NAB 2016

NAB 2016: VITEC Intros Hardware-Based 4K Encoder With HEVC Compression

VITEC (Booth SL6305), a supplier of advanced video-encoding and streaming solutions, is showcasing its new 4K/UHD HEVC real-time hardware-based encoder for IPTV, broadcast, and point-to-point distribution. MGW Vision integrates UHD resolution with the company’s high-quality, low-latency hardware-based HEVC/H.265 compression and streaming technology.

“As the amount of deployed 4K TVs and UHD content grows, customers need a real-time UHD encoder for streaming and distribution,” says Philippe Wetzel, president/CEO, VITEC. “MGW Vision answers this market need and fully supports the transition to 4K. 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% bandwidth savings compared with 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 suitable for live event streaming, broadcast newsgathering, IPTV distribution, and mission-critical military video transmissions. 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.