ViXS XCode™ 3290 Video Processor works with Bluestreak's MachBlue Flash® Player

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 
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Bluestreak and ViXS Systems collaborate on enabling Flash® for CE and STB manufacturers

TORONTO, Canada — ViXS Systems, the leading developer of video processing solutions, announced today that the XCode™ 3290, the world’s most advanced MPEG4 AVC (MPEG4 Part 10/H.264) Transcoder/Encoder/Decoder System-on-a-Chip (SoC) has been enabled with Bluestreak’s MachBlue TV product. MachBlue offers a complete application environment that enhances navigation, graphical display, and device functionality, allowing user interface specialists the ability to use Adobe® Flash®, in addition to Bluestreak’s powerful APIs and development kits, to design services and navigators that create visual impact and bottom-line value.

ViXS’ XCode™ 3290 features/functions line up perfectly with manufacturers’ needs for products such as HD STBs, PVRs, DTVs, Blu-Ray/HD DVD recorders, Media Servers, Remote TV and Network Attached Storage (NAS). With dual HD transcoding/encoding/decoding, dense peripheral integration and powerful multi-processor architecture, the XCode™ 3290 is ideal for the next generation of CE products that require storage, networking and content protection. Its powerful processors allow for multiple and/or advanced applications such as PVR, DLNA and networking to run seamlessly without the aid of an external CPU.

Bluestreak Technology develops a client application framework for embedded devices (MachBlue™), which gives OEMs, Network Operators and Service Providers the ability to create interactive rich-media experiences on CE devices such as mobile phones, set-top boxes and digital televisions. The MachBlue™ platform is designed to enhance navigation, through advanced graphical displays and extends this functionality on any device through a Flash®-based presentation engine optimized for embedded devices with thin resources.

Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems said, “Bluestreak technology in conjunction with Flash® is becoming an integral part of the development of STB and CE products. With ViXS’ XCode™ 3290 Series and Bluestreak’s MachBlue product line, CE and STB manufacturers now have the ability to develop products with powerful video processing plus full Flash® support to build easy to use and visually appealing User Interfaces.”

“MachBlue technology provides an enhanced Graphical User interface (GUI) allowing an easy way to access the video processing power of XCode™ 3290”, said Yves D’Aoust, Co-Founder and GM Americas of Bluestreak, “As CE and STB manufacturers look towards enhancing their products with video processing technologies such as transcoding and encoding, our Bluestreak MachBlue technology can allow consumers to easily navigate and access the product’s full video processing power.”

ViXS will be showcasing the MachBlue TV product running on the latest XCode™ 3290 reference platform at IBC 2008 in booth 5.C12.