ViXS' XCode 6400 SoC combined with Frog by Wyplay Media Gateway
Middleware offers service providers a dynamic platform for deploying
Ultra HD with legacy content support
CES 2014, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS)
and Wyplay ushered in the next chapter of their partnership with
today's announced availability of the home media gateway market's first
solution to support Ultra HD 4K content and advanced HEVC 10-bit media
processing, which boasts a 50% reduction in bandwidth consumption.
Central to this new architecture is Frog, Wyplay's true open platform
Using ViXS' XCode 6400, which is sampling today and in production in Q1
2014, telco and satellite operators can rapidly deploy Ultra HD 4K
content to increase the value of their offering and give their
subscribers an unprecedented viewing experience. Moreover, the XCode
6400 enables operators to reduce operating costs by taking advantage of
the 50% bandwidth savings found with High Efficiency Video Coding
ViXS is the first video system on a chip (SoC) provider to market with
10-bit HEVC media processing, resulting in noticeably smoother color
transitions and bringing more than 1 billion colors to life in Ultra HD
4K. Looking forward, the high-performance transcoding capability of the
XCode 6400 provides support for legacy non-HEVC devices already in the
home, giving operators increased options for managing the transition to
new services using Ultra HD 4K. Combined with Frog by Wyplay's robust
middleware, this is a comprehensive and versatile media gateway
platform for service providers that enables the launch of exciting new
content and services, reduces operating costs, and protects legacy
equipment in the home.
Frog by Wyplay is an initiative aiming to free all actors in the TV
ecosystem from being locked into proprietary solutions. It is the first
independent source software solution for pay-for-TV operators. Thanks
to Frog by Wyplay, the full source code of Wyplay's innovative and
flexible set-top box middleware and backend add-ons — already being
deployed to more than 10 million subscribers at Canal+, Belgacom, SFR,
and Vodafone — will be accessible free of charge for evaluation and
"ViXS is delighted to be demonstrating the XCode 6400 SoC integrated
with Wyplay's media framework at CES 2014," said David Jones, VP
Marketing, ViXS Systems Inc. "Working with Wyplay highlights how ViXS
is driving the future of the home media gateway market by providing
service operators a full software and hardware gateway solution that
will usher in the next era of content and services."
The Frog By Wyplay platform architecture can be customized to have a
unique look and feel for specific operator requirements. Utilizing the
latest open software techniques such as HTML-5, widgets and more, the
software can leverage legacy set-top box architecture as well as run on
newer platforms. Combined with ViXS' new XCode 6400 chip, this solution
now offers service providers a clear path for future deployment, while
protecting legacy support.
"The emerging gateway market is an exciting space for Wyplay and a great
match for our solutions," said Wyplay CEO Jacques Bourgninaud. "We are
pleased to continue partnering with ViXS on their media software
ecosystem and to play a key role in helping the industry transition to
Ultra HD 4K in 2014."
Independent and internationally recognized, Wyplay develops open,
modular and innovative software solutions for IPTV, cable, satellite
and terrestrial TV operators and broadcasters around the world.
Wyplay's technology enables operators to select, configure, and deploy
solutions easily from the richest list of preconfigured functionality
available in a modular online TV solution, including an electronic
program guide; video recorder; multiscreen and multiroom connectivity,
an application store; and more.
Wyplay's professional services team creates user experiences that
exactly match and complement an operator's or broadcaster's product and
market strategies. Wyplay is now a strategic partner for such leading
brands as as SFR, Vodafone, Belgacom and now Canal+.
To learn more about Wyplay's set-top box, multi-screen and OTT
solutions, please visit www.wyplay.com and www.FrogByWyplay.com.
Wyplay Press Contact:
Head of Communications
Tel: +33 (0)6 21 04 77 05
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media
processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer
electronics industries, with over 428 patents issued and pending
worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 28 million
media processor shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to
Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing
professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High
Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main 10 Profile, reducing
bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of color and
image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution content.
ViXS' XCodePro 3xx family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure
equipment, and the XCode 6xxx family of system-on-chip (SoC) products
achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers
to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia
and North America. VIXS™, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.
SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.