The ViXS XCode® 4210 network media processor and dual HD transcoder delivers unprecedented performance, feature set and integration making it the ideal choice to power Sony's newest PlayStation PS3 Media Platform
TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announces that the XCode 4210 powers Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PS3 networked recorder and media storage device called "Nasne". The XCode 4210 is a network media processor and transcoding single chip System on Chip (SoC). The Sony Nasne is the first product of its kind and a central addition to Sony's strategy for the connected home. Nasne provides multiple users with the ability to watch and record digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast through dedicated applications such as "torne" for PlayStation3 (PS3 and "VAIO TV". Users will also be able to access recorded content from their PlayStationVita (PS Vita), Sony Tablet, VAIO PCs, Xperia™ TVs or any other Digital Living Network Alliance DLNA Certified® TV, SmartPhone, Tablet or PC and stream this throughout the home.
Nasne represents the first step in Sony's newly harmonized media business strategy. A PS3-lookalike Nasne is encased in a slick enclosure housing a 500 GB hard disk drive for external program recording and storage. Taking full advantage of ViXS' dual HD transcoding capabilities on the XCode 4210, the Sony Nasne has the capability to concurrently stream stored video to two devices. With the first product launch in Japan the Sony Nasne also comes integrated with "G GUIDE TV OUKOKU CHAN-TORU," a Japanese program guide service, which will enable scheduled recordings to be set remotely from Sony hardware.
Interfaces to Nasne include gigabit Ethernet, antenna input and output, a B-CAS card slot for security decryption, and a USB port for hooking up external drives to augment its internal hard disk drive capacity. Multiple Nasne units can also be supported by various Sony devices so as to boost the number of simultaneous recordings: the PS3 can handle up to four, with the "torne" app, while VAIO PCs for example could manage up to eight using the free "VAIO TV with Nasne" app.
"Since the launch of XCode 4210 in 2010 ViXS has remained at the forefront of the media processing technology curve" said Sally Daub. President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "The XCode 4210 has continued to exceed industry expectations with its ground-breaking technical performance, level of integration and power efficient design. ViXS is delighted to be playing such a significant part in Sony's latest connected home experience".
The XCode 4210 single chip in the Sony Nasne products controls the following features:
- Decode and display via HD satellite and terrestrial CAS-encrypted broadcasts
- Display HDMI out
- Ethernet networking
- Internet codec transcoding
- Advanced dual audio and video HD Transcoding
- Streaming n-screen support
- Rich 2D and 3D graphics user interface
- Digital Rights Management (DRM) for content protection
- Software stacks to support DLNA Certified®
- System design within 4 W power consumption budget
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 (PS2®) computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PS2® further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Suite, a cross platform and cross device initiative. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.
"PlayStation" and "PS3" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
"Nasne" and "torne" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
"VAIO" and "Sony Tablet" are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation.
"Xperia" is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB
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 control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices.
ViXS 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 is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has 382 patents issued and pending worldwide. Listed for four 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.
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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