Matrox announces that the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) Pro AV Working Group will be at InfoComm 2019 (booth 375) to promote the real-world benefits of open standards for AV over IP and interoperability within the pro AV space. AIMS will be presenting an education session, and the AIMS booth will be hosting educational presentations, and multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations that showcase the benefits of the SMPTE ST 2110 standard. The AIMS Pro AV Working Group’s mission is to define an open-standard approach to addressing the pro AV world’s move towards IP media. SMPTE ST 2110 is already the de facto accepted standard for broadcast — the goal in the pro AV space is for vendors to work together in the same way towards a single standard. Ensuring future-proofed interoperability When everything is based on a single open standard, users are able to mix and match the best products to suit the customer’s needs"“When everything is based on a single open standard, users are able to mix and match the best products to suit the customer’s needs,” says David Chiappini, vice president of research and development, Matrox Graphics Inc. “We have seen this approach work in the broadcast field with SMPTE ST 2110. It was built over many years by hundreds of stakeholders — from manufacturers, end users, and service providers — working towards a common goal. It is important to use the same strategy of education, engagement, and cooperation to ensure truly future-proofed interoperability.” Demos and presentations At the AIMS booth (375), the Matrox X.mio5 Q25 network interface controller (NIC) card will be used in an end-to-end, multi-vendor interoperability demonstration to showcase the SMPTE 2110 standard in action. The AIMS booth will also host several presentations geared towards the adoption of a single set of media-over-IP protocols. Andre Testa, director of ASIC/FPGA engineering at Matrox, will kick off each day’s sessions, presenting ‘Who is AIMS and What is SMPTE 2110?’, which will be followed by other AIMS members speaking on the adoption of open standards for AV over IP. When: Wednesday June 12 & Thursday June 13 Time: 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Where: Booth 375 When: Friday, June 14 Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Where: booth 375 Presentations will be repeated several times during the show. Benefits of AV-over-IP infrastructures AIMS members will also be hosting a panel session titled ‘Audio and Video Streaming Using Established Standards’. Show attendees are encouraged to attend to discover the benefits of truly flexible, scalable, and interoperable AV-over-IP infrastructures. AIMS members will speak on the following: “The Origins of Audio Over IP and the Need for Standards,” Richard Zwiebel, Vice President, Systems Strategy, QSC “There’s Nothing to Be Afraid of With SMPTE ST 2110,” Andrew Starks, Director of Product Management, Macnica “The Open Standards-Based Method for AV Over IP,” Scott Barella, Chief Technology Officer at Pesa and Deputy Chairman of AIMS ProAV Working Group “Next-Gen IP for Networked Media — Collision or Convergence?” Karl Paulsen, Chief Technology Officer, Diversified When: Tuesday, June 11 Time: 1-3 p.m. Where: Room W304E (Session IS020)
Panopto, a video platform provider for businesses and universities, and Matrox Graphics Inc., a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality encoder cards, appliances, and software, announced the forthcoming release of a new Panopto-certified media capture appliance. Purpose-built for the Panopto video platform, the new Matrox Maevex 6020 Remote Recorder supports best-in-class video recording and live streaming in a compact, turnkey form factor. In recent years, businesses and universities have expanded their AV infrastructure to provide video recording and streaming capabilities in more classrooms and conference rooms. To scale effectively, these organisations increasingly require video capture solutions that can be installed easily by in-house staff and that take up minimal space in the room. With a compact form factor, low power usage, and whisper-quiet operation, the appliance is ideal for broadcast-quality video recording and streaming at an affordable price point Broadcast-quality video recording In response to this growing demand, Panopto and Matrox Graphics engineering teams jointly developed the Maevex 6020. With a compact form factor, low power usage, and whisper-quiet operation, the appliance is ideal for organisations looking for broadcast-quality video recording and streaming at an affordable price point. By simply connecting the appliance to the network and plugging in video sources, businesses and universities can: Capture live and on-demand video: An intuitive, web-based dashboard enables the scheduling of video recordings and live broadcasts from anywhere. Customers can also control, schedule and monitor recordings from their phone using the Remote Control capability in Panopto for iOS and Android. Share videos to any device: All videos captured by the Maevex 6020 are automatically published to Panopto's video content management system, where they're encoded for on-demand playback on any device. Search inside videos: Panopto's unique Smart Search technology enables users to search inside videos and fast-forward to any word spoken or shown. The appliance enables organisations to automate the capture and streaming of presentations, lectures, meetings and events Automating capturing and streaming The appliance is built for simple operation with no extraneous features. It provides presenters with a visual indicator of the current recording state, and one-touch controls to start, stop, and pause recordings. In addition, the appliance enables organisations to automate the capture and streaming of presentations, lectures, meetings and events. It supports the scheduling of one-time and recurring events, remote configuration of recording devices, and previews of video feeds and audio histograms. "Every classroom, conference room, and auditorium has unique logistical requirements, and we built Panopto to support infinite customization of the AV infrastructure in these learning spaces," said Eric Burns, co-founder and CEO of Panopto. "Regardless of the form factor or use case, our goal is to provide a best-in-class video capture solution. Through our partnership with Matrox, we're taking the next logical step in this strategy, working with an industry leader to provide a sleek, compact device that has the power and reliability of larger appliances at an affordable price point." Multi-channel encoding solution "Maevex technology is the latest in Matrox's line of realtime, multi-channel encoding solutions for the enterprise and education markets," said David Chiappini, vice president of research and development at Matrox Graphics Inc. "When you combine the performance and ease-of-use of this technology with Panopto's video management and search capabilities, you get an industry-leading, end-to-end solution for video-based communications and learning in the cloud or on-premises." The Maevex 6020 remote recorder will be released this fall with full pricing details coming later this summer.
Mura IPX packs 4K capture plus high-density encode and decode functionality onto a single PCIe® card Matrox® Graphics Inc. recently announced Matrox Mura™ IPX Series, a new line of 4K capture and IP encode/decode boards that let OEMs and AV system builders deliver advanced video wall controllers featuring high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD encoding and decoding over standard IP. The first two Mura IPX Series cards will be introduced at InfoComm 2015 (Orlando, June 17-19, booth 4053). Mura IPX features Designed to work with Mura MPX video wall capture and display boards and Matrox C-Series™ multi-display graphics cards, Mura IPX packs 4K capture plus high-density encode and decode functionality onto a single PCIe® card to simplify integration and reduce installation costs. The MURA-IPX-I4DF 4K capture and IP decode board provides four HDMI 1.4a inputs for direct high-resolution 4Kp30 or 2560x1600p60 capture plus H.264 decoding of 4Kp60 and up to three 4Kp30, sixteen 1080p30 or eight 1080p60 streams. The MURA-IPX-I4EF 4K capture and IP encode/decode board adds H.264 level 5.2 encoding to stream and record video wall content—including video wall sources, displays or regions-of-interest—anywhere on the network. “This new Mura IPX hardware, combined with the latest, easy-to-use APIs and Matrox MuraControl™ video wall management software, gives system integrators the essential building blocks to deploy advanced video wall controllers ideal for control rooms, digital signage, AV presentation systems, and more,” said David Chiappini, vice president of research and development, Matrox Graphics. “OEMs can take advantage of our development-grade libraries that provide deep control over product customisation and come complete with sample code and dedicated OEM development support.” InfoComm 2015 debut In an interactive demonstration in the Matrox booth 4053, Mura IPX will capture baseband and IP sources as Mura MPX video wall processor cards power a 2x2, 1920x1080 installation. Sources include Matrox Maevex decoders as well as Full HD Maevex encoder and 1080p60 Panasonic IP camera streams. Mura IPX will also encode the outputs in the same controller system, then, in a separate appliance, decode them alongside content originating on a C-Series-powered video wall. The decoded content will ultimately be displayed on a single C680-powered UHD monitor, illustrating the ability to stream and monitor (or record) an entire video wall anywhere on the network.
The latest products to include PowerDesk are the Matrox C-Series cards, six-head card with board-to-board framelock Matrox® Graphics Inc. recently announced the 20th anniversary of its core desktop management software Matrox PowerDesk™ that lets users of Matrox graphics cards, external multi-display adapters and display wall products easily configure and manage multi-monitor setups. The latest products to include PowerDesk are the new Matrox C-Series cards — C420, the world’s fastest fanless quad-output card, and C680, a high-performance six-head card with board-to-board framelock. PowerDesk is designed to provide superior stability and ease of use. It includes a comprehensive set of tools to control a wide array of configurations including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management, and edge overlap. Advanced features such as drag & drop functionality and unattended install simplify multi-display configuration management and shorten set-up times for single- and multi-system deployments. A PowerDesk API is available to third-party software developers and OEMs who wish to incorporate PowerDesk features into their own applications. “In the early 90s Matrox led the industry by inventing the first graphics processor capable of supporting multiple monitors, addressing a major productivity hurdle by expanding the amount of information that could be viewed at one time. With that innovation came another major breakthrough, Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software, which let users easily customise their multi-display setups,” said David Chiappini, VP R&D, Matrox Graphics Inc. “That software has evolved into a formidable asset over time and is an important component sought by IT administrators, AV integrators and industrial system builders when upgrading corporate PCs, installing display walls and specifying multi-display cards.” “Matrox has long supported professional users with superior hardware, premium technical assistance, long product life cycles and the easy-to-use PowerDesk software,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “When we had the new C-Series line of multi-display graphics card on the drawing board, it was clear that the hardware had to strike the perfect balance between video output density, performance and power consumption; and that the Matrox PowerDesk software had to be implemented so that customers will continue to benefit from the exceptional stability, usability and versatility they rely on.”
Matrox® Graphics Inc. recently announced that its next line of multi-display graphics cards will be based on AMD™ GPUs and their corresponding professional grade display drivers. Leveraging over 35 years of experience in board design and manufacturing, Matrox will expand and complement its line of PCI Express®-compliant graphics cards for demanding commercial applications. The soon-to-be-launched product line will enable unique features that solve real-world problems in enterprise, industrial, pro A/V, digital signage, security, command and control, and other professional applications. Matrox customers will continue to benefit from the exceptional stability, usability and versatility enabled by Matrox PowerDesk™ desktop management software, which will be integrated to work seamlessly with AMD’s professional display drivers. “AMD is excited to work with Matrox to deliver compelling industry leading GPUs for their professional users,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “AMD delivers solutions, backed by rock solid drivers, that allow users to realise the full potential of their workstations and produce outstanding results backed by high quality hardware and software application support.” “The AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU we selected for our new product line allows Matrox to continue designing and manufacturing professional, reliable video cards. Matrox add-in boards strike the perfect balance between video output density, performance and power consumption,” said David Chiappini, vice president of research and development, Matrox Graphics. “Our enterprise and industrial customers will continue to benefit from Matrox multi-display board designs, easy-to-use PowerDesk software, direct customer support and long product life cycles.” Key features of the selected AMD GPU include 28nm technology with 1.5 billion transistors; DirectX® 11.2, OpenGL® 4.4 and OpenCL™ 2.0 compatibility; shader model 5.0; PCI Express 3.0 and 128-bit memory interface. Critical productivity-enhancing features available with Matrox PowerDesk software will continue to be supported on the next line of Matrox graphics cards designed with AMD GPUs. The robust, field-proven Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software for Windows® lets users easily configure and manage multi-display setups. It offers professional users a comprehensive set of tools to deploy and control a variety of display configurations including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management and edge overlap.