VITEC MGW ACE Compact HEVC/H.265 Hardware Encoder

VITEC MGW ACE Compact HEVC/H.265 Hardware Encoder

VITEC MGW ACE Compact HEVC/H.265 Hardware Encoder

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VITEC MGW ACE Compact HEVC/H.265 Hardware Encoder

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VITEC MGW ACE overview

  • 1Description

The MGW ACE Compact HEVC/H.265 Hardware Encoder from Vitec uses HEVC/H.264 compression that allows users to stream broadcast quality 1080p video with up to 50% bandwidth savings compared to H.264 standards. The MGW ACE offers various video input interfaces including HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HDMI, DVI, and Composite. Additionally, it features a user-intuitive web management software with full control of all H.265 compression settings. A secondary hardware based MPEG4-H.264 chip offers the ability to stream H.264 video in parallel to the network-efficient HEVC to support legacy systems.

MGW Ace boasts an all-hardware compression chip for real time encoding with advanced audio and metadata handling. MGW Ace allows you to take HEVC encoding from the server rooms into the field for professional and industrial applications with easy integration to transport cases, TV trucks, military vehicles and aircraft.

Flexible Connectivity Options with H.264 Backward Compatibility
The MGW Ace Encoder offers various input options including 3G, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DVI, HDMI and Composite video as well as analog and digital audio (embedded and discrete). A built-in video matrix enables routing of video sources to both the HEVC and H.264 compression cores for generating streams in both H.265 and H.264 formats. The on-board hardware scaler can be used for real-time downscaling, frame-sampling and flexible cropping options delivering the most optimized video output for your application.
Bandwidth Efficient HEVC/H.265 Streaming
MGW Ace Encoder's HEVC compression and streaming capabilities allows broadcasters, A/V teams, corporate IT as well as military forces and government agencies to reduce Operating Expenses (OPEX) for video streaming projects while managing demand for more video services and requests for higher quality video on existing bandwidth capability.
KLV/STANAG Metadata Ingest for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Applications
The industrial-grade design combined with the low-power consumption allows high quality Full Motion Video streams to be delivered from the field through the most constrained network links. The secondary H.264 compression core allows government and military forces to deploy ISR encoding solution while continuing to support legacy end-points and older IPTV receive suites.
IPTV and Situational Awareness Video Applications
MGW Ace Encoder can be used as stand-alone or integrated seamlessly into a Turn-Key HEVC solution. VITEC's comprehensive HEVC product offering includes encoders and streaming appliances, IPTV decoding appliances, video portal for distribution, archiving and playback, desktop and mobile video players in addition to PCI cards with SDK for integration projects.
Other Features
  • Reduces costs associated with dedicated satellite, cellular, broadband network pipes
  • Transport infrastructure agnostic: Satellite, xDSL, LANs, WANs, 3G/4G/LTE and FTTx
  • Portable, low-power hardware design optimized for field use and for vehicles (28 VDC power input)
  • Satellite news gathering and field broadcasting
  • Streaming situational awareness and FMV content across LANs and WANs
  • Point-to-point video contribution with low delay
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) video from ground and airborne vehicles
  • Full HD 1080p monitoring and Command and Control
  • Encoding and multicasting High-Res HDMI / DVI / Computer sources
  • Sharing PC screen views over IP with local and remote users
  • Streaming full motion video to desktop, TV and mobile devices over bandwidth-limited pipes
In the Box
VITEC MGW ACE Compact HEVC/H.265 Hardware Encoder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    VITEC MGW ACE specs

    Video Inputs
    Connectors 1 x 3G/HD-SDI/SD-SDI/Composite CVBS (SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M-A)
    1 x HDMI v1.3 (support for HDCP and non-HDCP protected sources)
    1 x DVI-I (analog & digital)
    1 x Composite CVBS
    Resolutions & Frame Rates 1920 x 1080p @ 75, 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 23.976 Hz
    1920 x 1080i @ 60, 59.94, 50 Hz
    1600 x 1200p @ 85, 60, 50 Hz
    1400 x 1050p @ 60 Hz
    1400 x 900p @ 60, 50 Hz
    1366 x 768p @ 60, 50 Hz
    1280 x 800p @ 60, 50 Hz
    1280 x 1024p @ 60, 50 Hz
    1280 x 768p @ 60, 50 Hz
    1024 x 768p @ 60, 50 Hz
    1280 x 720p @ 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25 Hz
    800 x 600p @ 60, 50 Hz
    720 x 480p @ 59.94 Hz
    720 x 480i @ 59.94 Hz
    720 x 576p @ 50 Hz
    720 x 576i @ 50 Hz
    Audio Input
    Connectors 1 x SDI Embedded audio
    1 x HDMI Embedded audio
    1 x Analog unbalanced stereo audio, AC-coupled (RCA female)
    1 x Balanced analog stereo audio (XLR)
    Video Outputs
    Compression MPEG-H HEVC (ISO/IEC 23008-2); MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (ISO\IEC 14496-10 MPEG-4 AVC - Rec. ITU-T H.264)
    Modes For HEVC:
    Main Profile Level 4.1 (4:2:0 8-bits)
    Main 4:2:2 Profile Level 4.1 (4:2:0 and 4:2:2 8-bits)

    For MPEG-4 AVC:
    Baseline Profile L3
    Main Profile L3 and L4
    High Profile L4 and L4.2
    Bit Rate For HEVC: 100 kbps to 30 Mbps
    For MPEG-4 AVC: 100 kbps to 14 Mbps
    Frame Rate For HEVC:
    10 to 60 fps
    Down Sampling Modes: Quarter, third, half, three quarters

    For MPEG-4 AVC:
    5 to 60 fps
    Down Sampling Modes: Fifth, quarter, third, half, three quarters
    Bit Rate Mode Constant (CBR), variable (VBR)
    Resolutions Configurable from CIF up to 1920 x 1080
    Encoding Latency For HEVC: 75 ms
    For MPEG-4 AVC: 65 ms (TurboVideo mode)
    Audio Output
    Compression MPEG-4 AAC-LC (ISO/IEC 14496-3), MPEG-1 L2
    Modes Stereo and mono
    Bit Rate Stereo: 32 to 256 kbps
    Mono: 16 to 128 kbps
    Sampling Rate 16 to 48 kHz
    Network Protocols Output Streams: UDP TS; RTP TS; RTSP; RTP TS with ProMPEG forward Error Correction (SMPTE 2022); Zixi Error-Correction; RTMP (H.264)
    Peripheral: HTTPS, NTP, DHCP, SSH, SAP
    Management Secure Web based remote management interface (HTTPS)
    Dashboard with dynamically updating I/O signal detection and streaming stats
    SSH interface with "get/set" or XML API for integration with 3rd party control software
    Autostart mode recovers saved configuration after power cycle
    Remote firmware and software upgrade capability via browser and command line
    System and channel event logging
    Hardware push-button for restoring unit to factory settings
    Security Real-time AES encryption for video, audio and metadata. Interoperability with EZ TV and FITIS systems
    Password-protected HTTPS and CLI control interfaces
    Metadata CoT over serial RS-232, KLV over IP, KLV over SDI (VANC per SMPTE 336M)
    UAS Datalink Local Metadata Set (MISB STD 0601.5, STD 0902)
    Time Stamping and Transport of Compressed Motion Imagery and Metadata (MISB STD 0604.2)
    Cursor on Target (CoT) Conversions to Key-Length-Value (KLV) Metadata (MISB EG 0805)
    Security Metadata Universal and Local Sets for Digital Motion Imagery (MISB STD 0102.8)
    STANAG 4609 output stream over UDP/IP
    Operating Temperature -4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
    Safety/EMC Standard FCC part 15 class B and CE; designed to meet MIL-STD-810 and MIL STD-461 criteria
    Power 28 VDC, 55 W maximum
    MTBF Ground: 3.70 years
    Airborne: 7.3 years (As per MIL-HDBK-217F)
    Enclosure Industrial-grade
    Indicators Status LEDs for power, network activity, temperature and fan errors, streaming and video source indications
    Mounting Holes For seamless installation in vehicles / onto flat surfaces
    Dimensions 2.6 x 7.7 x 7.8" (6.5 x 19.6 x 19.9 cm)
    Weight 4.85 lb (2.19 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 11.9 x 9.3"

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