Antrica Unveils ANT-1772 Micro Multichannel Encoder for Unmanned Vehicles

By Mike Ball / 13 Nov 2015

ANT-1772 MICRO UAV video encoderAntrica, a supplier of H264 video encoding and streaming solutions, has announced the ANT-1772 UAV MICRO, the company’s latest multichannel encoder for airborne and ground drone encoding and streaming applications over IP. The company claims that the ANT-1772 UAV MICRO is the world’s smallest dual-channel H.264 HD/SD encoding or decoding solution, weighing less than 43 grams.

The ANT-1772 Micro is ideal for the high-performance requirements of manned and unmanned airborne platforms, unmanned vehicles, and other robotic units. The ANT-1772 consumes less than 4 watts of power for 1080p30 encoding plus simultaneous PAL /NTSC encoding.

The ANT-1772 UAV MICRO features simultaneous low-latency streaming of two sources from HD-SDI and analog composite signals, together with 2-way serial data, audio and Micro SD card recording on board.. The miniature 45 x 45 x18mm board can be integrated easily into a drone design and offers extended temperature and voltage range for operation. As well as encoding, the unit can act as a hardware decoder, with HD-SDI, Micro HDMI and Composite outputs.

“Antrica has been providing an extensive range of video encoding and decoding solutions to a variety of applications and markets for over 15 years. The ANT-1772 is Antrica’s first solution specifically designed for the UAV/Drone market and meets new standards for miniaturization,” said Les Litwin, Sales Director of Antrica.

ANT-1771 UAV MICRO is available as a PCB module for integration into UAV systems. The unit will be on display during the ISE show in Amsterdam.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact