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MultiDyne enters the compression market

Launching a specialised range of professional, broadcast-quality encoders and decoders for streaming media workflows

MultiDyne has officially entered the compression market with the launch of two encoders and two decoders.

The company is launching a specialised range of professional, broadcast-quality encoders and decoders for streaming media workflows, which it says strengthens its value proposition with OTT and IPTV service providers moving SD, HD and 4K/UHD content over public and private IP and fibre networks.

The initial MD9200 series consists of encoders and decoders in stand-alone, desktop configurations, as well as the openGear card module form-factor. The openGear encoding and decoding modules are compatible with the broader openGear community of infrastructure products. Both encoder models enable highly secure streaming from one to many destinations, supporting virtually any mix of streaming protocols. Each independent encoder configuration accommodates unique frame size, frame rate, video/audio codecs and data configurations, and can independently encode separately HD and SD streams at high and low bit rates from a single SDI input.

All MD9200 series products deliver “exceptional” bandwidth efficiency said MultiDyne, while maintaining signal integrity and visual quality. Both decoders optimise 1080P AVC (H.264) and 1080i MPEG-2 compression, with optional support for very high bit-rate 2160P HEVC (H265) UHD streams.

“These products are built to both serve content over OTT, CDN and IPTV networks, from moving signals to executives suites in venues, to delivering HLS streams to YouTube or mobile phones for viewing or signal monitoring purposes,” said Jesse Foster, MultiDyne’s director of product development. “We also see tremendous opportunity for our core customer base working on mobile production trucks, rental houses and in remote locations to contribute or backhaul content more efficiently over IP. These are all compact, lightweight, and low-power products that will solve problems for broadcast engineers, IT technicians and other users, especially as more broadcasters and service providers adopt HEVC compression.”

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