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Matrox and Kontron Collaborate to Deliver Cloud Computing Platforms to OEMs of High Density Video Acquisition and Transcoding Systems

Kontron integrates Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI cards into Symkloud MS2910 platforms to provide an unprecedented number of input/output channels with advanced hardware processing in a compact system design


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Kontron Symkloud platforms integrate
Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI cards to provide
an unprecedented number of I/O channels
with advanced hardware processing

MONTREAL — Sept. 10, 2014 — Matrox® Video and Kontron today announced that they have integrated the Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI card with the Kontron Symkloud Series of cloud platforms.

OEMs and ISVs serving broadcasters, telcos, cable operators and content delivery networks will have access to fully integrated, high-performance computing platforms that can ingest up to 72 1080p60 or 18 4K live feeds from a single 2U Symkloud platform, only 21 inches deep.

The Symkloud MS2910 supports up to nine Matrox SDI cards, each with eight 3G-SDI channels for ingest and encoding of SD, HD, 3G and UltraHD up to 60fps. The flexibility of the Symkloud design supports integrated 10G switching with redundancy options, and a mix and match of Intel® processors, namely the Intel Core™ i7 processor series and the Intel E3-1200 processor series.

“Scalability and cost reductions are key for the media broadcast and cable market,” said Benoit Robert, Strategy and Business Development, Communications Business Unit, Kontron. “Our collaboration with Matrox is yet another demonstration of the tremendous flexibility of COTS hardware to reduce costs and increase the monetization of cloud-based HD and 4K video workloads.”

Matrox X.mio3 LP is the ideal SDI card for OEMs who need to create advanced yet compact channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, encoders, transcoders, multiviewers, switchers and other digital media equipment. Each low-profile, half-length PCIe card offers up to eight reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K. Multi-channel hardware processing accelerates compute-intensive operations including motion-adaptive de-interlacing, up/down/cross scaling and mixing/compositing for all resolutions. Built-in frame synchronizers generate clean SDI signals for any environment.

Comprehensive development tools in the Matrox DSX SDKs for Windows® or Linux® include versatile file reading/writing, memory management, streaming synchronization, and a large selection of software codecs and effects. A prototyping tool provides a graphical representation of all hardware components so developers can simulate and test their use cases within minutes, before writing a single line of code. From a single development effort, broadcast equipment manufacturers can create a variety of products at a full range of price/performance levels.

The Matrox SDI card is integrated with a new Symkloud sub-system node that features the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and support for half-length PCIe cards for added storage, security or other hardware accelerated applications.

"Our collaboration with Kontron gives OEMs and ISVs serving the broadcast market a one-stop-shop for integrated, fully validated, reliable hardware platforms,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox. "They can focus on developing their unique applications with complete peace of mind.”

At IBC2014 (Amsterdam, Sept. 12-16), integrated systems will be featured on the Matrox stand 7.B29 and the Kontron/Intel stand 14.L20.

About Kontron

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/.

About Kontron in Communications

Kontron SYMVIO series of integrated COTS platforms are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life deployed in telecom and cloud networks. We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange (KBC). www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.

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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Tel: +1 (514) 822-6037

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