ViXS continues to lead industry in multistream transcoding and advanced media processing with the introduction of the XCode(R) 5100 Family

System-On-Chip architecture doubles processing performance while delivering subframe ultra low latency and ViXS' patented VQoS for multistream wireless HD

TORONTO, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - ViXS announces their next family of system-on-chip (SOC) advanced processors enabling the latest consumer electronics devices where concurrency, ultra low latency, and performance are key. XCode(R) 5100 is ViXS' seventh generation transcoder and doubles the media processing performance of the previous XCode(R) 4000 family of transcoders. The XCode(R) 5100 family is the culmination of over 10 years of software engineering in multimedia networking, including error stream handling, multi-video and audio codec support, as well as a suite of application software including DLNA(R).

The XCode(R) 5100 family powers set-top box, home media gateways and advanced consumer electronics equipment by enabling true content mobility, sharing and distribution across multiple classes of devices, including: set-top boxes; Blu-ray devices, HDTV's, HD media players; PCs; laptops; tablets; and mobile phones, within the connected home. The family integrates ViXS' patented high definition encoding, decoding and transcoding engine for multistream applications.

"The XCode(R) 5100 family enables a new category of media gateway products for multi-room distribution of content within the home. Each product in the family has been designed to target specific market segments and address the evolving needs of our customers," said Ms. Sally Daub, President and CEO of VIXS Systems Inc. "Our years of expertise in transcoding and advanced media processing allow us to provide our customers with leading-edge design, flexible architecture, and truly differentiated media processing software.

"As our customers rapidly deploy multi-room and wireless distribution of video, they are increasingly focused on any system latency, making concurrency and ultra low latency crucial features for real-time video applications," continued Ms. Daub. "With ViXS' latest processors we have provided our customers with industry-leading solutions that will allow them to deliver a seamless, high quality experience to the consumer."

Key features include:

    -   High level of concurrency and next generation video quality to enable
        whole home DVR; place-shifting; and content consumption on iPAD(R)
        and other tablet devices.
    -   Real-time HD to HD transcoding, trans-wrapping, and transcryption of
        up to six simultaneous streams to serve multiple DLNA(R) clients
        within the home.
    -   Faster than real-time transcode on stored content for quick
    -   Subframe ultra low latency for wireless and streaming applications
        within the home.
    -   Advanced security processor architecture to enable security for
        leading digital rights management providers (DRM), Conditional Access
        providers (CA), and leading broadcast operators.
    -   Supports concurrent 1080p60 encoding and transcoding.
    -   Incorporates face detection algorithms for Video Conferencing &
        Surveillance applications.
    -   ViXS patented VQoS (video quality of service) implementation for
        maintaining video quality in bandwidth constrained networks.
    -   Dedicated TCP/IP Processor Engine and Dual Gigabit Ethernet for high
        network performance.
    -   Integration of Cablecard, PCI-Express, multiple Serial ATA and USB
    -   ViXS Xtensiv(TM) Software Stack which allows customers faster time-
        to-market and greatly reduces required engineering resources.
    -   Low power and compact design.
    -   40 nanometer process with flip chip technology.

The XCode(R) 5100 series caters to the varying needs of our customers:

    -   XCode(R) 5190 enables multistream transcoding providing up to six
        simultaneous streams of HD to HD, targeting the media gateway and
        broadband gateway markets.
    -   XCode(R) 5115 enables dual-stream processing with the same media
        performance targeting the set-top box and gateway markets.
    -   XC5106(R) enables single stream processing targeting the co-processor
        and dongle applications markets.

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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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iPad is trademark of Apple.

DLNA(R) is a registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

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