Media Links, manufacturer, and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology marks its 30th anniversary, celebrating a rich heritage of delivering highly reliable media over IP transport solutions and professional services to broadcasters, network service providers, and sports content producers worldwide.
Established in 1993 in Kawasaki, Japan, Media Links has come a long way since its early days manufacturing MPEG-2 video encoders along with ATM and video matrix switches. The company’s capabilities first rose to global industry prominence through participation in the 2002 World Cup held jointly by Japan and Korea. With offices around the world and a strong network of partners, Media Links is considered a trusted technology and professional services supplier to some of the world’s largest and most discerning telecommunications operators and often viewed as one of the longest running, most experienced companies in IP media transport. Expanding its presence to many of the world’s most-watched premier sporting and entertainment events, Media Links has been at the forefront of the rapid transition to IP-based media processing. The company’s solutions deliver all types of professional media services including 4K UHD/HD/SD SDI video, SMPTE ST 2110, audio signals as well as high value, high bandwidth, ‘Hitless’ data across local, regional, and global multi-service IP networks.
As a Technology and Engineering Emmy award recipient, Media Links offers an unwavering focus on creating, driving, and implementing industry standards while also delivering unique media over IP transport solutions with a quality-first and value-based approach.
“We are at an exciting time of growth in the industry and here at Media Links,” comments Tsukasa Sugawara, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Media Links. “While our products, services, and overall operations have expanded throughout the years, our underlying principles have remained constant. We are an innovative technology company that is constantly creating, and we can only do so with our exceptional and diverse global team. I’m honoured to be working alongside such talented people.”
Media Links is best known for its portfolio of scalable edge, core, and software management solutions for Media over IP content transport applications, specifically designed to support interoperable industry standards while providing a bridge from SDI to IP networks. Optimised for LAN, WAN as well as Streaming environments, the company’s product range continues to broaden. In particular across more price sensitive, unmanaged IP networks, where evolving protocols, media compression algorithms and user workflows require a flexible, adaptable solution.
Media Links will formally recognise this company milestone at the upcoming NAB show in Las Vegas, from April 16-19 on its booth W1421, and throughout its 2023 event season.