NAB 2017: VITEC Sets New IPTV, Digital Signage, and HEVC Quality Standards
VITEC (SL6005) will demonstrate the industry’s first broadcast-grade integrated IPTV and digital signage platform, EZ TV 8.0; a new generation of the industry’s most advanced, high-quality HEVC codec for the MGW Ace end-to-end 4:2:2 HEVC encoder and decoder solution; 4K HEVC MGW Vision encoder; and its House of Worship Multi-Site Streaming Solution at the 2017 NAB Show.
“VITEC continues to successfully lead the HEVC revolution in sports, enterprise, federal, and field contribution applications. At the 2017 NAB Show, we look forward to demonstrating new technology developments for our video streaming solutions and appliances that continue to set the benchmark for quality, latency, and reliability,” said Philippe Wetzel, CEO of VITEC. “Attendees will have the opportunity to see the innovation behind our award-winning EZ TV platform, which has become the gold standard for unifying IPTV and digital signage workflows for enterprise customers and sports venues.”
VITEC will display a range of streaming solutions throughout the booth:
EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform
The proven solution for in-house distribution of TV feeds and private video content and for managing IPTV streams and digital signage campaigns in sports venues, VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV and Digital Signage Platform allows organizations to centrally manage IPTV and signage content, automate video streaming workflows and signage campaigns, and deliver a cutting-edge streaming experience to desktop users, TVs, and mobile devices in sports venues. Utilizing VITEC’s hardware-based IPTV and signage end-points, users benefit from low-latency playback, real-time updating of electronic program guide, video-on-demand, time-shifted TV, user-controlled mosaic viewing of multiple channels in any format including H.264 and HEVC up to 4K, and real-time analytics. The integrated digital signage features offer easy-to-use signage authoring, administration, and analytics.
Second-Generation HEVC – World’s Best HEVC Video Quality
VITEC will demonstrate its second- generation HEVC codec (GEN2) powering its MGW Ace encoder — the industry’s first portable HEVC hardware-based encoder, multi-award winning and field-proven streaming appliance. GEN2 is setting new quality standards in the industry, surpassing the second best HEVC codec competitor by 20 percent.
Point-To-Point HEVC Streaming Solution
The MGW Ace Encoder and Decoder is the industry’s first entirely portable, hardware-based end-to-end 4:2:2 HEVC encode/decode solution. Using VITEC’s proprietary second-generation HEVC Codec (GEN2), the powerful, yet compact MGW Ace Encoder provides an unmatched level of pristine video quality. In addition to offering unprecedented HEVC bandwidth-efficient compression, the MGW Ace Encoder offers H.264 encoding capabilities to support legacy applications. With a wide selection of I/Os and low power consumption using VITEC’s HEVC compression chip, it’s a perfect solution for streaming video, audio, and KLV metadata while in the field or on the move. For point-to-point applications, when paired with MGW Ace Decoder, the solution delivers bandwidth-efficient, artifact-free video streaming over any network, including the internet, with embedded Pro-MPEG FEC or Zixi error-correction capabilities.
4K HEVC Encoding/Decoding
Using the latest HEVC compression, the MGW Vision delivers an UHD IPTV contribution solution for several markets including broadcasting, in-house IPTV, and enterprise — anywhere UHD is critical. This IPTV encoder is designed with support for 4:2:2 10 bits, providing flawless video quality that is especially important for any broadcast applications. It provides one channel of 4K or four channels of HD. When paired with the MGW Decoder, the solution enables 4K60p 4:2:2 10 bits point-to-point streaming.
House of Worship Multi-Site Video Streaming Solution
VITEC’s new House of Worship Streaming Solution is now integrated with Renewed Vision ProVideoServer. This integration allows churches to easily record one or more high-quality encoded streams from the main campus, complete with embedded time code and multi-channel audio, and play back those streams at the satellite campus at any time.