Compatible with the Media Links 100G Ecosystem

Line Card Products

4K UHD-1 Video Encoder/Decoder Card Set

External interface to 10/100 BaseT user circuits

Compatible with the Media Links 100G Ecosystem

4K UHD-1 Video Encoder/Decoder Card Set

MD8000 platform users can now transport 4K UHD-1 video signals across their networks. To transport 4K UHD-1 video signals, the MD8000 platform utilizes the UVTX/UVRX line cards configured for JPEG 2000 compression.

Four separate, correctly timed 3G-SDI video signals are required for input to the UVTX line card, which compresses via JPEG 2000 and then subsequently IP packetizes (conforming to SMPTE 2022) for transport as a single service. The UVRX card de-packetizes and decompresses the four video stream signals, presenting four correctly timed 3G-SDI video outputs.

Forward error correction, hitless switching and auto-protection are all provided as part of the MD8000 transport operation.

  • Carrier Class media networks
  • Flawless Contribution video transport
  • High performance studio interconnects
  • Reliable content delivery systems
  • Live sports production
  • Live, recorded, and file-based communications


  • SMPTE 2022 standards compliance, including FEC, Hitless switching, and Auto protection
  • Accepts two types of 4K video; Square Division method and two sampling interleave method
  • Integrated 4K color bar signal generator
  • Configurable 400-1400 Mbps bandwidth per 4K stream
  • Supports audio and ancillary parameters

Key Facts: 

  • Compatible with MD8000 networking equipment
  • Efficient J2K compression
  • 3840×2160 4K video resolution
  • Accepts four 3G-SDI video inputs, transmitted as a single service

4K UHD-1 Video Encoder

4K UHD-1 Video Decoder

UVTX/UVRX J2K 4K - Optical Rear Board Connectors

UVTX/UVRX J2K 4K - Electrical Rear Board Connectors

Square Division Format

Two Sample Interleave format