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ViXS(TM) and Global Invacom’s Provision Unit Jointly Develop a new class of Wi-Fi enabled, low-cost Internet Protocol (IP thin client Set Top Box) offering superior range and performance

September 6, 2012

Design is able to receive content through Wi-Fi or Wired IP connections
using standard chipsets with low system power consumption

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – ViXS Systems Inc. today announces a new
reference design platform offering superior wireless performance and
extended range.anddelivering high quality decode, display, and advanced
graphics, while ensuring low power consumption and low cost. The
platform, based on ViXS’ XCode(R) 4205 client System on Chip (SOC),
leverages Global Invacom’s proprietary low-cost antennae and unique
WiFi software. The combination transforms the Client into a highly
cost-effective and efficient IP STB that can also be incorporated in a
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA((R))) capable home network as a Digital Media Player (DMP) device.

The XCode 4205 SoC offers high throughput networking performance, 2D and
3D graphics, 3D TV, motion adaptive de-interlacing and scaling for full
HD up to 1080P50/60 resolution. Global Invacom’s Provision Unit, which
has spent years collaborating with researchers at the University of
Bristol in the UK, has developed proprietary WiFi antenna designs that
extend performance and range. Provision has also developed control
software and drivers to deliver an outstanding and robust user
experience while using standard low-cost wireless chipsets. Designed
and developed by Provision, the complete IP STB hardware is available
for purchase through Global Invacom.

“Content mobility is a technology driver in the industry and is required
by leading operators in order for their customers to access their
content anywhere, anyway, anytime and on any device,” said Sally Daub,
President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. “Our work with Provision extends
our technology in to the wireless market by enabling customers to
quickly deploy low-cost, portable wireless-enabled IP Client based STBs
that deliver premium viewing experience”.

“Consumers want an easy-to-use and low-cost application to view and use
their HD media at multiple locations on multiple devices anytime,
anywhere. This product is a significant step towards making that a
reality,” said Tony Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Global Invacom Group
Limited. “Being deeply involved in developing leading-edge satellite
reception and transmission components and in home distribution of
content, we have a long history in wireless RF technology. We intend to
use this expertise and experience to activate streaming content around
the home, office, bar, hotel and club seamlessly.”

The XCode 4205 addresses client applications with the following features
and supported software solutions:

        --  Low Power operation targeting small form factor design meeting
            industry power targets.
        --  Supports Open GL ES 2.0 3D graphics that ensure a high quality
            user experience to match that of server class products
            currently being deployed.
        --  High Quality and fully featured decoding engine for premium
        --  Advanced hardware security technology supporting the latest
            conditional access and digital rights management
        --  Highest level of networking throughput in its class.
        --  ViXS Xtensiv(TM) software suite including internally
            developed software to take customer solutions through Digital
            Living Network Alliance (DLNA(R)) certification,

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 382 patents issued
and pending worldwide. 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((TM)), 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
respective owners.

About Global Invacom Group Limited

Global Invacom Group Limited, formerly known as Radiance Group Limited,
is a fully integrated satellite communications equipment provider
listed on the Mainboard of SGX-ST, with manufacturing plants in
Shanghai and Shenzhen providing electronics manufacturing services in
satellite communications, TV peripherals, computer peripherals,
medical, and consumer electronics industries. It is also one of seven
companies in the world involved in R&D, design and supply of satellite
components and products to large-scale satellite broadcasters to offer
a full range of LNB receivers, transmitters, switches, and video
distribution components. Its customers include satellite broadcasters
such as BSkyB of the UK and DISH Network of the US.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

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