ChannelLink - Smart IP Distribution Gateway

ChannelLink

Smart IP Distribution Gateway



Highlights

  • Network Protocol Translation from source to destination
  • Centralised gateway for simplified stream management for Sports Venues, eSports, In-House and Multi-site IP video distribution
  • IP video routing across LANs, WAN and other IP network types
  • SmartLink ensures optimal use of the transmission link bandwidth
  • IPTV Channel Reflection: Multicast to Unicast and Unicast to Multicast
  • Ultra-low processing time
  • Intuitive web management interface
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Description

More and more video feeds are transmitted live over various IP transmission links making it complex for organisations to efficiently and reliably manage those feeds. ChannelLink allows organisations to deliver IP content anywhere, anytime with the ease of use of legacy baseband video matrices.

ChannelLink acts as a central hub where IP channels from the field can be received reliably, and retransmitted live, acting as an efficient gateway across any IP network. It is especially well suited for stream management, routing, rebroadcasting or IPTV stream reflection over WAN/The Internet.It can receive any number of input streams and translate them into a multicast or unicast MPEG Transport Stream over UDP (UDP TS), RTMP/RTMPS, Zixi™ or an SRT protected stream.ChannelLink’s design ensures support of more transport protocols in the future allowing it to stay ahead of the game.

For broadcasters, ChannelLink simplifies content delivery of live channels from news agencies, sports or entertainment venues. Designed to meet stringent security criteria, it is also suited for secure government and military full motion video (FMV) applications.

Best End-to-End latency delivered with MGW Ace Encoder/Decoder

Latency is key in any IP streaming application and ChannelLink achieves the lowest processing time for IP-based channels. When used in conjunction with VITEC’s MGW Ace Encoder/Decoder in its Ultra Low Latency HEVC profile, ChannelLink provides the best end-to-end latency without compromising video quality. The solution enables contribution over the internet and avoids the use of expensive fibre or satellite transmission infrastructure, leading to dramatically reduced operating expenses (OPEX).

Bandwidth conscious with SmartLink

Part of VITEC’s green initiative, ChannelLink ensures an optimal use of the inbound transmission link bandwidth, which reduces the overall network traffic and power consumption. Thanks to its SmartLink feature, ChannelLink ensures IP source feeds are requested only when needed.

Interoperable

ChannelLink ensures full compatibility with third-party encoders and decoders. Compatible with a wide range of protocols and codecs such as MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC codecs, the gateway is compression-standard agnostic and is engineered to evolve and support future transport protocols.

Easy to Set up and Use

ChannelLink is designed to facilitate the setup for operators. An unlimited number of channel sources (encoders) or destinations (decoders) can be set to target a single IP address associated with ChannelLink. Tailored to streamline IP video contribution, backhaul and distribution, the user-friendly interface simplifies channel source-to-destination routing. Users can view information and statistics such as quality of the network link and packet loss. The gateway provides users with a centralised location for aggregating content.

End-to-end Content Protection

VITEC encoders and decoders provide the capability to encrypt the audio and video stream. ChannelLink handles the management of such encrypted streams to secure your content end-to-end. To ensure full compatibility with civilian and governmental secure environments, ChannelLink has been designed to conform to the most stringent network and information assurance security standards. Specific accreditations can be provided by VITEC upon request.

Applications

  • Content Backhaul / Contribution
  • Remote Production over The Internet (REMI)
  • Sports Venues, eSports, In-House and Multi-site IP video distribution
  • Full Motion Video stream management and distribution

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