Media Processor SoC delivers 6 channel HD transcoding.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to power set-top box and home media gateway devices, XCode® 5190 enables true content mobility, sharing, and distribution. Unit provides real-time HD to HD transcoding, trans-wrapping, transcryption, and remote user interface of 6 simultaneous streams to serve multiple DLNA® clients within home. Equipped with dedicated TCP/IP processor engine and dual Gigabit Ethernet, SoC supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, Apple® sponsored HTTP live, and emerging HTML 5 standard.

Original Press Release:

ViXS' 40 nm XCode® 5190 Sets New Standards for Media Concurrency with Six Channel HD Transcoding

TORONTO, -- ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processor solutions that enable a rich video entertainment experience, announced today the latest in its line-up of multimedia processing technologies - the XCode® 5190. This highly integrated System-on-Chip (SOC) brings a new level of concurrency and integration, delivering simultaneous six channel HD (high definition) transcoding performance to the set-top box and home media gateway markets.

The XCode® 5190 powers set-top box and home media gateway devices by enabling true content mobility, sharing and distribution across multiple classes of devices, including: set-top boxes; HD media players; PCs; laptops; tablets; and mobile phones, within any digitally connected home. ViXS' patented transcoding engine, low power consumption, high levels of integration, and Xtensiv(TM) software stack, create a robust feature set that supports emerging Internet Protocol (IP) based streaming devices, as well as broadcast, Internet TV and Over-The-Top (OTT) video services.

Launched only five months after the XCode® 4210, the XCode® 5190 has a highly flexible architecture, which is a hallmark of all of ViXS' SOCs. The XCode® 5190 is also highly adaptable and scalable, allowing manufacturers to customize their solutions and enable new applications.

"The XCode® 5190 and the complete software package from ViXS enable our customers to develop differentiated, yet cost effective media products," said Ms. Sally Daub, President and CEO of VIXS Systems Inc. "Consumer digital media content consumption is evolving to include new devices and applications, and we believe we are well positioned with our technology roadmap to deliver network multimedia processors that provide smart solutions to address these trends."

Key features include:

-- Media Processor SOC with a high level of concurrency and next generation video quality to enable whole home DVR; place-shifting; and content consumption on iPad® and other tablet devices.

-- Real-time HD to HD transcoding, trans-wrapping, transcryption and remote user interface (RUI) of six simultaneous streams to serve multiple DLNA® clients within the home.

-- Supports 1080p60 transcoding for upcoming broadcasts.

-- Supports multiple video streaming protocols including Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, Apple's® sponsored HTTP live and the emerging HTML 5 standard.

-- Low latency encoding for wireless and streaming applications within the home.

-- Advanced security processor architecture.

-- ViXS QoS (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 peripherals.

-- ViXS Xtensiv(TM) Software Stack which allows our 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® 5190 will available shortly for customer sampling. Please contact our sales department for pricing and further information.

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:

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