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Media Links Integrates TICO Lightweight Compression into its MDP Series


Media Links' MDP3040 IP Media Gateway supports 4K by including
ultra-low latency TICO compression technology developed by intoPIX

IBC 2018 – intoPIX, an innovative technology provider of video
compression solutions, welcomes Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in
Media over IP transport technology, among the rapidly increasing list of
TICO-enabled equipment manufacturers and solution providers.

Media Links has added TICO lightweight compression to its new MDP3040 IP
Media Gateway, which is launching at IBC 2018, stand 1.C31.

This multi-channel device is a versatile two channel 4K TICO compression
encoder/decoder, supporting several configurations. Two 12G-SDI inputs
can be TICO encoded and transmitted over dual 10GbE network trunk
interfaces or two TICO encoded network streams can be simultaneously
received and decoded as two 12G-SDI outputs. For delivering 4K/UHD
signals over existing 3G-SDI infrastructures, the MDP3040 can function
as a standalone two channel 12G-SDI input to two channel TICO compressed
BNC output encoder, or as a two channel TICO compressed BNC input to two
channel 12G-SDI output decoder.

Media Links' SMPTE ST2022 compliant IP technology supports video, audio
and data distribution over IP networks, replacing traditional dedicated
switches and encoding devices.

"One of the big challenges for broadcasters is the bandwidth required to
transport UHD/4K video signals. Including TICO in our MDP Series enables
media companies to transport pristine quality video using the same
bandwidth as currently used for uncompressed HD video with no noticeable
effect on latency," states Mark Podesla, Senior Product Manager at Media

Standardized by SMPTE as RDD35 and at ISO as JPEG XS (upcoming), TICO is
an advanced, visually lossless compression technology designed to be the
standard for efficiently handling UHD content in live production
workflows. Widely used in the broadcast industry, TICO is a disruptive
technology enabling compatibility and interoperability between
manufacturers and broadcasters.

"Media Links' decision to add TICO compression capability marks yet
another important step in facilitating the adoption of new UHD/4K
workflows by the broadcast industry. With the MDP3040's multitude of
configurations it perfectly fills the gap in the industry's transition
from SDI- to IP-based workflows." says Gael Rouvroy, intoPIX CEO and



About Media Links
Founded in
1993 with its headquarters in Kawasaki, Japan, Media Links Co., Ltd. is
a leading developer and manufacturer of broadcast network infrastructure
and media transport solutions. Media Links is the umbrella brand name
supported by Media Links in Japan, Media Links Inc. in Connecticut, USA,
Media Links EMEA in the UK and ML AU Pty Ltd. in Australia. The
Company's mission is to offer broadcasters and network providers
throughout the world leading edge technology, enabling them to
economically transport the complete suite of content signals – 4K, HD/SD
video, audio or data - onto their multi-service IP/Ethernet networks.
Media Link's common stock is listed and traded on the JASDAQ Market of
the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the Security Code Number 6659. For more
information, please visit:

About IntoPIX
intoPIX is an
innovative technology provider of compression, image processing, and
security solutions to audiovisual equipment manufacturers. We are
passionate about offering people a higher quality image experience and
have developed FPGA/ASIC IP-cores and software tools that enable leading
edge TICO and JPEG2000 compression, security, video over IP, and
hardware enforcement.

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