Created on October 13, 2017

Makito X Encoder: Form Factors

Learn about the different form factors of the Makito X encoder and decoder series and how they address different challenges.



Hey. Sten-Erik Gruman here. So the Makito X, our low latency encoder for Broadcast, Enterprise, and Defense. We know the Makito X can transport H.264 or HEVC HD video over any network, making it ideal for live, interactive, and bandwidth with constrained applications. But what else do I need to know about the Makito X? In this video, we’re going to talk about form factor and density.

The Makito X is available as independent mini blades; in single channel, dual channel, and DVI formats; or in an enclosure such as this one– in a two pound package, making it a very portable solution. Some Makito X’s are available in dual-height such as the Makito with storage or the HEVC versions. They come in dual-height cards or in a 1RU chassis such as this one.

It’s also important to note that within this chassis, I can put up to two mini blades inside it to have up to four inputs of HD video. And, of course, all of these boxes are rack mountable. When higher density encoding is required, Haivision offers the MB6, which can be configured to contain up to six blades respectively, meaning I can have 12 inputs of full HD video all in a 1RU chassis. When it comes to channel density, it doesn’t get much higher than this.

Not enough? Haivision offers a 21 slot chassis in a 4RU unit that can be configured to stream up to 42 channels of HD video. This high density, cost effective unit is ideal for deployment in headends and server rooms where space often comes at a premium. So whether you’re in Broadcast, Defense, or Enterprise, the Makito X has got you covered. Get in touch.