Vitec MGW Premium H.264 Encoder Dual HD
Vitec MGW Premium H.264 Encoder Dual HD


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The MGW Portable Encoder family of industrial-grade high-density IPTV streaming appliances includes the high-density MGW Premium Encoder, the compact and rugged MGW Nano Encoder, and the ultra-small MGW Pico Encoder.
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The MGW Portable Encoder family of industrial-grade high-density IPTV streaming appliances includes the high-density MGW Premium Encoder, the compact and rugged MGW Nano Encoder, and the ultra-small MGW Pico Encoder.

The portable appliances feature a unique design with no moving parts, 100% silent and diverse range of video/audio inputs to support any type of IPTV, FMV and ISR applications. Optimized for low-latency distribution of HD and SD video sources, the portable encoders disseminate IP video at broadcast-quality resolutions up to full HD 1080p and at a wide range of bit rates and frame rates.

With processing power of up to 2 x HD or 4 x SD channels from multiple video sources or a single input with up to 4 secondary streams, MGW Portable Encoders support the highest video capacity of any small form factor, professional-grade H.264 encoder on the market. To maximize flexibility, they offer the broadest selection of video and audio inputs, including 3G, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DVI, HDMI, S-Video and Composite. A built-in video matrix and scaler enable frame rates and resolutions of incoming feeds to be scaled and a single video source to be routed to multiple compression cores for simultaneous encoding at up to five different resolutions and frame rates, with optional on-the-fly HD source downscaling to SD.

MGW Portable appliances combine a rugged design that has no moving parts with real-time embedded video and metadata engines that provide the reliability and resiliency necessary to operate in harsh environments. With the MIL-STD certification – the units are optimized for mission critical ingestion and dissemination of Full Motion Video (FMV) with optional CoT and KLV metadata.


  • Point-to-point video contribution with ultra-low delay

  • Dissemination of situational awareness and full motion video (FMV) content across LANs and WANs

  • Intelligence security and surveillance (ISR) video from mobile and airborne vehicles

  • Full HD 1080p60 monitoring

  • Encoding and multicasting high-res HDMI/DVI sources

  • Digital signage

  • Streaming PC screens over the LAN / WAN

  • Distribution of TV content on an organizational network

  • Deployment on manned and unmanned vehicles

Multi-channel portable encoding MPEG-4 H.264 appliance featuring Full HD processing, best-in-class connectivity
options, low latency streaming and KLV metadata support. The ideal encoding solution for portable encoding
applications combining cost effective, low latency streaming and broadcast quality video delivery with Zixi™ and
ProMPEG FEC protection.

Video Inputs
· 2 x 3G/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)
· 1 x DVI-I (Y, Pb, Pr / RGBHV analog DVI-A sources and Y, Cb, Cr digital DVI-D sources)
· 4 x Composite (RCA via provided break-out cable)
· 4 x S-Video Y/C (RCA via provided break-out cable)
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
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
· 2 x SDI Embedded audio
· 1 x HDMI Embedded audio
· 1 x Analog unbalanced stereo audio, AC-coupled (mini-jack)
· 4 x Analog unbalanced stereo audio pairs (RCA L/R via provided break-out cable)
Technical Specifications - General
MGW Premium Encoder

Video Output

· 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 full HD 1920x1080p60
· Encoding Latency: 65 milliseconds (TurboVideo™ mode)
· H.264 (ISO\IEC 14496-10 AVC MPEG-4 part 10).
Modes:Baseline Profile L3 Main Profile L3 and L4 High Profile L4 and L4. 


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: UDP, RTP, RTSP, SAP, MPEG-2 Transport encapsulation, unicast and multicast modes
· Error Correction: Zixi™ technology for up to 30% packaet loss recovery, SMPTE-2022 ProMPEG Forward-Error-Correction (FEC)
· Peripheral:HTTPS, DHCP, NTP, SSH, SAP

· 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 command line
· System and channel event logging
· Real-time AES encryption for video, audio and metadata. Interoperability with EZ TV and FITIS systems
· Password-protected HTTP and CLI control interfaces

· 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 Temperatures: -20º C to +50º C (-4º F to 122º F)
· Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
· EMC Standards: FCC part 15 class B and CE
· MIL-STD810F Certified
· MIL-STD461F Certified
· Power: 9-12VDC, 13W Max
· MTBF: Ground - 6.70 years. Airborne - 8.47 years (As per MIL-HDBK-217F)


· With enclosure: 1.75" H x 7.48" W x 4.66" D (44.6mm H x 190mm W x 118.4mm D)
2.42lb (1.098Kg)
· Board only: 1.38" H x 7.08" W x 4.52" D (35.1mm H x 180mm W x 115mm D)
0.372lb (0.169Kg)
· Enclosure: Industrial-grade rugged aluminum case, rack-mount kit available as add-on
· Status LED's for power, network activity, streaming and video source indications
· Fan-less, no moving parts design, 100% silent operation
· Adjustable mounting holes for seamless installation in vehicles / onto flat surfaces

Advanced Features
· Encode and stream single source in up to four different compression settings to multiple destinations
· Hardware based resolution and frame rate scaling
· Real-time image stabilization chip optimized for footage from ground and airborne vehicles
· Motion-adaptive adjustment of bit-rate utilization during static scenes
· Built-in Zixi and ProMPEG FEC Error correction technologies
· High profile HD encoding for broadcast-grade applications

Ordering Information
AMP0999 - 12899 MGW Premium ENC SD - 4 x Standard Definition channels
AMP1000 - 12299 MGW Premium ENC HD - 2 x High Definition or 4 x Standard Definition channels
AUP8677 - 14716 MGW Premium ENC SD to HD upgrade license
Note: Customers may upgrade SD units to HD licenses by purchasing a firmware upgrade

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