VITEC introduces “industry’s highest density” HEVC IPTV encoder

MGES-7000 of VITEC, one of its latest encoders

At 2019 NAB Show, VITEC has announced the launch of the MGES-7000 4K/UHD/HD HEVC and H.264 eight-input IPTV encoder. Featuring “a new benchmark in processing density”, it provides real-time hardware encoding of four 4Kp60 or eight 3G/HD/SD input ports for live sources of SDI, HDMI, or IP (SMPTE ST 2110) video with other features such as integrated resolution and frame-rate scaling, secondary channel, low latency mode and AES 256/128-bit encryption.

The MGES-7000 is aimed at in-house broadcast, real-time sport events, FMV distribution or IPTV distribution. The company has also remarked that it is a “future-proof encoder solution”, which meets the IPTV demands of H.264 and HD encoding and is ready for HEVC, 4K/UHD and HDR. Using hardware-based encoding chips that support 4:2:2/4:2:0 10-bit and 8-bit H.264 and HEVC codecs, it can support any application demand “while providing benefits such as support for secondary video streams up to 1080p60 for each input”.

All streams can be managed with an easily configured web UI. When coupled with VITEC’s Media Gateway MGW family of carrier-grade IPTV platforms, IPTV providers can serve up to 208 IPTV streams from the MGW 5100 (10RU), up to 96 IPTV streams from the MGW 1100 (4RU), and up to 16 IPTV streams from the MGW 1000 (1RU). VITEC’s Smoothing™ algorithm guarantees low jitter for flawless IP over any LAN or WAN network. In addition, it is fully supported by the VITEC Cluster Manager (CM) System, which provides global system monitoring and control, and automated N+K redundancy to ensure high availability operation for critical use cases.

“The streaming landscape has become incredibly diverse, which demands powerful, high-input solutions with the agility to support multiple channels of both HEVC and H.264 with broadcast quality and ultra-low latency across any network infrastructure. The MGES-7000 is the first encoding solution with the input availability to fully support these applications” said David Ben-Atar, Product Manager, Streaming and Delivery Products, VITEC.

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