VEGA-2000 Real-time HD/UHD HEVC Encoder & Streaming Modules
Portable Solutions for the Most Challenging Scenarios
The benefits of bandwidth reduction and quality enhancement of HEVC are especially welcome for wireless streaming interfaces where bandwidth is often limited. However, what is not welcome is any additional power consumption associated with the enhanced encoding – leading to increased heat and a reduction in battery life.
The Advantech VEGA-2000 Series of HEVC Encoder Modules are UHD and FullHD capable video streaming solutions in a small lightweight form-factor using the latest ARM-based video processing engine. VEGA-2000 connects directly to a video source via SDI or HDMI, and allows live video or local files to be encoded and transmitted via 3G/4G or Wi-Fi to a broadcast station or uploaded to a server-based cloud environment. Measuring only 90mm by 100mm, the modules still pack in SDI and HDMI interfaces for video capture, an SD Card slot for local file storage, and streaming outputs via Ethernet or using a USB dongle.
Applications for VEGA-2000 include remote contribution, wireless cameras, tele-medicine and remote video surveillance. It can easily be modified for OEM use via Advantech's comprehensive customization program.
VEGA-2000 (previously known as HVC-6300), is a small form-factor module designed for encoding live video using either advanced HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) Main Profile or H.264 BP/MP/HP video compression up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, with CBR (Constant Bit Rate) & VBR (Variable Bit Rate) support from 64kbps ~ 32Mbps. The single SDI-3G or HDMI video inputs provide video capture capability in convenient formats for professional video feeds while the onboard USB 2.0 and gigabit Ethernet ports offer great flexibility in transporting the compressed video stream through wireless (such as WiFi, LTE, etc.) and wireline interconnections to remote and cloud side for archiving or further processing. The SD memory card interface can also be used for local storage. The module also features audio encoding from either embedded SDI/HDMI audio channels or a separate 3.5mm audio jack socket. The module is supplied with a bundled software package that demonstrates a streamlined workflow from video acquisition, encoding, streaming to archiving in a hassle-free approach for simplifying system adoption and integration effort. The well-defined web-based software APIs open the possibilities for customization based on the final usage cases. With a small physical dimension and low power dissipation characteristics, VEGA-2000 can be easily applied to portable and mobile broadcasting, medical imaging, UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) applications, etc. where real-time and high-quality video content needs to be captured and transported in an efficient way using the latest HEVC compression standard
With more and more viewers turning to online video, new concepts such as social media and anywhere broadcasting are gaining popularity among video professionals. The VEGA-2001 helps leveraging the ubiquity of mobile networks and the flexibility of over-the-top delivery without jeopardizing video quality by providing a professional-grade 4K HEVC engine that can be easily integrated into portable broadcasting solutions. The VEGA-2001 is a powerful tool that opens new online media opportunities enabling live event streaming even in the most challenging scenarios where a traditional outside broadcasting setup is not feasible. The VEGA-2001 is a small, low power, real-time encoding module based on Ambarella’s video compression technology which supports UHD resolution and HEVC and AVC codecs.It features 4K video acquisition through built-in SDI or HDMI inputs and encoded video can be streamed to mobile or Wi-Fi networks by connecting an USB wireless adapter. The VEGA-2001 can create multiple output streams from a single video input and encode each one using different codecs with different parameters. The VEGA-2001 offers a user-friendly HTTP interface and can be remotely controlled using a web-based CGI interface. It supports streaming protocols commonly used by CDNs, making it easier for users to deliver video over-the-top.