Matrox Announces Video Decoding Accelerator Plug-in for Milestone XProtect Smart Client

Full integration between VDA-1164 and the high-end video surveillance client enables an advanced security surveillance platform for large-scale IP-based security networks

Montreal, Quebec, September 2, 2009/PRNewswire/—Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announced the Matrox VDA-1164 Video Decoding Accelerator plug-in for full integration with the Milestone XProtect™ Smart Client. The new VDA plug-in is designed for security surveillance consoles running the high-end Milestone Desktop Client application to monitor large-scale IP-based security networks.

Matrox VDA-1164 accelerates video decoding under Milestone XProtect Smart Client by alleviating the host CPU and the host data bus of the decoding process to provide stutter-free viewing of full frame rate IP video streams. VDA supports simultaneous decoding of multiple video formats from a variety of IP cameras, encoders, and codecs, while displaying the various video streams—in native resolution—on up to four high-definition displays. Full support with Milestone XProtect Smart Client also offers integrators additional flexibility by allowing them to either scale down host CPU and memory requirements, or to view even more live camera streams by using both VDA and the host CPU for IP video decoding.

"The Matrox VDA plug-in for the full-featured Milestone XProtect Smart Client not only represents the first enablement for the Matrox VDA-1164, but a superior security surveillance platform for system operators," says Alain Thiffault, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics. "With the VDA handling the video decoding at the hardware level, operators are ensured the viewing of high-quality, real-time video streams so they can react accordingly within a highly responsive video surveillance client."

Matrox will be showcasing this technology at ASIS 2009 from September 21-24 in Anaheim, California, Booth 1177.

Pricing and availability

The Matrox VDA plug-in for Milestone XProtect Smart Client version 3.5 and later is available for download from Matrox Graphics, while the Matrox VDA-1164 is available for purchase worldwide through select Matrox Graphics distributors.

For more information, visit Matrox Graphics Security Solutions or Contact Matrox Graphics directly.

About Milestone Systems

Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the leading global developer of open platform IP video management software. XProtect™ gives users a powerful surveillance solution that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in more than 50,000 customer installations. With support for the industry's widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to "video enable" organizations - reducing costs, optimizing processes, protecting people and assets. With headquarters in Denmark and ten international offices, Milestone software is sold through authorized partners in 90 countries. For more information please visit Milestone Systems.

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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