VITEC’s Compact Hardware Encoder Allows Broadcasters To Stream Broadcast Quality HD/SD video


Every piece of visual content a broadcaster creates is a representation of their brand and the voice behind it. The content has to be good and it has to have a great deal of aesthetic value for it to matter. However, for that to happen, a broadcaster needs the right tools to better present their content and gain a larger audience outreach. The better a broadcaster can present themselves, then the more influence their content will have, and a company like VITEC can help with their MGW Ace encoder.





Since 1988, VITEC has been a worldwide leader in the field of end-to-end video streaming solutions. For more than thirty years, the company has been a provider for broadcast, military and government, enterprise, sports and entertainment venues, and houses of worship. VITEC’s H.265 (HEVC) and H.264 offering is the most extensive in the market with encoding and decoding appliances, IPTV solutions for desktops and mobile devices, and PCI cards with SDK for integration projects. VITEC’s intuitive digital video solutions can be tailored to each customer’s unique market needs. They deliver easy-to-use technology that ensures high-quality, low-latency HD video, capturing live and recorded events for seamless distribution in a multitude of formats anytime, anywhere, to any device. And their Compact HEVC & H.264 Hardware Encoder, MGW Ace is no different.



VITEC‘s MGW Ace Compact Hardware Encoder



VITEC‘s MGW Ace is the world’s first H.265 / H.264 hardware encoder in a professional-grade, low footprint, compact streaming appliance. This encoder has real-time 100% hardware HEVC compression, which enables users to stream broadcast-quality 1080p video with up to 50% bandwidth savings compared to the current H.264 standards. The MGW Ace is powered by VITEC HEVC GEN2+ encoder, and the codec now supports Ultra-Low Latency (ULL) streaming in HEVC for a glass-to-glass latency down to 65ms.

MGW Ace grants users more efficiency by delivering the highest quality IPTV streams over satellite links, private networks, and over the internet. This level of expansion ranges from live news broadcasting in the field, point-to-point contribution of HD video, live streaming from, or within sports venues to the distribution of mission-critical military imagery.

The MGW Ace encoder also provides the best-in-class HEVC video quality up to 4:2:2 10-bit and an encoding latency down to 10ms in ULL mode for an impressive 65ms glass to glass latency. It also features low power consumption compared to software-based HEVC encoders that run on large multi-CPU servers. The MGW Ace encoder makes it possible for next-generation HEVC encoding to go beyond the server rooms and into the field for Broadcast applications with easy integration to transport cases, TV trucks, portable cases, vehicles, and aircraft.

The MGW Ace encoder is the world’s first all-hardware HEVC ISR encoding system to receive the JITC certification, which ensures the delivery of a HEVC MISB-Compliant IP stream. This encoder also has KLV/STANAG military metadata support, which enables government and military entities to dramatically reduce network bandwidth utilization while delivering higher video quality for any Situational Awareness (SA) or Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

Several applications of the MGW Encoder include:

  • Satellite News Gathering and Field Broadcasting
  •  Low Latency Point-to-Point contribution over any network
  •  Remote / At Home production (REMI) over dedicated transmission links or the Internet
  •  Streaming Situational Awareness and FMV content across LANs and WANs
  •  Intelligence Security and Surveillance (ISR) video from both ground and airborne vehicles
  •  Full HD 1080p monitoring and Command and Control
  •  Encoding and multicasting High-Res HDMI / DVI / Computer sources
  •  Sharing PC Screen views over IP with local and remote users
  •  Streaming Full Motion Video to Desktop, TV and Mobile Devices over bandwidth-limited pipes

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Why Choose: VITEC



If a professional working in the broadcast industry has a good piece of content they want to distribute, then going with VITEC is really a no brainer. In the three decades following its inception, VITEC has been a pioneer in the design and manufacture of hardware and software for video encoding, decoding, transcoding, recording, conversion, archiving, and streaming over IP. Standing as a model for innovation, VITEC has succeeded as the first company to bring bandwidth-efficient HEVC compression technology into the field with portable streaming appliances. This type of innovation is the kind broadcasters need if they want to take their brand and the content that fuels it further and into much bigger audiences.

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