Matrox Graphics announced the immediate availability of the award-winning Matrox Mura IPX 4K IP decode and display card.

Mura IPX 4K IP decode and display card

The new PCI Express card offers H.264 decoding of two 4Kp60, four 4Kp30, eight 1080p60, sixteen 1080p30, or many more SD streams. Four DisplayPort outputs—at resolutions up to 4K per display—make it a cost-effective, easy-to-integrate multiviewer for control rooms and AV presentation systems in security, corporate, defence, aerospace, utilities, government, medical, and education environments.

Buzz surrounding the Mura IPX decode and display card began last year; at its debut appearance, the card brought home a Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2016. Specifically, MURA-IPX-O4DF is a PCIe x8 Gen2 card delivering high-density H.264 decoding and 4K video display in 32-bit colour on each of the four DisplayPort outputs.

"The Mura IPX 4K IP decode and display card allows for some of the industry's highest density IP-enabled multiviewer applications," said Fadhl Al-Bayaty, Product Manager, Matrox Graphics. "By providing multiple outputs on the same card, tied with powerful control software, video wall integrators and system builders have everything they need to deliver a modern multiviewer."

Matrox MuraControl video wall management software

The standalone card is a uniquely ‘system-free’ card, making for an energy efficient and versatile solution available in all environments a multiviewer is required.

Al-Bayaty elaborated on this point, “Only requiring the PCIe for power means the Mura IPX decode & display is much more than system independent, it doesn’t require the system at all.”

AV integrators are provided all of the controls to deploy video walls with Matrox MuraControl video wall management software for Windows and iPad, and the Matrox Network API enables ISVs to expose new capabilities within their own software. Added functionality specifically for multiviewer applications has been integrated into the cards, with text overlay to indicate window titles, stream sources, locations, or zones, and onscreen clock providing a temporal reference for accurate stream monitoring.