ViXS Provides the Innovation in Haier's Next Generation Hybrid Set-top Box with its Single Chip Solution: the XCode(R) 4210

Mar 23, 2011, 09:01 ET from ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS' XCode(R) 4210 processors deliver unprecedented system integration and performance

TORONTO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors, announced today that its XCode(R) 4210 multimedia processor has been chosen by Haier Software Co., Ltd. for its next generation hybrid set-top boxes.

"Today's announcement is very gratifying for everyone at ViXS," said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems Inc. "In just over one year, the XCode(R) 4210 has gone from launch to being a market leader for OEMs looking for comprehensive multiprocessor solutions. We look forward to a great relationship with Haier in helping them provide even more compelling set-top box offerings to consumers."

Haier's hybrid set-top box receives linear video through the cable network, and over-the-top, or internet video services through an internet connection. Haier's plans for this entertainment platform aims to take advantage of high processing performance, full Web browsing experience, and a rich 3D graphic user experience from the XCode(R) 4210.

The choice of the XCode(R) 4210 allows Haier to develop a truly revolutionary set-top box that embraces many of the changing consumer viewing habits. These include the ability to receive and view content from multiple sources and stream this video to a number of connected consumer devices. In addition to 3D graphics user interfaces, full HD 3D TV and web browsing, Haier's new design with XCode(R) 4210 also allows concurrent operations such as streaming to other devices in the home including PCs, smart phones, iPads and many more as a result of the advanced video transcoding capabilities embedded in XCode(R) 4210. By running an Android(TM) platform, Haier's set-top boxes will provide consumers with access to a wide range of applications available in association with Android(TM).

All of these innovations are enabled by the Xtensiv(TM) software package that deliver a truly robust set of software applications that seamlessly handle broadcast and internet video, DLNA(R), transcryption between CA and DRMs, as well as transcoding and streaming of multiple video/audio streams concurrently.

The XCode(R) 4210 is the only system-on-chip today that is in production that boasts the following set of advanced hardware and software features:

    -   Dual HD up to 1080p full HD decode for display or picture-in-picture
        (PiP) application
    -   Fully integrated audio and video transcoding: HD to HD; HD to lower
        resolutions
    -   Faster than real time transcoding for stored content
    -   Concurrent dual decode plus HD to HD transcode, advanced 3D graphics
        and DLNA(R) server
    -   Full resolution HD MVC (multi-view codec) 3D TV with support for
        proprietary 3D TV formats
    -   True content mobility: streaming to tablets, mobile phones and other
        devices
    -   Advanced security processor architecture
    -   Web video processing including Adobe(R) Flash(R) Player 10.x, HTTL-5
        and HTTP-Live streaming
    -   Google's Android(TM) operating system
    -   The DLNA(R) (Digital Living Room Network Alliance) software for
        seamless interconnectivity to media devices

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 filed more than 275 patents worldwide with over 85 patents being issued to date. 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.

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