MAYAH launches IOCAST broadcast video encoders / decoders / transcoders SD/HD H.264 at the IBC 2010
Detlef Wiese, MAYAH’s co-founder and general manager: “While others focus on encoding/decoding only, MAYAH has invested in the functionality based on MPEG-4 H.264 standard, bringing it to applications such as multirate encoding, transcoding and Flash streaming. We gained much positive feedback from the market with our previous SD H.264 encoders generation IO8000 but the new IOCAST family is not ‘just’ a necessary technology leap for HD resolution. It’s also an efficient instrument for a broader range of customers to use in virtually any imaginable professional environment that will bring, as we believe, many benefits for the broadcasting and the Internet streaming market”.
MAYAH's new IOCAST series of SD/HD en/decoders, multirate encoders and transcoders offers MPEG-4 H.264/AVC at the next level of picture quality and performance. IOCAST is designed for an impressive range of applications: from SNG/ENG to studio links with a pair of encoder and decoder, or from Web-Streaming to IPTV with a single- or multirate SD and HD encoders.
MAYAH IOCAST: applications, formats and protocols
Along with the point-to-point RTP unicast streaming IOCAST video encoders family provides all possibilities for various content distribution applications with RTP or MPEG TS over IP multicasting, also as 3GPP for traditional mobile video platforms. IOCAST can easily become an integral part of a playout head-end of any scale for cable, satellite, IPTV or mobile broadcasting.
Additionally there is an optional Adobe Flash/RTMP streaming feature available for WebTV and all kinds of streaming servers such as Adobe Flash Streaming Server, WOWZA or Darwin Streaming Server.
Broadcasters and telecom operators can really cut their operational costs with MAYAH IOCAST 5101 or 9101 transcoders offering real-time on-the-fly transcoding of the IP / MPEG TS video from MPEG-2 video to MPEG-4 H.264/AVC and vice versa.
MAYAH IOCAST: resolutions, I/Os and physical
IOCAST family supports video resolutions from QCIF to Full D1 SD and for HD devices up to Full HD 1080i / 1080p. H.264/AVC bit rates range from 78 kbps up to 16 Mbps.
All IOCAST devices provide SD or HD SDI inputs and outputs for video and embedded audio, along with the analog video and audio connectors via the break-out cable or on the front panel in some models.
IOCAST devices available in two size variations, either as 1U high for efficient stacking density in the standard 19” rack frames or as 2U high with SDI and analog audio I/Os on the front panel and with the significantly reduced fan noise level. The 2U models are particularly useful for the OB van and studio installations.
About MAYAH Communications GmbH
The company’s main objective is the development and distribution of innovative high quality solutions for real-time audio and audio/video communications in broadcast and corporate networks. Focus is given to standardized audio and video formats, such as MPEG-1, -2 and 4 as well as proprietary but accepted formats such as E/apt-X, 4SB ADPCM and others. MAYAH started its operations at the end of 1997 and is a privately held company with its headquarter in Hallbergmoos near Munich, an R&D department in Flensburg and a worldwide distribution network. MAYAH stands in close relationship with and is licensing technology from FhG-IIS (Fraunhofer Institute), Coding Technologies, IRT, and others. MAYAH is also a founding member of Audio-via-IP Experts Group working on faster implementation of EBU Audio-over-IP Standard by codec manufacturers. MAYAH’s customers are in radio and TV broadcasting as well as telecommunications, studios and ISPs.About MAYAH Communications GmbH