The MK CE1 is designed for Contribution networks requiring a variety of input interfaces alongside supporting an “All IP workflow”. The CE1 appliance is a compact 1RU chassis that offers comprehensive ingest possibilities: Satellite, IP interface and up to 4 SDI inputs.
Leveraging the latest generation MediaKind platform, the MK CE1 offers unique cost benefits: power consumption and cost per channel is drastically reduced compared to other technologies and platforms. The design of this platform helps operators to reduce the power consumption and the cost per encode channel.
Operators deploying the MK CE1 benefit from the flexibility and constant improvements brought by software compression on an efficient platform.
Thanks to the resiliency capabilities of the software and redundancy management through MediaKind Controller, Cygnus based head-ends exhibit high service uptime and support of best video practices.
High quality Encode to MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC.
Platform designed for mid-size head-ends with baseband, Satellite or IP input.
Latest generation Intel Kabylake Xeon E3 processors with high processing performances.
Encode up to 4 HD or 1 UHD channel per RU.
Roadmap to support higher density and UHD.
Up to 4 SDI inputs with future proofing to ingest uncompressed content from ST 2110 sources.
All IP with SMPTE ST 2110
Simplified connectivity within an All IP environment to leverage the latest SMPTE standard for conveyance of uncompressed content over IP networks.
Highest Quality Contribution Ready
MK CE1 Platform is geared for supporting 4:2:2 10 bit contribution encode for all formats including UHD, along with transcoding workflows.