VITEC Intros the MGW Diamond Encoder, Expanding Its HEVC Ecosystem

VITEC has expanded its ecosystem of HEVC video distribution solutions with the new MGW Diamond Encoder and the VITEC Playout Server, a point-to-point HEVC distribution solution, which is being announced at NAB. The MGW Diamond Encoder adds quad-channel HEVC encoding in what VITEC says is a compact and portable form factor to the VITEC HEVC family. The all-new VITEC Playout Server provides an efficient platform to manage, capture, preview and distribute IPTV streams, complementing VITEC’s point-to-point HEVC contribution ecosystem.

VITEC’s point-to-point/point-to-multipoint HEVC streaming offering, featuring the MGW Ace hardware-based HEVC encode/decode solution. VITEC’s MGW Diamond is a compact HEVC and H.264 HD/SD encode designed for any multichannel broadcast application. The MGW Diamond delivers HEVC encoding in a fraction of the footprint of comparable encoders, with the ability to capture up to four 3G/HD/SD-SDI or composite inputs and live stream up to eight channels.

Complementing the VITEC HEVC ecosystem, the new VITEC Playout Server provides an efficient platform to manage, capture, and preview IPTV-protected streams transmitted by VITEC encoders from any location and distribute them within a target network, whether for rebroadcast, video-on-demand or any other application. The server is the perfect solution to enable high-quality, low-bandwidth, reliable contribution over the internet while avoiding the use of expensive and less flexible fiber or satellite transmission infrastructure, leading to a dramatic reduction of operating expenses (OPEX).

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