Elliptic Technologies and ViXS Systems Collaborate to Secure Streaming of HD Video and Audio Content in Entertainment Devices

Companies Will Integrate HDCP 2.1 Content Protection Into Media Processing Chipsets

September 5, 2012 - Ottawa, Canada and Toronto, Canada: Elliptic Technologies, a leading supplier of content protection software and security semiconductor IP, has partnered with ViXS Systems, a leading innovator and provider of multimedia solutions, to integrate Elliptic's tVault HDCP 2.1 content protection technology with ViXS' XCode® 4200 Series of media processors to secure premium content streaming on connected devices.

The market is experiencing a huge growth in High Definition (HD) capable connected devices, along with multi-screen Over the Top (OTT) Pay TV and other services and applications. In an increasingly competitive market for the digital consumer, OEMs, network operators and service providers are relying on sophisticated security capabilities to be built into their devices to allow for the seamless deployment of a multitude of applications, including streaming premium video content and secure sharing among connected devices.

"Embedding Elliptic's standards based HDCP 2.1 security technology greatly complements our XCode XC4200 family of network media processors with integrated transcoding and our position as a market leader in streaming content to mobile devices. It further enhances the customer experience by securely delivering premium content seamlessly." said David Jones, VP Marketing and Business development of ViXS Systems.

"We are very pleased to collaborate with an industry leading provider of smart network multimedia processors like ViXS to help satisfy the growing demands of consumers to enjoy rich video and audio entertainment content anywhere and at anytime," said Vijay Dube President and CEO of Elliptic Technologies. "Our standards-compliant and field-proven content protection solutions continue to gain wide adoption in consumer electronics, from advanced set-top boxes, DVDs, Blu-ray disk (BD), to digital TVs, smartphones, tablets and other multimedia devices."

Elliptic's tVault HDCP 2.1 security solution is based on the latest specification HDCP IIA Revision 2.1 and it incorporates the stringent robustness requirements mandated by the Digital Content Protection (DCP) licensing authority. The solution uses trusted execution environments compliant with GlobalPlatform specifications and integrates seamlessly within frameworks such as ARM TrustZone™. tVault HDCP can act as a transmitter, receiver or repeater device, runs efficiently in very limited resource environments and is available on Android and other embedded platforms.

Elliptic offers highly tuned, end-to-end embedded security solutions built on a combination of software and semiconductor hardware engines. These integrated solutions enable silicon vendors, device manufacturers and network operators to shorten their time to market and allow them to safely distribute high-value digital content to consumer electronic products.

The XCode 4200 family of multimedia processor system-on-chip (SOC) combines state-of-the-art set-top box and advanced consumer premises equipment (CPE) technology with ViXS' patented encoding and transcoding technology providing the ability of content mobility in addition to high performance media processing and networking functionalities.

Key features of the XCode 4200 family are:

*Dual HD (High definition) decoding

*Integrated dual HD to HD transcoding

*Encodes, decodes and transcodes HD video up to 1080p60/50

*High performance CPU architecture for Application Hosting

*Advanced 3D graphics engine

*Dedicated network processor for high throughput

*Support for Over-The-Top (OTT) video services and content

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio allowing seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices.

ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network-Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-ray players/recorders, as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment OEMs.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has 382 patents issued and pending worldwide. Listed for four years running as one of Deloitte's fastest growing North American companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of multimedia products. For more information on ViXS, please visit our website: www.vixs.com.

About Elliptic Technologies

Elliptic Technologies is a leading provider of embedded security Intellectual Property including hardware cores and software to SoC manufacturers, OEMs, network operators and content providers. Elliptic's highly integrated IP solutions help to secure products in markets such as mobile, networking infrastructure, home entertainment, smart grid and automotive. Elliptic's security IP cores enable designers to efficiently balance power, performance and silicon area and cover a wide variety of cryptographic cores, public key accelerators, true random generators and protocol processors such as MACsec, IPsec, SSL and LTE-Advanced. Elliptic is leading the world in DRM and content protection solutions for consumer electronics and home entertainment, including its DTCP-IP and HDCP SDKs built for trusted execution environments. Elliptic's security solutions are designed into some of the world's most popular products shipping in millions of units. The company, founded in 2001, maintains headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, and has a worldwide customer base and sales channels. For more information please visit www.elliptictech.com.

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