Introducing The New Makito X4

Haivision has just released their latest in reliable and legendary video over IP encoders. Introducing the Makito X4. For ultra-low 4K and HD video streaming over IP. The Makito X4 is a highly secure video encoder with exceptional video quality and next-generation performance. It also features SRT streaming and the highest available 4K UHD and HD encoding density. The Makito X4 is ideal for remote production and live broadcast.

The Makito X4 is ideally suited for interactive video applications such as live interviews as well as field contribution, backhaul and return feed confidence monitoring. The Makito X4 features SreamSync technology, unique to Haivision, making it possible to stream multiple cameras feeds over IP for synchronized multi-cam playback enabling remote production.

The Makito X4 provides quality, power, and flexibility for real-time HEVC/AVC video encoding in a compact or rack-mountable appliance. This new encoder is designed for the most demanding live video applications – this encoder can ingest full 4K UHD or up to four HD inputs with 10-bit pixel depth and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling, a type of compression that reduces the color information in a signal in favor of luminance data. This reduces bandwidth without significantly affecting picture quality.

The Makito X4 provides eight powerful encoding cores that can deliver low latency, multi-bitrate streams over any IP network securely and simultaneously. Offering native support for the SRT protocol making it ideal for streaming over unpredictable networks such as the public internet.

The small compact design of the Makito X4 makes it a portable appliance that is ideal for use on mobile platforms and in remote locations. But for centralized deployments, the Makito X4 blades provide the highest channel density available. Up to 84 HD or 21 UHD video sources within a single 4RU rack module.

So here’s a quick rundown of what the new Makito X4 offers:

  • Full frame rate 4K UHD or quad HD support
  • Highest available encoding density – up to an amazing 84 HD or 21 4K sources encoded in a single chassis!
  • Exceptional broadcast quality video – HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 live encoding supporting 4:2:2 10 bit color
  • Ultra-low latency – ideal for remote interactive applications such as live interviews and remote production/REMI
  • 8 encoding cores – flexibility to deliver HEVC or H.264 streams at multiple bitrates to multiple locations

Makito X4 Video Encoder Overview

The Digital Signage Solution

The Digital Signage Solution

Haivision’s CoolSign™ is truly the solution for any digital signage need, from small deployments to sophisticated multi-screen displays to global networks. CoolSign has lead the way of digital signage technology including full edge device monitoring and control, n-tier architecture, real-time connectivity,  native multicasting support, flexible media scheduling, closed data architecture, bandwidth usage controls, and many others. Additionally, CoolSign’s management user interface (UI) is frequently cited as being one of the best in the industry; providing rich functionality in a simple, elegant, easy-to-use manner.  CoolSign is secure, scalable, reliable and efficient and serves the demands of retail, government, financial services, corporate and pure-play digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) networks around the globe.

CoolSign Network Server – is at the heart of every CoolSign system. For larger networks, CoolSign supports n-tier architecture, enabled through CoolSign Transfer Servers and Site Controllers which are the key to scalability. The server allows you to create the topology that runs your network most efficiently.

Player – provides broadcast quality playback of a wide range of media formats. The advanced options provide the ability to drive multiple screens from a single PC and to synchronize multiple PCs together. CoolSign is designed to make planning, scheduling, distributing and monitoring media an easy, quick and accurate process. Drag and drop usability combined with CoolSign’s control and patented scheduling approach make assigning, and adjusting content delivery across your network a simple, repeatable process.

Network Manager – is the user interface from where all aspects of your network are managed, from content management to schedule creation to network monitoring and remote configuration with point and click simplicity.

DataWatcher – allows you to bring in data from virtually any source and have it easily flow into your dynamic content templates. Secure and manageable, DataWatcher allows administrators to reduce network configuration and immediately be alerted when links to data sources are down.

Content Creator – provides the ability to layer and animate multiple media assets and live data elements such as RSS feeds, POS data, picture databases, text, products and more.