SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS Systems Inc.

April 03, 2014 08:00 ET

ViXS and Harmonic to Demonstrate an End-to-End HEVC Solution for Delivering and Displaying Live, UltraHD 4K 10-bit Content

ViXS and Harmonic Are Driving the UltraHD 4K Market by Offering the Broadcast Community an End-to-End Solution for UltraHD 4K Content Preparation, Delivery and Consumption

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - April 03, 2014) - NAB -- ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, has partnered with Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) to demonstrate the world's first end-to-end solution to deliver live UltraHD 4K 10-bit HEVC content at 60 Frames Per Second on a readily available consumer Television. Harmonic will utilize the ViXS' Ultra High Definition (UltraHD) 4K60p 10-bit HEVC XCode 6400 SoC to demonstrate their latest UltraHD 4K60p 10-bit video compression solution in the Harmonic Booth at NAB 2014. The Harmonic booth is located in South Hall Upper Level in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth#: SU1210. NAB is the world's largest electronic media conference covering creation and consumption of media across multiple platforms.

The consumer-grade demonstration of live UltraHD 4K content streaming will be based on Harmonic's market-leading HEVC encoding technology and the ViXS XCode 6400, a 2160p60 10-bit SoC which will be used as an UltraHD 4K Set Top Box (STB) to decode and display live content to a UHDTV via HDMI 2.0. This joint demonstration offers the broadcast community a deployable end-to-end solution for UltraHD 4K content preparation, delivery and consumption.

"Having Harmonic demonstrate this leading edge broadcast end-to-end UltraHD 4Kp60 10-bit solution at NAB reveals how ViXS is recognized as a leading contributor to the mass deployment of the brilliant and stunning clarity found in Ultra HD 4K and generating demand among consumers", said John Pomeroy, Vice President Sales, Infrastructure and Networking, ViXS Systems Inc. "Harmonic's professional broadcast equipment is being utilized by many service providers worldwide, this joint demonstration clearly highlights the strength and leadership ViXS has in the UltraHD 4K broadcast market."

"With ViXS we were able to showcase the world's first end-to-end UltraHD 4K HEVC 10-bit solution with delivery right to the display, by taking advantage of the first shipping and fully compliant 4Kp60 HEVC 10-bit SoC on the market today," said Thierry Fautier, vice president, solutions marketing, at Harmonic. "Harmonic's market leading encoder technology and the leading edge ViXS XCode 6400 SoC will help accelerate the industry's deployment of UltraHD 4K." 

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

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:

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    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