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End of life (EOL) effective July 2013
The Matrox SMD-2 is an EOL product and is no longer being manufactured or sold by Matrox. Consult your local resellers and distributors for available inventory. Customers looking for alternative display wall solutions can now benefit from the Matrox Mura MPX Series.


Matrox SMD-2

Matrox SMD-2 Streaming Media Decoder Matrox SMD-2 boards support large-scale high-density IP video decoding

Achieve Large-Scale High-Density IP Video Decode with Matrox SMD-2


The second-generation Matrox Streaming Media Decoder (SMD-2) is a multi-resolution, multi-codec, multi-transport solution that decodes—in parallel—large numbers of IP network video streams in several different resolutions and formats. Each SMD-2 board can simultaneously decode up to 64 CIF, 16 D1, or 2 HD 1080 streams. The SMD-2 receives network video streams from virtually any edge device, including IP cameras, encoders, media servers, and NVRs, and decodes and displays them at a 1:1 ratio—meaning every pixel decoded is seen on the display wall. With its capacity to cost-effectively support large-scale, high-density IP video stream decoding, the Matrox SMD-2 is ideal for use in security surveillance, public security, and critical infrastructure sectors.

  • High-density solution reduces equipment, space, and energy costs per video stream
  • Decode hundreds of SD streams and dozens of HD streams simultaneously using multiple SMD-2 cards
  • Increase your stream count with multiple rack-mount enclosures for larger scale projects
  • Compatible with a wide range of IP video devices
  • Supports RTP, RTSP, TCP, UDP and IP network protocols including Unicast and Multicast
  • Universal IP decoding for common codec formats (H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG, etc.)
  • Two 10/100/1000Mbit Base-T Ethernet ports for separate networks or redundancy
  • Manipulate, scale, and position individual IP streams on a video wall through tight integration with Matrox display wall controller boards