Haivision Makito X1 Rugged: Good Things Come in Small Packages
Last month, Haivision announced the new and extremely small Makito X1 Rugged Video Encoder. And already, the SWaP optimized, low latency, HD video encoder has been attracting attention for use in embedded ISR sensors, datalinks, and mission systems. Making its debut at DSEI, the Makito X1 Rugged was presented with a Best of Show award for its combination of powerful video encoding and a small form factor.
In this blog post, we will review some of the high-level features of the Makito X1 Rugged.
Good Things Come in Small Packages
The Makito X1 Rugged is remarkably small, both in terms of size and requirements. The board itself only weighs 45g (less than 1.6 oz), consumes less than 8 watts of power, and is roughly the size of a credit card (see photo below). This makes it ideal for integration within lightweight portable platforms, vehicles, drones, cameras/sensors, radios/datalinks, and wearable technology.
Even in its ruggedized enclosure, the Makito X1 Rugged is only about the size of a deck of cards. This ruggedized chassis ensures that it is suitable for ISR deployments, while still being both small and lightweight enough to be wearable by mission personnel.
But perhaps even more impressive than the small size of the Makito X1 Rugged is the large amount of encoding power it has.
The Makito X1 Rugged is a flexible and reliable solution for ISR and real-time situational awareness. It offers flexible video, from SD to HD, and its dual encoding cores can encode H.264 and HEVC simultaneously. And with Network Adaptive Encoding, this low-latency video encoder uses bandwidth efficiently, allowing teams to respond in real-time to mission-critical full motion video, even over constrained networks.
Haivision’s newest ruggedized video encoder is MISB/STANAG compliant, and can insert, aggregate, and filter KLV metadata streams (either synchronous or asynchronous) from multiple sources. This not only ensures interoperability within integrated ISR systems, but also the optimal use of available bandwidth.
The Makito X1 Rugged video encoder successfully combines small form factor, powerful encoding, and compliance with standards to provide high quality streams to downstream systems, ensuring the best possible real-time situational awareness with full-motion video.