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AQORD *LINK IP Video Encoding, Recording, Streaming Platform

OVERVIEW

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Key Workflow: guarantees premium video quality transport over low bandwidth networks

AQORD*LINK is a Hardware H.264 encoding/decoding/recording platform dedicated to the transport of professional high quality SD and HD video over IP networks (including satellite, fibre and xDSL) from one location to another. AQORD*LINK compresses raw video input into IP stream output to reduce the Bitrate by a factor of 200x. FEC, Dual Streaming and redundant power supply guarantees 7/24 contribution for mission critical video transport.

At a glance

Use to transport live video content from an event to the studio, between studios, or from one country to others:

  • Encode or decode for one way contribution, or full duplex contribution
  • Record the transmitted or received video stream
  • Managed by Web interface through network or embedded WiFi access point, front panel, or external monitoring system
  • Driftless latency for 7/24 continuous contribution
  • Contribution over satellite and IP networks
  • Dual streaming function delivers two different contribution links for full redundancy
  • Full Forward Error Correction (FEC) algorithm: decoder can recover lost IP packets during transmission for seamless transmission

Use to distribute Video-over-IP on Local Area Network or Teleco network for IPTV distribution:

  • Compatible with all H.264 Set Top Box
  • Supports Unicast, Multicast, and Multi-Unicast IP streaming protocols

Key features

  • Reliable 24/7 streaming
  • Broadcast-Quality Video: Compression technologies reduce data consumption while maintaining quality
  • KA-SAT network compatibility allows affordable satellite link
  • Flexible and Low OPEX: encode / decode / record in one unit
  • Complete product range: entry level product, 1 channel, 2 channels to allow full duplex contribution
  • Error correction FEC: recover lost packets during live transmission
  • Dual Streaming for redundant link: in case of link fail over
  • Low Latency
  • Redundant power supply
  • Easy to use: non-specialists can quickly learn and use. Local front panel LCD and Keypad interface
  • Centralized WiFi management: configure, manage, and operate AQORD *LINK using standard WiFi-enabled devices including tablets, PCs, and smartphones. No special network configurations are required
  • Manage by tier party monitoring system using XML API
  • Stream and Encode file at the same time
  • Stream to different IP addresses (up to 40)

2 versions:

  • AQORD *LINK 1C (one encoding, decoding channel)
  • AQORD *LINK 2C (two encoding, decoding channels)

Options:

  • SW-ENC: Add software encoding capability for AQORD *LINK products for OTT distribution to CDN (includes H.264 video codec, AAC audio codec and MPEG-TS encapsulation)
  • Additional codec options include:
    – RTMP Streaming option for Adobe Flash® with adaptive bitrate
    – Apple® HTTP Live Streaming option for Apple Mobile Devices

SPECIFICATIONS

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  • Channel number: Up to 2 channels
    – AQORD *LINK 1C: 1 channel
    – AQORD *LINK 2C: 2 channels
  • Channel functions: Encoding, Decoding, Recording, Streaming
  • Encoding function:
    – Input: SD/HD-SDI (SMPTE 292, 259M)
    – Output: MPEG2 Transport Stream over UDP-RTP/IP
  • Decoding function:
    – Input: MPEG2 Transport Stream over UDP-RTP/IP
    – Output: SD/HD-SDI (SMPTE 292, 259M)
  • Video resolutions:
    – SD : 720×480 60i, 720×576 50i
    – HD : 1920×1080 60i, 1920×1080 50i, 1440×1080 60i, 1440×1080 50i, 1280×720 50p, 1280×720 60p
  • Video specifications:
    – H264/AVC Main Profile Level 3.0, High Profile Level 4.0
    – VBR, CBR, 4.2.0 8-bit
    – Video encoding/decoding rate: 0.5 to 20 Mbps
  • Audio specifications:
    – Encoding and Decoding formats: MPEG1 Layer 2 2-ch, AAC-LC 2-ch (optional)
  • Audio I/Os: AES / EBU inputs & outputs
  • IP Input/output:
    – 2 GbE RJ45, RTP-UDP/IP, Unicast/Multicast
  • Storage capacity: 750 GB SATA HDD
  • Appliance Management:
    – Remote: Web based management, XML API, NTP
    – Local: MMI / LCD keypad
    – Easy to use
    – Security: Fan control, Temperature control
    – Wifi Access point
  • Others features in Optional:
    – Pro-MPEG CoP#3 Forward Error Correction
    – OTT capability: Web encoding ABR formats, RTMP, HLS
  • Others features:
    – Dual Streaming (Redundant Streaming)
  • Dimensions/Weight: 19”, 1RU, 44cm depth; Weight 7.9 kg
  • Power supply:
    – Input Voltage Range: 90-264VAC,
    – Redundant power supply,
    – Power consumption: (Max at 20°C ambient) 90W, 2 channels
  • Environmental specification:
    – Temperature: Operating 0°C TO 50°C, Storage -40°C TO 70°C,
    – Humidity 85% non-condensing
  • Compliance: EMC: EN55022, EN55024, Safety: EN 60950

Benefits

  • Reduce OPEX/CAPEX with low data consumption and KA-SAT affordable satellite link, yet maintain high-quality, reliable streaming
  • Easy and efficient fleet management
  • Continuous reliable streaming due to in-built FEC, dual streaming, and redundant power supply
  • Simple and intuitive to use