Streaming Appliances

Monarch HD Single-Channel H.264 Streaming


Monarch HDX Dual-Channel H.264 Streaming


Monarch LCS Dual-Channel, Dual-Input H.264 Streaming

Matrox Monarch HD Matrox Monarch HDX Matrox Monarch LCS

Matrox Monarch HD is a small, easy-to-use video streaming and recording appliance designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a master-quality version for post-event editing. By separating recording from streaming tasks, a single integrated unit ensures that Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) focus on delivering quality video to audiences while operators control the quality of the archived footage.

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Matrox Monarch HDX is a compact, dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording applications. Equally suited as a stand-alone recorder or live streaming appliance, this flexible solution—which features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronizers—
is powerful enough to take on the most demanding video-delivery workflows. Monarch HDX can simultaneously deliver high-quality streams to Facebook Live, YouTube, or a range of CDNs.

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Matrox Monarch LCS is a dual-channel, dual-input H.264 encoder that serves as a stand-alone lecture capture appliance or a live webcasting solution. This compact, flexible appliance features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with built-in production modes that supports simultaneous dual-channel streaming or top-quality recording while streaming. Whether used for lecture capture or webcasting, the Monarch LCS delivers powerful encoding that is easy to use.

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Matrox Monarch Comparison Table

Main Feature Difference Monarch HD Monarch HDX Monarch LCS
HDMI Input 1 1 2
Simultaneous Inputs 1 1 2
HDMI Preview Output 1 1 1
SDI Input No 1 1
SDI Output No 1 1
Closed Captioning No Yes No
Pairing to YouTube and Facebook Live Yes Yes No
Frame Synchronizer on Inputs No Yes Yes
Volume Mute No Yes Yes
Video Mixing No No Yes
Scheduling No No Yes
FTP/sFTP/CIF/NFS File Transfers No No Yes
Encoders (Configuration options)
Two Independent Channels: Streaming No Yes Yes
Two Independent Channels: Recording No Yes Yes
Simultaneous independent streaming and recording Yes * Yes Yes
H.264 Preview Stream of Input No Yes No
On Device Buttons Yes Yes Yes
Web Based UI Yes Yes Yes
Centralized Monitoring Tool No No Yes
HTTP Control API Yes Yes Yes
Crestron Module Yes Yes Yes
Auto-Configuration Modes Yes Yes Yes
RS-232 No Future release Future release

* For Monarch HD when streaming and recording 1080p30, content will not be independent. Same bitrate must apply.