Macnica to Launch MEG1 IPMX AV-Over-IP Gateway at ISE 2024

Published: January 4, 2024
Macnica will unveil its MEG1 IPMX to HDMI AV over IP ethernet gateway at ISE 2024. Photo courtesy of Macnica.

Macnica, the Solana Beach, Calif.-based, provider of video-over-IP transport technologies, will unveil its new MEG1 IPMX to HDMI AV-over-IP ethernet gateway. The 1Gb/s solution provides a direct ramp to IPMX product development for Pro AV and broadcast equipment manufacturers, says the company. Macnica will demonstrate the MEG1 at Stand 5G800 in the Fira Barcelona, Gran Via from January 30 through February 3.

Per the company, the MEG1 is adapted from Macnica’s design for IPMX compliant product development, supporting low-latency, synchronized transport of 4K60 4:4:4 video, audio and data. It also includes KVM and PoE support. The MEG1 is thus suitable for supporting lab-based research, development and testing efforts for IP product developers preparing to bring IPMX solutions to market, says the company.

Macnica MEG1 Features

Macnica says the MEG1 supports all features required for IP interoperability. This includes device discovery, USB and serial extension, resilient network performance, JPEG-XS compression and subframe latency. In addition, the company says it offers impressive bandwidth, with the ability to send or receive IPMX compliant video streams at up to 800 Mb/s over a 1Gb connection. It features a competitive power profile for PoE devices, the company states. Additionally, it includes a scripting environment that provides additional freedom for feature development and automation.

“The MEG1 is a Macnica reference design that we have built into a complete product,” says Andrew Starks, director of product management of Macnica. “The benefit for IPMX product developers is that our design invites experimentation and extension to allow companies to achieve their product visions, and early adopters to integrate the MEG1 into their systems.”

Timely Launch for the Ascending IPMX Standard

Macnica is releasing the MEG1 at a time of strong momentum for the IPMX suite of standards, which Starks says is nearing ratification. IPMX ratification is expected to take another major step forward just prior to ISE at the VSF Standards Testing Event, which takes place late January in Munich, Germany just prior to ISE. Starks anticipates that the event, which will focus on final interoperability tests, to validate IPMX performance once and for all.

“This month’s Testing Event will help to clear the deck for preparation of final draft documents that must be reviewed and approved prior to official ratification,” says Starks. “We anticipate heading into ISE with a clear vision of what lies ahead for IPMX, and the release of our MEG1 gateway is ideally timed to help IPMX product developers rapidly bring their products to market in the weeks and months following ratification. Our goal is to build world-class components like the MEG1 that excite product developers and advance interoperability across the entire AV over IP ecosystem.”

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