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Matrox's three divisions - Matrox Graphics, Matrox Imaging and Matrox Video - provide an extensive array of real-world relevant OEM and end-user solutions to businesses and individuals across a diverse range of professional markets, including media and entertainment, finance, digital signage, medical imaging, manufacturing, factory automation, security, government, and enterprise computing.

Pebble Beach Systems to showcase its Dolphin integrated channel device

At IBC 2018, Pebble Beach Systems will be showcasing its Dolphin integrated channel device with enhanced uncompressed multi-channel 4K and 25GbE IP functionality, thanks to the integration of the award-winning Matrox X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) card.

Daniel Robinson, head of Product Development at Pebble explains why the integration of the new card is significant: “Dolphin already offers multiple I/O options to cater for the diverse requirements of our growing user base. A wide range of standards and protocols are supported including SDI, uncompressed and compressed IP and NDI. Integrating the new X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE 2110 NIC card now enables multiple SMPTE ST 2110 UHD streams for uncompressed IP whilst, crucially, not increasing the load on the CPU. This significantly enhances the flexibility of Dolphin for uncompressed IP playout architectures. When the number of inputs is limited, users can encounter glitches and delays when switching between incoming streams. Thanks to the increased number of inputs this NIC offers, multiple uncompressed IP transport streams can be fed to Dolphin concurrently so that when the input is switched, the stream is already running and ready for a seamless changeover. This destination time switching also means that the additional switching hardware is not required.”

Dolphin is a compact and cost-effective integrated channel device which, operating under the control of Pebble’s Marina automation, which delivers highly automated integrated audio, video and graphics functionality for ingest, channel branding and frame-accurate multi-channel playout. The flexible pipeline design enables the virtual output chain to be customised for each channel, specifying the order in which functions including graphics, effects, aspect ratio conversion are handled within the system.

Equipped with 25GbE and 10GbE interfaces, Matrox X.mio5 Q25 features multi-channel IP video I/O from HD to 4K—with zero CPU usage—on-board multi-channel HDR conversions, along with motion adaptive de-interlacing, pristine scaling, and powerful compositing engines for high-density 4K video processing. Designed as a video-aware COTS SMPTE ST 2110 NIC card, X.mio5 Q25 delivers 24/7 reliability and interoperability required of broadcast equipment, while offering the flexibility and scalability expected of IP infrastructures including standard network stack functionality.

Matrox debuts X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 network card

Matrox recently announced Matrox X.mio5 Q25, a SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) card with multi-channel video I/O supporting HD to 4K, with zero CPU utilisation. Equipped with 10GbE and 25Gbe interfaces, X.mio5 Q25 features on-board multi-channel HDR conversions along with motion adaptive de-interlacing, pristine scaling, and powerful compositing engines for high-density 4K video processing. The game-changing card enables OEMs to effortlessly build and deploy the world’s most advanced IP-based broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box platforms, and capture/playout video servers designed for today’s HD and emerging 4K/UHD workflows.

Architected as a video-aware COTS SMPTE ST 2110 NIC card, X.mio5 Q25 delivers 24/7 reliability and interoperability required of broadcast equipment, while offering the flexibility and scalability expected of IP infrastructures including standard network stack functionality. With support for four SFP28 transceivers, X.mio5 Q25 allows for PC-based platforms to receive and transmit four 4K/UHDp60, 16 1080p60, 32 HD, or any equivalent combination of flows over 25GbE. X.mio25 Q25 also includes high-quality on-board video processing to offload CPU and GPU resources. The X.mio5 Q25 card is furthermore supported by the robust, field-proven Matrox DSX SDK, ensuring rapid application development and system deployment.

“Matrox X.mio5 Q25 is purpose-built for SMPTE ST 2110, which means it meets and exceeds the industry’s most stringent reliability, quality, interoperability, and performance requirements when it comes to IP workflows,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “Over the last 40 plus years, Matrox has helped customers seamlessly navigate from analog to SDI, SD to HD then UHD, and with X.mio5 Q25, the story remains the same for OEMs looking to transition from SDI to IP—with minimal interruption and maximum impact.”

Availability
The Matrox X.mio5 Q25 card will be available Q2 2018.

Matrox at NAB 2018

At NAB 2018, Matrox will present a comprehensive range of products designed to impact today’s, and tomorrow’s, broadcast and enterprise workflows.

Being unveiled for the first time in North America is the Monarch LCS Radar application for simple, centralised monitoring of multiple Monarch LCS units. The Monarch LCS and Monarch LCS Radar combination will be featured alongside the complete portfolio of Monarch streaming and recording appliances. A new multi-4K SMPTE ST 2110 network card will also be premiered at the show, while the latest 3G/12G SDI and M264 H.264 codec boards will highlight unrivaled SDI I/O versatility and 4Kp60 encoding/decoding density, respectively. In addition, the Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder for streaming and recording and the Extio 3 IP KVM extender for extension and switching will likewise be on display.

Debuting in this year’s IP Showcase, Matrox will have its latest SMPTE ST 2110 network cards highlighting interoperability in today’s HD and emerging 4K/UHD workflows.

Featured products:

Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliances include flexible inputs (SDI/HDMI or HMDI/HDMI), simplified mixing with integrated production layouts (picture-in-picture or side-by-side), and synchronised dual-encoding allowing for multi-stream playback, putting layout control in the hands of the viewer. The easy-to-use Matrox Monarch LCS Radar centralised monitoring application allows IT administrators to monitor campus-wide deployments of Monarch LCS appliances easily from one intuitive dashboard.

Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel H.264 encoders feature 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronisation to compensate for any discontinuity at the source. A versatile appliance, Monarch HDX is ideal for demanding broadcast workflows, including webcasting to YouTube or Facebook Live while simultaneously streaming or recording to a second location.

Matrox’s upcoming multi-4K SMPTE ST 2110 network card will expand the IP capabilities of the X.mio3 and DSX LE4 family lines, already the industry’s most diverse selection of SMPTE ST 2110 and SDI I/O hardware for OEMs. The current collection of ST 2110-compliant IP cards boasts multi-channel, IP-encapsulated HD and 3G video I/O with onboard video processing, while the versatile range of SDI cards features up to 12 reconfigurable inputs and outputs, supporting SDI, 3G SDI, and 12G SDI for SD through 4K/UHD resolutions.

Matrox M264 cards offer unprecedented H.264 encoding and decoding of up to three streams of 4Kp60 XAVC/AVC Ultra at 4:2:2 10-bit, ideal for multi-channel 4K production servers in a PC platform. Matrox DSX Core media-centric software modules meanwhile, enable OEMs to create virtualized, software-only broadcast solutions running on COTS machines—that can be easily repurposed as needed.

Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders deliver unmatched 4Kp60 4:4:4 or quad 1080p60 4:4:4 performance at low-bitrates over a standard GbE network. Extio 3 cards and appliances work with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) network switches and significantly diminishes the total cost of ownership to deliver a scalable KVM matrix switching solution.

Matrox Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoders allow for the simultaneous capture, streaming, and recording of up to four 4K inputs. The powerful all-in-one appliance can feed on-premises and cloud-based servers to reach internet viewers, push many streams over LAN for local audiences, and record to local or network storage for later editing and viewing, concurrently.

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