The What: VITEC has announced the MGW Diamond OG, a 4K/Multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear (OG) card format. The modular and open-architecture platform from Ross Video makes for easy integration within production studios and broadcast facilities requiring robust streaming output.
The What Else: The scalable and flexible solution can deliver up to 10 UHD channels or 40 HD channels in a 2RU, as well as the flexibility to mix and match with compatible OG cards such as the MGW Ace Decoder OG. On IBC stand 7.C34 at IBC2019, VITEC will provide a 4K encoding demonstration of the new solution.
"Last year at IBC, we introduced our MGW Diamond Encoder, bringing customers a powerful, lightweight encoder for applications requiring 4K or multichannel streaming support in a small form factor," said Richard Bernard, senior product manager at VITEC. "This year, we have expanded the options and versatility available within our family of HEVC appliances. Whether organizations need the portable MGW Diamond Encoder that meets stringent size, weight, and power demands or the openGear card for easy integration within production studios, broadcast facilities, or enterprise IT rooms, both encoders can deliver 4K HDR or multiple HD HEVC streams with low latency and high video quality."
The Bottom Line: The versatile MGW Diamond OG enables point-to-point and point-to-multipoint streaming for demanding video applications within broadcast, sports, enterprise, and federal markets. The MGW Diamond OG is ready for UHD, capturing and streaming 4Kp60 video from either its 4x3G-SDI or 12G-SDI inputs. The card supports 4:2:2 10-bit encoding, multichannel audio encoding as well as Zixi, and Pro-MPEG and SRT transport protection technology for reliable video, audio, and metadata transmission over lossy networks.