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IBC 2012: Matrox shows streaming & connectivity solutions

September 6, 2012
IBC 2012: Matrox shows streaming & connectivity solutions
AMSTERDAM – Matrox (www.matrox.com) has a number of video products at the IBC show, including the MXO2 Dock, an accessory that allows users of Matrox MXO2 I/O devices and MacBook Pro or MacBook Air to easily create an ergonomic workspace for video editing and content creation. 

From a single Thunderbolt connection, users can add multiple peripherals, including a large HDMI display, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse. A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired network, enabling data transfers 18 times faster than Wi-Fi. One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports are also provided. Matrox MXO2 Dock will be available in Q$ for a price of $349.

The company has also announced support for Telestream Wirecast 4.2 for Windows across the entire line of Matrox MXO2 capture devices. Matrox MXO2 devices are portable capture solutions for streaming live events from wherever they are happening. Their convenient form factors let users stream from anywhere there is an internet connection. MXO2 devices not only send a video feed to Wirecast for streaming, they simultaneously create a high-quality recording of the original video and audio feed on disk – ready for post-event editing. MXO2 devices are priced starting at $499. Support for Wirecast 4.2 for Windows will be part of Matrox driver release 7.2.

Matrox’s Monarch is a small and easy to use professional video streaming and recording appliance. The device is configurable via a simple HTML interface using any computer on the same network as the device. It generates an RTP-, UDP-, or RTSP-compliant H.264 stream from any full resolution HDMI input while simultaneously recording high-quality MP4 or MOV files to an SD card, a USB 2.0 flash drive or hard disk, or network storage. Monarch is expected to be available in Q1 2013.  

And Matrox is showing three models from its Multi family of SDI I/O cards, which are priced starting at $1495. These products bring a high level of channel density to the Mac Pro. In a single PCIe slot, a Multi card provides up to four independent inputs or outputs with up to 16 embedded audio channels per SDI stream. User-selectable combinations of 3G, HD, SD, and Dual Link are supported. The Matrox Multi cards are designed to let users get the most from the valuable expansion slots in a Mac Pro and eliminate the expense of multiple systems in many applications.