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Matrox Demonstrates Crestron Control of Streaming and Recording Products at InfoComm 2014

AV professionals can now integrate control of Matrox Monarch HD and VS4Recorder Pro within Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series Room Media Controller interfaces


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Matrox Monarch HD and VS4Recorder
Pro can be integrated with Crestron
controllers

MONTREAL — June 4, 2014 — At InfoComm 2014 (Las Vegas, June 18-20, booth N2247), Matrox® Video will present Monarch HD streaming and recording appliances and VS4Recorder Pro multi-camera recording systems integrated with Crestron® controllers. Crestron programmers can use the Matrox Monarch HD Control API or the VS4Recorder Pro API to interface Matrox products with Crestron 2-Series® and 3-Series® Room Media Controllers. Operators can then easily start and stop streaming and recording from within the familiar Crestron interfaces.

“Crestron integration is one of the top user-requested features for our streaming and recording products,” said Daniel Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “Our APIs let AV integrators eliminate the need for additional control surfaces in venues such as lecture halls, corporate office buildings, museums, hotels and convention centers.”

Matrox Monarch HD is a small, easy-to-use H.264 encoder designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a mastering-quality version for post-event editing. From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 or MOV file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive.

VS4Recorder Pro is a multi-camera recording app for use with Matrox VS4 quad HD capture cards. It gives live event producers complete synchronized control over capture of the four inputs connected to the VS4 to create high-quality MOV, MP4, or AVI files for use with popular editing apps, for immediate upload to the internet or for archiving.

Price and availability

Matrox Monarch HD, priced at $995 US (€799, £699) not including local taxes and delivery, is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. The Monarch HD Control API is available to registered Monarch HD users as a free download from the Matrox website. Sample code to demonstrate Crestron programming will be available late June.

VS4Recorder Pro and the Matrox VS4 card are available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. The bundle that includes the card and software is priced at $2,495 US (€1,995, £1,595) not including local taxes and delivery. The VS4Recorder Pro upgrade software is available to current VS4 card owners at $1,195 US (€995, £795). Full turnkey HD recording systems are available from some certified systems builders. The VS4Recorder Pro API, including sample code to demonstrate Crestron programming, is available to registered VS4 Recorder Pro users as a free download from the Matrox website.

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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