Our Latest News

Pebble Beach Systems Orca Virtualized Channel-in-a-Box Built on Matrox DSX Core Software Modules

Data-center-friendly solution running on virtual machines lets broadcasters quickly and cost-effectively deploy specialty and event-based channels

MONTREAL — April 13, 2016 — Matrox Video today announced that Pebble Beach Systems has selected Matrox DSX Core software modules for Orca, its
new software-defined virtualized IP channel solution.

Ideally suited to meet the needs of centralcast hubs, service providers, MCOs (Multiple Channel Operators), sports broadcasters, and corporates such as publishing companies seeking new ways to inform their audiences, Orca delivers a flexible option to deploy or contract IP-based channels almost instantly without the burden of racks of complicated hardware, and weeks or months of setup and provisioning.

Matrox DSX Core includes everything OEMs need to create virtualized, software-only broadcast solutions running on COTS machines that can be easily repurposed as needed. It is designed specifically for the cloud and provides built in redundancy, disaster recovery, frame-accurate control for AV sync and extensive file format support to ensure interoperability. End customers can quickly deploy specialty or event-based channels without additional capital expenditure. The Matrox DSX SDK is used to extract the power of DSX Core modules.  It offers a common API across all Matrox DSX Developer Products hardware and DSX Core providing a full set of powerful tools including versatile file reading/writing, memory management, streaming synchronization, and a large selection of software codecs and effects. A prototyping tool provides a graphical representation of all components so developers can simulate and test their use cases within minutes, before writing a single line of code.

“Working with Matrox on this project has been a great partnership,” said Tom Gittins director of sales, Pebble Beach Systems. “We have the option of using the DSX Core software-only modules for our virtualized systems and a combination of software and hardware for our other channel-in-a-box solutions. Our development efforts are easily transferrable.”

“To reduce CapEx and streamline operations, broadcasters are looking to take advantage of the flexibility offered by software-defined infrastructures,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “DSX Core comes at the right time to help our forward-thinking OEMs like Pebble Beach Systems create channels that run on virtual machines (VM) in a private cloud with IP inputs and outputs.”

Matrox and Pebble Beach Systems solutions can be seen in action at the 2016 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 18-21) in the Matrox booth SL6317 and the Pebble Beach Systems booth N5323.

About Pebble Beach Systems
Pebble Beach Systems is a world leader in automation, channel in a box and integrated channel technology, with scalable products designed for multichannel transmission, news, sports and interactive television as well as content management, workflow and direct archive control. Installed in more than 60 countries and with proven systems ranging from single up to over 100 channels in operation, Pebble Beach Systems offers open, flexible systems which encompass ingest and workflow automation, and complex file-based workflows. The company trades in the US as Pebble Broadcast Systems. For more information, visit

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

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 Sony Creative Software products.