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Makito X1 Rugged Encoder Overview


This page includes information regarding both the original Makito X1 chassis and the Makito X1 chassis v2. The Network connector and DC IN/IO connector on v2 have been changed in order to meet higher vibration requirements. 

MX1 Rugged v2 (#S-MX1E-R-V2-SDI1)

MX1 Rugged (#S-MX1E-R-SDI1)

The Makito X1 Rugged is an ultra-compact H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC low latency encoder for real-time streaming of MISB/JITC-compliant full motion video in demanding Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) environments.

Makito X1 Rugged features include the following:

  • HEVC Encoding – With dual encoding cores, the Makito X1 Rugged can encode HD 1080p60 or SD with H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC compression simultaneously. On the first encoder (only), it offers independent control of scaling, cropping, and encoding parameters. It also supports Network Adaptive Encoding to provide quality streams even when network bandwidth is variable or unpredictable, for example, over constrained IP networks, line-of-sight (LOS) and satellite links.
  • Small Form Factor, Powerful Encoding – The Makito X1 Rugged is a portable, SWaP- (Size, Weight, and Power)-optimized video encoder available as a hardened appliance or OEM board for advanced integrations.
    • The appliance is designed for deployment in portable man-wearable equipment or small platforms in harsh environments.
    • The OEM board is suited for deep integration within ISR sensor, datalink, or mission systems. 
  • Ultra Low Latency for ISR and Situational Awareness – The Makito X1 Rugged streams high-quality full-motion video at low encoding latencies suitable for the most demanding ISR applications. It ensures excellent picture quality at low bit rates to address the real-time requirements for air, ground, manned or unmanned platforms.
  • Compliant Encoding with KLV Metadata from Haivision – The Makito X1 Rugged complies with MISB/STANAG specifications for encoding and KLV metadata. It supports selective filtering of KLV metadata parameters to ensure downstream interoperability with exploitation systems and cross-domain applications. It provides the flexibility to combine H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC encoded video with synchronous or asynchronous KLV metadata and optimizes streaming bandwidth. 


For information on the OEM board, please refer to the Makito X1 Integrator's Board Installation Guide (available upon request at 

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