InfoComm 2015: VITEC to Debut MGW Ace, MGW D265 Portable H.265 and H.264 IP Decoder

At InfoComm 2015 (June 13-19, Orlando), VITEC is showing off its suite of products, including the debut of its MGW Ace appliance and the MGW D265 Portable H.265 and H.264 IP Decoder.

VITEC“With two new product launches at this year’s show, InfoComm 2015 promises to be VITEC’s most exciting industry event to date,” says Philippe Wetzel, CEO of VITEC. “By introducing our all-new portable MGW Ace appliance, we’re providing on-location applications with the world’s first and only 100-percent hardware-based HEVC (H.265) device for encoding and streaming video. Also new at the show will be our MGW D265 Portable H.265 & H.264 IP Decoder which combines low bandwidth usage, flexible connectivity capabilities, and incredibly low latency. When combined with the end-to-end capabilities of our EZ TV IPTV System, our convenient MGW Portable Encoders, and the lightning-quick MGW Sprint device, this year’s portfolio is aimed at providing unparalleled quality and more efficient streaming capabilities to meet the demands of any streaming media experience.”

MGW Ace — The First Portable HEVC Encoder 
At InfoComm 2015, VITEC is introducing its innovative MGW Ace appliance, the industry’s first 100-percent hardware-based HEVC portable device for encoding and streaming video. Powerful yet compact, the revolutionary device features HEVC (H.265) bandwidth-efficient compression as well as legacy H.264 capabilities — supporting today’s diverse and demanding field-based content requirements within settings such as live news broadcasts, sports venues, or secure applications within military environments. Equipped with a wide selection of I/Os and offering low power consumption using VITEC’s HEVC compression chip, the flexible device is ideal for any high-quality audio or video streaming, as well as KLV metadata requirements whether in the field or on the move.

MGW D265 Portable HEVC Decoder 
Also being shown for the first time at InfoComm is the all-new MGW D265 Portable H.265 & H.264 IP Decoder. Specifically designed to provide decoding for any IPTV and full-motion-video application, the innovative device delivers a compact footprint, best-in-class connectivity options, and ultra-low delay. Supporting next-generation HEVC (H.265) compression technology, the MGW D265 lets IP video applications benefit from up to 40-percent savings in network bandwidth compared to the H.264 format. As a result, installations experience reduced operating expenses as well as improved picture quality within fixed bandwidth settings. Perfect for portable missions or stationary decoding on any network, the decoder provides connectivity options such as HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HDMI, and Composite video while offering incredibly low end-to-end latency of 400 milliseconds.

VITEC will be showcasing its award-winning EZ TV IPTV system, which allows any facility to deliver live, on-demand, or recorded video over their existing IP infrastructure. Using the EZ TV Web Portal, administrators can easily create, manage, and distribute video assets while the solution’s browser-based EZ TV Player uses the market’s most flexible digital video codec to offer CPU-efficient quality playback of IPTV streams across networks. Now equipped with a new add-on for IPTV settings, the solution easily complements any IPTV deployment with quality and compliance dashboards as well as instant alerts — ensuring all video, audio, and metadata services are delivered reliably to users.

MGW Sprint and MGW Portable Encoders — Zero-Delay Streaming
VITEC’s enhanced MGW Sprint is the world’s fastest MPEG-4 H.264 HD encoder / decoder appliance. With the ability to encode and decode in under 10 milliseconds, the professional-grade IPTV device enables full-HD 1080p60 video and audio streaming — point-to-point or point-to-multipoint — with less than one video frame of delay. As a result, the solution practically matches the latency of any hardwired uncompressed video system. Also on display will be VITEC’s full line of MGW portable encoders including Premium, Nano, Nano TOUGH, and Pico, all of which now support Zixi error-correction technology.

Focus FS-H50/60/70 — Portable Proxy Recorders
Ideal for sporting events, breaking news, dailies, meeting and training, surveillance, and online video sharing, the VITEC Focus FS-H50/60/70 are versatile portable H.264 standard- and high-definition recorders for workflows and applications requiring superior video quality and optimized video file size. With a resolution range up to 1080p30 and bit-rates up to 8 Mb/s, the three models include composite and analog audio inputs, an HDMI input, and an HD/SD-SDI input, respectively.

HDM850+ HEVC Decoder Card
HDM850+ is VITEC’s HEVC (H.265) professional decoder card featuring back-to-back, seamless, and frame-accurate playback in HEVC, H.264, and MPEG-2 over 3G-SDI or HDMI. HDM850+ is designed for end users as well as integrators (SDK available).

CTS Training Session
VITEC will be hosting a training session titled “IP Video Distribution & Monitoring – System Design and Implementation” on June 18 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Held in room W305A at the Orange County Convention Center, VITEC’s Senior Systems Engineer Robert Mautino will present.

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