ViXS announces XCode(R) 4210 Android(TM) Software Development Kit

Jun 01, 2010, 08:00 ET from ViXS Systems Inc.

TORONTO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processor solutions that enable a rich video entertainment experience, announced today that it is launching a ViXS Android(TM) Software Development Kit (SDK) for ViXS' XCode(R) 4210, which will enable consumer electronics manufacturers to more easily develop Android(TM)-based multimedia products. Android(TM) is Google's open source operating system that has been developed for a variety of media-rich devices.

Televisions and set-top boxes leveraging the Android(TM) platform are among the new devices that allow consumers to view and experience digital media content in new and different ways. By providing an Android(TM) SDK with HD multimedia processing such as transcoding and transcryption, ViXS is fostering an environment where consumers will have more choice in how they consume digital media content from multiple sources.

"Android(TM) support enables our customers to provide a suite of applications to the consumers using the hardware features of the XCode(R) 4210 in combination with the flexibility of this operating system," said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems. "By enabling entertainment devices with Android(TM), ViXS is supporting an environment where consumers have more choices in how they consume digital media content from multiple sources and provide consumers with access to the applications available in association with Android(TM), such as Google TV."

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 multimedia control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices.

ViXS Systems 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 Systems is a leading fabless semiconductor company 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 three 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.

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