Media Links, a manufacturer of media over IP transport tech, is debuting a new video encoder supporting the low latency video compression format JPEG-XS.
The device, MDP3020 MAX, is for live video workflows and encodes/decodes video, audio and data content for carriage over wide-area IP networks.
Media Links says the appliance can be configured to support four 1080P video channels using JPEG-XS compression, which achieves bandwidth reduction ratios of up to 10:1 and beyond, at visually lossless quality and sub-millisecond latency.
“It is ideal for the edge of an IP WAN networks where bandwidth is typically constrained, where minimal latency is necessary for live interactive broadcasts, and where the transport of uncompressed high-quality video is just not feasible,” the company explains.
The unit itself is housed in a half-1RU footprint. Dual 1GbE or 10GbE trunk interfaces supporting ST 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching as well as frame synchronization come standard, as do dual “hitless” 1G/10G data ports.
The suite of standardization work around JPEG XS, in particular VSF TR-07, is of particular importance when there is a lack of control over PTP time accuracy. The combination of JPEG XS and VSF TR-07 allows for production networks to extend over the WAN without PTP time error performance.
The ability of JPEG XS to operate and be exchanged across LAN, WAN and cloud, whether that is PTP-timed or Transport Streams adapted makes it a breakthrough in flexibility for video compression standards. This orchestration is viewed as fundamental to efficiently delivering video with no delay or quality compromise. In essence, JPEG XS allows production networks and remotely produced events to do much more with existing resources.