Mainlink Advanced Media Processor

The Mainlink is a high performance live media processor for broadcast and streaming applications.

Key Business Benefits

Application versatility

The MLK1 is the latest generation of Mainlink software-based video appliances. MLK1 can be used for either broadcast or streaming applications, and is adapted to multiple deployment environments. Classic infrastructures are supported with SDI, ASI, Full-IP architectures are also supported: MLK1 handles MPEG compressed formats, as well as the latest SMPTE ST 2022-6 and SMPTE ST 2110 standards.

MLK1 is packed with features to address any kind of video processing application. In addition to its market-leading compression engine, MLK1 integrates a broad range of audio codecs, including Dolby AC-4, an advanced video pre-processing engine, a broadcast multiplexer with statmux support, and a state-of-the-art packager for streaming applications. From decoding to encoding, from HDR processing to audio loudness management.

Improved cost of ownership

MLK1 unparalleled function integration and performance dramatically reduce the number of appliances required for a given application, significantly improving your cost of ownership.

As a software solution, MLK1 is available as an appliance through the use of standard IT servers

MLK1 can serve a wide range of applications and workflows with various computational needs. As such, MLK1 is offered pre-configured for multiple server platforms to ensure the right performance level at the right cost for your application.

Future-proof solution

The MLK1 Advanced Media Processor benefits from the latest microservices technology used in Cloud and SaaS solutions.

MLK1 can be operated standalone thanks to its web-based user interface

Unique Features

Premium video compression

the MLK1 delivers excellent picture quality at any bitrate while optimizing CPU power consumption. lowers video bitrates by using AI-based algorithms implemented for all video codecs including MPEG-2, AVC, and HEVC.

Flawless UHD

The MLK1 supports multiple UHD 10-bit transcoding in a single 1-RU server. It also supports SD and HD encoding for multi-profile encoding applications.

MLK1 simplifies conversions between SDR and different HDR formats and color spaces, including HDR10, HLG, BT.709, and BT.2020. It also feeds legacy networks requiring SDR from a HDR source. In addition, MLK1 maintains a constant output SDR/HDR format from sources with various dynamic ranges.