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Matrox Releases Linux Software Development Kit for SDI Video Cards

MONTREAL – Sept. 10, 2013 — Matrox® Video today announced the immediate availability of the Matrox DSX™ SDK for Linux®. Designed to enable rapid application development, this new SDK has a component-based architecture that provides a common API across the industry-leading Matrox DSX family of SDI video cards for developers. From a single development effort, broadcast equipment manufacturers can create a variety of products, such as live encoders, transcoders, video ingest/playout servers and broadcast graphics systems.

The Matrox DSX SDK for Linux uses a stream-based API that enables pipelined functionality within a memory centric architecture. It allows users to easily connect components in their applications to achieve a desired workflow while providing the flexibility for frame-accurate control. A prototyping tool provides a graphical representation of all hardware components so developers can simulate and test their use cases within minutes, before writing a single line of code.

The Matrox DSX hardware platforms are ideally suited for demanding broadcast environments. They provide multi-channel audio and video input and output at resolutions up to 4K at 60 frames per second. In addition, they feature built-in failsafe mechanisms, hardware scaling and video mixing, frame synchronization, and HANC and VANC support.

"OEMs come to Matrox for our 24/7 hardware reliability, our dedicated applications engineering support and our feature-rich Windows® SDK," said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox. "Now, with this new SDK, Linux developers will also be able to take advantage of our superior hardware. We are offering them the tools they need to create a wide variety of dependable, cost-effective broadcast products."

Matrox DSX Developer Products will be showcased at IBC2013 on the Matrox stand 7.B29.


The Matrox DSX SDK for Linux is now available. Developers may obtain more information about Matrox SDI video cards and the new Matrox DSX SDK for Linux by e-mailing

About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 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, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit

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