VITEC unveils 4K encoder

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

VITEC has unveiled its new 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) HEVC real-time hardware-based encoder for IPTV, broadcast, and point-to-point distribution, called MGW Vision.

With this solution, VITEC integrates UHD resolution with its low-latency hardware-based HEVC/H.265 compression and streaming technology.

"As the amount of deployed 4K TVs and ultra-high definition content grows, customers need a real-time UHD encoder for streaming and distribution," said Philippe Wetzel, president and CEO at VITEC.

"MGW Vision answers this market need and fully supports the transition to 4K with our industry-leading real-time H.265 hardware-based compression technology,” said Wetzel. “MGW Vision completes the MGW family and allows customers to encode any source, starting with SD, HD, and now 4K."

MGW Vision's HEVC compression promises to enable users to stream UHD/HD video with up to 50% bandwidth savings compared to the H.264 standard. It boasts a compact 1RU form factor and H.265 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 hardware compression chip for streaming broadcast-quality video.

The encoder has a processing power of up to one UHD or four HD HEVC channels from four 3G-SDI inputs, answering market requirements for format flexibility.

The solution is ideal for live event streaming, broadcast news-gathering, IPTV distribution, and mission-critical military video transmissions.

Using the encoder to deliver bandwidth-efficient HEVC/H.265 streams, broadcasters, corporate IT, military forces, and government agencies can reduce operating expenses while managing increasing demand for high-quality video services across LANs and WANs.

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