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Media Links celebrates 30-year heritage with new IP media platform offering

Media Links, a manufacturer of media over IP transport technology, is introducing the Xscend IP media platform to the European market.

Xscend is an ultra-dense, ultra-versatile IP media platform designed for the network edge. It incorporates an adaptable, media-tuned architecture that can accommodate evolving network protocols, physical interfaces, codec algorithms, and video formats for a wide variety of applications.

The new IP media platform provides broadcasters and service providers with the technological solution to transport up to 128 contribution quality services across both fully managed and unmanaged IP networks, including 4K video and 25Gbps hitless video and data. Xscend addresses the migration from SDI-to-IP as well as IP-to-IP environments and is an ideal transport solution for high-density, low-latency remote/distributed production applications, including ground-to-cloud connectivity.  

Al Nuñez, President of Media Links, said, “Xscend’s innovative design enables unprecedented workflow flexibility, delivering many capabilities in a surprisingly compact, power-conserving 2RU footprint.

“Its empowering combination of modularity, density, breadth of network interfaces, media formats, and intuitive orchestration layer set it apart in transporting synchronised, frame-aligned services across IP networks.”

At IBC booth 1.A59, Media Links will be celebrating its 30th anniversary by showcasing Xscend’s support for ST 2110-20/22/30/40, ST 2022-2/6, JPEG-XS, and VSF TR-01/07/08 along with its capability to implement future recommendations and video compression standards. 

This provides users with an IP media platform that ensures media exchange interoperability by providing the workflow flexibility, processing horsepower, and bandwidth headroom necessary to accommodate current advances as well as those to come. Support for SRT and RIST protocols enables use in cloud and unmanaged networks.To find out more, speak with the Media Links team at IBC 2023, which is taking place from 15 to 18 September at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

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