Haivision Announces Makito X1 Rugged Ultra Low Latency, Compact H.265 Video Encoder for ISR Airborne, Mobile, and Shipboard Mission Critical Video

Optimized for ultra low latency, SWaP, and MISB/STANAG compliance, the MX1 builds on the Makito heritage as the premier encoder for ISR and defense applications

Montreal, Canada – April 8, 2019 – Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, today announced the Makito X1 Rugged, an ultra-compact high performance video encoder for ISR and defense applications. The Makito X1 Rugged 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 Makito X1 Rugged 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 Makito X1 Rugged includes H.265/HEVC video encoding delivering the highest quality over constrained IP networks, line-of-sight (LOS) and satellite links. The Makito X1 Rugged 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 Makito X1 Rugged 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 Makito X1 Rugged 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 Makito X1 Rugged is about the size of a deck of playing cards, consumes less than 8 watts, and weighs less than a pound.

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

“The Makito X1 Rugged 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 Makito X1 Rugged 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.”

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, Middle-East and APAC. 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 200 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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