Vitec MGW Nano Tough
Vitec MGW Nano Tough


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MGW Nano TOUGH is a rugged, MIL-STD certified H.264 HD/SD Encoder featuring low latency video streaming for ISR and Situational Awareness video.
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MGW Nano TOUGH is a rugged, MIL-STD certified H.264 HD/SD Encoder featuring low latency video streaming for ISR and Situational Awareness video. MGW Nano TOUGH supports critical metadata processing and hardware-based motion stabilization. It contains a real-time image stabilization chip optimized for footage from ground and airborne vehicles.

With less than 2lb of weight, based on a solid state-of-the-art design containing no moving parts, the Nano TOUGH features a 100% silent operation. Its low power mode requires only 10W for Full HD 1080p compression and streaming. MGW Nano TOUGH is the ideal appliance for airborne applications or portable missions in extreme conditions.


  • IP streaming of HD/SD Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) imagery
  • Real-time Situational Awareness video from deployed assets
  • Broadcast quality video contribution in harsh environments


  • The smallest, lightest Ruggedized HD H.264 Encoder with KLV - under 2lb
  • MIL-STD461F, MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certified
  • Metadata processing and hardware-based motion stabilization
  • Best-in-class connectivity options: 3G, HD/SD-SDI, Composite and HDMI video inputs
  • Only 10 Watts for 1080p HD compression and streaming – ideal for UAV platforms
  • Built-in resolution scaler, hardware based motion stabilization and AES encryption

Video Inputs
· 1 x HD-SDI/SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M)
· 1 x HDMI (support for HDCP and non-HDCP protected sources), MIL-DTL-38999 Circular connector
· 1 x Analog Composite RS-170 (BNC, 75 Ohm. Optional)
Input Resolutions / frame rates:
1920x1080p @ 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24 Hz
1920x1080i @ 60, 59.94, 50 Hz
1600x1200p @ 85, 60, 50 Hz
1366x768p @ 60, 50 Hz
1280x1024p @ 60, 50 Hz
1280x800p @ 60, 50 Hz
1280x768p @ 60, 50 Hz
1024x768p @ 60, 50 Hz
1280x720p @ 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25 Hz
720x480p @ 30, 29.97 Hz
720x480i @ 59.94 Hz
720x576p @ 25 Hz
720x576i @ 50 Hz

Audio Inputs
· 1 x SDI Embedded audio (Stereo and Mono)
· 1 x HDMI Embedded audio (Stereo and Mono)

Audio Output
· MPEG-4 AAC-LC (ISO/IEC 14496-3), MPEG-1 L2
· Stereo and mono modes
· Bit Rate: 32Kbps - 256Kbps in Stereo, 16Kbps - 128Kbps in Mono
· Sampling Rate: 16 kHz - 48 kHz
Network Protocols
· Streaming Modes:
o UDP TS, RTP TS, RTP ES TurboVideo™
· Error-Correction Technologies:
o RTP TS with Forward-Error-Correction (FEC SMPTE 2022), Zixi™ Error Correction (with KLV/STANAG Metadata)
· Peripheral:

· Secure Web based remote management interface (HTTPS)
· Dashboard with dynamically updating I/O signal detection and streaming stats
· Autostart mode recovers saved configuration after power cycle
· Remote firmware and software upgrade capability via command line / web-GUI
· System and channel event logging
· SSH interface with “get/set” or XML API for integration with 3rd party control software
· Real-time AES 128/256-bit encryption for video, audio and metadata. Interoperability with EZ TV and FITIS systems
· Password protected browser and CLI control interfaces

· CoT over serial RS-232, KLV over serial/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
· JITC-MIS Compliant streaming of HD/SD ISR video

· Operating Temperatures: -40º C to +70º C (-40º F to +158º F)
· Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%
· MIL-STD-810G Certified
· MIL-STD-461F Certified
· MTBF: Ground – 9.00 years. Airborne – 12.70 years (As per MIL-HDBK-217F)

Video Output
· H.264 (ISO\IEC 14496-10 AVC MPEG-4 part 10).
· Bit Rate: 100 Kbps - 14 Mbps
· Frame Rate: 5-60 fps. Down sampling modes: third, half, three quarters
· Bit Rate Regulation Modes: Constant (CBR), Variable (VBR)
· Output Resolutions: Configurable from QCIF up to 1920x1080p30 / 1280x720p60
· Encoding Latency: 65 milliseconds (TurboVideo™ mode)


· 1.46" H x 5.59" W x 5.51" D (37.2mm H x 142mm W x 140mm D)
· 2.07lb (0.94Kg)
· Enclosure: Military-grade rugged aluminum case, composite MIL connectors
· Status LED's for power, network activity, streaming and video source indications
· Fan-less, no moving parts design, 100% silent operation
· Mounting holes for seamless installation in vehicles / flat surface

Advanced Features
· Low latency HD/SD streaming from SDI or HDMI sources with metadata
· Hardware based resolution and frame rate scaling
· Real-time image stabilization and cropping (Area of Interest Isolation)
· Motion-adaptive adjustment of bit-rate utilization in static scenes
· Zixi™ Real-Time Error Correction guarantees secure and artifact-free full motion video on networks with packet loss
of up to 30%
· DC Input: 16-40VDC, Max 12W
· MIL-STD-38999 series III Circular Connector
· MIL-STD-704
Ordering Information
AMP1120 - 14696 MGW Nano TOUGH HD/SD (ITAR Exempt)

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