Media Links has announces the launch of the Xscend IP Media Platform at NAB 2023


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Designed as a reconfigurable, versatile IP media migration gateway, Xscend transports up to 128 high quality media and data services across both managed and unmanaged (open internet) networks. Its adaptable, media-tuned architecture supports software-defined upgrades, accommodating evolving network protocols, user workflows, physical interfaces, codec algorithms and video formats.

Through its hardware modularity, software upgradeability and license configurability, flexible workflows can be adapted to support a wide variety of use cases, in particular the proliferation of content requirements in sports production.

John Dale Media Links CMO said, “Application flexibility is clearly the hallmark of Xscend’s new generation design, delivering a variety of capabilities in a compact 2RU footprint. The platform addresses the migration from SDI-to-IP as well as conversion from IP-to-IP environments along with high density, low latency remote/distributed production applications, including ground to cloud connectivity. Additionally Xscend complements and is compatible with Media Links’ existing solution portfolio, providing an even more comprehensive IP Media Ecosystem.“

It’s combination of modularity, density, breadth of media/network interfaces,  and configurability set Xscend apart in transporting contribution quality services (including 4K UHD video along with 25Gbps Hitless data) across its 100Gbps network trunks. All in a compact, cost effective, power-conserving footprint designed to adapt, traverse and scale to ever-changing media over IP network transmission demands.

Xscend addresses today’s standards, including ST 2022-2/6, ST 2110-20/22/30/40, JPEG2000, JPEG-XS and VSF TR-01/07/08 along with the capability to implement future recommendations. This ensures media exchange interoperability, providing users with an IP Media Platform that has the workflow flexibility, processing horsepower and bandwidth headroom necessary to support current advances as well as those to come.