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Date: 04-01-14

ViXS to demo Ultra HD 4K and media transcoding at CES 2014

ViXS Systems has announced that it has partnered with Intel in developing a product-ready reference design running Comcast’s RDK cable stack software to create a common framework for cable tru2way for IP and gateway devices for Comcast and other cable multiple-system operators (MSO).

The reference design consisting of Intel’s Puma 6 MG DOCSIS 3.0 media gateway with ViXS’ XCode 5106 multi-stream HD transcoder solution is going to be demonstrated by ViXS at CES 2014. The demonstration will show transcoding and media streaming to mobile and tablet devices including Ultrabook and all-in-one PCs.

ViXS transcoding is added to Intel’s Golden Spring’s reference design as an RDK transcoding plugin for live media steaming. ViXS says running the latest RDK software this is a self-contained complete end to end solution providing customers a quick and cost effective means of adding media steaming to Intel DOCSIS 3.0 based cable gateway products. The XCode 5000 family of media-processor and transcoding System on Chip (SoC) solutions allow support for single, dual and quad HD to HD transcoding to allow operators to add flexibility to their media gateway designs.

With cable distribution in North America still relying primarily on MPEG-2 for compression and transmission, it is critically important that cable gateway devices for the home are able to efficiently and cost-effectively transcode content to MPEG-4 and other streaming media formats for delivery to IP devices inside and outside of the home, explains ViXS.

“We are delighted to partner with Intel on creating a demonstrable reference design for cable gateway devices,” said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems. “The combination of Intel’s Puma 6 MG DOCSIS 3.0 chipset and ViXS’ XCode sets a new standard for cable media gateway devices. Cable MSOs now have a high-performance, cost-effective solution for getting IP video to consumers.”

“Intel is pleased to be working once more with ViXS to deliver an innovative solution for cable media gateways”, said Ran Senderovitz, General Manager, and Intel’s Service Provider Division. “The powerful combination of Puma 6 and XCode enables transcoding in an RDK environment. The ultimate winners are consumers who have more entertainment choices with powerful services that are easy to use.”

ViXS is displaying its solutions from January 7th through 10th at booth MP25953 in South Hall 2 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

ViXS Systems has also announced the availability of the home media gateway market’s first solution to support Ultra HD 4K content and advanced HEVC 10-bit media processing developed in partnership with Wyplay. ViXS says this solution offers a 50% reduction in bandwidth consumption. This new architecture is based on Wyplay's middleware platform called Frog. ViXS is also showcasing this product too at CES 2014.

ViXS says by using its new XCode 6400 (sampling now and in production in Q1 2014), telco and satellite operators can rapidly deploy Ultra HD 4K content to increase the value of their offering and give their subscribers an unprecedented viewing experience.

“ViXS is delighted to be demonstrating the XCode 6400 SoC integrated with Wyplay’s media framework at CES 2014,” said David Jones, VP Marketing, ViXS Systems Inc. “Working with Wyplay highlights how ViXS is driving the future of the home media gateway market by providing service operators a full software and hardware gateway solution that will usher in the next era of content and services."

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