ViXS Powers Industry's First 4K Ultra HD HEVC 10-Bit OTT Media Player

Skydigita's XCode(TM) 6400 Powered Product Supports 10 Bit, 60 FPS, 4.2.2 Output, Providing the Most Feature Rich, Future Proof 4K Ultra HD Product on the Market Today

TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - January 06, 2015) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced it is powering Skydigita's new 4K Ultra HD HEVC Over-the-Top (OTT) media IP Client. The XCode 6400 powered Skydigita SDB-300 series of OTT media IP clients is the industry's first 4K Ultra HD HEVC 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 product on the market today. Skydigita is a Chinese based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with distribution throughout Asia. ViXS will be showcasing the new Skydigita 4K Ultra HD product at CES 2015, January 6 to 9, in the ViXS booth MP26055 in South Hall 2 in the LVCC, Las Vegas.

The 4K Ultra HD market has its sights set on delivering the best video experience possible to the consumer, which includes providing content at full 60 frames per second (fps) using the latest 10-bit BT2020 color format with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support. The market leading features that are available with the Skydigita 4K Ultra HD media player are critical in meeting this goal and is a must have product for any video service operator, over the top (OTT) streaming service provider and retail consumer electronics branded companies, planning to deploy 4K Ultra HD services.

"Skydigita plans to become a market leader in the Ultra HD video space, through our partnership with ViXS, we have launched an Ultra HD OTT media product that will lead the charge towards meeting this goal," said Jiang WuXian, CEO, Skydigita. "The ViXS XCode 6400 has been setting the pace in 4K Ultra HD and we have taken advantage of this leadership position to launch the first of its kind, 4K Ultra HD OTT media IP client."

"Skydigita has been a strong partner and the timely development of the ViXS based 4K Ultra HD OTT media IP client is a key milestone for the continued expansion of the 4K Ultra HD video streaming market space," said Perry Chappell, SVP World Wide Sales, ViXS Systems Inc. "As ViXS continues to lead the Ultra HD market, our customers are benefiting from this by developing and launching market leading products that provide key product differentiators over their competitors."

Skydigita SDB-300 Features:

--4K Ultra High Definition supported: 3840x2160@60P
--HDMI2.0 with HDCP 2.2
--Color sampling rate support for 4:2:2, 10-bit
--HEVC (H.265) support
--WiFi: Dual band 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac/abgn
--Up-convert legacy 1080P to 2160P
--Third party 4K / HD Video Streaming Service applications supported
--2.4Ghz RF remote controller
--Compact form factor
--Cost effective platform

The Skydigita SDB-300 4K Ultra HD OTT media product is available now.

About ViXS Systems Inc. ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media processing semiconductor solutions for video over IP streaming solutions, with over 503 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation and over 30 million media processors shipped to date. ViXS is driving the transition to Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main 12 Profile, reducing bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of color and image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution content. ViXS' XCodePro 300 family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure equipment, and the XCode 6000 family of system-on-chip (SoC) products achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia and North America. VIXS™, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.

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For further information, please contact:

Charlie Glavin
ViXS Systems Inc.
T: +1 416 646-2000
cglavin@vixs.com

Nicole Marchand
Investor Relations, Consultant
ViXS Systems Inc.
T: 1 416 646-2000 ext. 3
Ir@vixs.com