Makito X HEVC Rugged

Rugged, Compliant, HEVC Encoding for ISR


The Makito X HEVC Rugged encoder is a compact and ruggedized military-grade appliance designed for deployment in the most demanding ISR environments.

Makito X HEVC Rugged delivers high-quality, low latency HEVC encoding of 1080p60 video in a completely ruggedized MIL-STD-810G/DO-160G compliant form-factor with full KLV/CoT metadata support.


Designed for demanding ISR applications

The Makito X HEVC Rugged is a dual-input appliance with two HEVC and four H.264 encoding engines capable of encoding HD video at up to 1080p60. The excellent picture quality at low bitrates and the lowest encode latency in the industry (as low as 40 milliseconds when encoding HEVC at 720p60 with a 120 frame GOP size) makes this encoder ideally suited for mission-critical ISR applications.

Adhering to military specifications such as MISB and STANAG as well as general industry standards including AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265, SMPTE and MPEG, the Makito X HEVC Rugged is designed to facilitate video stream interoperability with downstream users, ensuring real-time situational awareness between multiple commands.

Highly efficient encoding

Up to twice the quality or half of the bandwidth, using High Profile H.264.

Extremely low latency

Support real-time situational awareness.

Standards compliant

Supports NATO STANAG 4609, DO-160 /MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-1275E design.

Compact form factor

Multi-channel encoding in a small appliance weighing under 3 lbs.

Multi-bitrate streaming

Stream replication from 6 encode engines.

KLV metadata

Supports industry standard, MISB compliant.

Fully Ruggedized

Designed for all weather airborne, naval and ground-based platforms.

Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)

Continuous product evolution & improvement with powerful features.


The Makito X HEVC Rugged supports industry standard MISB-compliant Key-Length-Value (KLV) metadata transport within the MPEG-2 transport stream. Metadata is captured via serial port, Ethernet or the SDI-VANC embedded input video.

KLV is transported using the MISB 0604.2 defined asynchronous or synchronous formats. KLV and video synchronization is achieved by leveraging the MPEG-2 transport stream Presentation Timestamps (PTS) allowing receivers to resynchronize the metadata with the video. Additionally, the Makito X HEVC Rugged supports Cursor-on-Target (CoT) metadata which is converted into standard KLV format.


The Makito X HEVC Rugged combines the unrivaled low latency and performance of Haivision’s commercial Makito X encoder in a completely ruggedized MIL-STD-810G/DO-160G compliant form-factor.

The Makito X HEVC Rugged leverages the stable and proven broadcast heritage of the Makito X line of encoders and decoders in a rugged form factor. Designed for all-weather airborne, naval and ground based platforms, the Makito X HEVC Rugged is suitable for deployment in extended temperature range environments.


Secure Reliable Transport

Haivision’s SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is a video streaming technology that brings the best quality live video over the worst networks.

It accounts for packet loss, jitter, and fluctuating bandwidth, maintaining the integrity and quality of your video.

With SRT, you can keep your streams secure and easily traverse firewalls. SRT is included with all Haivision streaming solutions.

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