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ViXS Systems Inc.

April 04, 2014 08:00 ET

ViXS and Toshiba Partner on Ultra HD 4K Broadcast Solution at NAB 2014

ViXS XCode 6400, the World's Only Shipping 10-Bit HEVC SoC, Will Be Used to Decode and Display Ultra HD 4K Broadcast Video From Toshiba's ExaEdge 4K Video Server

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - April 04, 2014) - NAB - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that Toshiba will be using the ViXS XCode 6400 System-on-Chip (SoC) to decode and display in real time Ultra HD (UHD) video streaming from the latest Toshiba ExaEdge 4Kp60 Broadcast Video Server in the Toshiba Booth at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. NAB is the world's largest electronic media conference covering creation and consumption of media across multiple platforms. The Toshiba booth is located in South Hall Upper Level in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth#: SU2206.

This demonstration represents a deployable UHD 4K broadcast solution, with Toshiba's ExaEdge video server being the headend and the ViXS XCode 6400 SoC being utilized as a client STB/gateway. By utilizing 10-bit High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the solution keeps bandwidth demand manageable as UHD content starts to roll out. ViXS is helping propel the broadcast industry towards commercially deploying UHD 4K by providing silicon solutions across the broadcast distribution value chain, including encoders, decoders, and transcoders for the cloud, and SoC's for consumer equipment.

"Toshiba expects the newest ExaEdge will lead the market in deployable 4K Video Server solutions, and we needed a partner with equally innovative and commercially ready product to make our demonstration compelling," said Mitsuru Otani, Technology Executive, Broadcasting, Communication Network Systems, Community Solutions Company, Toshiba. "ViXS was the clear choice because they have the first and only shipping SoC for Ultra HD 4Kp60 content using 10-bit HEVC."

"ViXS is proud to partner with a market leader such as Toshiba on this impressive demonstration," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "ViXS is working closely with Toshiba and all our other partners and customers to rapidly integrate our XCode 6400-based family of silicon solutions, showing the broadcast industry that Ultra HD 4K is ready to deploy now."

ViXS will be demonstrating the XCode 6400, XCodePro 330 and other broadcast solutions in Suite D4107-109 in the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel.

About Toshiba
Toshiba promotes the Smart Community by offering a wide range of community solutions. City Infrastructure Solutions support management of energy, water and other essentials; Building Solutions save energy with eco-friendly air-conditioning and lighting, and safe and comfortable elevators; Home Solutions help to secure comfortable lives; Commerce Solutions; using the big data; and more. All are supported by utilization of advanced ICT and cloud technology and our power systems and social infrastructure business. In the field of broadcasting and communications, Community Solutions Division also provides a broadcasting system and transmission network system, toward further progress of the digital broadband era.

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 447 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 29 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 3xx family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure equipment, and the XCode 6xxx 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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    ViXS Systems Inc.
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