Matrox Maevex 5100 Series

Maevex 5100 Series Encoder & Decoder

Matrox Maevex 5100 Series Encoder and Decoder Appliances

Affordable Full HD, Low-Bandwidth AV-over-IP

The Maevex 5100 Series encoders and decoders can stream or record up to 1080p60 video and audio over a standard IP network at user-defined low bitrates for excellent quality and minimal network bandwidth consumption. These cost-effective single-channel Full HD encoders and decoders use the RTSP streaming protocol and the H.264 video compression standard. The Maevex 5100 Series encoders can stream to Maevex decoders or any device or PC that supports H.264 and RTSP. It can also record to a shared network or NAS drive. Highly energy-efficient, fanless and backed with industry-leading reliability, the Maevex 5100 Series is sure to meet your encoding/decoding needs.
 
Coupled with Maevex PowerStream Plus Software, the Maevex 5100 Series delivers reliable, easy, and flexible discovery and management of all Maevex devices and features, including even the Maevex 6100 Series devices, ensuring complete reach and control over the entire Maevex network.

Product Tabs

    Overview

    Encoding

    • Encode/record up to 1920x1080p60 and 1920x1200p60 video and audio
    • H.264 compression for high-quality, low-bandwidth AV-over-IP
    • Support for wide-screen and standard aspect ratios and many resolutions
    • Scale streams before distribution for lower bandwidth consumption
    • HDMI or analog audio support
    • Open encoding allows for third-party software decode (e.g. VLC)

    Network management

    • Operates on standard 100/1000Mb Ethernet networks
    • Auto-detect and discover Maevex units on subnet (DHCP server required)
    • Full/half-duplex mode and static IP address support
    • CBR, VBR support
    • Encoding bitrate control (100 Kbps – 25 Mbps)

    PowerStream Plus control software

    • Remotely manage the entire Maevex network from one application
    • Compatible with Maevex 5100 and 6100 Series
    • Fine-tune encode/decode parameters and adjust bitrates
    • Conveniently access IP address, bitrate, and other vitals
    • Scale and crop content to fit different outputs
    • Included with Maevex 5100 (free download)

    Other benefits

    • Daisychain decoders and extend network via integrated network switch
    • Failure resilience—power, network, and device auto-recovery features
    • Reliable, solid-state, energy-efficient design
    • Local real-time pass-through and confidence preview on encoder
    • PowerStream-controlled user access from secured PC
    • Detailed LED indicators for easy and effective troubleshooting
    • Customizable bitmap for encoder/decoder splash screen
    • Rackmountable with optional rackmount tray and accessories

    Recording

    • Record up to 1920x1080p60 and 1920x1200p60 to NAS or shared network drive
    • Control frequency and duration of recording
    • Schedule the start time and date of recording sessions
    • Recorded user-defined file name includes timestamp for easy file management

    Failsafe

    • Play back pre-recorded content at the decoder in case of a network disruption or if encoder stops streaming (e.g. loss of power)
    • Programmable time delay before failsafe activates
    • Resumes last streaming activity upon power return

    Maevex SDK

    PowerStream Plus SDK

    • Based on easy-to-use .NET programming language for Windows and Mono for Linux
    • Supports rapid customization and command-level access

    REST API

    • Lower-level API for even greater flexibility and direct access to Maevex 5100 units
    • Flexible and portable software development

    Complete reach and control

    Complete Reach and Control
    Discover devices, manage content, access hardware, and monitor all streams and recordings from any location on the network via the robust Maevex PowerStream Plus software. Included with the purchase of Maevex hardware, PowerStream Plus renders both generations of Maevex products entirely monitorable, configurable, manageable, and updateable via an intuitive and easy-to-use application. PowerStream Plus can be installed on any network-connected computer.
     
    Easily tailor operations by integrating PowerStream Plus features into existing applications or create new software applications with the PowerStream Plus SDK—available for both Windows® and Linux®. A REST API is also available for more flexible and portable software development and more direct access to Maevex devices.

    Software

    Fully customizable

    Maevex Developer Tools
    Easily build new applications or integrate the functionalities of PowerStream into existing applications with the Matrox PowerStream Plus SDK. Further customize the appearance of your Matrox product—with new company naming, images, logos, colors, buttons, and identity—for greater ease of use and complete white label branding of Matrox hardware and software.

    Tech Specs

    Technical specifications

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    Network Administrators Can Use Matrox Powerstream™ Software to Remotely Discover and Monitor the Status of Multiple Maevex Encoders and Decoders on a Subnet (And Even Those Manually Added Outside the Subnet), Plus Fine-Tune Maevex Encoding and Decoding Parameters.

    Matrox PowerstreamTM Software Gives Network Administrators the Flexibility to Assign and Switch Between Specific Source Streams at Each Maevex Decoder or Select Multiple Maevex Decoders and Assign the Same Source Stream to All Devices in That Group.

    Matrox PowerStream Software Allows Administrators to Easily Adjust Maevex Encoding Parameters, Including Audio and Video Bit-Rates, Video Encode Resolution, Frame Rate, and Even H.264 Detailed Stream Parameters Such as Group of Pictures and I, P, and B, QP.

    Network administrators can use Matrox PowerStream to conveniently schedule recording or start recording immediately to NAS or a shared network drive.

    Matrox PowerStream™ allows administartors to select between local real-time pass-through or confidence preview with scaling and forced output features on the Maevex encoder.

    Network Administrators Can Verify the Connection Status of Their Matrox Maevex Encoders, While Configuring Their Connection Settings and IP Address.

    Administrators Can Choose Between Relayed Serial Over IP or Direct Over IP Communication to Attached Devices and Allow for Remote Third-Party Control of Those Devices.

    Use Matrox PowerStream Software to Change a Wide Variety of Maevex Decoder Settings Including Source Content, Stream Address, Routing Schemes, Display Resolutions and More.

    In Matrox PowerStream, Network Administrators Can Easily Choose Which Source Content to Output, as Well as Switch Between All Available Streams at Each Maevex Decoder.
    Use Matrox PowerStream Software to Change Maevex Decoder Settings, Including Routing Schemes (Unicast vs. Multicast).
    Matrox PowerStream Software Enables Variable and Independent Display Configurations at Each Maevex Decoder; Administrators Can Force a Specific Resolution and Can Scale or Crop the Decoded Output Independently of the Stream to Allow Administrators to Fit Their Output to Almost Any Display.
    Enable the Failsafe Feature to Automatically Play Pre-Recorded Content on Screen in the Event of a Lost Network Connection That Interrupts Streaming From a Matrox Maevex Encoder.
     
    Enable the Failsafe Feature to Automatically Play Pre-Recorded Content on Screen in the Event of a Lost Network Connection That Interrupts Streaming From a Matrox Maevex Encoder.