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ViXS Systems Inc. and Wistron to launch next generation Blu-ray/Media Hub products at CES 2012

January 4, 2012

ViXS(®) XCode(®)4210 SoC delivers Powerful Simultaneous Multimedia Functions

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – 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.

About Wistron
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.

ViXS, the ViXS(® )logo, XCode(®) are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Blu-ray is an
unregistered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.  Other
registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.


Source: PR Newswire