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Matrox Monarch LCS Lecture Capture Appliance Wins Five Industry Awards at 2016 NAB Show

Easy-to-use H.264 encoder impresses judges with its ability to simultaneously capture high-resolution computer presentations and live HD video for streaming and recording

MONTREAL — May 5, 2016 — Matrox® Video today announced that its new Monarch™ LCS lecture capture appliance is the recipient of five of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors presented at the 2016 NAB Show. Monarch LCS was honored with NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards from TV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor and Video Edge. It also received a Video Innovation Award (VIA) from the British Columbia Professional Videographers Association (BCPVA), Canada's oldest and largest professional video production association and was chosen as one of the Best Products of NAB 2016 by Streaming Media.

“We are thrilled that all these industry experts selected Monarch LCS for these important awards,” said Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “They undoubtedly recognized that the innovations in Monarch LCS allow classrooms and presentation venues to be easily and affordably equipped for streaming and recording high-quality video and high-resolution, computer-generated content.”

Monarch LCS is a reliable, standalone network appliance that IT administrators will find simple to set up and integrate into video management systems (VMS) such as Opencast and Kaltura and learning management systems (LMS) such as Moodle. It accepts video from any SDI or HDMI camera and presentation content over HDMI from computers. The inputs can be encoded independently and in sync for use with the latest multi-stream video players. Alternatively, the inputs can be combined prior to encoding in a variety of production layouts, including picture-in-picture and side-by-side, for use with standard video players. The product’s intuitive web interface lets users easily define profiles for live streamed and recorded lectures. 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 directly to network-mapped drives, eliminating the need for post-lecture file transfer, or alternatively to local USB drives or SD cards.

Monarch LCS comes complete with a comprehensive set of HTTP-based control APIs that let network- or cloud-based video management platform developers and A/V integrators harness the streaming and recording capabilities of Monarch LCS appliances from within their own environments to create customized user experiences. A control module for Crestron room media controllers is also available.

Price and availability
Matrox Monarch LCS will be available in Q2 2016 through a worldwide network of authorized dealers priced at AU$3719 (Inc GST). To be notified when Monarch LCS becomes available, 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.