ViXS Systems (T.VXS) makes wireless 4K Ultra HD possible – shares jump 13%

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0 Comments| January 6, 2014

ViXS Systems (TSX:VXS, StockForum), a Toronto-based provider of processing, managing, securing and distributing video and audio with control between various digital entertainment devices, announced today that the company, in conjunction with partner Quantenna Communications, had developed a next generation reference design for transmitting and receiving wireless 4K Ultra HD TV.


The company's XCode 6400, the world's first system-on-a-chip (SoC), uses Quantenna's 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology to decode and display 4K Ultra HD at 10-bit, making it ideal for set top wireless boxes. Currently the XCode 6400 line resides in Quantenna's prize-winning QSR-1000 4x4 802.11ac Multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) chipset.


The QSR1000 maintains up to a 1.7 Gbps throughput by utilizing dynamic digital beam-forming and ViXS' proprietary video technology crunches more than 60 frames per second (fps) and renders HEVC 4K Ultra HD TV at full resolution of 3840x2160. The XCode 6400 is so efficient that if it is only displays HD, it requires only half the bandwidth of current H.264 streams and a quarter of the bandwidth needed for MPEG-2.


President and CEO of ViXS Systems, Sall Daub, commented, “"Ultra HD 4K stands for the utmost in picture quality, and that's what the XCode 6400 delivers.”


Daub went on, “The XCode 6400 has set a new cost effective benchmark for true-to-life images, ultra-low-power operation and unsurpassed efficiency. Now Quantenna's industry-leading QSR1000 chipset enables us to provide that same spectacular experience with the freedom of a wireless connection.”


Dr. Sam Haidari, Quantenna CEO, summed up, “The QSR1000 adds a whole new dimension of performance to the ViXS XCode 6400, the best-in-class SoC for 4K Ultra HD TV.”


According to the news release, the XCode 6400 reference design will be made available in Q1 2014.


ViXS Systems was in the news recently when the company developed media transcoding and streaming on the Comcast reference design kit.


Shares bumped 13.27% on the news to $3.67 per share.


Currently there are 50.5m outstanding shares with a market cap of $185.3 million.

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