SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS Systems Inc.

December 02, 2014 07:00 ET

ViXS Launches Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) Chips That Reduce Costs of IP Services Over Coaxial Networks by up to 50%

XConnex 950, 1026 & 1028 Provide Multichannel Aggregate Bandwidth up to 1.6Gbps Enabling Advanced IP Video Services Such as Ultra HD 4K

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 02, 2014) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced immediate availability of a new EoC family of chips to enable high-speed broadband access and managed IP services over new or existing coaxial networks. The XConnex 950, 1026, and 1028 EoC products help operators reduce deployment and operational costs by up to 50% through shorter installation time, reduced capital expenses, and lower maintenance costs.

The ViXS XConnex EoC solutions can be deployed today with 4 RF channels delivering 700 Mbps of payload traffic, with an option for field software upgrades to increase bandwidth up to 1.6 Gbps without any changes to existing hardware. The chipset functions are distributed as follows:

  • XConnex 950: RF component supporting EoC channels across a broad frequency spectrum from 400MHz to 1625MHz, providing excellent configuration flexibility. The 950 is used in both the EoC Head End sending appliance and the EoC CPE Receiving appliance.
  • XConnex 1028: Paired with the XConnex 950 to provide MAC and PHY for channel set up and management in the Head End appliance.
  • XConnex 1026: Paired with the XConnex 950 to provide MAC and PHY for network control in a programmable CPE appliance.

"Operators continually face challenges delivering managed IP services cost effectively," said John Pomeroy, VP of Sales, Cloud and CPE, ViXS Systems Inc. "Our Ethernet-over-Coax solutions were specifically designed to improve operator deployment and maintenance costs by reducing installation time and capital expenditures while also enabling lower operating costs over the long term."

The new XConnex EoC 950, 1026 and 1028 products are available now for shipment. Please contact ViXS sales for pricing and delivery options.

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 467 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 31 million media processor shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to video over IP streaming and 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 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