Matrox Monarch HDX Now Shipping Worldwide
Award-winning, dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording
MONTREAL — July 9, 2015 — Matrox® Video today announced that the new Matrox Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers, priced at just $2749 AU$ (Inc GST).
Monarch HDX was the recipient of three of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards, presented at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas by TV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor and Video Edge. Monarch HDX was also named as a finalist for the IABM Game Changer Awards 2015 in the playout and delivery systems category.
Matrox Monarch HDX is a compact, easy-to-use, dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance. Designed for complete workflow flexibility, it features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronization to compensate for unstable sources. Two independent H.264 encoders provide redundancy or can be set to stream and/or record using individual settings. Monarch HDX is packed with features that make it ideal for broadcasters, event producers, medical facilities, CDNs, educational institutions, houses of worship, corporate communicators and legal videographers. From any SDI or HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HDX generates two H.264-encoded video streams at bitrates from 200 Kbps to 30 Mbps. Powerful scaling, deinterlacing and noise reduction engines ensure only pristine images are sent to the encoders. For streaming purposes, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP protocol to deliver live streams to local media servers or cloud-based CDNs. In recording applications, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files to local USB drives, SD cards or network-mapped drives for post-event editing or archiving. An additional, dedicated H.264 encoder provides remote preview of the input.
“The eagerly awaited Monarch HDX features two encoders in a single device so it can tackle any job — streaming to two different locations, recording proxy-quality and mastering-quality files simultaneously, or streaming while recording a higher quality version for VOD download,” said Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “It can integrate seamlessly into virtually any SD and HD installation to deliver video content for live or file-based workflows.”
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
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