Any well-crafted content needs some form of network transportation. Luckily, a company like Media Links has a handle on that. Networks that use equipment from Media Links are able to move uncompressed content in just a year in comparison to all other media content networks combined. Media Links’s reputation for high-quality, ultra-reliable networks illustrates how it can efficiently transport content for the most critical high-profile applications. This sophisticated transport service will be further demonstrated when it showcases its incredible line of products and solutions, including its new IP Media Gateway, the MDP3040 this April at the 2020 NAB Show.
About Media Links
For those unfamiliar with the company, Media Links has operated as a manufacturer and pioneer in media over IP transport technology. The company’s solutions have been used to build some of the world’s largest video and media transport networks, which include major installations in the USA, Europe, Japan, and Australia. One notable example can be found within the Telstra (Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company) and how Media Links is providing their core media networking technology for their next-generation digital video network (DVN2) for broadcasting.
In addition to Telstra, Media Links’ IP-based technology has been used for soccer World Cups, winter and summer Olympic events, major US American Football events, Asian Games, and many other high-profile global sporting events since 2002. For each event, Media Links’ solutions have been used by major broadcasters to transport broadcast signals from these events to destinations around the globe. The company’s new IP Media Gateway should prove to be no exception.
The MDP3040 – IP Media Gateway
Media Links’ MDP3040 – IP Media Gateway is a dual-channel 4K UHD edge broadcast encoder/decoder that breaks new ground in the areas of performance, portability, and price. This IP Media Gateway uses advanced and efficient TICO compression. It converts incoming 12G-SDI video signals into IP encapsulated 3G-SDI streams that can be sent over WAN or studio LAN’s for decoding at the far end. This unit is built for high reliability and features robust Hitless protection over dual 10 Gbps trunks, forward error correction, and dual power supplies. The MDP3040 can also convert 12G-SDI feeds into TICO compressed 3G-SDI outputs, as well as send high bandwidth 4K signals over SDI baseband studio networks. The small form factor and portability of the unit make it ideal for smaller venues and short-run events and also space-constrained locations such as OB trucks and broadcast studios.
This unit’s additional key features include:
- Compact and portable – small footprint
- 12G SDI and HDMI output interfaces
- High capacity 10G trunk interfaces
- Standard BNC rear module for 12G SDI In/Out
- Internal ID/Color Bar generator
Learn more by visiting medialinks.com/products/ip-edge-devices/mdp3040-ip-media-gateway-with-tico-compression/.
More Media Links Products And Solutions
In addition to the MDP3040 – IP Media Gateway, other devices and solutions from Media Links include:
- The Element Management System (EMS) – ProMD (Real-time monitoring and troubleshooting of network elements for media networks)
- The MDP 3020 – IP Media Gateway Encoder & Decoder (Compatible with MD8000 platform and provides simultaneous video, audio, and data services)
- The Network Management Software – NetGazer® (Designed to manage in-studio as well as wide-area media networks)
About 2020 NAB Show
The ultimate media event of the year is approaching. Over 90,000 professionals specializing in media, entertainment, technology, and content creation will be attending the 2020 NAB Show where they will gather and collaborate as part of an effort to create superior audio and visual experiences. The technology and solutions of Media Links will help many creatives achieve that goal with their MDP3040 – IP Media Gateway. The same goes for the many more incredible company products and solutions designed to make the transportation of content much simpler for creatives who want to distribute and expand the outreach of their voice and the brand that paints it as unique and innovative. The 2020 NAB Show will take place April 18-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
For more information, visit nabshow.com/2020/