ViXS Systems Inc. Adds iPanel's Advanced Cable and Mutimedia Software Stack to its Xtensiv(TM) Solutions

Mar 23, 2011, 09:02 ET from ViXS Systems Inc.

iPanel's widely deployed consumer electronics embedded software runs on the XCode(R) 4210

TORONTO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors that enable a rich video entertainment experience, announced today its collaboration with iPanel. iPanel TV Inc. is a technology provider focused on TV value-added business services with some of the most advanced technology and largest scale deployments in China. By integrating iPanel's set-top box software, or middleware, into ViXS' XCode(R) 4210 series of products, it enables next generation media processing capabilities in the leading Chinese set-top box middleware solution. The combination of iPanel software and ViXS also allows the deployment of streaming content to multiple devices as supported by the Chinese government's "n-Screen" initiative. N-Screen refers to having the same content being capable of being displayed on a computer, a TV or a smart phone screen.

In addition, integration with ViXS' XCode(R) 4210 series of products adds distinct advantages to the market when running iPanel's software. These advantages include, but are not limited to:

    -   Reduces time-to-market and development costs for OEMs and
        operators.
    -   Expands overall interactivity
    -   Adds DLNA(R) (Digital Living Room Network Alliance) content streaming
    -   Adds whole home DVR media streaming solution.
    -   Java Engine & 3D Graphics engine on XCode(R) 4210 improves the
        electronic program guide, EPG, and user interface experiences
    -   Adds Adobe(R) Flash(R) 10.x decode capability to enable internet
        video playback on content rich websites when browsing

ViXS' smart processors put it firmly at the center of the delivery of digital media from high quality video distribution to a large array of devices, including: advanced operator set-top boxes; Connected-TV; Blu-ray/PVR devices; network-attached storage (NAS) devices; and mobile/portable devices. XCode 4200(R) series, launched in March 2010, is a powerful multimedia processor with a wide variety of features designed specifically for next generation STB and Gateway solutions for operators focused on increasing revenue and decreasing churn.

"We are very enthusiastic about this collaboration and how it will advance our overall offering", said Jiahong Xu, CEO of iPanel. "The ViXS' XCode(R) 4200 series delivers many unique technologies that are necessary to harness the capabilities of iPanel's middleware. This collaboration will allow both companies to offer even more compelling solutions to OEMs."

"We are very pleased to be collaborating with iPanel and believe that the power of our XCode(R) 4210 series will drive our combined offering to be the most compelling in the marketplace," said Sally Daub, President & CEO of ViXS Systems Inc. "This collaboration with iPanel demonstrates that ViXS can build a strong presence in the growing Asia-Pacific market."

About iPanel

iPanel.TV Inc is a technology provider of embedded software solutions that enable Internet connectivity for devices. Its iPanel middleware solutions include client software for set-top boxes, head-end delivery systems, application development platforms, and authoring tools in the Asia-Pacific market; and iPanel WAP 2.0 browsers are deployed by various mobile network carriers in the Asia-Pacific and North America. The company also provides system integration and professional services to consumer electronic OEMs in cable and satellite TV, handheld PDA, smart phone, and other information appliance categories. It has development and customer support organizations in Silicon Valley, California; and Shenzhen, China. iPanel Technologies Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is based in Shenzhen, China.

About ViXS

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.

DLNA(R) is a registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance.

Adobe(R) Flash(R) Player 10.1 is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems.

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