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Vitec MGW Encoders Receive DOD’s JITC Certification

MGW Ace, MGW Pico and Pico TOUGH encoders were all certified

SUNNYVALE, CALIF.—Three of Vitec’s encoders have gotten the official seal of approval from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Interoperability Test Command. The MGW Ace, an HEVC video streaming appliance, MGW Pico and Pico TOUGH encoders were all given certification from JITC; Vitec says that the MGW Ace is the first HEVC encoder to receive the JITC certification.

The JITC is a non-service operational test agency for information technology/national security systems, responsible for ensuring Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable. JITC tested all three of the Vitec encoders at its Imagery Standards Conformance test and evaluation center in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and officially added the systems to its list of systems certified for conformance to standards defined by the National Geospatial Agency’s Motion Imagery Standards Profile.

The MGW Ace is a portable, hardware-based HEVC IP encoding appliance with second generation HEVC codec that scales up to 4:2:2 10-bits. The encoder can also support H.264. The Pico and Pico TOUGH units are H.264 HD/SD portable video encoders with 3G/HD/SD-SDI and composite inputs, KLV/STANAG metadata processing and low latency streaming. The Pico TOUGH is specifically designed to be used in harsh environments.