SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS Systems Inc.

April 13, 2015 09:00 ET

ViXS Extends Its Professional XCodePro Decoder Lineup With HDR and UHD 12-Bit Color

XCodePro 370 Enables a New Generation of Professional Decoders and Digital Signage Products Supporting High Dynamic Range and 4Kp60 12-Bit, and Extending Roadmap

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 13, 2015) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that it has extended its family of XCodePro products for professional and infrastructure markets with the launch of its XCodePro 370 decoder. As HEVC and UltraHD 4K make further strides in adoption in the broadcast market, the XCodePro 370 integrates new features such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 12-bit, part of a product roadmap that continues to address current and future Digital Video Broadcast requirements.

Most leading companies in film production, broadcast distribution and consumer electronics indicate that mass adoption of 4K Ultra HD requires High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 12-bit color depth, ViXS responded with the world's first professional decoding silicon solution supporting those requirements. The XCodePro 370 maintains support for current and previous video standards, enabling ViXS' customers to deploy products that will successfully support, prepare and groom broadcast content as it evolves from HD to Ultra HD to Ultra HD 12-bit with HDR.

"ViXS is the world leader in Ultra HD silicon solutions. The new XCodePro 370 extends our position by supporting both HDR and 12-bit color, giving incredibly realistic images," said Hugh Chow, Interim President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "We are excited to see our customers bring XCodePro 370 based products to market in 2015 and beyond, helping to transform the distribution infrastructure and accelerate mass adoption of Ultra HD content."

The XCodePro 370 customer samples will be available starting in Q3 2015.

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media processing semiconductor solutions for video over IP streaming solutions, with over 522 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: www.vixs.com.

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Contact Information

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    Charlie Glavin
    ViXS Systems Inc.
    T: +1 416 646-2000
    cglavin@vixs.com 

    Investor Relations
    ViXS Systems Inc.
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