SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS Systems Inc.

September 11, 2015 02:00 ET

ViXS Announces High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support for the "GRD2" Next-Generation Golden Reference Decoder

ViXS' Golden Reference Decoder Generation 2 Will Allow Users to Output HDR Static Metadata Over HDMI 2.0a

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 11, 2015) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced the availability of the GRD2 platform with support for static HDR metadata, which enables the transfer of HDR content for viewing. This will enable the industry to progress with validating The Handshaking connectivity and Metadata exchange associated with the deployment of HDR content. This metadata will be passed over the HDMI interface as specified in the latest HDMI 2.0a specification. In addition to HDR, GRD2 users will be able to use the BT.2020 color space, an expanded spectrum that shows more colours and increased depths that more closely mimic what the human eye sees, to enhance the quality of video resulting in a more lifelike and vivid experience. Over 45 tier-1 operators, encoder/transcoder manufacturers, studios, and content creators have successfully used the ViXS Golden Reference Decoder to test and validate content, playing a key part to move the industry forward in the transition to Ultra HD. ViXS once again continues to set the standard and build a brand as an innovator and leader during this technology shift. HDR is clearly established as a requirement and a market catalyst for deploying Ultra HD solutions with an immense visual benefit to the consumer viewing experience.

Summary and Highlights of the GRD2

  • 4kp60 10 bit HEVC decode and display
  • 4:2:2 output
  • HDMI 2.0a Support
  • HDR Static Metadata (ST.2086, MaxCLL, and MaxFALL)

“The ViXS GRD and GRD2 continue to be recognized as the leading solution for validating, testing and proving Ultra HD solutions in the market,” said John Pomeroy, VP Marketing and Business Development. “With the addition of HDR, we are seeing a significant increase in usage and a recognition that ViXS, more than ever, is the solution of choice for these applications.”

The ViXS GRD2 and several other HEVC and 4k products will be on display at IBC, stand 3.A28 and in ViXS’ private meeting room G.104, at the RAI. Please contact with any questions or to arrange an appointment.

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is a pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media processing semiconductor solutions for video over IP streaming solutions, with over 516 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 33 million media processor shipped 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 12 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

    Investor Relations
    ViXS Systems Inc.
    T: 1 416 646-2000 ext. 3