Matrox Announces Global Distribution as Distributor for Monarch Line of Streaming and Recording Appliances

Expanded distribution network to meet increasing demand for high-quality streaming and recording encoders

Matrox Monarch Series
Matrox Monarch professional video streaming and recording appliances now available through Global Distribution Group.
MONTREAL, Quebec — May 11, 2018 — Matrox® Video is pleased to announce that it has appointed Global Distribution as a distributor for the full range of Matrox Monarch streaming and recording appliances. The Monarch range includes three models: the Monarch HD professional streaming and recording appliance, the Monarch HDX dual-channel encoder for broadcast streaming and recording, and the Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance which includes the Monarch LCS Radar application for the centralized monitoring of multiple Monarch LCS units. The Monarch range of professional video streaming and recording appliances are ideal for a variety of workflows including higher education, government, house of worship, broadcast, medical, and more.

‘’We are excited to have the opportunity to add Matrox’s award-winning, industry-leading streaming and recording appliances to our portfolio,’’ says Keith Warburton, CEO of Global Distribution. “Global are dedicated to delivering the best products and solutions available in the market, and we’ll be working closely with Matrox to enhance channel penetration to meet the growing demands of users.’’

“Global Distribution has a clear focus on understanding the ever-changing requirements of their customers,’’ says Donald Sievewright, sales manager, Matrox Video. ‘’We look forward to working with them to fulfill a wide range of streaming and recording requirements and projects."

Monarch LCS Encoder Appliance
Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance & Monarch LCS Radar monitoring application

Matrox Monarch LCS

Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliances include flexible inputs (SDI/HDMI or HMDI/HDMI), simplified mixing with integrated production layouts (picture-in-picture or side-by-side), and synchronized dual-encoding allowing for multi-stream playback, putting layout control in the hands of the viewer. The easy-to-use Matrox Monarch LCS Radar centralized monitoring application allows IT administrators to monitor campus-wide deployments of Monarch LCS appliances easily from one intuitive dashboard.

Monarch HDX Encoder Appliance
Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel streaming and recording appliance

Matrox Monarch HDX 

Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel H.264 encoders feature 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronization to compensate for any discontinuity at the source. A versatile appliance, Monarch HDX is ideal for demanding broadcast workflows, including webcasting to YouTube or Facebook Live while simultaneously streaming or recording to a second location.

Monarch HD Encoder Appliance
Matrox Monarch HD professional streaming and recording appliance

Matrox Monarch HD

Matrox Monarch HD H.264 encoders include an HDMI input—for sources such as cameras or switchers—to generate an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Monarch HD can simultaneously record a high-quality MP4 or MOV file to an SD card, USB device, or network-mapped drive.

Product pricing and availability

For more information on product pricing, promotions, and availability, please contact Global Distribution.


About The Global Distribution Group

Global Distribution is a specialist distributor of technology for content rich industries such as Media & Entertainment, Surveillance and High-Performance Computing. Adding value through a wealth of knowledge in industry workflows and by understanding the requirements and expectations of end-users, Global offer a unique personable service to resellers and systems integrators. Dedicated to delivering the best new products and solutions to these markets, along with proactive support and development that is second to none, Global work very closely with all of their vendors, partners and resellers to meet the growing demands of users and businesses across EMEA, North America and Canada.

About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a global leader in video technology. Featuring a complete portfolio of best-in-class hardware, software, APIs, and SDKs, Matrox Video enables OEMs, system integrators, value-added channel partners, and end users to push the boundaries of video innovation. Serving the AV/IT, broadcast, and emerging markets for over 45 years, Matrox Video is synonymous with quality, performance, interoperability, and support. Matrox Video’s legal entity is Matrox Graphics Inc., part of the Matrox Group.
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