SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS Systems Inc.

October 06, 2014 10:32 ET

Toshiba TVs Powered by ViXS Support Sky PERFECT JSAT 4K Ultra HD 10-Bit 60p Broadcast Service

XCode 6400 Enabling Tier 1 Manufacturers to Rapidly Deploy Ultra HD 4K Broadcast Services

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 06, 2014) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that Toshiba's new line of Ultra HD-4K TVs, powered by the ViXS XCode 6400, will support the new SKY Perfect JSAT UHD 4K broadcast service, which has been operational since June 2014. SKY Perfect JSAT is Asia's largest satellite operator with a fleet of 16 satellites, and Japan's only provider of both multi-channel pay-TV broadcasting and satellite communications services with 3.5 million subscribers in Japan. The new Toshiba Z Series 84/65/58/50Z10X line of UHD 4K TVs, launching this Fall, will utilize the ViXS XCode 6403 HEVC SoC to decode and display full UHD 4K content in 10-bit Rec 2020 format at 60 frames-per-second (fps).

The ViXS XCode 6400 family of SoCs continues to lead the market by commercially shipping 10-bit HEVC UHD 4K chips to Tier 1 operators and set-top box (STB) manufacturers around the world. The XCode 6400 has a proven track record and is the product of choice for anyone deploying UHD 4K services in the near term.

"ViXS is very pleased to have collaborated with Toshiba, a world leader in consumer electronics, on this new Ultra HD television," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "Together, ViXS and Toshiba have enabled SKY Perfect to launch an Ultra HD service that delivers a stunning viewing experience to Japanese consumers."

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer electronics industries, with over 467 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 31 million media processor shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main 10 Profile, reducing bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of color and image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution content. ViXS' XCodePro 300 family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure equipment, and the XCode 6000 family of system-on-chip (SoC) products achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia and North America. VIXS, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information on ViXS, visit our website:

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Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Charlie   Glavin
    ViXS   Systems Inc.
    T: +1 416   646-2000

    Nicole   Marchand
    Investor   Relations, Consultant
    ViXS   Systems Inc.
    T: 1 416   646-2000 ext. 3