Sling Media Ports SlingLoaded™ Technology to ViXS® XCode® Network Media Processors

Monday, January 9th, 2012 
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XCode Engine Delivers Exceptional Video Quality for Sling Media’s Next Generation Products

TORONTO — ViXS Systems Inc. today announced that Sling Media Inc. (NASDAQ: SATS) has ported its next generation Slingbox technology to the ViXS XCode network media processor. This partnership makes the Slingbox Software Development Kit (SbSDK) available on XCode media processors to OEMs, pay television service operators, and software developers.

ViXS® provides an extensive portfolio of XCode media processor SOCs integrating transcoding, advanced media processing, security processing, transcryption and high performance networking. Integration of Sling Media’s software on ViXS Xtensiv™ software stack offers a compelling turnkey solution for OEMs and operators for distribution of media content anywhere in the world. Sling’s technology in combination with leading transcoding technology from ViXS ensures excellent video quality on iPADs, tablets, PCs and smart phones anywhere in the world even in a bandwidth constrained network.

Sling Media’s Slingbox product and placeshifting technology has transformed the way consumers watch television – allowing anyone to watch their TV, anywhere in the world on any IP-connected device – PC, tablet or smartphone. SlingPlayer software gives consumers complete control over their living room TV, by giving them the ability to control cable Set-top boxes, satellite Set-top boxes, Blu-Ray player, Blu-ray recorders, DVD players, DVD recorders, Digital Video Recorder (DVR), gaming systems, media servers and surveillance systems.

“We are pleased to be engaged with ViXS in a strategic partnership that combines the leading edge XCode multi-stream HD transcoding technologies with our next generation Sling-enabled products,” said Raghu Tarra, senior vice president and general manager at Sling Media. “High performance ViXS XCode SOCs will enable us to extend our reach and ecosystem with our software development kit, resulting in highly innovative products.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Sling Media, a pioneer in place-shifting technologies”, said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems. “As consumers demand more access to their content anytime, OEMs and operators will benefit from Sling Media’s place-shifting technologies on ViXS SOCs. Our combined platform will enable best in class media processing performance and highest video quality on the market today.”