiple devices within the home. Morega's proprietary content portability technologies will be integrated with ViXS XCode® media processors and embedded into consumer electronics (CE) products, set-top boxes (STBs), network attached storage (NAS) devices, and multimedia gateways.
The integrated solution will give rise to a new class of CE devices that allow individuals to watch their video content across multiple screens, with the ability to stream, protect, convert, and operate across different media standards seamlessly.
"Technology and broadcasting have finally intersected to provide a seamless, secure, and high-quality digital media experience for the consumer," said Sally Daub, president and CEO of ViXS Systems. "Together, ViXS Systems and Morega have solved the challenges associated with integrating broadcast, personal, and user-generated content across all CE devices in the home, and are taking the digital media entertainment industry to the next level."
The combined offering detects media content present on all CE products within the home, and comply with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) interoperability guidelines. The joint ViXS-Morega technology supports a broad range of CE products, including set-top boxes, personal computers (PCs), mobile phones, tablets, digital video recorders (DVRs), and NAS devices. Using a Web browser or a mobile app, consumers can view and access all of their personal, user-generated, and premium content on their preferred devices of choice.
"The hassle involved with moving and managing content across a multitude of devices, and dealing with the frustration of digital rights management (DRM) incompatibilities, are now things of the past," said Philip Poulidis, president and CEO of Morega Systems Inc. "Morega's software running on ViXS Systems' hardware platform is a powerful solution to this problem, yet it's flexible enough to meet the distinct needs of all parties involved in the multimedia value chain - from consumers and content creators, to manufacturers and service providers."
Using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) server extensions, Morega employs adaptive bit rate streaming technology to ensure a high-quality viewing experience across limited bandwidth networks. By combining the crypto processing cores in the ViXS system-on-a-chip (SoC) chipsets with Morega's downloadable, cross-platform security framework, the joint offering also offers support for digital transmission content protection (DTCP)-IP and DRM-protected content.
The integrated solution will be on display at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in both the ViXS Systems booth (South 2 - MP25958) and the Morega booth (South 2 - MP25757). Demonstrations will feature streaming and porting of protected and user-generated content between NAS, DVR, media gateway, and media streaming devices designed by various original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners.
About ViXS Systems, Inc.
ViXS (www.vixs.com) 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 (SoC) semiconductors, software solutions, and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of digital TVs, DVDs, set-top boxes, personal video recorders, PCs, NAS devices, residential/home gateways, Blu-ray players and 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 334 patents worldwide, with over 103 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.
About Morega Systems, Inc.
Morega Systems (www.morega.com) is a provider of content portability solutions that give service providers and consumer electronics equipment manufacturers a better way to extend multimedia content beyond the television to any viewing device. Morega's unique approach to content delivery uses a sophisticated authentication, encryption and digital rights management system to protect copyrighted material and to allow users to view optimized, high-quality video either across a broadband network connection via adaptive bit rate streaming, or without a network connection via sideloading. Morega's unique analytics system also tracks when specific content is viewed on alternative devices, thus enabling TV Everywhere and the Connected Home while still preserving advertising revenue for content providers.
ViXS, the ViXS® logo, XCode™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS.
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