ViXS and Intel Develop Media Transcoding and Video Streaming on the Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK) Platform
(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Collaboration includes reference design and demonstration of Data over
Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS®) 3.0 Gateway with multi-stream HD transcoding and streaming
TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS) today
announced that ViXS and Intel have developed a product-ready reference
design running Comcast's RDK cable stack software. The RDK consists of
a bundled software package that creates a common framework for cable
tru2way® for IP and gateway devices for Comcast and other cable multiple-system
operators (MSO). The reference design consisting of Intel's Puma™6 MG DOCSIS 3.0 media gateway with ViXS' XCode® 5106 multi-stream HD transcoder solution will be demonstrated by ViXS
at CES. The demonstration will show transcoding and media streaming to
mobile and tablet devices including Ultrabook and all-in-one PCs.
ViXS transcoding is added to Intel's Golden Spring's reference design as
an RDK transcoding plugin for live media steaming. Running the latest
RDK software this is a self-contained complete end to end solution
providing customers a quick and cost effective means of adding media
steaming to Intel DOCSIS 3.0 based cable gateway products. The XCode
5000 family of media-processor and transcoding System on Chip (SoC)
solutions allow support for single, dual and quad HD to HD transcoding
to allow operators to add flexibility to their media gateway designs.
With cable distribution in North America still relying primarily on
MPEG-2 for compression and transmission, it is critically important
that cable gateway devices for the home are able to efficiently and
cost-effectively transcode content to MPEG-4 and other streaming media
formats for delivery to IP devices inside and outside of the home.
"We are delighted to partner with Intel on creating a demonstrable
reference design for cable gateway devices," said Sally Daub, President
and CEO, ViXS Systems. "The combination of Intel's Puma 6 MG DOCSIS
3.0 chipset and ViXS' XCode sets a new standard for cable media gateway
devices. Cable MSOs now have a high-performance, cost-effective
solution for getting IP video to consumers."
"Intel is pleased to be working once more with ViXS to deliver an
innovative solution for cable media gateways", said Ran Senderovitz,
General Manager, and Intel's Service Provider Division. "The powerful
combination of Puma 6 and XCode enables transcoding in an RDK
environment. The ultimate winners are consumers who have more
entertainment choices with powerful services that are easy to use."
ViXS products, solutions and technology will be on display from January
7th through 10th at booth MP25953 in South Hall 2 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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 428 patents issued and pending
worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 28 million
media processor shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to
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 3xx family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure
equipment, and the XCode 6xxx 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: www.vixs.com.
SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.
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