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September 16, 2013

VITEC Takes the Wraps Off IP Fast Video Coding

By Tara Seals, TMCnet Contributor

Online streaming is becoming a mainstream activity, presenting new challenges to operators looking to scale their over-the-top and digital distribution strategies to meet demand. A variety of multiscreen-ready gateways, encoders, transcoders and other video management tools have been making their way to market, with this week’s IBC 2013 event being ground zero for unveilings in Amsterdam.

Not to be left behind, VITEC has announced a portable encoding/decoding appliance, the MGW Sprint (News - Alert). The box offers what the company has dubbed “TurboVideo2 technology” for ultra-low-latency delivery of HD H.264 IP video.

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The MGW Sprint is available through VITEC’s worldwide network of resellers and integration partners and is being demonstrated live at IBC 2013.

The MGW Sprint Encoder and MGW Sprint Decoder are a set of portable appliances with HDMI, DVI and HD-SDI inputs and outputs that stream unicast and multicast 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 video, with what the company says is an end-to-end delay of under one video frame. The compact units feature no moving parts, making it silent, and is designed to produce “superb” picture quality when delivery video over IP.

“We are very excited to release MGW Sprint featuring the TurboVideo2 sub one-frame delay codec,” said Philippe Wetzel, founder and CEO of VITEC. “VITEC is focused on developing innovative technologies that enable our customers over IP. The MGW Sprint sets the bar to new heights with the World’s Fastest HD streaming to get better and faster digital video codec.”

VITEC’s digital video products support end-to-end media solutions for broadcast, corporate, education, government, hospitality, industrial, medical and military customers. Through a series of integration partners including Optibase (News - Alert), Focus, Proxsys, Stradis, Extensor and Sylon, VITEC offers products for video acquisition, encoding, management and delivery.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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