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MediaKind’s MK RX1 IRD awarded the ‘SMPTE ST 2110 Tested’ badge

September 11, 2019

MediaKind, a global media technology company, has announced its MK RX1 IRD has been awarded the “SMPTE ST 2110 Tested” badge from the JT-NM Tested program of the Joint Task Force on Network Media. This achievement highlights MediaKind’s continued commitment to delivering all-IP media workflows, with the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards considered the most advanced in the media industry today.

With the growing convergence of mobility, social and broadband, the need for software-defined media processing, cloud architecture and IP-connected video is now an industry imperative. IT infrastructures provide native economies of scale and levels of flexibility that offer a compelling incentive for broadcasters and operators looking to migrate from broadcast-specific architectures to IT-based solutions.

The SMPTE ST 2110 output capability enables all-IP ecosystems, with separate essence-based IP transport of fully uncompressed video, audio and data. This offers both a commercial gain and simplification of the content network over traditional SDI workflows. The video-format-agnostic standard supports Ultra HD, HDR, as well as other new and emerging formats, and when integrated with MK RX1, can deliver greater flexibility and agility within a media facility.

Matthew Goldman, Senior Vice President Technology, MediaKind and SMPTE Past President, said: “SMPTE ST 2110 standards are helping to steer the future of the media industry at a time when broadcast and other professional media applications are migrating towards increasingly all-IP, cloud-native environments. For customers already on their all-IP journey, MediaKind’s MK RX1 IRD is a durable, software-based contribution offering that doesn’t require additional interoperable hardware to achieve a functioning set. Our solution, which is compatible with network interfaces on commodity ethernet switches and commodity servers, offers the perfect choice for operators and service providers looking to operate in full all-IP workflows while maintaining the quality of their high-value content.”

MK RX1 is a highly flexible, COTS (commercial off the shelf) product enabling a range of different processing functions such as satellite demodulation, decryption, decoding, and stream processing to be provided in a single powerful, futureproof appliance. MK RX1 is part of MediaKind’s end-to-end Cygnus solutions for contribution and distribution applications.

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