ATLANTA — September, 2021 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, will showcase its new MGW ChannelLink IP distribution gateway on Stand H6-162 at DSEI 2021.  Visitors to the show at Excel London Sept 14-17 will be able to see how the unit is central hub where IP channels from the field can be received and reliably retransmitted live over any IP network. MGW ChannelLink can process a large number of input streams and translate them into a multicast or unicast MPEG Transport Stream over UDP (UDP TS) or an SRT-protected stream.  Whilst maintaining the all-important KLV STANAG 4609 compliant metadata.

“More and more video feeds are sent live over various IP transmission links, making it complex for to efficiently and reliably manage them,” said Richard Bernard, Senior Product Manager, VITEC.  “Our new MGW ChannelLink allows the military and government agencies to deliver IP content anywhere, anytime with the ease of legacy baseband video matrices. It is designed to support transport protocols of the future, so allowing users to stay abreast of technology as it evolves.”

VITEC’s MGW ChannelLink is ideal for stream management, routing, re-transmitting, or IPTV stream reflection over WAN or the internet. it simplifies content delivery of live channels and is designed to meet stringent security criteria making the unit suited for the most secure government and military full-motion ISR video applications.

As latency is key to any IP streaming application, MGW ChannelLink achieves the lowest processing time for IP-based channels. When used in conjunction with VITEC’s MGW Ace Encoder and Decoder in its ultra-low-latency HEVC profile, the gateway provides the best end-to-end latency without compromising video quality. The solution enables remote contribution over the secured lines or even the internet and avoids the use of expensive satellite transmission infrastructure, leading to dramatically reduced OPEX.

MGW ChannelLink is fully interoperable with third-party encoders and decoders. In addition, the compression-standard-agnostic gateway is compatible with MPEG-2, H.264, and HEVC codecs, any resolution and frame rate (SD, HD, 4K, and more), and is engineered to evolve and support future transport protocols. Tailored to streamline IP video contribution, backhaul, and distribution, users benefit from the solution’s straightforward interface. They can manage all incoming channels from around the world and view information and statistics, such as quality of the network link and packet loss. The gateway also provides users with a centralized location for aggregating content and monitoring incoming streams. Designed to facilitate the setup for analysts, a large number of channel sources (encoders) spread around the globe can be set to target a single IP address associated with the MGW ChannelLink. Additionally, the user-friendly interface is designed to simplify channel source-to-destination routing.

VITEC encoders and decoders are capable of encrypting audio and video streams. MGW ChannelLink handles the management of such encrypted streams to secure content end to end.

For more information visit VITEC at DSEI 2021, London Excel 14-17 September on Stand H6-162.

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