Matrox® Introduces PowerStream Plus™: The Evolution of AV-over-IP Management
Intuitive software and API offer complete network reach and control over all Maevex™ encoders and decoders
Montreal — January 30, 2017 — Coinciding with the recent release of the Matrox® Maevex™ 6100 quad encoder card, Matrox Graphics today announced the release of the powerfully advanced Matrox PowerStream Plus management application and API. A game-changer in terms of software and system capabilities, PowerStream Plus provides complete reach and control over the entire Maevex network topology through an easy-to-use interface.
PowerStream Plus AV-over-IP management softwareComplementary to the entire Maevex line of H.264-based encoding and decoding products, including both Maevex 5100 and multiple-4K-enabled 6100 Series devices, PowerStream Plus offers users plug-and-play functionality and full access to the complete feature set immediately after download. With an easy-to-use interface familiar to users, PowerStream Plus delivers discovery and remote control over all network-connected units from one central location.
PowerStream Plus features include:
- Auto discovery of any Maevex unit on the subnet, and easy manual addition for units outside the subnet.
- User management and feature control with credentialed profiles for any system operator.
- Fine-tuned encode/decode parameters, protocols (RTP, RTSP, MPEG2.TS, with RTMP coming soon) and adjustable bitrates for any stream.
- Manageable inputs and Chroma sub-sampling pixel formats.
- Preconfigured composite outputs such as picture-in-picture (PIP) and mosaic.
- Record live or schedule recording to a shared network drive or NAS.
- Identify and group encoders and/or decoders; adjust settings for multiple selected units and configure to the same parameters.
- Manage and save configurations to easily apply to other devices.
PowerStream Plus is a Windows®-based platform and will soon work on Linux® and other operating systems.
A separate Maevex Firmware Updater tool ensures you are always running the most current version of the software and allows for system-wide or chosen deployment from a single software tool.
PowerStream Plus API
For those looking for customized control, the PowerStream Plus API grants integrators and developers command-level access to build their own Maevex control application or to integrate Maevex functionality in existing or even third-party applications. Based on the well known .NET framework (4.5 or higher) and featuring the full PowerStream Plus application feature set, the PowerStream Plus API supports a wide range of customization options.
“The level of intricacy is up to you; for example, simple coding will allow you to integrate the existing source selection feature and build a straightforward switching grid to change channels via a touchscreen,” offered Ron Berty, business development manager, Matrox Graphics. “At the same time, if you’re an integrator in need of deeper customizations, you can incorporate any one or multiple PowerStream Plus features into existing control applications, or even develop your own software application from the ground-up based on the PowerStream Plus API.”
The Matrox PowerStream Plus application is available for free download from the Matrox website. The PowerStream Plus API is available to integrators and developers upon request.
Matrox will be showing PowerStream Plus in action at ISE 2017 (Amsterdam RAI, Feb. 7-10, Stand: 12-E38) managing a network of AV-over-IP devices including the Matrox Maevex 6100 quad encoder card and Maevex 5150 encoder and decoder appliances.
About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.
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