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Haivision Announces MX1 Rugged Ultra Low Latency, Compact H.265 Video Encoder for ISR Airborne, Mobile, and Shipboard Mission Critical Video
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, today announced the Makito MX1 Rugged, an ultra-compact high performance video encoder for ISR and defense applications. The MX1 is optimized for delivering the highest quality video using H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC compression over constrained networks to standards compliant processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED) systems. The MX1 joins Haivision’s ever increasing family of next generation HEVC video encoders including the multiple input and 4K capable Makito X4 and Makito X4 Rugged.

The MX1 includes H.265/HEVC video encoding delivering the highest quality over constrained IP networks, line-of-sight (LOS) and satellite links. The MX1 also features Network Adaptive Encoding that adjusts the video bitrate dynamically to provide the best video quality possible even during network congestion events or when available network bandwidth is variable or unpredictable. The MX1 has two flexible encoding cores and can deliver video with KLV metadata to remote PED systems over bandwidth-constrained networks using H.265/HEVC and to higher bandwidth local tactical networks requiring H.264/AVC-based compatibility at the same time.

The MX1 is ultra compact, designed for the most stringent size, weight, and power requirements of airborne, ground mobile, and shipboard platforms. As a DO-160 compliant fully ruggedized appliance, the MX1 is about the size of a deck of playing cards, consumes less than 8 watts, and weighs less than a pound.

The MX1 builds on Haivision’s expertise in delivering MISB/STANAG compliant video encoders. The MX1 can aggregate and filter synchronous or asynchronous KLV metadata streams from multiple sources, assuring that available network bandwidth is used optimally.

“The MX1 answers the need for higher quality imagery from small, ultra compact encoders to support the ever growing number of video sources at the edge,” said John Leipper, Director of Product Strategy, Defense, at Haivision. “The MX1 embodies all of Haivision’s heritage in ISR, from the initial Piranha encoder deployments over a decade ago, through the generations of Makito class encoders that have become the gold standard in ISR video encoding.”