Technicolor chooses ViXS for 4K STBs
Michelle Clancy
| 05 May 2014
Technicolor has chosen the ViXS XCode 6400 system-on-a-chip (SoC) to power its 4K set-top box (STB) product line.

The STBs will support the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) MAIN10 Profile at up to 60 frames per second for service operators looking to launch UHD 4K content services. The STB is the industry's first high frame rate 4K STB, and is targeted for cable and satellite services operators globally. ViXS expects them to begin shipping within the year.

An active contributor to the HEVC Standard, ViXS Systems supplied reference code for the MAIN10 profile during the development of the HEVC technical specifications. MAIN10 profile content is becoming the standard throughout the broadcast and media industry with key advantages in higher colour bit depth allowing for smoother colour transitions in video, resolving colour-banding, increasing end users perceivable video quality and bringing more than one billion colours to life.

"Technicolor has a long history of technology leadership in the service provider equipment market, and we are elated they chose ViXS as their SoC provider for the new Ultra HD set-top boxes," said Sally Daub, president and CEO, ViXS. "Our leadership position is the result of the technical expertise, extraordinary vision and dedication shown by the ViXS team, and we look forward to the XCode 6400 shipping in volume in Technicolor's STB family."

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