IP Media Gateway with TICO Compression

MDP 3040

The Media Links MDP 3040 is a dual channel 4K UHD edge broadcast encoder/decoder that breaks new ground in the areas of performance, portability, and price.

Using advanced and efficient TICO compression, the MDP 3040 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 MDP 3040 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.

4K Contribution WAN or Local Point-to-Point

4K UHD to 3G SDI Conversion Using TICO



  • 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


  • 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 ST 2022-6 RTP encapsulation, transparent mode

  • SMPTE ST 2022-5 Tx FEC

  • Constant bit rate (CBR)

  • Data transport is not supported



  • 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