ViXS® and Morega Team up to Power Digital Media Hub for Consumer Content

Thursday, January 5th, 2012
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TORONTO — ViXS Systems, Inc. and Morega Systems, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to enable, for the first time, the seamless access and streaming of premium, personal, and user-generated content to and from multiple devices within the home. Morega’s proprietary content portability technologies will be integrated with ViXS XCode® media processors and embedded into consumer electronics (CE) products, set-top boxes (STBs), network attached storage (NAS) devices, and multimedia gateways.

The integrated solution will give rise to a new class of CE devices that allow individuals to watch their video content across multiple screens, with the ability to stream, protect, convert, and operate across different media standards seamlessly.

“Technology and broadcasting have finally intersected to provide a seamless, secure, and high-quality digital media experience for the consumer,” said Sally Daub, president and CEO of ViXS Systems. “Together, ViXS Systems and Morega have solved the challenges associated with integrating broadcast, personal, and user-generated content across all CE devices in the home, and are taking the digital media entertainment industry to the next level.”

The combined offering detects media content present on all CE products within the home, and comply with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) interoperability guidelines. The joint ViXS-Morega technology supports a broad range of CE products, including set-top boxes, personal computers (PCs), mobile phones, tablets, digital video recorders (DVRs), and NAS devices. Using a Web browser or a mobile app, consumers can view and access all of their personal, user-generated, and premium content on their preferred devices of choice.

“The hassle involved with moving and managing content across a multitude of devices, and dealing with the frustration of digital rights management (DRM) incompatibilities, are now things of the past,” said Philip Poulidis, president and CEO of Morega Systems Inc. “Morega’s software running on ViXS Systems’ hardware platform is a powerful solution to this problem, yet it’s flexible enough to meet the distinct needs of all parties involved in the multimedia value chain – from consumers and content creators, to manufacturers and service providers.”

Using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) server extensions, Morega employs adaptive bit rate streaming technology to ensure a high-quality viewing experience across limited bandwidth networks. By combining the crypto processing cores in the ViXS system-on-a-chip (SoC) chipsets with Morega’s downloadable, cross-platform security framework, the joint offering also offers support for digital transmission content protection (DTCP)-IP and DRM-protected content.

The integrated solution will be on display at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in both the ViXS Systems booth (South 2 – MP25958) and the Morega booth (South 2 – MP25757). Demonstrations will feature streaming and porting of protected and user-generated content between NAS, DVR, media gateway, and media streaming devices designed by various original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners.