ViXS® Collaborates with Intel to Deliver High Performance Solution for Data over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS®) based Next Generation Home Media Servers for leading Cable Multiple Systems Operators (MSOs)

Jan 08, 2013, 08:00 ET from ViXS Systems Inc.

Intel's leading edge Intel® Puma™6 MG DOCSIS 3.0 Media Gateway, ViXS' XCode® 5100 Quad HD transcoder together with their XConnex™ 1030 Series of Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 2.0 Solution enables converged DOCSIS media gateway applications

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS announced it is developing a reference design based on the Intel® Puma™ 6 platform's high-performance solution for DOCSIS media gateways - combining the leading DOCSIS3.0 System on Chip (SOC) from Intel and leading network media processing transcoder and MoCA2.0 SOCs from ViXS. The reference solution will result in quick time-to-market for OEMs building DOCSIS media gateways for cable MSOs worldwide.

With the rapid adoption of tablets, smart phones and other mobile platforms, consumers are demanding anytime, anywhere entertainment, dramatically altering the TV viewing experience, and increasing the number of client devices within the home. This market trend has opened up new opportunities for cable MSOs to deliver new services for entertainment content through DOCSIS enabled broadband media gateways. An advanced cable DOCSIS media gateway utilizes the super-fast downstream speeds provided by DOCSIS3.0 technology, transcoding, and seamless in-home networking technology offered by MoCA2.0.

Intel's Puma family has long been a leader in providing advanced DOCSIS solutions to the cable industry. Intel Puma 6MG extends Intel's leadership by bonding up to 24 channels to deliver downstream data speeds of up to 1Gbps. By taking advantage of the high downstream bandwidth offered by the Intel Puma6 family, service providers can deliver multiple streams of IP video over DOCSIS to subscriber homes.

ViXS SOCs provide the transcoding and MoCA technologies for these DOCSIS media gateways. Cable broadcast in North America and several markets worldwide relies primarily on the MPEG2 codec and TS container formats, and in many cases these streams must be converted to MPEG-4 (H.264) codec and other codecs as well as video streaming containers such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) to support a wide variety of mobile devices such as tablets, iPADs, iPhones, Android Phones and other devices in the home such as client set-top boxes.

"We are pleased to enable the Intel Puma 6MG platform with ViXS' advanced network transcoding and MoCA 2.0 SOCs for its home media DOCSIS 3.0 based solutions", said Sally Daub, President and CEO at ViXS Systems.   "ViXS Quad HD media processing and transcoding technologies combined with our cost effective MoCA 2.0 solutions are proving to be an optimal complement to Intel's DOCSIS 3.0 solutions to add true differentiation in this exciting new market".

"Intel's Puma6MG DOCSIS 3.0 SOC has led the way with Gigabit downstream speeds for a cable modem SOC that combines video gateway and content security capabilities", said Ran Senderovitz, General Manager at Intel. "We are pleased to work with ViXS enabling them to demonstrate their leadership in transcoding and invocation of MoCA 2.0 solution in combination with Intel Puma 6MG. This provides OEMs that are using Intel Puma 6MG a compelling video gateway solution for operators that will excite customers"

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is the 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 the 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 global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America

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