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ViXS Launches Blu-ray and PVR Reference Design

ViXS Systems announced its new turnkey hardware and software Blu-ray PVR Reference Design for consumer electronics manufacturers.

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ViXS Systems Introduces Turnkey Hardware and Software Blu-ray & Personal Video Recorder (PVR) Reference Design available for Set-top and Consumer Electronics Manufacturers

TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2011 – ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors, announces today the availability of its Blu-Ray PVR Reference Design for consumer electronic OEMs, ODMs and Set-top Box manufacturers. This unique reference design offers our customers a powerful Blu-ray PVR solution with the ability to add other features such as Multiple HD Transcoding , 3D Graphical user interfaces, live video streaming to iPAD and Tablets together with 3D TV support all on a single XCode® 4210 System on Chip (SoC).

“This reference design provides a go-to-market platform solution for our customers with unprecedented media processing performance and concurrency,” said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems. “In addition, it includes a rich software suite of applications that enable manufacturers to provide a unique and highly integrated media platform to their end customer.”

The reference design combines the following functions of Blu-ray, DVD, digital recording, broadcast play back, DLNA streaming and advanced transcoding applications into a single end consumer product. In most cases to enable all these features and to do them concurrently requires several silicon devices but due to the high level of integration and concurrency found in the ViXS XCode© 4210, these features are all performed by a single silicon device.

The ViXS Blu-ray PVR Hardware Reference design includes the following:

• Single or Dual Tuner support (ATSC, ISDB-T, DVB-T/T2 options)
• Single 10/100 Ethernet port
• HDMI 1.4a w/HDCP Output
• • Blu Ray 3D support
• Composite Out
• Analog L/R Out
• SPDIF out
• BD/DVD Recordable Drive
• SD Card slot
• Support for External or Integrated HDD
• Built-in WiFi – 802.11n

To order or inquiry about the new ViXS Blu-ray PVR Recorder design, please email

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 275 patents worldwide with over 85 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.

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