Metropolitan Distribution Network


Data and content drive business and revenue opportunities

Media Links is the foremost manufacturer of transmission equipment for delivering, receiving , and transporting rich content, whether it’s data, video, audio or a combination of all three. Media Links supports providers of high-performance networks for bandwidth intensive applications by powering all-digital switching and transport infrastructures for all types of media content.

The Media Links high-density platform is ideally suited for large-scale Metropolitan Distribution Networks

Point to multi-point venues

Such as financial exchanges, data centers, stadiums, media and content hubs, carrier exchange points, wireless towers and enterprise locations.

Large Telcos

Utilizing a fiber-based solution for media aggregation and distribution via dedicated Ethernet and DWDM network infrastructure.


Securing dark fiber or wavelength-based transport and managing their own primary distribution media network.

How the Media Links solutions are deployed:

The Media Links transport solutions ensure that many different services can be distributed over a common 10GbE IP / Ethernet / SONET / SDH / DWDM network infrastructure. This results in a reliable and reduced cost of distributing content over a metropolitan area (as well as nationally if required), and ensuring distribution is in a highly scalable manner.

Media Links transport equipment deployed in this type of application minimizes bandwidth usage and provides real-time dissemination of a continuous media stream from source to multiple destinations and back again.

  • Within a venue’s centrally located Control Room or Telecom demarcation point
  • At the production studio that integrates with the entire IP transport network and provides hitless and seamless switching of 4K and 1080P content for flawless video transport
  • At the media hub, which supports the operation of sending and receiving packets of content efficiently and without any loss via the MD8000 Media Network over IP System
  • At various broadcast affiliates throughout the metropolitan area. These units receive and transmit content from the central media hub via the IP network for distribution to end-user customers

The MD8000 series of Media over IP Transport solutions is Media Links’ flagship solution for transporting 4K, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, and DVB-ASI over IP networks. The MD8000 solution offers broadcasters, telecoms, and network providers a cost-effective alternative to traditional video transport services. The MD8000 family addresses the need for broadcasters and carriers to connect directly to native IP networks for long-haul, multiple-wavelength transport links, which results in significant cost savings.