ViXS and Intel develop video transcoding and streaming on Comcast RDK

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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ViXS and Intel Develop Media Transcoding and Video Streaming on the Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK) Platform

  • Collaboration includes reference design and demonstration of Data over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS®) 3.0 Gateway with multi-stream HD transcoding and streaming

TORONTO — ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS) today announced that ViXS and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) have developed a product-ready reference design running Comcast’s RDK cable stack software. The RDK consists of a bundled software package that creates a common framework for cable tru2way® for IP and gateway devices for Comcast and other cable multiple-system operators (MSO). The reference design consisting of Intel’s Puma™6 MG DOCSIS 3.0 media gateway with ViXS’ XCode® 5106 multi-stream HD transcoder solution will be demonstrated by ViXS at CES. The demonstration will show transcoding and media streaming to mobile and tablet devices including Ultrabook and all-in-one PCs.

ViXS transcoding is added to Intel’s Golden Spring’s reference design as an RDK transcoding plugin for live media steaming. Running the latest RDK software this is a self-contained complete end to end solution providing customers a quick and cost effective means of adding media steaming to Intel DOCSIS 3.0 based cable gateway products. The XCode 5000 family of media-processor and transcoding System on Chip (SoC) solutions allow support for single, dual and quad HD to HD transcoding to allow operators to add flexibility to their media gateway designs.

With cable distribution in North America still relying primarily on MPEG-2 for compression and transmission, it is critically important that cable gateway devices for the home are able to efficiently and cost-effectively transcode content to MPEG-4 and other streaming media formats for delivery to IP devices inside and outside of the home.

“We are delighted to partner with Intel on creating a demonstrable reference design for cable gateway devices,” said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems. “The combination of Intel’s Puma 6 MG DOCSIS 3.0 chipset and ViXS’ XCode sets a new standard for cable media gateway devices. Cable MSOs now have a high-performance, cost-effective solution for getting IP video to consumers.”

“Intel is pleased to be working once more with ViXS to deliver an innovative solution for cable media gateways”, said Ran Senderovitz, General Manager, and Intel’s Service Provider Division. “The powerful combination of Puma 6 and XCode enables transcoding in an RDK environment. The ultimate winners are consumers who have more entertainment choices with powerful services that are easy to use.”

ViXS products, solutions and technology will be on display from January 7th through 10th at booth MP25953 in South Hall 2 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.