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Media Links launches multi-port cards powered by intoPIX

12 November 2012
Media Links launches multi-port cards powered by intoPIX

The Media Links MD8000 multi-port cards (Models MD8000-UVTX and MD8000-UVRX) have achieved top-level performance and port density by integrating the intoPIX JPEG 2000 FPGA technology. The new MD8000-UVTX/UVRX transmission cards support higher bit rate services across the MD8000 series of transport solutions. The boards are available in two versions; transmitting and receiving uncompressed or JPEG2000 SMPTE 2022 compressed signals. Each card offers four ports for the transmission of uncompressed video (3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI), compressed video (JPEG 2000 up to 500Mbps) as well as DVB-ASI via 10G/1G Ethernet and SONET/SDH network infrastructures. The multi-format boards support either electrical or fibre connections, providing a path to SDI over fibre applications for long distance transmission. Additional functions include signal error correction, hitless switching and auto-protection switching, which come standard on all Media Links MD8000 video interfaces. “We are proud to have been selected as a Media Links technology provider,” said Michael Van Dorpe, director of intoPIX Japan. “The Media Links MD8000 transports HD-SDI/SD-SDI/DVB-ASI signals over IP networks and through its smart and modular design, enables flexible, cost effective and high quality transport for contribution applications.” “Our products are used by many global network providers, carriers and broadcasters and we selected intoPIX JPEG 2000 IP technology for our solutions so we can offer our customers a high performance, rich feature set, all on an extremely compact foot print and architecture,” commented Hiroaki Matsushima, general manager of R&D at Media Global Links. “Our strategic technology partnership allows us to offer FPGA transmission and distribution solutions that are unique due to their integration with cutting-edge intoPIX IP cores. intoPIX’ expertise in JPEG 2000 algorithms enabled us to fine-tune our compression and transmission solutions to meet the challenges of our market and

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