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Matrox Monarch HDX Now DashBoard Compatible

Dual-channel streaming and recording device can be controlled via Ross Video's popular open network control and monitoring platform


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Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel
streaming and recording device can be
controlled via Ross Video's DashBoard
open network control/monitoring platform.

MONTREAL – Sept. 3, 2015 — Matrox® Video today announced that it has joined Ross Video's DashBoard™ Connect Partner Program and has implemented DashBoard Connect protocols within its Monarch™ HDX streaming and recording appliance. DashBoard users can now seamlessly add dual-channel H.264 encoding for streaming and/or recording to their openGear® broadcast or pro AV infrastructure without the need for an additional control interface.

"We welcome Matrox to the large and growing stable of leading broadcast equipment manufacturers creating openGear and DashBoard Connect compliant products," Greg Quirk, DashBoard Product Manager, Ross Video. "Together we are dedicated to advancement in the broadcast industry by allowing facilities the freedom and flexibility to choose the best technology for their particular applications."

“DashBoard users looking for a reliable and flexible H.264 encoder with built in redundancy will appreciate that Monarch HDX features two encoders in a single device so it can tackle any job—streaming to two different locations, recording proxy-quality and mastering-quality files simultaneously, or streaming while recording a higher quality version for VOD download,” said Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “It can integrate seamlessly into virtually any SD and HD installation to deliver video content for live or file-based workflows.”

Matrox Monarch™ HDX is a compact, easy-to-use, dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance. Designed for complete workflow flexibility, it 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 using individual settings. 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. 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 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 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.

Monarch HDX will be demonstrated at IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15) on stand 7.B29.

Price and availability

Matrox Monarch HDX is available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers priced at $1,995 US (€1995, £1395) not including local taxes and delivery. Firmware release 1.1, which provides DashBoard support, will be available in September 2015.

About Ross Video

Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video's goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Relentlessly innovating, Ross Video delivers the world's widest range of products and services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, robotic camera systems, social-media management, production switchers, routers, infrastructure products, video servers, newsroom systems, terminal equipment and more.

Ross products and services are designed to offer the best system integration and unmatched customer choice by both working together seamlessly and integrating tightly with third-party solutions.

Ross Video has offices around the world, and provides outstanding, free-for-life telephone support staffed by technical experts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—even for products bought on eBay. Ross employees are authorized to rent helicopters when necessary.

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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.

Matrox Media Contact:

Janet Matey
Media Relations Manager
Tel: +1 (514) 822-6037

Ross Video Media Contact:

Sara Bell
Media Relations Coordinator
Tel: +1 613-652-3020
Fax: +1 613-652-4425
Email: sbell@rossvideo.com
Twitter: @ross_video
www.rossvideo.com