SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS Systems Inc.

April 03, 2014 08:00 ET

ViXS and Envivio to Showcase Ultra HD 4Kp60 HEVC Video Compression Solution at NAB 2014

ViXS XCode 6400 to Decode and Display Ultra HD 4Kp60 HEVC Content Compressed by Envivio Muse Encoders

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - April 03, 2014) - NAB -- ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that Envivio will employ the ViXS XCode 6400 System-on-Chip (SoC) as a set-top box client to decode and display Ultra HD (UHD) 4Kp60 content, encoded in High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) MAIN10 Profile by the Envivio Muse™ encoder, in the Envivio booth #SU6202 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 ViXS XCode 6400 SoC is used for this demonstration as an UHD 4K set-top box (STB) to decode and display UHD 4K broadcast content compressed by the Envivio Muse encoder. This system architecture replicates a typical broadcast solution using an encoder in the headend to deliver compressed video to the home STB. As UHD 4K growth accelerates, the need for an end-to-end solution becomes increasingly critical to service providers looking to deploy the stunning picture quality that UHD 4K creates.

"Envivio is excited to demonstrate Ultra HD and HEVC on our Muse encoders, and we wanted a partner whose technology could showcase the premium quality of our compression technology," said Jean-Pierre Henot, CTO, Envivio. "ViXS is a leading provider of media processing silicon and has the first commercially available SoC that supports UHD 4Kp60 and 10-bit HEVC."

"ViXS is pleased to partner with Envivio, one of the leading providers of broadcast quality encoders, to demonstrate a deployment-ready solution for Ultra HD," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "The XCode 6400 is clearly in a leadership position as the broadcast industry transitions to 10-bit HEVC and UHD, and we look forward to market launch of our media processing solutions across the content distribution value chain."

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

About Envivio
Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI) is the leader in software-based video processing and delivery solutions for any screen, with over 300 content and service provider customers worldwide. Envivio solutions remove the boundaries of traditional television and enable operators to increase their revenues, by providing viewers with best-in-class video quality and a compelling, personalized experience. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan. Visit for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated benefits and features of Envivio's products. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, the risk that, capital spending in our target markets decreases or is delayed, we are unable to maintain profitability, our relationship with our channel partners is disrupted, as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Envivio's SEC reports, which can be found at Envivio is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.

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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    Sarah Lum

    The Blueshirt Group
    Investor Relations for Envivio
    Cynthia Hiponia or Alice Kousoum

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

    John Pomeroy
    ViXS Systems Inc.
    T: +1 416 646-2000

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