NEC brand VALUESTAR PC uses ViXS(R) XCode(R) 5000 for Multi-Stream High Definition (HD) TV Media processing and Audio and Video Transcoding
The ViXS XCode 5106 network media processor and multi-stream transcoder
provides the video processing capability to concurrently deliver quad
transcode and watch live TV on the NEC brand VALUESTAR W and N Series
of All-in One PCs
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – ViXS Systems Inc. today announces that
the XCode( )5106 is the media processor single chip System on Chip (SoC) powering
NEC Personal Computer’s TV tuner module in the VALUESTAR W and N series
All-in-One Desktop PCs. The VALUESTAR PC integrates all the functions
of today’s desktop PC into the LCD screen making this is a very compact
and space- saving design. The integration capability of the XC5106
allows all the TV functions to be integrated on a small PCIe card,
helping to save space and cost.
Running on the TV tuner card in the NEC brand VALUESTAR W and N series
of PC, the XCode 5106 is designed to provide content protection and
digital rights management (DRM) for premium digital content. The XCode
5106 simultaneously allows the PC to: view live TV; perform a quad
audio and video transcode to support recording of two HD channel on the
hard disk, and; transcode two audio and video streams to two mobile
devices. The commercial availability of quad transcoding on the XCode
5106 enables a level of media processing previously requiring the use
of multiple devices.
“NEC required a high-performance and highly-integrated media processing
engine to address the challenges of integrating the desk top
capabilities of the PC including hard disk drive, Blu-ray, and other
peripherals, as well as supporting watch TV, dual channel PVR, and
streaming content in real time to mobile devices. ViXS was able to
deliver on the design criteria to make this a successful product
launch” said Hideaki Kato, Senior Vice President NEC Personal
“We are very pleased to be chosen by NEC Personal Computers as the media
processing engine for the digital TV tuning card in the VALUESTAR W and
N series of All-in-One Desktop PCs. The XCode 5000 series has set a
milestone in media processing and transcoding capabilities and we are
pleased to have met the rigorous requirement for performance, media
processing, power consumption and small form factor,” said David Jones,
Vice President Marketing and Business Development of ViXS Systems Inc.
About NEC Personal Computers Ltd
NEC Personal Computers is a member of NEC Lenovo Japan Group which is
the largest PC supplier group in Japan, established on July 1, 2011.
NEC Personal Computers operates its PC business on a fully integrated
basis from product planning to sales/support.
By providing a combination of products and customer support that cross
utilize the company’s experience and nationwide sales channels as well
as 121 Contact Center which operates 24/7days. The company’s
advanced/innovative technology and its high level support meet the
complex and ever-changing needs of its customers to achieve #1
The Company mission is “the Best Answer for the People & the Society”,
which will continuously seek to deliver the best answer by always
thinking of customer viewpoint, incorporating advanced technology and
providing products with optimum customer usability.
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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
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((R)), the ViXS((R) )logo, XCode(TM), XConnex(TM) and Xtensiv(TM) are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their
SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.