VITEC’s MGW Ace Wins IBC2015 Best of Show Award

VITEC’s MGW Ace — the first portable HEVC hardware encoder — earned a Best of Show Award from TVBEurope and its publisher, NewBay Media, at IBC2015.VITECWhen coupled with the MGW D265 portable HEVC IP decoder, the MGW Ace is a significant part of an end-to-end, on-the-go streaming solution for broadcast, military, medical, education, enterprise, telco, government, transportation, sports, and entertainment applications. To determine the winner of the Best of Show Award, an independent panel of judges evaluated nominations for their design, features, cost-efficiency, and performance in serving industry professionals.

“We designed the MGW Ace to meet the rapidly growing demand for high-quality, real-time video anywhere, anytime, in a variety of applications, and with utmost security,” said Philippe Wetzel, CEO of VITEC. “We’re the first in the industry to offer bandwidth-efficient HEVC compression technology in an on-the-go appliance. It is incredibly gratifying to have the industry recognize this product, now with a fourth award, since its release earlier this year.”

MGW Ace builds high-quality, low-delay hardware codecs into a professional-grade, compact streaming appliance. It allows organizations to deliver secure, error-free video on dedicated and public networks while dramatically reducing bandwidth requirements compared to legacy H.264 systems. Furthermore, users can reduce operating expenses and extend the reach of video services to remote destinations with bandwidth constraints.

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