IBC 2015: VITEC shows off a range of fresh gear


Michelle Clancy

| 13 September 2015

VITEC is showcasing a range of new products at IBC 2015, including a new HEVC encoder and decoder; logistics and archiving solutions; and portable encoders.

A hardware-based HEVC/H.265 portable streaming appliance, MGW Ace brings HEVC compression into the field with a power-efficient appliance that delivers broadcast streams at up to half the bandwidth utilisation of legacy H.264 solutions, the company said. Itís built to support live news broadcasts, sports venues, or government and military video applications. Advanced features include Zixi Error Correction technology and KLV/STANAG metadata processing for ISR missions.

Also being shown for the first time at IBC is VITEC's portable HEVC decoding appliance, MGW D265. The broadcast-grade IP decoding appliance decodes real-time HEVC/H.265 streams, and features a rugged portable design suitable for field use or stationary applications. With backward compatibility for legacy MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 H.264 IP streams, the MGW D265 can be used to receive streams from VITEC's HEVC encoder or as standalone decoder for any IPTV or full-motion-video application.

The EZ TV IPTV system allows any facility to deliver live, on-demand, or recorded video over existing IP infrastructure; the portable proxy recorders are ideal for sporting events, breaking news, dailies, meeting and training, surveillance, and online video sharing; the Proxsys PX-Series Media Server system enables organizations to ingest, archive, and share media assets, both within an organization and with credentialed third parties; and the 4K Mosaic Generator can connect up to four SDI feeds on a single mosaic display.

SDI4Mosaic converts a 4K HD-SDI video source to a standard HDMI monitor. SDI4Mosaic automatically creates a mosaic of up to four video channels and displays on compatible monitors. It also allows the comparison of two video channels and displays them in various layouts. The OSD Status gives all status information super-imposed directly on the video output signal.

VITEC is also demoing its MGW Sprint, an MPEG-4 H.264 HD encoder/decoder appliance.

"At VITEC, we are constantly striving to give our customers the highest quality, cutting-edge IP digital video solutions, from encoding and streaming to media logistics. This IBC, we will be demonstrating our newest portable encoding, IPTV and decoding solutions ó featuring the multi-award-winning MGW Ace portable HEVC encoder and its counterpart the MGW D265 IP decoder," said Philippe Wetzel, CEO of VITEC.