SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS Systems Inc.

April 18, 2016 08:00 ET

ViXS Demonstrates Revolutionary OEM Ready Over-the-Air (OTA) Streaming Stick "CordCutter TV" at NAB 2016

By Collaborating With Geniatech and Nuvyyo, the CordCutter TV Stick Enables OEMs to Deliver a Low Cost, Low Power, Small Form Factor Solution for Streaming Free OTA HDTV to a Variety of Video and Mobile Devices Easily and Seamlessly

TORONTO, BC--(Marketwired - April 18, 2016) -  ViXS Systems Inc. ("ViXS" or the "Company") (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, demonstrates a revolutionary Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) ready Over-the-Air (OTA) streaming stick, "CordCutter TV" at NAB 2016. The CordCutter TV stick works by converting Free OTA TV signals to Internet Protocol (IP) allowing a variety of networked video devices the ability to receive, decode and display free HDTV content. By collaborating with Geniatech ( and Nuvyyo (, the CordCutter TV stick product is now available as a white labeled solution for OEMs looking to take advantage of the growing demand for easy access to free OTA HDTV content for consumer's personal and home video devices.

Geniatech, a leading product and technology provider for free-to-air TV, has designed and developed a cost effective and low power hardware OTA streaming stick product with built-in real-time hardware transcoding based on the ViXS XCode 5505. The hardware platform includes a sleek small form factor enclosure with a standard RF connector and micro USB power connector for simple power options for the user.

"Geniatech's experience in the free-to-air TV market has allowed us to develop a hardware platform for OEMs wishing to enter this exponentially growing OTA market quickly and easily with a cost effective and feature rich OTA streaming product," said Mr. Fang, CEO of Geniatech. "Having the ViXS XCode 5505 at the core of the design with its best in class transcoding, has made this product a truly one of kind when it comes to OTA streaming products."

Nuvyyo, the company behind Tablo (, a next-generation OTA DVR for cordcutters, has developed a beautifully intuitive software interface for the CordCutter TV stick, making it easy for consumers to discover and watch free Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV on any device. The Nuvyyo software will support a variety of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, AppleTV (via Airplay), Chromecast, PCs and Macs as well as iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. 

"Nuvyyo is transforming the consumer's TV experience by delivering a better way to discover and enjoy free broadcast programming in gorgeous HD, on any device," said Grant Hall, CEO of Nuvyyo. "We're pleased to provide our user-friendly interface to the CordCutter TV stick, powered by the ViXS XCode 5505 media processing chip, to deliver even more choices for cordcutting consumers in the ever growing free Over-the-Air market."

The CordCutter TV Stick white label solution will come with the following features:

  • Single Tuner support for ATSC OTA reception
  • Support for Ethernet or WiFi streaming to video devices
  • Built-in Hardware HD to HD Real-time Transcoding
  • Advanced real-time OTA streaming server
  • Application support for a variety of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, AppleTV (via Airplay), Chromecast, PCs and Macs as well as iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
  • Simple Channel Listing for easy selection
  • Low Power / Small Form Factor design

"ViXS' CordCutter TV stick solution will revolutionize the emerging free over-the-air market and will provide OEMs with a targeted solution with all the necessary features and functions needed to successfully launch an OTA streaming product," said John Pomeroy, VP of Marketing and Business Development, ViXS Systems Inc. "The ViXS XCode 5505 at the heart of this solution, with its pedigree hardware transcoding technology and high quality video output, is the key that enables streaming free Over-the-Air (OTA) content easily, seamlessly, and reliably to any video device." 

ViXS will be showcasing the CordCutter TV OTA streaming solution at NAB 2016, April 18th to 21th in the ViXS suite #630 located in the Renaissance Hotel across from Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

The CordCutter TV solution is available for orders now with samples available in May and production in June 2016. For information please contact

Geniatech will have a booth at NAB in the LVCC South Hall (Upper) booth SU9813.

About Geniatech

Geniatech ( is a leading ODM / OEM manufacturer for smart TV -and video platforms for all areas of daily entertainment. Through consulting, development, design and manufacturing excellence, Geniatech supports its customers and partners ecosystems in more than 42 countries. Geniatech supplies platforms, has realized innovative solutions from the industrial design in hardware and software for all operating (Windows, OSX, Apple TVOS, Android and Linux) & entertainment systems including smart & mobile TV platforms, IPTV / OTT middleware integration, APP / APK application Design, IPTV / OTT DRM integration for Microsoft PlayReady, Verimatrix, and Widevine and according to international standards certified manufacturing services. For more information, visit

About Nuvyyo
Nuvyyo, based in Ottawa, Canada, was founded in 2010 with the vision of reinventing the home media experience for consumers in the U.S. and Canada. Building on its first mobile media streaming system, the company has launched Tablo, the Whole-Home OTA DVR system that combines the functionality of a DVR with the convenience and mobility of software apps for smartphones, tablets, computers and streaming set-top-boxes, making it easy to discover, watch and record free over-the-air (OTA) HDTV, on any device. For more information, visit

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 510 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:

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