US Defense Department certifies VITEC video encoders
Michelle Clancy
| 19 March 2018

VITECís MGW Ace Encoder has become the first HEVC video encoder to receive certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) of the US Department of Defense (DoD).

JITC is the DoD's joint interoperability certifier and the only non-service operational test agency for information technology/national security systems, responsible for ensuring Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable. The testing of VITEC's MGW Ace, MGW Pico and Pico TOUGH encoders took place at its Imagery Standards Conformance test and evaluation centre in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
JITC also certified VITEC's MGW Pico and Pico TOUGH encoders.

"VITEC has been at the forefront of the HEVC revolution with best-in-class encoding, streaming, decoding and distribution solutions for the enterprise and military markets," said Dan Quinn, federal sales director, VITEC. "We are committed to assisting our customers by providing the benefits of remarkable bandwidth savings and performance that HEVC technology offers. And now, with the first-available JITC-certified military-grade HEVC encoder on the market, government agencies and military units can confidently procure and rapidly integrate our hardware-based appliance, ensuring interoperability into existing video and metadata workflows."