|By Marketwired .||
|July 21, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 21, 2014) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that Sling Media Inc.'s just announced Slingbox® M1 and SlingTV™ are based upon ViXS' XCode SoC media processor product family. These latest Sling products replace the popular and award-winning Slingbox 350 and 500 models, bringing powerful TV Anywhere features to mobile device users that are easy to set-up and use.
The Slingbox M1 is designed for mainstream users wanting remote access to all their home TV channels and shows as well as access to DVR content on their personal computers, tablets, and phones, with the added benefit of being the most affordable Slingbox that Sling Media has ever produced. SlingTV is based upon the Slingbox 500 hardware platform and provides a "Smarter TV" experience for the living room, including enhanced discovery and navigation tools for finding programming and quick tuning, as well as a vibrant electronic programming guide (EPG) and an advanced recommendation engine powered by SlingCloud™. Both the Slingbox M1 and SlingTV products utilize a single XCode SoC to drive the above mentioned features such as utilizing the internal graphics engine to drive the vibrant EPG and navigation tools and the media processing engine to drive the unique DVR and "TV Anywhere" functions, allowing Sling to deliver the features that consumers need.
"ViXS is thrilled once again to be working with Sling Media to bring the Slingbox M1 and SlingTV products to market and providing the consumer an enhanced 'TV Anywhere' experience," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "The XCode SoC media processor family has been an integral part of the Sling Media product line for the last several years and the launch of these latest products is a testament to the power and innovation that can be found in ViXS products."
"ViXS' XCode SoC product line has provided us the power and flexibility to introduce the entry-level, mainstream Slingbox M1 as well as integrate the graphic-intensive new features being introduced as part of our premium model SlingTV," said Michael Hawkey, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sling Media. "With the advanced media processing found in ViXS XCode family, we have been able to launch the most advanced and innovative Sling products to date and we look forward to continuing our award-winning innovation."
Sling Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is a leading provider of Multiscreen Smart TV solutions for consumers and television service providers. Sling provides the complete award-winning solution of hardware, cloud services and applications that gives consumers the freedom to discover, control and consume their live TV and DVR content anywhere in the world, on their preferred tablet, phone and computing platform. Sling's patented TV solutions are available directly to consumers or through service providers that have embedded Sling's capabilities. For more information, please visit sling.com.
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 461 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 30 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 300 family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure equipment, and the XCode 6000 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
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