VITEC Announces Hardware-Based 4K Video Encoder With HEVC Compression Technology

By Mike Ball / 20 Apr 2016

VITEC MGW Vision Video Encoder

VITEC, a developer of advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, has announced its new 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) HEVC real-time hardware-based encoder for IPTV, broadcast, and point-to-point distribution. The MGW Vision integrates UHD resolution with high-quality, 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. MGW Vision completes the MGW family and allows customers to encode any source, starting with SD, HD, and now 4K.”

MGW Vision’s advanced HEVC compression enables users to stream UHD/HD video with up to 50 percent 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 newsgathering, IPTV distribution, and mission-critical military video transmissions such as those broadcast from unmanned aircraft. 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. More information on MGW Vision can be found here.

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