NAB 2016: Meet Vitec’s MGW Vision 4K Ultra HD Encoder
Vitec’s brand new 4K Ultra HD (UHD) hardware-based encoder, the MGW Vision, will makes its debut at NAB 2016 next week. Using the latest HEVC compression, the MGW Vision provides an HD point-to-point distribution streaming solution for several markets including broadcasting, in-house IPTV, and the enterprise market — anywhere UHD is critical. Featuring a compact form factor, this IPTV solution is designed with low-latency, which is especially important for live events. It provides one channel of 4K or four channels of HD.
“VITEC is the first company to bring bandwidth-efficient HEVC compression technology into the field with our broadcast-grade portable streaming appliances,” said Philippe Wetzel, founder, president and CEO of VITEC. “VITEC’s HEVC offering is one of the most extensive in the market with encoding and decoding products, IPTV solutions for desktops and mobile devices, as well as PCI cards with SDK for integration projects.”
VITEC will also show the latest enhancements to its award-winning EZ TV IPTV Solution for sports venue and enterprise customers, including the ability to use robust hardware-based IPTV end-points to create video-rich digital signage that blends real-time video and marketing content. EZ TV’s scalable architecture provides customers with a complete solution for managing live feeds, on-demand content, and an unlimited number of digital signage layouts as well as effectively distribute to thousands of IPTV and signage end-points, PC users, and mobile clients. The centralized, intuitive Web-based interface for management and monitoring allows for rapid deployment and low operating costs.
Also on display at booth SL6305 is VITEC’s MGW Ace appliance, what the company calls the industry’s first 100-percent hardware-based HEVC portable device for encoding and streaming video. At the show it will be demoed in a point-to-point HEVC and ultra-low latency streaming via the MGW D265, a portable HEVC IP decoder. The MGW Ace appliance provides pristine video quality with its HEVC (H.265) bandwidth-efficient compression as well as legacy H.264 encoding capabilities.
Lastly, look for the highly versatile VITEC Focus FS-H50/60/70 portable, H.264 standard and HD recorders for workflows and applications requiring high video quality, optimized video file sizes, and remote capabilities. They record H.264 clips up to 1080p in MOV/MP4, which easily play back natively on any decoding platforms, including PC, Mac, tablets, and smartphones. They can be immediately uploaded to networks or video platforms for sharing and collaboration, without transcoding.