KAONMEDIA Launches Entry Level Gateway (ELG) Set-top Box Based On ViXS™ XCode® Media Processor
TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
ViXS System-on-Chip (SoC) Delivers High Concurrency Media Processing
That IPTV, Satellite and Cable Operators Will Use to Cost-Effectively
Expand Their Multiscreen Services
ViXS today announced that KAONMEDIA has
chosen the ViXS XCode 4208 for the ELG, creating a new category of
cost-effective multiscreen gateways. The ELG is one of the first
"Headless Gateway" set-top boxes that, instead of connecting directly
to a TV, transcodes and wirelessly streams content directly to client
devices both on the home network and outside the home.
In addition to the traditional functions of a set-top box, the ELG
simultaneously transcodes in real time two High Definition (HD) IPTV,
Cable or Satellite channels to enable content delivery to all major
client device platforms, such as iOS, MacOS, Android and Windows.
Employing ViXS' Xtensiv� Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) software, the ELG can be the controller or can allow mobile devices to
be the controller for mobile streaming and N-screen video distribution
within the home. The ELG can be configured with Satellite, Cable or
Terrestrial tuners, as well as optional Wi-Fi.
"We are pleased to be working with ViXS on this revolutionary product
that allows consumers constant access to their content," said HS Lim,
CEO/Founder of KAONMEDIA. "The XCode SoC has enabled us to design a
very unique and cost effective headless gateway product with a high
level of concurrency, good network performance, excellent video
quality, and with concurrent N-screen support".
"We are excited that KAONMEDIA has chosen ViXS for their next-generation
gateway product", said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems.
"Consumer demand for anytime, anywhere entertainment is dramatically
altering the TV viewing experience and KAONMEDIA is emerging as an
early leader in this exciting market".
Key features of the XCode 4208 include:
Highly concurrent dual HD media processing engine
Dedicated network processor for high throughput network performance
Support for Over-the-top (OTT) video services and content
Support for DLNA® Digital Media Server (DMS) for streaming applications
Integration of a wide range of peripherals including PCI Express, USB,
SATA & Ethernet
Complete Xtensiv� Software stack for quick time to market
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing
high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video
service provider industries. With over 390 patents issued and pending
worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards
for innovation. ViXS is the world leader in transcoder deployments with
over 40 million shipments to date, and still growing.
ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs
of the global media industry. Portfolio highlights include the most
advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well
as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number
of HD streams in the industry. Moreover, ViXS is the only company to
have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of
delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad,
inside and outside of the home.
ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCodePro and XConnex. The
XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding
chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four
simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes. XCodePro products address the
professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for
cloud-based media streaming services. The XConnex product line is for
communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions.
Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software
development kit known as Xtensiv.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and
offices in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information on
ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.
About Kaon Media
KAONMEDIA is a leading digital STBs manufacturer headquartered in South
Korea and public listed, with major customers of telco groups and
broadcasting operators in 80 countries around the globe. The products
KAONMEDIA offers range from mid to high-end IP/Hybrid STBs supporting
DVB-T, DVB-S/S2, DVB-C together with IP/OTT applications, and
Android/Linux-based OTT Solution as well as Advanced Home Gateway and
Entry-Level Gateway Solutions. It is the core of our strategy to be THE
Platform Company with the broad range of HW platforms for IP and DVB
connectivity - ready made with our SW for CAS/MW integration. KAONMEDIA
represents in Norway, Germany, Dubai, Russia, India, Brazil, and
Mexico. For additional information about us, please visit www.kaonmedia.com, and meet our professionals on LinkedIn.
SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.
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