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KAONMEDIA Launches Entry Level Gateway (ELG) Set-top Box Based On ViXS™ XCode® Media Processor

ViXS System-on-Chip (SoC) Delivers High Concurrency Media Processing That IPTV, Satellite and Cable Operators Will Use to Cost-Effectively Expand Their Multiscreen Services

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS today announced that KAONMEDIA has chosen the ViXS XCode 4208 for the ELG, creating a new category of cost-effective multiscreen gateways. The ELG is one of the first "Headless Gateway" set-top boxes that, instead of connecting directly to a TV, transcodes and wirelessly streams content directly to client devices both on the home network and outside the home.

In addition to the traditional functions of a set-top box, the ELG simultaneously transcodes in real time two High Definition (HD) IPTV, Cable or Satellite channels to enable content delivery to all major client device platforms, such as iOS, MacOS, Android and Windows.

Employing ViXS' Xtensiv™ Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) software, the ELG can be the controller or can allow mobile devices to be the controller for mobile streaming and N-screen video distribution within the home.   The ELG can be configured with Satellite, Cable or Terrestrial tuners, as well as optional Wi-Fi.

"We are pleased to be working with ViXS on this revolutionary product that allows consumers constant access to their content," said HS Lim, CEO/Founder of KAONMEDIA. "The XCode SoC has enabled us to design a very unique and cost effective headless gateway product with a high level of concurrency, good network performance, excellent video quality, and with concurrent N-screen support".

"We are excited that KAONMEDIA has chosen ViXS for their next-generation gateway product", said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems. "Consumer demand for anytime, anywhere entertainment is dramatically altering the TV viewing experience and KAONMEDIA is emerging as an early leader in this exciting market".

Key features of the XCode 4208 include:

  • Highly concurrent dual HD media processing engine
  • Dedicated network processor for high throughput network performance
  • Support for Over-the-top (OTT) video services and content
  • Support for DLNA® Digital Media Server (DMS) for streaming applications
  • Integration of a wide range of peripherals including PCI Express, USB, SATA &  Ethernet
  • Complete Xtensiv™ Software stack for quick time to market

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.  For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.

About Kaon Media

KAONMEDIA is a leading digital STBs manufacturer headquartered in South Korea and public listed, with major customers of telco groups and broadcasting operators in 80 countries around the globe. The products KAONMEDIA offers range from mid to high-end IP/Hybrid STBs supporting DVB-T, DVB-S/S2, DVB-C together with IP/OTT applications, and Android/Linux-based OTT Solution as well as Advanced Home Gateway and Entry-Level Gateway Solutions. It is the core of our strategy to be THE Platform Company with the broad range of HW platforms for IP and DVB connectivity - ready made with our SW for CAS/MW integration. KAONMEDIA represents in Norway, Germany, Dubai, Russia, India, Brazil, and Mexico. For additional information about us, please visit www.kaonmedia.com, and meet our professionals on LinkedIn.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

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