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Matrox Monarch HDX Wins Prestigious Industry Awards at 2015 NAB Show

Dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording garners three of NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards, presented by TV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor and Video Edge


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Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel
H.264 encoder wins prestigious
industry awards at 2015 NAB Show.

MONTREAL – April 23, 2015 — Matrox® Video today announced that it’s new Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording is the recipient of three of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards, presented at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas by TV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor and Video Edge. Monarch HDX was also named as a finalist for the IABM Game Changer Awards 2015 in the playout and delivery systems category.

NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

“Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications,” said NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

“Winning awards from these three diverse publications emphasizes the growing desire and need for AV professionals, as well as traditional broadcasters, to deliver live and recorded content online,” said Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “Our new Monarch HDX is packed with features that make it ideal for broadcasters, event producers, medical facilities, CDNs, educational institutions, houses of worship, corporate communicators and legal videographers.”

Matrox Monarch HDX is a compact, easy-to-use, dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance. Designed for complete workflow flexibility, Monarch HDX features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronization to compensate for unstable sources. Two independent H.264 encoders provide redundancy or can be set to stream and/or record at individual settings. From any SDI or HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HDX generates two H.264-encoded video streams at bitrates from 200 Kbps to 30 Mbps. Powerful scaling, deinterlacing and noise reduction engines ensure only the most pristine images are sent to the encoders. For streaming purposes, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP protocol to deliver live streams to local or cloud-based media servers. In recording applications, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files to local USB drives, SD cards or network-mapped drives for post-event editing or archiving. An additional, dedicated H.264 encoder provides remote preview of the input.

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 www.matrox.com/video.

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Janet Matey
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