Vitec is introducing MGW Ace, a professional-grade compact HEVC/H.265 hardware encoder. Its new portable, power-efficient HEVC IP streaming appliance equips users with the functionality to stream broadcast-quality HD/SD video with up to 50 percent bandwidth savings compared to today’s H.264 standards.
Designed to support demanding video streaming applications, MGW Ace boasts a real-time HEVC compression chip and a range of inputs including HD-SDI, SDI, HDMI, DVI and Composite. A secondary hardware-based MPEG-4 H.264 chip offers the ability to generate H.264 services, in parallel to the network-efficient HEVC output, to support legacy systems.
The MGW Ace Encoder features a 100-percent hardware-based HEVC/H.265 compression, compact design, low-power consumption and advanced audio and metadata handling. It takes next-generation video compression from the server rooms into the field for professional and industrial applications with easy integration into transit cases, TV trucks, military vehicles and aircraft.