Build on a Solid Foundation
Matrox provides reliable hardware and comprehensive software tools designed in tandem to ensure the highest, trouble-free performance. For over 40 years OEMs have depended on Matrox to create many of the world’s finest broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box systems, video servers and other PC-based video equipment used around the world in even the most demanding environments. Staying at the forefront of evolving broadcast technology, Matrox has helped customers navigate smoothly from analog to SDI, SD to HD then UHD, and now SDI to IP. Our investment of over a million man hours in perfecting portable software building blocks lets developers easily create a full range of products to meet price/performance targets and to build both dedicated hardware systems and cloud-based applications. And, our renowned engineering support ensures rock-solid products get to market faster.
Industry Leading Hardware
Multi-Channel Multi-Format I/O Cards
Matrox delivers a full range of PCIe I/O cards that are designed for optimal performance, flexibility and scalability. High-density SDI cards provide up to 12 reconfigurable SDI inputs and outputs for SD through 4K/UHD. Multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE cards provide IP encapsulation of HD, 3G and 4K video for all IP transport protocols. Built-in watchdog circuitry and intelligent SDI or IP bypass provide fail-safe mechanisms in broadcast workflows. Onboard DMA engines transfer data without CPU intervention. Some cards feature onboard compositing, de-interlacing and up/down/cross scaling to free up CPU and GPU resources.
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H.264 Encoders and Decoders
Matrox’s latest PCIe encoder/decoder card is ideal for broadcast distribution, contribution and production systems such as video servers, IP multi-viewers, high-density media encoders, transcoders and render farms for SD to 4K. It features an onboard codec that offers unprecedented multi-channel H.264 4:2:2 10-bit encoding/decoding density, quality and performance, and supports profiles from Baseline to High 10 Intra up to Level 5.2. Multi-channel high quality motion-adaptive de-interlacing and up/down/cross scaling allow content to be repurposed into any resolution before encoding or after decoding, which is particularly beneficial for OTT workflows. Sony XAVC and Panasonic AVC-Ultra formats are supported with real-time encoding and decoding for 4K Intra class.
Feature Rich Software
Cloud-Based Media Processing
Matrox DSX Core includes the complete set of software modules for media processing OEMs need to create datacenter-friendly, virtualized IP broadcast solutions running on COTS machines that can be easily repurposed as needed. It is designed specifically for the cloud and provides built-in redundancy, disaster recovery, frame-accurate control for AV sync and extensive file format support to ensure interoperability. It enables end customers to quickly deploy specialty or event-based channels without additional capital expenditure. The virtual framework maximizes ROI on existing systems while creating exciting new business opportunities.
The field-proven Matrox DSX SDK lets OEMs create hardware-based equipment or virtualized IP systems in record time. Powerful development tools are continuously updated to meet the evolving demands of the broadcast industry. Support for new IP transport protocols, file formats, video and audio codecs and expanded metadata keep the development efforts agile, enable OEMs to build versatile solutions faster and ensure interoperability in any broadcast environment. A prototyping tool provides a graphical representation of all components so developers can simulate and test use cases within minutes, before writing a single line of code.
Premium Unlimited Engineering Support
Committed to providing customers with the highest caliber of engineering support, Matrox offers a highly-skilled, multilingual, and experienced team of application specialists. This on-line and live assistance is available during every stage of your development cycle, to be considered as a true extension of your development team. Having access to extra development resources shortens the development cycle and ensures a solid product launch. Design reviews, group training and one-on-one training sessions are conducted regularly, providing another dimension of support.
Customer Driven Development
As an OEM solutions provider, Matrox knows how important it is to listen to OEMs’ needs and build hardware and software that meets their requirements. This attention to customers’ needs helps us to continuously evolve the SDK by adding new file formats, video and audio codecs, and metadata support. The result of this focus on customers, and market needs, ensures that with one investment, developers can benefit from additional functionality with every SDK release.