Matrox Announces Significant Update for Monarch LCS
New Updates for the Lecture Capture Appliance Include Device Scheduling and Store & Forward Functionality
MONTREAL — December 7, 2016 — Matrox® Video, a leader in broadcast and streaming video technology, today announced a major firmware update for the H.264 based Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance.
Automate Operations with Scheduler
Through the new scheduler function, the Monarch LCS can now be set to start automatically before an event (e.g. lectures, corporate presentations and religious services) without any human intervention required. The Monarch LCS scheduler supports the iCalendar (.ics) standard, which can be generated by a variety of scheduling applications including Google Calendar™ and Microsoft Outlook®. Allowing identification of multiple devices on a single master calendar, when the schedule is imported to a Monarch LCS appliance, it will automatically start and stop streaming and recording events at times corresponding to that individual device.
Manage Network Consumption with Store and Forward
The Monarch LCS’s updated ability to record files locally to an SD card or attached USB drive, and then transfer the data to network-mapped drives at a later time, is an invaluable feature for IT administrators as it reduces the demand on the network during peak times. This also avoids data loss during peak-hour transfers due to errors or connectivity issues. Transfers can be triggered manually or preprogrammed to occur at a preset time each day. The Monarch LCS tracks successful file transfers and avoids retransferring unless it is specifically requested. Failed or incomplete transfers are also tracked and tagged for future retransfer.
“Matrox has a long reputation of providing robust updates to our product lines and this release is proof of that continued tradition,” says Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox. “This update provides value, increases ease of use and reliability, and lowers overall demands on network infrastructures and IT administrators.”
Matrox products are available through authorised dealers. The latest Monarch LCS firmware is now available to registered users as a free download from the Matrox website. The full Monarch LCS user guide is available here.
About Matrox Video
Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.
About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd (Australian and New Zealand Matrox Video Products master distributor)
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic Australia established in 1993 is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, Cubix, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Cubix, Matrox Video Products and Telestream Wirecast Software products. www.newmagic.com.au