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Vitec Video Innovations

Product Name Price
Vitec MGW Pico H.264 Encoder HD
MPN: 14540
MSRP: $5995
Vitec MGW Pico H.264 Encoder SD
MPN: 14630
MSRP: $2995

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 5 x SD channels from multiple video sources or a single input with up to 4 secondary streams, Optibase 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.

Optibase 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


  • World's smallest professional HD H.264 encoder with HD/SD-SDI and Composite inputs
  • Less than 65 millisecond encoding latency
  • Superb HD and SD H.264 AVC compression quality up to full HD 1080p
  • Under 4 Watts power consumption - ideal for integration into vehicles or for use with battery packs
  • Metadata support: MISB KLV / STANAG and CoT
  • Rugged, fanless design with no moving parts, 100% silent


MGW Pico is the world's smallest broadcast-grade, rugged H.264 HD encoder. HD/SD-SDI and Composite inputs,
ultra-low power consumption – under 5W – is ideal for ground and air vehicles and for field applications. MGW
Pico features KLV metadata support with low delay streaming.

Video Inputs
· 1 x HD-SDI/SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M)
· 1 x Analog Composite (BNC, 75 Ohm)
Input Resolutions / frame rates:
1920x1080p @ 30, 29.97, 25, 24 Hz
1920x1080i @ 60, 59.94, 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 or Mono)

Video Output
· H.264 (ISO\IEC 14496-10 AVC MPEG-4 part 10). Modes:
o Baseline Profile L3
o Main Profile L3 and L4
o High Profile L4 and L4.1
· Bit Rate: 100 Kbps - 10 Mbps
· Frame Rate: 5-60 fps. Down sampling modes: one-third, half and 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)
Technical Specifications - General
MGW Pico Encoder
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:
o UDP, RTSP, SAP, MPEG-2 Transport encapsulation, unicast and multicast modes
· Peripheral:

· 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 VITEC`s EZ TV and FITIS systems
· Password protected HTTP and CLI control interfaces

· CoT over serial RS-232, KLV over IP, KLV from SDI (VANC)
· 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: -40º C to +70º C (-40º F to +158º F)
· Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
· EMC Standards: FCC part 15 class B and CE
· MIL-STD810F Certified
· Power: 7-48VDC, 4.5W Max
· MTBF: Ground – 16.00 years. Airborne – 25.59 years (As per MIL-HDBK-217F)

· 1.15” H x 2.71” W x 3.16” D (29.30mm H x 68.85mm W x 80.5mm D)
· 0.42lb (0.194Kg)
· 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 / flat surface

Advanced Features
· Low latency HD streaming from SDI or Composite sources with metadata
· Hardware based resolution and frame rate scaling, configurable MTU size optimizes streams to any network
· Ultra low power consumption for 1080p streaming – under 5W
· PID re-mapping for audio and video programs

Ordering Information
AMP1090 - 14630 MGW Pico SD
AMP1089 - 14540 MGW Pico HD/SD
AMP1116 - 14738 MGW Pico HD OEM/Integrator (PCB Only)
Customers may upgrade SD units to HD by purchasing a firmware upgrade

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