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ViXS and Wyplay collaborate on next generation media gateway solution


Electronics CEL

ViXS Systems Inc. of Toronto has announced a partnership with Wyplay to develop advanced gateway solution based on the XCode 4300 family targeting new home architectures where the router and gateway combined becomes the media hub. This gateway solution aggregates, stores and distributes protected content to connected networked and mobile media client devices.

This innovative architecture puts all the intelligence and processing in the gateway and reduces the complexity and cost by leveraging consumer electronics products as viewing devices such as smart TVs, PCs, tablets and smart phones. This new gateway requires high performance multimedia functions and is made possible using the XCode43xx network processor and ViXS Xtensiv software combined with Wyplay’s middleware. Wyplay is a global leader and innovator in advanced middleware product. This groundbreaking solution will be showcased at ViXS’ Suite G104 at IBC 2012 in the RAI Amsterdam.

The XCode 4300 family of network media processors, currently in production, offers high system performance integrating extensive functions such as dual HD transcoding, encoding, 2D/3D graphics acceleration and network processing. This SoC family with best-in-class patented transcoding technology in conjunction with Wyplay’s software creates an innovative gateway solution offering functionalities such as multiscreen place shifting, network attached storage (NAS), DVR and secure management and distribution of content. Using Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA©) and HTML5, this gateway can stream video to networked and mobile devices such as IP based set-top boxes, smart connected TVs, PCs, smart phones and tablets.

“The One Box gateway is an emerging market where Wyplay believes it has the technology, experience, and relationships in the ecosystem to help positively shape and evolve this product category. Wyplay believes that ViXS Systems XCode is an ideal platform for Wyplay to demonstrate our new gateway solution” said Dominique Feral, Wyplay CMO. “ViXS offers the best-in-class network media SoC solutions in this market and enables us to create innovative media gateway offerings requested by today’s demanding operators.”

“Combining router and media gateway functions in one box and leveraging existing consumer products as viewing devices are becoming important to operators and the ViXS XCode 4300 system-on-chip family provides the best value proposition to address this new product category with the most advanced system performance and transcoding functionality” said David Jones, VP Marketing and Business Development of ViXS Systems. “We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with such a leading software company as Wyplay to be the first to demonstrate this advanced and innovative media gateway solution.”



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