ViXS System-on-Chip (SoC) Used in Sling Media's New Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350, Providing Unprecedented Full 1080p HD-Quality Streaming of TV Content
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announces that the XCode 4210 and the XCode 4112 network media processor SoCs have been selected to power the all new Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 products with the Emmy® Award-winning TV Anywhere SlingLoaded™ technology for streaming TV content anywhere in the home and around the world with full 1080p HD resolution.
With the launch of these products, Sling Media sets new performance standards for streaming video throughout the home and the world via the Internet in up to full HD 1080p resolution. Designed in slick enclosures, these new Slingbox products offer higher performance, superior video quality, lower cost and lower power consumption. In addition to Ethernet, the Slingbox 500 supports dual-band Wi-Fi networking; SlingProjector®, which wirelessly displays personal media, such as photos (and soon videos), from a smartphone onto the big screen; and an embedded IR blaster to control external media devices remotely.
"When looking for cost-effective solutions that would allow Sling Media to offer full HD 1080p high-quality picture placeshifting products and to reset the industry performance measurement for streaming of TV content anywhere, ViXS offered a leading market solution," said Raghu Tarra, senior vice president and general manager Sling Media Inc. "The ViXS XCode deployed in our new Slingboxes provides a step function in terms of performance, features and video quality over current products in the market today."
"When Sling Media approached ViXS for solutions to these new Slingboxes, it was clear our technology provided a strong match for their requirements," said Sally Daub president and CEO ViXS Systems Inc., "We are delighted to have played an important role in the development of these new Slingbox products and promoting Sling Media's solutions on our embedded XCode devices. We look forward to the new and exciting applications and opportunities worldwide now possible for both our companies."
About Sling Media
The Slingbox product family is produced by Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, which is the leading provider of video placeshifting products and services for consumers and television service providers. Slingbox provides consumers with the ability to watch and control their living room TV shows at any time, from any location, using Internet-connected PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. For more information, visit www.slingbox.com.
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is a pioneer in the development of cloud and smart digital home network based mobility products for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio enabling seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between digital consumer entertainment and smart mobile devices.
ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of media access gateway products, digital TVs, Blu-ray and DVD digital video recorders, advanced digital set-top box, personal video recorders, PCs, Network-attached Storage (NAS), gaming accessory and enterprise cloud based dense transcoding solutions.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has 382 patents issued and pending worldwide. Recognized with a number of industrial awards for innovation and growth ViXS are setting new trends and embracing smart mobile products in the way digital media can be viewed, streamed and stored at anytime and anywhere in the word.
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.
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