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ViXS® Systems and Lite-On Collaborate on µ-Play, a Next Generation Streaming Media Gateway Product
With a built-in hardware transcoding engine, all media files are streamed from μ-Play to Smartphones and Tablets
TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2012 – ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors, today announced that Lite-On IT (Lite-On), a global leader in digital storage solutions is utilizing the XCode® 4210 System on Chip (SoC) for its latest Streaming Media Gateway product, μ-Play. At the heart of the Lite-On μ-Play is the XCode 4210 which performs as a single SoC gateway IC and executes all the software stacks required to allow it to manage and distribute all media content.
By taking advantage of the powerful multi-format hardware HD transcoder integrated in the XCode 4210 SoC, μ-Play can seamlessly stream any video / music to any connected smartphone / tablet anywhere. In addition, μ-Play can handle multiple streaming without compromising the service quality; for example, it can stream a movie to a tablet remotely through a wireless wi-fi connection while other family members stream additional media content to a smartphone at home. With XCode 4210′s patented adaptive transcoding technology, all media files are also optimized based on the immediate bit-rate of network providing smooth viewing experience to the consumer even over a wireless network.
Some of the features found in the XCode 4210 and utilized in the Lite-On μ-Play:
• Multi-Format Hardware HD Transcoder
• Powerful Linux Application processor
• Integrated 10/100/1G Ethernet MAC
• Integrated USB Ports
• Integrated SD Card slot
• Power efficient design with no requirement for a heat-sink or fan
“The ViXS XCode 4210 SoC provides the power and flexibility to deliver a truly unique and innovative multimedia product”, said Darren Chen, senior business manager of Lite-On. “With the advanced technologies found in the ViXS multimedia processor, Lite-On was able to develop the μ-Play media gateway for consumers who want the freedom to enjoy their media collections on their smartphone and/or tablet anywhere and at anytime.”
“The Lite-On μ-Play media gateway will provide consumers with a cost effective alternative to cloud-based media storage and distribution, with the added benefit of full control of personal content”, said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS. “Also by taking advantage of the unique multimedia processing technologies found in the XCode 4210 SoC Processor, Lite-On has been able to put together a highly-innovative, powerful and easy-to-use media gateway with excellent video quality of service for wireless media streaming.”
The Lite-On μ-Play product will be demonstrated at CES 2012 in the ViXS Systems booth: Las Vegas Convention Center in MP25958, South Hall 2.
About Lite-On IT
Lite-On IT Corporation is one of the world’s leading companies for digital storage solutions in IT, CE and automotive business. Lite-On IT supplies CD, DVD, Blu-ray Drivesand SSD in finished goods and / or modules to world’s top PC manufacturers and tier-1 auto parts suppliers. Lite-On IT is also a professional ODM for consumer products such as Blu-ray player and DVD recorders.
With its strong R&D team possessing sophisticated technology and patents in digitalstorageand multimedia applications,Lite-On IT continually aims for growth in consumer and automotive electronics as it looks towards its future.
Lite-On IT Corporation is part of the Taiwanese Lite-On Group, which consists of nine consolidated companies. Lite-On Group is a world leading company in digital convergence employing 35,000 people worldwide. Lite-On Group has 45 factories, 29 branch offices, and 4 R&D centers worldwide and generated total revenue of approximately 5 Billion USD in 2010.
For more information on Lite-On IT, please visit our website: www.liteonit.com.
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio allowing seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices.
ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world’s top manufacturers of Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network-Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-ray players/recorders, as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment OEMs.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has filed more than 334 patents worldwide with over 103 patents being issued to date. Listed for four years running as one of Deloitte’s fastest growing North American companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of multimedia products.
For more information on ViXS, please visit our website: www.vixs.com.