Evertz Adds Support For HEVC Encode to 3080ITXE, UEP

Evertz announced the support for HEVC encode on its Next Generation Ingest Platform (3080ITXE) and Universal Encoding Platform (3080UEP) through a firmware upgrade.

EvertzLogo“We are proud to announce that a firmware upgrade option will be available to our existing 3080ITXE/UEP customers who have already invested in our future proof platforms,”said Abdullah Merei, Evertz Product Manager. “This will enable our customers to take full advantage of the bit rate savings that the HEVC codec has to offer.”

As facilities are now migrating to an all IP infrastructure, the need to support a hybrid of SDI/IP inputs becomes a necessity at the point of Ingest. 3080ITXE is Evertz’s intelligent Transcoder and the enabler of Next Generation Ingest. The platform supports both IP (compressed and uncompressed) and SDI inputs. 3080ITXE has a front end decoder, up/down/cross converter, frame sync, Audio Proc/Video proc and a simultaneous triple encoding stage (J2K, H264 10 bit or HEVC, H264 8bit.)

As modern day contribution networks evolve from classic satellite transmission to terrestrial large-pipe Ethernet, the need to support more than one encoding codec (such as H.264, JPEG 2000 and HEVC) becomes a necessity when handing off services. The 3080UEP-H264P60-IPASI is the first of its kind to offer a multiformat encoding platform for facilitating multi-faceted applications in a modular blade form factor; a true “Universal Encoding Platform”.

3080ITXE/UEP HEVC firmware upgrade will be available for purchase in Q4 2015.