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Matrox X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 Network Card Captures NAB 2018 Best of Show Award

X.mio5 Q25 COTS card impresses industry experts and audiences with 4K, video processing, and HDR—with zero CPU usage—for IP broadcast workflows

Montreal — 19 April 2018  Matrox® is pleased to announce that the Matrox X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) card is a recipient of the NewBay Best of Show Award, presented at the 2018 NAB Show by TV Technology. Equipped with 25GbE and 10GbE interfaces, X.mio5 Q25 features multi-channel IP video I/O from HD to 4K—with zero CPU usage—on-board multi-channel HDR conversions, along with motion adaptive de-interlacing, pristine scaling, and powerful compositing engines for high-density 4K video processing. At the NAB AIMS IP Showcase, the game-changing X.mio5 Q25 card demonstrated a clear, seamless path to IP broadcast workflows, feeding uncompressed 4Kp60 signals via SMPTE ST 2110 throughout the booth.

TV Technology’s Best of Show Awards panel of engineers and industry experts selected X.mio5 Q25 based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency, and performance in serving the industry. Architected as a video-aware COTS SMPTE ST 2110 NIC card, X.mio5 Q25 delivers 24/7 reliability and interoperability required of broadcast equipment, while offering the flexibility and scalability expected of IP infrastructures including standard network stack functionality. With support for four SFP28 transceivers, X.mio5 Q25 allows for PC-based platforms to receive and transmit four 4K/UHDp60, 16 1080p60, 32 HD, or any equivalent combination of flows over 25GbE. X.mio25 Q25 also includes high-quality on-board video processing to offload CPU and GPU resources. The X.mio5 Q25 card is furthermore supported by the robust, field-proven Matrox DSX SDK, ensuring rapid application development and system deployment.

“The Best of Show Awards program seeks to shine a spotlight on relevant innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry’s top trade show,” said Paul McLane, NewBay managing director, content. “The 2018 winners and nominees gives real insight into where and how rapidly our media tech businesses are evolving.”

“Matrox is excited to be recognized with the industry-renowned NAB Best of Show award,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “X.mio5 Q25's show debut was a resounding success. The ST 2110 card impressed audiences, not only with how easily broadcast environments can now effortlessly transition from SDI to IP, but with an uncompromised commitment to quality, interoperability, performance, IP, HD, and 4K for today’s—and tomorrow’s—most demanding workflows.”

The Matrox X.mio5 Q25 card will be available Q2 2018. Developers may obtain more information by e-mailing

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