The Media Links MDP3040 is a dual channel 4K UHD edge broadcast encoder/decoder that breaks new ground in the areas of performance, portability, and price.

4K Contribution WAN or Local Point-to-Point
4K Contribution WAN or Local Point-to-Point
4K UHD to 3G SDI Conversion Using TICO
4K UHD to 3G SDI Conversion Using TICO

Key Facts:

  • Compact and portable – small footprint
  • 12G SDI and HDMI output interfaces
  • High capacity 10G trunk interfaces
  • Standard BNC rear module for 12G SDI In/Out
  • Internal ID/Color Bar generator

Using advanced and efficient TICO compression, the MDP3040 converts incoming 12G-SDI video signals into IP encapsulated 3G-SDI streams that can be sent over WAN or studio LAN’s for decoding at the far end. Visually lossless video quality and low latency add to the unit’s appeal for demanding broadcast applications. As with all of Media Links’ products, the unit is built for high reliability and features robust Hitless protection over dual 10 Gbps trunks, Forward Error Correction, and dual power supplies.

The MDP3040 can also convert 12G-SDI feeds into TICO compressed 3G-SDI outputs, making it ideal for sending high bandwidth 4K signals over SDI baseband studio networks.

The unit’s small form factor and portability make it ideal for smaller venues and short run events as well as space constrained locations such as OB trucks and broadcast studios.

A 1RU redundant power supply for up to eight (8) MDP Series devices is also available. DOWNLOAD the datasheet for more information.


Key Features of the MDP 3040

  • Two 12G SDI In/Out ports
  • Visually lossless TICO video compression at 3Gbps
  • Frame Synchronization (Genlock)
  • Compatible – MDX & MD8000 switches
  • Pass-through audio and ancillary data
  • BB or Tri-sync external timing source
  • Low latency
  • TICO over SDI encoded output
  • Dual 10GbE trunk interfaces
  • QoS traffic prioritization
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Supports:
    – Two 4K UHD video Tx or Rx services
    – Hitless video, SMPTE 2022-7
    – Forward Error Correction
    – SMPTE 2022-5
    – RTP encapsulation, SMPTE 2022-6

Technical details for the MDP 3040


  • 2x 12G-SDI 4K inputs or outputs, auto-detection
  • TICO 4:1 compression, Profle 2, visually lossless, 2160p59 / 2160p50, 4:2:2, 20 bits
  • Frame synchronization
  • Internal color bar generator


  • Pass-through audio, up to 16 channels
  • Internal audio test generator (1 KHz tone)
  • Ancillary data pass through


  • TICO-over-IP transport, SMPTE RDD35
  • SMPTE 2022-6 RTP encapsulation,transparent mode
  • SMPTE 2022-5 Tx FEC
  • Constant bit rate (CBR)
  • Data transport is not supported

Applications for the MDP 3040

  • Local access 4K point-to-point
  • Contribution Quality Broadcast Feeds
  • Portable, low cost network edge device
  • 4K UHD to 3G SDI conversion for SDI baseband transport and switching
  • Trunk/backbone bandwidth conservation