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ViXS Systems Inc. and Meld Technology announce the MT300 White Space Personal Broadcasting solution

ViXS® XCode®4208 SoC delivers Powerful MPEG Encoding and Simultaneous Multimedia Functions

TORONTO, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors and MELD Technology, leading provider of Pico Broadcast Systems, sending your content to any DTV ever made today announced the release of the MT300 series of Pico Broadcasters.   MELD's patented Pico Broadcasters enable use of TV White Space spectrum for sending HD video and control signals over-the-air using unlicensed spectrum.

The XCode 4208 System on Chip (SoC), is the brains and video processing brawn for MELD's feature-rich family of industry leading products. The MELD transmitter uses a standard TV signal to efficiently transmit multiple HD video streams and control many TVs wirelessly at a dramatically reduced cost, compared to other media distribution technologies. These benefits make the solution ideal for intelligent signage applications used in airports, hotels and restaurants, convention centers, schools and hospitals. If you can plug a TV into an electric outlet, you have an instant content viewing platform that is limited only by the number of TVs you have in the transmit range of the MT300.

"The MT300 is an excellent compliment to a digital media player because it eliminates the complexity, clutter and restrictions of connecting cables," said Jordan DuVal, President/CEO of MELD.  "It also reduces the time and cost for deployment and content distribution. By shrinking the cost and complexity of the same proven technology used by professional broadcasters, businesses of all sizes can now Personally Broadcast their content directly to any DTV.  The fact that the Vixs Xcode 4208 SOC MIPs processor with embedded Linux runs our webserver application while also performing the broadcast quality video encoding has been a major benefit for MELD."

MELD's system uses TV White Space spectrum to reliably send large amounts of HD resolution video using the same type of UHF spectrum as broadcasters. This enables excellent coverage and non-line-of-site connectivity. It obtains the available UHF white space channels for streaming from the Spectrum Bridge spectrum management database. The MELD solution complies with ATSC standards and uses the same frequencies standard Digital TV can already receive.

"The MELD Pico Broadcaster is a world's first and we are proud to be an essential part of this product," said John Pomeroy, Vice President of ViXS' Infrastructure product line, "The benefit of wireless video broadcast enabled by the ViXS Xcode technologies is that it meets all the performance and financial needs of a growing market.  This is a game changing opportunity to simplify and reduce deployment cost of video solutions, while reducing installation down time, maintaining high video quality, and ease of use."

About MELD Technology, Inc.

MELD Technology, Inc. (MELD) develops systems and intellectual properly to simply, efficiently, and cost effectively serve content to any Digital TV ever made.  All MELD products are proudly designed in the USA.  The company is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.  MELD's products are protected by US Patent numbers 8,063,996 and 8,341,678 with other patents pending.  For more information, contact us at (408) 242-5469 or visit www.MELDTech.com.

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is a 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 a 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 offices in Europe, Asia and North America

For more information on ViXS, please visit our website: www.vixs.com.

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

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.



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