ViXS Systems Inc. has made three announcements today in preparation for the company’s participation in CES 2012 later this month in Las Vegas, beginning with added support for DLNA features, which will enableservice providers to provide a richer multi-screen experience based on ViXS’ XCode True mobility platform.
Consumers want to watch premium content such as movies and network television programming on devices such as tablets, smartphones and game consoles. DLNA provides the framework to share the digital content between connected devices in the home network. ViXS DLNA stack is available as a part of the Xtensiv™software suite and ViXS’ SoC multimedia processors.
ViXS is an established leader in multi-media processing and content distribution with multiple simultaneous transcodes, support for expansive list of media formats and networking solutions to meet the demand for multi-screen viewing in the digital home network. Increased customer retention rate and increase in average revenue per customer are some of the benefits a service provide can realize with using ViXS’ true mobility platform to offer value added multi-screen services within their network.
“The DLNA software stack is an important initiative for ViXS’. This end-to-end standards-based solution enables service providers to create a richer consumer experience within the home”, said Sally Daub, President & CEO of ViXS. “ViXS’ media-processing and MoCA® solutions offer a real multi-screen experience by enabling delivery of multimedia content over tablet, smart phone and connected TV screens.”
ViXS Systems’ second announcement involves Lite-On IT (Lite-On), a global leader in digital storage solutions who will be utilizing the XCode® 4210 System on Chip (SoC) for its latest Streaming Media Gateway product, u-Play. At the heart of the Lite-On ?-Play is the XCode 4210 which performs as a single SoC gateway IC and executes all the software stacks required to allow it to manage and distribute all media content.
By taking advantage of the powerful multi-format hardware HD transcoder integrated in the XCode 4210 SoC, u-Play can seamlessly stream any video / music to any connected smartphone / tablet anywhere. In addition, u-Play can handle multiple streaming without compromising the service quality; for example, it can stream a movie to a tablet remotely through a wireless wi-fi connection while other family members stream additional media content to a smartphone at home. With XCode 4210’s patented adaptive transcoding technology, all media files are also optimized based on the immediate bit-rate of network providing smooth viewing experience to the consumer even over a wireless network.
Some of the features found in the XCode 4210 and utilized in the Lite-On u-Play:
- Multi-Format Hardware HD Transcoder
- Powerful Linux Application processor
- Integrated 10/100/1G Ethernet MAC
- Integrated USB Ports
- Integrated SD Card slot
- Power efficient design with no requirement for a heat-sink or fan
“The ViXS XCode 4210 SoC provides the power and flexibility to deliver a truly unique and innovative multimedia product”, said Darren Chen, senior business manager of Lite-On. “With the advanced technologies found in the ViXS multimedia processor, Lite-On was able to develop the u-Play media gateway for consumers who want the freedom to enjoy their media collections on their smartphone and/or tablet anywhere and at anytime.”
“The Lite-On u-Play media gateway will provide consumers with a cost effective alternative to cloud-based media storage and distribution, with the added benefit of full control of personal content”, said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS. “Also by taking advantage of the unique multimedia processing technologies found in the XCode 4210 SoC Processor, Lite-On has been able to put together a highly-innovative, powerful and easy-to-use media gateway with excellent video quality of service for wireless media streaming.”
Along with the Lite-On u-Play media gateway, ViXS Systems Inc. will be demonstrating PacketVideo’s TwonkyServer™ 6.0 connected home solution running on it’s XCode 4208 NAS SoC.
TwonkyServer from PacketVideo makes finding media and playing it back on connected home and mobile devices as simple as drag and drop. Adopting DLNA and other networking and streaming software this solution provides compatibility with more devices and file formats than any other connected home solution in the industry making the sharing of photos, video and music a seamless experience for beginners and experts alike.
On show at CES will be the TwonkyServer running on a video NAS base platform based on the XCode 4208. The XCode 4208 performs all the data and video NAS functions and hardware audio and video transcoding functions. The TwonkyServer is performing all the home networking and streaming management functions to DLNA based clients.
“Connected home technologies are transforming the consumer entertainment experience as it changes the way consumers view, use and manage their content, “said Sally Daub, ViXS president and CEO. “PacketVideo are a leader in this field of connected home software and the combination of our network media processing provides a very compelling solution for our end customers”.
“We have worked hand-in-hand with our manufacturer partners to ensure TwonkyServer meets the most stringent connectivity demands in the industry. We’ve developed a solution that is not only extremely powerful and efficient, but is also simple for consumers to use and enjoy, “said Angela Scheller, Ph.D., Vice President, Twonky Product Group, PacketVideo.”The remarkable growth and traction we’ve experienced in the past year stems from consumers’ increasing demand for the highest quality media streaming experience possible across multiple devices in the home”