Unedited press release follows:
ViXS Systems Inc. and Wistron to launch next generation Blu-ray/Media Hub products at CES 2012
ViXS® XCode®4210 SoC delivers Powerful Simultaneous Multimedia Functions
TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2012 – ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors and Wistron, a leader in the ODM industry today announced the release of next generation Blu-ray / Media Hub combination products for the worldwide consumer electronics market.
Using a single XCode 4210 System on Chip (SoC), Wistron has created a feature-rich family of products which offer one of the smallest form factor and lowest power Blu-ray / Media Hubs on the market today. These innovative media products transform the living room from a static single point viewing center into a multifaceted seamlessly interactive environment. The products offer consumers a combination Blu-Ray player solution with the ability to simultaneously transcode media content for increased storage space, media format conversion, and multi-screen support to devices such as smartphones and tablets. These Media Hub products also include rich graphical user interfaces (GUI), 3D TV support, media storage, media management and controlled media streaming.
Product features include:
• Video content streaming with integrated adaptive Transcoding for Multi-Screen support
• Video content side-loading with integrated Transcoding
• Content protection / security
• Media Content Management / Searching
• Blu-ray Disc playback (including 3D Blu-ray Discs)
• External Drive storage (USB/eSATA)
• Single 10/100 Ethernet port
• HDMI 1.4a w/HDCP Output
• SPDIF out
• USB 2.0
• Blu-ray Drive
“Wistron’s innovative product family is based on an existing Blu-ray product category and offers the additional ability to act as a feature rich Media Hub,” said David Shen, President and COO of Digital Consumer Business Group at Wistron. “The XCode 4210′s unique feature set, including its ability to perform simultaneous media functions, is the foundation for Wistron’s development of a distinctive home media product”.
“The Wistron Blu-ray / Media Hub provide the CE market with a highly unique and ground-breaking home media product”, said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS. “With the advanced simultaneous multimedia processing power found in the XCode 4210 SoC, Wistron has put together a more sophisticated media product, incorporating the simple Blu-Ray player functionality, but extending its capability into a full smart home consumer product with many enhanced features.”
The Wistron Blu-ray / Media Hub products will be demonstrated at CES 2012 in the ViXS Systems booth: Las Vegas Convention Center in MP25958, South Hall 2.
Wistron Corporation is a leading Technology Service Provider (TSP) in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry with over US$21.1B in revenue, around 60,000 personnel strategically located in North America, Europe and Asia and broad range of services focuses on ICT products, including mobile devices, desktop systems, display products, servers, network storage systems and communication devices. For more information, please visit www.wistron.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.