VITEC Launches Multichannel HEVC Encoder

VITEC has launched a new encoder and playout server for point-to-point HEVC contribution and distribution.

The MGW Diamond Encoder targets multichannel broadcast applications. It’s a compact unit said to deliver 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. The new VITEC Playout Server is for managing, capturing, and previewing IPTV-protected streams transmitted by VITEC encoders and for distributing 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,” said Mark D'Addio, svp of sales and marketing, VITEC. "We know our customers need much more than a one-type-fits-all streaming system, and that they're looking to take advantage of the phenomenal bandwidth savings of advanced HEVC compression. That's why we are expanding our HEVC offering, which provides a full ecosystem of encoding and decoding solutions that fit a wider range of applications and requirements. Together with the VITEC Playout Server, we present a reliable platform to deliver HEVC streams over the most demanding network environments — even over the cloud."

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