VITEC Launches the World’s Smallest Professional-grade H.264 Rugged HD Encoder

By Caroline Rees / 27 Mar 2013

The Optibase MGW Pico Portable Encoder

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video solutions, has announced the availability of Optibase MGW Pico, the world’s smallest professional-grade H.264 High Definition and Standard Definition encoding and streaming appliance. The MGW Pico extends the award-winning family of Optibase MGW Portable Encoders and offers high quality HD video encoding with record-breaking minimal footprint and lowest power consumption requirement for 1080p HD-SDI video compression hardware. The HD compression, low latency streaming and metadata handling capabilities make it ideal for IPTV and ISR applications.

State-of-the-art hardware architecture eliminates moving parts with a fanless, 100% silent, durable platform requiring less than 5 Watts to operate, making it the ideal HD codec for extreme Full Motion Video (FMV) applications in the Military, Broadcast and Enterprise environments.

“VITEC is very unique player in the encoding and streaming space as we develop and control 100% of the software and hardware in our products,” said Philippe WETZEL, CEO of VITEC. “We’ve worked extremely hard to design MGW Pico and incorporate a great deal of video innovation and IPTV capabilities into a pocket-size appliance. We’re very proud of our latest achievement and are confident this revolutionary product will follow the great success we’ve had with MGW Premium and MGW Nano in the portable, low latency streaming appliances space.”

“MGW Pico is a game-changing platform,” said Eli Garten, VP of Product Management for VITEC. “Whether used at the field with a battery pack, or integrated into an unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) or mounted in a car – MGW Pico’s size, weight and low power consumption mean less invasive integration when adding a codec and an ability to rapidly deploy real-time IPTV and FMV services anywhere, anytime including in places where the competition is either too big, too heavy or requires too much power.”

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact