Haivision Announces Extremely Small Footprint Low Latency HD HEVC/H.264 Makito X1 Rugged Video Encoder Board for Embedded ISR Sensors, Datalinks, and Mission Systems

The MX1 board brings ultra low latency full motion video encoding and MISB/STANAG compliance to integrated ISR systems

Montreal, Canada –  Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, today announced the Makito X1 Rugged OEM video encoder board, an extremely small form factor, high performance, embeddable HD encoder for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and defense applications. The Makito X1 OEM board is a single board design measuring just 58mm by 66mm and brings ultra low latency H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC video capabilities to sensors, datalinks, and mission systems for ISR and full motion video (FMV) applications.

The Makito X1 Rugged includes the latest H.265/HEVC video encoding algorithms to deliver the highest quality over constrained IP networks, line-of-sight (LOS) radios and satellite links. The Makito X1 Rugged also features Network Adaptive Encoding which 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 Makito X1 Rugged has two flexible encoding cores and can deliver video with Key-Length-Value (KLV) metadata to remote processing, exploitation, and dissemination (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.

Makito X1 Rugged Video Encoder Comparison with a coin

Makito X1 Rugged Video Encoder Comparison with a coin

Weighing a mere 45g and consuming less than 8 watts, the Makito X1 board is ideal for integration within lightweight portable platforms, vehicles, drones, cameras/sensors, radios/datalinks, and wearable technology.

The MX1 builds on Haivision’s expertise in delivering MISB/STANAG compliant video encoders. The Makito X1 Rugged can insert, aggregate and filter synchronous or asynchronous KLV metadata streams from multiple sources, assuring that available network bandwidth is used optimally.

“To satisfy the growing need for more situational video, systems are getting smaller and they need to be heavily integrated,” said John Leipper, Director of Product Strategy, Defense, at Haivision. “The Makito X1 board provides the full capabilities of our commercial off the shelf appliance at a fraction of its size and weight.”

To get more information on the Haivision Makito X1 Rugged, email [email protected].

About Haivision

Haivision is the leader in live video streaming technologies, providing more than 25,000 organizations globally with video solutions that help them stream broadcast-quality, low-latency video from anywhere. Founded in 2004, Haivision is a profitable, privately held company with headquarters in Montreal and Chicago, and regional offices located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To help solve the world’s most difficult video streaming challenges, Haivision open sourced its award winning SRT low latency video streaming protocol in 2017 and founded the SRT Alliance, which now has over 250 industry leading companies supporting this new standard. Awarded an Emmy® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Haivision is also recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media and one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Learn more at haivision.com.

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