Makito X4 Rugged
Video Encoder

Deliver secure and reliable mission-critical video with a fully ruggedized, low latency, quad-HD and 4K UHD video encoder.

Makito X4 Rugged Video Encoder

Robust, Military-Grade Video Encoding Appliance with Compact 4-Input Design

Designed for the most demanding environments, the Makito X4 Rugged is an ultra-low latency, multi-channel video encoder. Housed within a compact, all-weather, and shock resistant mil-spec appliance, the Makito X4 Rugged delivers high-quality, AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 full motion video (FMV) from analog and digital sources at resolutions up to 4K along with KLV and CoT metadata.

Efficient encoding

Efficient Video Encoding

Ultra-low Latency

Ultra-Low Latency

Metadata filtering

Metadata Filtering and Streaming

SWAP Optimized

Reliable Uninterrupted Video

Dual Network

Dual Network Interfaces

Multi-bitrate streaming

Multi-Bitrate Streaming

Fully Ruggedized

Fully Ruggedized


Standards Compliant and Interoperable

Benefit - Powerful Video Encoding

Powerful Video Encoding and Multi-Bitrate Streaming

Tailored for defense and ISR applications, the Makito X4 Rugged is capable of ingesting video from a broad range of sensors with its four digital 3G-SDI inputs, a 12G-SDI input, and three composite video inputs as well as an analog audio input. With eight encoding cores it can disseminate real-time video to multiple downstream systems simultaneously, and deliver crisp, high-resolution HEVC and H.264 video in up to 4K UHD resolution, for heightened situational awareness and operational effectiveness.

Respond in Real-Time with Ultra-Low Latency

Every millisecond matters when maintaining situational awareness and coordinating operations in dynamic and challenging environments. The powerful Makito X4 Rugged captures, encodes, and streams pristine quality video at ultra-low latency and with very low bandwidth consumption over constrained IP networks, LOS, BLOS, and SATCOM links. These capabilities enable real-time situational analysis and quick decision-making, ensuring prompt and informed responses to critical situations.

Benefit - Video at Ultra-low Latency
Benefit - Streams KLV and CoT metadata

Preserve Geospatial Context with KLV Metadata

When operating in dynamic and often resource-constrained environments, the ability to deliver timely, concise, and actionable information is crucial. The Makito X4 Rugged ingests and streams MISB-compliant KLV and CoT metadata along with audio and video, ensuring downstream interoperability. Its flexible metadata filtering optimizes resource use by transmitting only essential metadata crucial for mission objectives while enhancing picture quality over constrained networks.

Secure and Reliable Video in Any Environment

Video reliability and security are non-negotiable in mission-critical operations especially when network conditions are unpredictable, and bandwidth is limited. Leveraging Haivision’s SRT streaming protocol, the Makito X4 Rugged ensures end-to-end content encryption to safeguard sensitive information and prevent unauthorized access. Dual IP network interfaces provide enhanced reliability through load balancing, network redundancy, and hitless failover for uninterrupted live video streaming.

Benefit - Secure and reliable video
Makito X4 Rugged Video Encoder

Ruggedized and SWaP-Optimized for Any Platform

Compliant with rigorous standards like DO-160, MIL-STD-810G, and MIL-STD-1275E, the Makito X4 Rugged is designed to withstand extreme weather, vibration, shock, and other environmental factors, ensuring continuous and reliable operation while in the field. Optimized for size, weight, and power, the Makito X4 Rugged encoder is suitable for all types of mobile and fixed platforms, enabling optimal performance in land, sea, and air missions.

Interoperable Within Diverse Operational Environments

Fully compliant with ISR protocols and standards including STANAG and MISB, the Makito X4 Rugged is designed for seamless integration and interoperability with a variety of platforms and communication networks used within military and defense infrastructures. It also meets the rigorous cybersecurity and interoperability standards of the U.S. Department of Defense by being DoDIN APL certified.

Benefit - Interoperable

Product Specifications

Makito X4 Rugged

Makito X4 Rugged Encoder

4K UHD / Multi HD (x4)
HEVC / H.264
32 Audio Channels

The Essential Guide to Video Encoding

Learn everything you need to know about low latency video streaming, from the basics of video encoding to optimizing your workflows.

Ready to Learn More? Contact Us to Get Started

Related Resources

DoDIN APL: What it Means for Certified Video Distribution Solutions
How to Choose the Best Video Encoder for ISR and Defense Applications
Introducing the New and Intuitive Makito X4 User Interface