Matrox Product Preview

Matrox to Unveil Matrox Monarch HD Professional Video Streaming and Recording Appliance

Matrox® Video and Matrox Graphics Inc. will be sharing booth SL4616 at the 2013 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 8-11). Matrox Video will showcase live streaming production systems, scan converters, multiviewers, I/O devices and developer products. Matrox Graphics Inc. will present new KVM extension and video distribution over IP solutions. Several new product announcements and updates to existing products are expected at the show.

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Matrox Monarch® HD, a small, easy-to-use video streaming and recording appliance designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a Blu-ray quality version for post-event editin will be on show for the first time.

From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive. Matrox Monarch HD is remotely controlled using any computer or mobile device with a web browser.

“Live event producers have been looking for a way to overcome the limitations of today’s content delivery networks that only allow recording and archiving at the lower quality available while streaming,” said Daniel Maloney, technical marketing manager at Matrox. “Matrox Monarch HD solves this problem by providing two independent delivery channels in a single, robust, reliable box, at an unprecedented price.”

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Live Streaming Production
Matrox VS4™ is a quad HD capture and ISO recording card for Telestream Wirecast for Windows live streaming production software. In a single PCIe slot, Matrox VS4 provides up to four independent HD inputs with up to 8 embedded audio channels per source. It not only sends video feeds to Wirecast for streaming, it simultaneously provides ISO recording of all the original video and audio feeds to disk—ready for post-event editing.

Multiviewers
Matrox MicroQuad™ is a four-channel SDI-to-HDMI multiviewer for 3G/HD/SD at a breakthrough price. It lets broadcasters and A/V professionals use an affordable HDMI display to view up to four SDI video signals and show or hide labels and VU meters. Its powerful 10-bit scaling engine and advanced filtering algorithms ensure a crisp, artifact-free monitoring experience. MicroQuad can be controlled using buttons on the unit itself or from a distance using a Windows-based app.

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Scan Converters
Matrox Convert™ DVI Plus is a cost-effective HD-SDI scan converter that lets broadcasters easily and economically incorporate content from computers, iPads and iPhones into news programs. It is ideal for creating broadcast-quality video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, FaceTime, ProPresenter, PowerPoint and web browsers. In addition, Matrox Convert DVI Plus can be used to drive projectors and large displays at live events.

I/O Devices for Editing and Live Streaming Production
Matrox MXO2 LE MAX™ provides broadcast-quality input, output and monitoring for leading editing apps from Adobe, Apple and Avid. It turbocharges H.264 encoding for deliveries to the web, mobile devices and Blu-ray and is also a capture solution for streaming live events from wherever they are happening using Telestream Wirecast and other streaming applications—all in a convenient, portable breakout box.

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Developer Products
Matrox DSX™ Developer Products combine a full range of multi-channel SD/HD/4K I/O hardware with the feature-rich SDK and unlimited engineering support that let OEMs create advanced channel-in-a-box, video server, broadcast graphics and live streaming equipment. In addition to hardware that provides 24/7 reliability in even the most demanding environments, the Matrox DSX platforms provide advanced ancillary data handling for VANC and HANC, a constantly expanding selection of codecs (DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2, XDCAM HD AVC-Intra, H.264, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, PitchBlue, and more), extensive file format support (GXF, MXF, MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, and more) and powerful tools for quick app development.

KVM Extenders
Matrox Avio™ KVM extenders provide broadcast and post production facilities with the critical system performance required for their remote computing applications. A transmitter/receiver pair extends uncompressed dual-HD video, keyboard, mouse, and stereo analog audio from the host system up to 13,123 feet (4 km) via a duplex LC-LC fiber optic cable. Creative professionals benefit from fast graphics and smooth HD, 2K & 4K video—without frame drops, color degradation or added latency—while high-end editing/rendering computers remain centralized in a controlled machine room.

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Video Distribution Over IP Products
Matrox Maevex™ video distribution over IP solutions deliver one-to-one unicast or one-to-many multicast Full-HD 1080p60 video extension and playback over standard TCP/IP networks. Featuring excellent image quality and minimal network bandwidth consumption at a terrific price point, Maevex Encoders and Decoders capture, stream, and decode video from a variety of sources and also allow for software-based decoding on non-Maevex devices. Matrox PowerStream software offers a myriad of user-defined management features enabling administrators to remotely discover and control the entire network of Maevex devices and associated streams.

About Matrox
Matrox is a world leader in graphics, imaging, and video technology providing an extensive array of real-world relevant OEM and end-user solutions to businesses and individuals across a diverse range of professional markets, including media and entertainment, finance, digital signage, medical imaging, manufacturing, factory automation, security, government, and enterprise computing.Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the privately owned company operates on a global scale with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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