LG ELECTRONICS Launches Family of Personnel Video Recorder (PVR) Set-Top Boxes (STBs) Based on ViXSX(TM) Code® 4200 Family of Network Media Processor and Dual HD Transcoder System on Chip (SoC) Solutions

The ViXS XCode 4200 family of network media processor and SoCs were chosen by LGE for its PVR STB Models which offer unique product differentiation and performance

TORONTO - ViXS Systems Inc. today announces that the ViXS XCode® 4200 family has been selected for LGE's PVR STB models. Crucial criteria used to select ViXS were performance, flexibility and features of the ViXS XCode 4200 family. Using the XCode SoC, LGE has cost effectively combined STB, recording and networking functions with media transcoding to pioneer a new wave of enhanced STB PVR products.

The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) PVR STBs models support dual tuner high definition (HD) terrestrial DVB-T & DVB-T2 and cable DVB-C. In addition, these models have an integrated DVD-RW drive for recording and archiving stored content from the HDD as well as DVD play back.

"When looking for a cost effective network media processing solution that could do all the combined features of advanced multi-tuner DVR Set-top box combined with DVD, Blu-ray, media streaming the ViXS XCode 4200 family was the only deployed device on the market capable of delivering this level of integration and performance," said Jin Yong Kim President of Car & Media Division, Home Entertainment Company, LG Electronics Inc.

"We are delighted that LGE have chosen ViXS for their new line up of PVR STBs," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc., "With these new products LGE has redefined the concept of recording and managing digital content".

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is the semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video service provider industries. With over 390 patents issued and pending worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards for innovation. ViXS is the world leader in transcoder deployments with over 40 million shipments to date, and still growing.

ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs of the global media industry. Portfolio highlights include the most advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number of HD streams in the industry. Moreover, ViXS is the only company to have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad, inside and outside of the home.

ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCodePro and XConnex. The XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes. XCodePro products address the professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for cloud-based media streaming services. The XConnex product line is for communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions. Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software development kit known as Xtensiv.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.

VIXS((TM)), the ViXS((R) )logo, XCode((R)), XConnex(TM) and Xtensiv(TM) are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of USD 49 billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG is comprised of four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions - and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.


ViXS Systems Inc.

David Jones
Tel: (416) 646-2000
E-mail: djones@vixs.com

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