Hybrid IP, UHD-Ready Multiview Monitoring Solution

EPIC™ MV is a highly scalable, SDI/IP multiviewer for playout and monitoring environments, providing a single canvas for mixed signal types and a seamless transition path to an all-IP future. This microservices-based multiviewer is scalable to thousands of PiPs and hundreds of displays, providing a high-quality, low-TCO monitoring solution that optimizes IP infrastructure investment.

EPIC MV is a UHD-ready, multi-image display system with a rich set of supported tally, UMD protocols, and REST-API for the integration of control systems – it is primed for monitoring and monetizing content in high-value production environments.

The EPIC MV hardware sitting in front of a mutliviewer output screen

Back panel of the Epic MV Gen10 hardware

Mutliviewer monitors showing a live hockey game
  • Flexibility – Optimize configurations for any system
  • Scalability – Any interconnected unit can view any network signal, on any display
  • One Solution – Monitor different signal types at once, ‘eyes-on’ or by exception
  • Future-proof – Provides 4x1080p or dual UHD displays today, from a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform
  • Microservices-based – Provides the elasticity to meet the pace of change and innovation in any facility

48 HD inputs via 4x PCiE cards per 2RU 

  • Up to 48x SD/HD/3G over SDI inputs (option)
  • Up to 48x SD/HD @ 1.5Gb/s or 24x SD/HD @3Gb/s over ST 2022 inputs (option)
  • Up to 48x SD/HD @ 1.5Gb/s or 24x SD/HD @3Gb/s over ST 2110 inputs
  • Or any combination of SDI / ST 2022 / ST 2110 by increments of 12 inputs

2 UHD / 4 1080p displays 

  • H.264 and MPEG-2 CODECs standard
  • High VQ and rich graphics capabilities
  • Strong tally/UMD support, advanced content-based alarming
  • Rules Engine for MBE behaviors
  • PiP copies and sharing between devices
  • SMPTE ST 2022-6/7 (max. 48 inputs) via option boards
  • Low latency/High VQ
  • UHD display support
  • Landscape & Portrait displays
  • Independent display control
  • Rich graphics support & layout toolset
  • Clock & Timer support
  • Captioning, Subtitles & Teletext
  • AFD/WSS decode
  • GPIO (option)
  • VNC client in a PiP
  • MPEG-2/H.264 distribution decode
  • MPEG & AAC audio decode
  • DolbyE metadata monitoring
  • Integration API available
  • Magellan panel control
  • Ideal as a playout and multichannel monitoring system where data integration, captions & subtitles, and complex alarm scenarios are prevalent
  • Landscape and Portrait mode displays for optimal monitoring
  • Open, standards-based solution supporting ST 2022-6/7, ST 2110 environments
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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.