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Highly-Anticipated Matrox Monarch EDGE Encoders Now Shipping

Enabling 4K UHD, multi-HD webcasting and remote production workflows
Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD, low-latency, encoder appliances now shipping

MONTREAL, Quebec — Matrox Video today announces that the highly-anticipated Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD, low-latency encoders are now shipping. These powerful Monarch EDGE encoders deliver resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 video while offering flexible 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE connectivity with multi-protocol streaming options. Priced at just AU$12,690.00, the Monarch EDGE 4:2:0 8-bit encoder model is ideal for webcasting and over-the-top (OTT) delivery, while the Monarch EDGE 4:2:2 10-bit encoder version at AU$16,790.00 is tailor-made for remote production and remote integration (REMI) workflows.

Webcasting workflows
Monarch EDGE features a robust and dynamic H.264 encoding engine that enables users to generate over 16 streams simultaneously to target top online video platforms (OVPs) including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, IBM Cloud Video, and LinkedIn—for unprecedented reach and exposure. Delivering an experience beyond that offered by traditional linear programming, Monarch EDGE can capitalise on the latest in live-event-webcasting innovations—such as high-frame-rate (HFR) 4K, 4K 360 VR, and multi-camera selection—to allow video professionals to stream compelling live content to laptops/desktops, smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.

REMI workflows
Monarch EDGE allows broadcasters to produce live, multi-camera events with increased operational efficiency, while minimising on-site expenses by keeping talent and/or production crew in-studio. The compact, low-latency, low-power REMI encoder delivers up to four synchronised, secure camera feeds from the field over IP to a centralised, in-house or cloud-based production system to produce high-quality live programming. With remote production, fewer production staff and equipment are required in the field, lowering travel expenses and logistical costs.

High-density contribution workflows
The contribution- or mezzanine-level encoding capabilities of Monarch EDGE provide broadcasters with a means to add additional or complementary backhaul feeds, or redundant contribution channels to their primary feeds. This small-footprint, low-power appliance delivers four channels of 4:2:2 10-bit, broadcast-quality streams. Monarch EDGE also has enough encoding horsepower to generate simultaneous low-bitrate 4:2:0 proxy streams for each input, which can be monitored by any device on the network.

Monarch EDGE Control Hub software

The powerful Matrox Monarch EDGE Control Hub application provides remote-control management and configuration of all network-connected encoders from a central location. This powerful software provides authorised users with high-level views of all devices, and enables full access and control from a single, easy-to-use interface.  

“Giving broadcasters and live-event producers the ability to create more immersive live content, along with deploying workflows that minimise on-site personnel and equipment costs, is why we developed Monarch EDGE,” says Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “Thanks to Monarch EDGE’s high-frame-rate encoding capabilities, video professionals can deliver pristine 4K/multi-HD content more efficiently than ever, and their viewers can get the most out of interactive, multi-camera experiences being popularized by the mainstream online video platforms.”

The Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder 8-bit (part number: MDG4/E18/I) and 10-bit (part number: MDG4/E10/I) models are now available through Matrox’s worldwide network of authorised resellers.

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 and Matrox Video Products.  Locate your nearest Matrox reseller here.