NAB 2018

NAB 2018: VITEC To Display Expanding HEVC Ecosystem

VITEC expanded its ecosystem of state-of-the-art HEVC video distribution solutions with the all-new MGW Diamond Encoder and the VITEC Playout Server, a versatile point-to-point HEVC distribution solution. Making its debut at the 2018 NAB Show, the MGW Diamond Encoder adds quad-channel HEVC encoding in a compact and portable form factor to the VITEC HEVC family. The all-new VITEC Playout Server provides an efficient platform to manage, capture, preview, and distribute IPTV streams, complementing VITEC’s point-to-point HEVC contribution ecosystem. 

“At 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,” says Mark D’Addio, senior vice president of sales and marketing, VITEC.

“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.”

On display at the 2018 NAB Show will be VITEC’s point-to-point/point-to-multipoint HEVC streaming offering, featuring the award-winning MGW Ace hardware-based HEVC encode/decode solution. Using VITEC’s second-generation 4:2:2 10-bit HEVC codec (Gen2), the compact, powerful streaming appliance features unmatched video quality and highly efficient bandwidth compression. The built-in advanced stream protection guarantees reliable video distribution over any network, including the internet.

VITEC will demonstrate its all-new MGW Diamond, a compact, power-efficient, and portable HEVC and H.264 HD/SD encoder, which is ideal for any multichannel broadcast application with stringent size, weight, and power requirements (SWaP). The MGW Diamond delivers 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.

Complementing the VITEC HEVC ecosystem, the new VITEC Playout Server provides an efficient platform to manage, capture, and preview IPTV-protected streams transmitted by VITEC encoders from any location and distribute 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 (OPEX).

VITEC will showcase an all-new video wall capability for EZ TV, the company’s broadcast-grade IPTV and digital signage platform. With easy-to-use tools for signage authoring, administration, and analytics, EZ TV automates video streaming workflows and signage campaigns over existing IP networks — allowing any organization to centrally manage IPTV and signage content from a single interface. EZ TV supports both H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) formats in resolutions all the way up to 4K, together with AES encryption for secure content delivery. EZ TV’s hardware-based IPTV and signage endpoints deliver powerful functionality including low-latency playback, real-time updating of the electronic program guide, video-on-demand content with updating of new assets while events take place, time-shifted TV, live video access from PCs and mobile devices, and user-controlled mosaic viewing of multiple channels.

In addition, VITEC will showcase its multi-site streaming solution for houses of worship (HOWs), now integrated with Renewed Vision’s ProVideoServer video playout and ingest server. 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.

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