ViXS' XCode Network Media Processing Solutions Power Slingbox Products
November 12, 2012
By Mandira Srivastava
, TMCnet Contributor
Today’s modern poly-gadget consumers want to keep themselves engaged and entertained throughout the day. With the proliferation of TV streaming services, many companies are stepping in the business and allow subscribers access TV content from anywhere on different devices.
The Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 allow consumers to watch their TV shows, sporting events and premium content on smartphones, tablets, laptops and connected devices, anywhere, anytime. To make things even better, Sling Media (News - Alert) has joined a strategic partnership with ViXS Systems. Under this partnership, XCode 4210 and the XCode 4112 network media processor SoCs developed by ViXS System have been selected to power the all new Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 products.
Sling Media has made new performance standards for streaming video throughout the home and the world via the Internet in up to full HD 1080p resolution. These new Slingbox products offer higher performance, superior video quality, lower cost and lower power consumption. Additionally, the Slingbox 500 supports dual-band Wi-Fi networking.
“When looking for cost-effective solutions that would allow Sling Media to offer full HD 1080p high-quality picture placeshifting products and to reset the industry performance measurement for streaming of TV content anywhere, ViXS offered a leading market solution,” said Raghu Tarra, senior vice president and general manager Sling Media Inc. “The ViXS XCode deployed in our new Slingboxes provides a step function in terms of performance, features and video quality over current products in the market today.”
“When Sling Media approached ViXS for solutions to these new Slingboxes, it was clear our technology provided a strong match for their requirements,” said Sally Daub president and CEO ViXS Systems Inc., in a statement. “We are delighted to have played an important role in the development of these new Slingbox products and promoting Sling Media’s solutions on our embedded XCode devices. We look forward to the new and exciting applications and opportunities worldwide now possible for both our companies.”
ViXS recently introduced
a new family of advanced network multimedia system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, the XCode 6000. The XCode 6210 is a highly integrated media processor designed to address advanced media gateway set-top box (STB) solutions. The XCode 6308 is a highly integrated media processor designed for media streaming gateway, network transcoding and media network-attached storage (NAS) solutions.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey