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Matrox Nabs Five Major ‘Product of the Year’ and ‘Best of Show’ Awards at NAB 2019

Industry experts recognize Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder, Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 NIC card, and Matrox M264 S4 codec card as breakthrough technologies for media and entertainment workflows

MONTREAL, Quebec — April 17, 2019 — Matrox® is pleased to announce that its newly unveiled Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder, Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 NIC card, and Matrox M264 S4 hardware codec card won five combined awards for ‘Product of the Year’ and ‘Best of Show’ at NAB Show 2019.

In its inaugural year, the NAB Show’s Product of the Year Awards program and panel of industry experts recognized the Matrox products as the most significant and promising new technologies in three categories at NAB 2019. In the ‘Remote Production’ category, Monarch EDGE – a 4K/multi-HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications – won a Product of the Year Award. A SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE NIC card that delivers up to four 4K IP video inputs and outputs over 25 GbE networks with SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy, DSX LE5 Q25 won a Product of the Year Award in the ‘Video Transport’ group. M264 S4 – a hardware codec card that supports up to four channels of 4K Sony® XAVC and Panasonic® AVC-ULTRA encoding/decoding in a single-slot card to enable high-density, multi-channel 4K workflows in PC-based platforms – won a Product of the Year Award in the ‘Asset Management, Automation and Playout’ class. The Monarch EDGE and DSX LE5 Q25 products meanwhile were also recipients of the NAB 2019 Best of Show Awards presented by Video Edge and TV Technology, respectively. The NAB Best of Show Awards’ panel of engineers and industry experts celebrated the Matrox solutions based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency, and performance in serving the industry.

“To be acknowledged for five major accolades by leading industry professionals is a testament to our long-standing commitment of providing the latest cutting-edge innovations for broadcast’s ever-evolving landscape,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “The award-winning Monarch EDGE, DSX LE5 Q25, and M264 S4 products are all based on the same principles—unprecedented 4K/HD density support, exceptional price-to-performance ratio, and ease of use on versatile, small-footprint platforms—designed to enable the very best broadcasting and media and entertainment experiences.”

Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-encoder

Matrox Monarch EDGE
Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/quad HD, low-latency,
SRT-ready encoder appliance.

Matrox Monarch EDGE is a 4K/multi-HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications. A powerful H.264 encoder that can flourish in any workflow, Matrox Monarch EDGE is capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 for 4:2:2 10-bit, broadcast-quality video. This new encoder also offers flexible, future-proofed 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25 GbE connectivity, plus versatile multi-protocol support including RTMP, SRT, MPEG-2, and RTSP. Video professionals, system integrators, and broadcasting organizations are now equipped to easily address demanding requirements in new, emerging, and existing webcasting, REMI, and high-density contribution workflows.


Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 NIC card

Matrox DSX LE5 Q25
Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 25
GbE NIC card.

Based off the game-changing Matrox X.mio5 Q25 NIC card, the Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE NIC card simplifies the transition to multi-channel IP workflows by delivering up to four 4K IP video inputs and outputs over 25 GbE networks with SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy. Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 supports narrow transmission with zero CPU usage for long-term on-air operation, hardware-based Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for clock accuracy in the nanosecond range—while eliminating network jitter associated with general-purpose, non-video-aware NIC cards—and NMOS Device Registration and Discovery (IS-04), NMOS Device Connection Management (IS-05), and the JT-NM TR 1001-1 recommendation for seamless integration, communication, and interoperability in SMPTE ST 2110 environments.


Matrox M264 S4 hardware codec card

Matrox M264 S4
Matrox M264 S4 multi-channel 4K Sony®
XAVC codec card.

The Matrox M264 S4 codec card supports up to four channels of 4K Sony® XAVC and Panasonic® AVC-ULTRA encoding/decoding in a single-slot card to enable high-density, multi-channel 4K workflows in PC-based platforms. Combined with onboard de-interlacing and scaling functionality, the Matrox M264 S4 card provides a simple, cost-effective means of managing computationally demanding 4:2:2 10-bit and 4:2:0 8-bit workflows, with ultra-low power consumption, in the smallest footprint. Broadcast OEMs can now deliver exceptional encode/decode performance using standard, PC-based solutions to enable multi-channel broadcast contribution, distribution, and production systems such as video servers, IP multiviewers, media encoders, transcoders, render farms, and more.


“Nominees like Matrox are revolutionizing the way people experience media and entertainment,” said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president of conventions and business operations. “The 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards highlight the best of what’s new at the premier launchpad for breakthroughs at the intersection of media, entertainment, and technology.”

“The Future Best of Show Awards at NAB are in their sixth year,” said Paul McLane, Future managing director, content for media technology titles. “The program focuses attention on superb innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry’s top trade show. The list of 2019 winners and nominees shows where media technology businesses are headed.”

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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