Magewell Unveils Modular Rackmount IP Conversion Family

March 18, 2024 — Nanjing, China: For years, Magewell has been a market leader in helping production and AV professionals bridge traditional and IP-based media workflows with innovative solutions to convert between signals and streams. Announced today, Magewell's new Modator family brings the reliability and low-latency performance of the company's standalone encoders and decoders to a high-density, modular, rackmount form factor.

The Modator family will make its debut in Magewell's booth (C6816) at the 2024 NAB Show, taking place April 14-17 in Las Vegas.

The new Modator 2U chassis is designed to fit standard rack deployments and has slots for up to 10 modules. Users can configure frame network settings and monitor the status of the chassis and installed modules through the integrated 4.8-inch LED touchscreen or browser-based web interface. Dual power supplies and optimized heat dissipation enable reliable 24/7 operation.

The hot-swappable Modator modules each offer their own network connectivity and can work independently to convert between baseband video/audio signals and IP streams. Each module features a web-based management interface, while the Modator 2U frame and each installed module can also be centrally configured, controlled and monitored through Magewell’s optional Control Hub management software.

The first four Modator modules all support NDI® video connectivity technology. Initial modules include:

“As IP-based production and distribution deployments continue to grow in scale, customers often want a higher-density form factor for greater space efficiency,” said James Liu, VP of Engineering at Magewell. “The new Modator series delivers our hallmark reliability and low-latency performance in a scalable solution that addresses this need.”

The Modator 2U and first series of modules are expected to ship within the next 60 days. For more information, please visit