Media Links Transforms the Future of IP Transport
An IP Video Switching solution (IPVR), ideal for broadcasters migrating from SDI to IP uses the combined technology solutions of the Media Links MDX 4090 IP Video Switcher & Router, the MD 8600 Video Gateway and low-latency Media Converter, as well PCS control software. This IP transport and switching solution creates a seamless network infrastructure for compressed and uncompressed broadcast IP content delivery between local stations, studios and broadcast networks. At InterBee, Media Links will demonstrate how its IPVR solution is optimized for use in media switching environments where bandwidth management, quality of service and deterministic timing is critical.
Also on show will be Media Links’ Media Switching Network solution tailored toward Network Service Providers offering content to global and local broadcasters. The Media Switching Network Solution combines Media Links’ flagship MD8000 IP transport platform, the new MDP 3020 compact IP Media Gateway, the MDX 4090 IP video Switcher & Router, as well as the ProMD EMS software for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting of network elements. Together, the solution is a complete configuration for media switching and transport from remote venues all the way to media and broadcast facilities across existing IP network backbones and reduces the total cost of ownership vs. traditional or competing solutions.
The new MDP 3020 is the first in a series of Media Links’ compact multi-channel encoders & decoders. At InterBee, the MDP 3020 demonstration will process media information by sending and receiving uncompressed SDI video signals over IP networks with support for SMPTE 2022-2/6/7 and TR-01 standards. It’s the perfect device for new and existing contribution, distribution and point-to-point / multi-point applications where economical content conversion and agile low-cost deployments are a ‘must have.’
“As mission critical content is transported more simply, faster and economically than ever before, Media Links’ solutions continue to deliver on our vision of providing Media Without Limits to our customers world-wide,” comments John Dale, Media Links Chairman, CEO and President. “At InterBee 2017, we are looking forward to discussing and demonstrating the advantages of implementing new IP workflows and how broadcasters and network providers can implement Media Links’ solutions as they navigate their transition from SDI to IP. Our expertise lies in media over IP media transport, whether the goal is to move media simply to the next room or across the globe. Plus, our technology is suitable for broadcasters and carriers regardless of the stage of IP transition that they are in. An IP infrastructure using Media Links solutions can be deployed incrementally and as needed, in conjunction with existing infrastructure and as budget permits.”
About Media Links
Founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Kawasaki, Japan, Media Links Co., Ltd. is a leading developer and manufacturer of broadcast network infrastructure and media transport solutions. Media Links is the umbrella brand name supported by Media Links in Japan, Media Links Inc. in Connecticut, USA, Media Links EMEA in the UK and ML AU Pty Ltd. in Australia. The Company’s mission is to offer broadcasters and network providers throughout the world leading edge technology, enabling them to economically transport the complete suite of content signals – 4K, HD/SD video, audio or data - onto their multi-service IP/Ethernet networks. Operating as a pioneer at the forefront of technological innovations and advancements, Media Links provides the only standards based product suite in the market that enables the adoption of media signal types to Telecom standards (IP, Ethernet, SDH, SONET). In 2014, Media Links was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability. Media Link’s common stock is listed and traded on the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the Security Code Number 6659.