VITEC Debuts Enhanced Version of MGW Prism IPTV Transcoder with HEVC Support

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MGW Prism Features High Transcoding Capacity, Wide Range of Codecs and Protocols Required for OTT Services and CDNs and ABR Support

Paris, France. — Sept. 13, 2015 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced a new version of its Broadcast-Grade IPTV Transcoding platform – MGW Prism. The enhanced platform adds real-time HEVC (H.265) transcoding delivering exceptional video quality in half the data rates required with legacy MPEG-4 H.264 and a revamped management interface with clustering support.

MGW Prism packs all the features needed for taking any video stream and transcoding it to H.264 or HEVC HD/SD streams for delivery to CDNs, remote locations or to other IPTV viewers using less bandwidth. Advanced features include generation of up to 16 profiles per video source and a combiner for generating Adaptive-Bitrate (ABR) streams using containers such as Apple’s HLS, Adobe’s HDS and MPEG-DASH without the need to offload to external servers.

The platform also offers KLV 0601 / STANAG 4609 metadata pass-through enables Military units and Satellite companies to ingest IP streams from airborne vehicles and relay with lower bit rate using H.265 or H.264 while retaining critical metadata on the output stream.

“MGW Prism is a powerful and versatile video transcoding platform that is used in a wide range of applications – from OTT services through multicast streaming of In-House TV content to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions. With the new HEVC transcoding capability our customers are now able to deliver more streams and higher quality video on the same network pipes or cut their operating costs by significantly reducing bandwidth utilization,” said David Ben-Atar, Product Manager at VITEC. “VITEC’s strategic focus on the HEVC technology allows our customers to extend the reach of their video streaming services to more networks and more destinations using the most advanced compression technology available while supporting legacy formats and protocols from the same platform.

VITEC will demonstrate the MGW Prism at IBC2015 at booth 7.G16. More information on VITEC’s full line of products is available at <link http: link-extern>


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