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Matrox Monarch HDX Named 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalist

Dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording among top three vote-getters in the Hardware Encoder (Live) category


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Matrox Monarch HDX named 2015 Streaming
Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalist.

MONTREAL – Oct. 21, 2015 — Matrox® Video today announced that its popular Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording has been named a finalist for the 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award in the Hardware Encoder (Live) category. The winners will be announced November 18 at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, California.

“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,” said Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “We are thrilled that so many webcasters appreciate its value and took the time to vote.”

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.

New features include implementation of Ross Video's DashBoard Connect protocols and the introduction of Monarch HDX Dev Tools that let network- or cloud-based video management platform developers and A/V integrators control Monarch HDX from within their own custom environments.

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.

Media Contact:

Janet Matey
Media Relations Manager
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