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ViXS XCode 6400 Powers World's First 4K Ultra HD Live Broadcast by Sky Deutschland

Sky Deutschland Relies Upon ViXS' XCode 6400, Once Again, for Their 4K Ultra HD Live Test Broadcast of the DFB Pokal Final

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 06, 2014) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that Sky Deutschland, the leading pay-TV company in Germany and Austria with over 3.7 million subscribers, has chosen the ViXS XCode 6400 System on Chip (SoC) for a live Satellite 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) test broadcast of the DFB Pokal Final in Berlin on May 17th, between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund. Sky Deutschland had relied upon ViXS to complete a previous 4K UHD trial on April 26th using the XCode 6400 UHD SoC to decode and display Bundesliga football matches in a brilliant 2160p50 resolution. 

"Sky Deutschland is revolutionizing the consumer and football fan's viewing experience by being one of the first service operators to validate and trial a live end-to-end Ultra HD broadcast solution," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "ViXS is excited to be part of this broadcast revolution and to be able to provide Sky Deutschland a production ready Ultra HD SoC to power their progressive broadcast solution."

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer electronics industries, with over 461 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 30 million media processor shipments 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 10 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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