AWS Elemental Link

Fast and easy setup, just connect the device to power, an IP network, and a video source

Designed to maximize the quality of video sent to the cloud and adapt to unpredictable network conditions

Delight your audience with Link UHD’s support for 4K HDR video and Dolby audio

Transport video with high resiliency and built-in security, with video encryption and key rotation


AWS Elemental Link encoding devices connect a live video source, like a camera or video production equipment, to the cloud. Two different Link devices are available depending on your use case: Link HD for high-definition (HD) video with MediaLive, and Link UHD for ultra-high definition (UHD) video with MediaLive or MediaConnect. Link devices offer a configuration-free, cost-efficient way to securely and reliably transfer video to AWS.
AWS Elemental Link HD

Output: Single video up to 1080p at 60 fps to AWS Elemental MediaLive

Input: Power source, IP network, and either a single 3G-SDI or HDMI video source

Dimensions (W x H x D): 10.80 cm x 3.81 cm x 12.70 cm (4.25 in x 1.50 in x 5.00 in)

AWS Elemental Link UHD

Output: Single video up to 2160p at 60 fps to AWS Elemental MediaLive or MediaConnect

Input: Power source, IP network, and either a single 12G-SDI or HDMI video source

Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.97 cm x 3.81 cm x 14.29 cm (5.50 in x 1.50 in x 5.625 in)

Use cases

Stream live video from just about anywhere

Link devices are small and portable, with minimal cooling requirements - just connect to power, network, and a video source.

Contribute high-quality video from event venues

Link devices use a network-aware adaptive bitrate algorithm, adjusting in real time to changes in network conditions.

Create pop-up experiences

Engage your audience in real time for announcements, behind-the-scenes content, or interactive events.

Transport and share broadcast-grade video feeds

Link UHD devices provide high-quality encoding using HEVC or AVC compression with 10 bit and HDR, and sharing with MediaConnect.

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