InterBEE 2019: Media Links Puts Focus on 100G, 4K/UHD Transmission

At InterBEE 2019 (hall 3, stand 3308) next month, Media Links will address a number of key applications including IP Video Routing, 4K/UHD transmission and Remote Production. The company will show its latest 4K/UHD video transport & new 100G switching solutions.


MDX100G switch (models: MDX32C, MDX48X6C)
The new MDX100G switching family addresses the requirements of accelerated IP workflows that are essential to address new network speeds and bandwidth demands. Two versions of the MDX100G switch are available (32 and 48 port) and are designed specifically for aggregating multicast media streams whether compressed, uncompressed, and/or bi-directional. The IP Video Router system from Media Links accommodates up to 1920×1920 HD-SDI cross-points and offers broadcasters the high bandwidth capacity connections for bi-directional signal flow within a hybrid IP/SDI environment, including those that handle a lot of data.

4K/UHD Transmission
Media Links’ 4K/UHD transmission application encompasses several 4K transport solutions, which offer broadcasters a practical upgrade path to 4K/UHD workflows. The MDP3040 is a two channel 4K/UHD TICO lightweight compression encoder/decoder, supporting several configurations. With built-in TICO compression, transmission bandwidth is reduced, delay is ultra-low, and transport occurs without visually noticeable loss or distortion of content. The MDP3040 will also be showcased in the TICO Alliance booth, hall 4, stand 4409.

Complementing the 4K transmission application is the MD003 CWDM video transport platform with its new 4K/UHD card incorporating TICO compression. Up to 8 channels of 4K/UHD video signals can be transmitted over one optical fiber. This multi-channel, multi-service transport system is used for reliable and scalable signal transport over dedicated dark fiber infrastructure.

Media Links’ third 4K/UHD solution being highlighted at InterBee, is the 4K/UHD Encoder/Decoder card set for the company’s flagship MD8000 Media over IP system. This card set accepts 4K/UHD video as four separate and timed Quad 3G-SDI video inputs, compresses them utilizing JPEG2000 standards, bundles them into IP packets (SMPTE 2022), and transmits or receives them as a single service over either 1G or 10G interfaces. This 4K card set has already played an essential role in the IP video transport network for global and high profile sporting events including the World Cup and the Olympics.

Hitless Data for Remote Production
For the Remote Production Network workflow application, Media Links will showcase its MDP 3020 IP Media Gateway, MD8000 Media over IP solutions, and ProMD EMS Enhanced Management System software. With increasing demand for various types of bi-directional hitless media and data traffic, including file transfers, video replays, audio, and of course critical video imagery in a variety of formats, the entire network is evolving toward becoming a true SDN – Software Defined Network (MDN – Media Defined Network™ in Media Links terminology), all capable of being supported with Media Links solutions from edge to core.

ProMD EMS – SDN (Software Defined Networking) Controller
The ProMD EMS system is an essential multi-user software-based tool used to configure, provision, manage and troubleshoot small to large scale IP video and media transport networks.