Matrox®, which recently celebrated its 45th anniversary, has identified innovation as the foundation for the brand’s identity since its inception. Continuous evolution has propelled Matrox through decades of technology and industry change.
Proudly, the parent company states that “its two divisions, Matrox Imaging and Matrox Video, enjoy a longevity that far exceeds many other major players in the pro AV / IT, broadcast, industrial imaging and machine vision markets.”
In 2021 alone, the company launched a highly anticipated IoT edge device, released new software tools that leverage deep learning capabilities, unveiled next-generation multi-4Kp60 encoders, and continues to advance work in remote manufacturing and support. open standards in AV-over-Reame IP.
Since its founding in 1976, Matrox has assisted and helped drive major technological changes.
He explored the consumer end-user market before shifting his corporate focus to specialized professional markets, including digital signage, media and broadcast, corporate communications, manufacturing, medical imaging, and industrial automation.
A legendary history of innovation highlights the company’s pioneering product launches and broad market reach.
Matrox Video’s goal in recent years is to expand the portfolio of uncompressed, lightly compressed and intelligently compressed, standards-based products for content capture and processing, viewing, real-time encoding , recording, live streaming, IP KVM extension and switching, decoding, and AV distribution over IP.
The increased demand for SMPTE ST 2110 and IPMX-based open standards implementations is driving the next wave of technological innovation to support new and emerging high-performance media-over-IP workflows and applications.
Meanwhile, Matrox Video OEM broadcast products continue to form the basis of broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, and other PC-based and cloud-based video solutions used around the world.
Matrox Imaging continues to revolutionize its deep learning training and inference offerings, 3D imaging, and visual guidance for robotics applications, all to meet the growing demand in automation markets.
With industry demand for AI-based technology and ever more capable vision systems, Matrox Imaging is extending the speed, fidelity and functionality of their vision product offerings while ensuring ease of use. and the interoperability that customers expect from an industry benchmark.
Some types of products in partnership with MediaPower
Matrox operates in Italy in partnership – for some types of products – with MediaPower, which recommends and resells them in the best broadcast and OTT operations.
Here are some of the more recent areas where MediaPower definitely offers Matrox:
Cross-platform and over-the-top (OTT) distribution: OTT distribution offers a more cost-effective alternative to delivering content to a global audience.
IP-based manufacturing – Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure.
Unlike legacy SDI-based transmission systems, IP-based systems offer the ability to acquire signals from a number of inputs, using a range of protocols.
The migration to IP is driven in large part by the need to provide 4K signals, but that’s not all.
4K / UHD video content
Compared to conventional high definition (HD), the 4K UHD format offers outstanding image quality with at least four times the pixel density.
And with the price of 4K displays greatly reduced, the demand for live 4K content has never been greater.
Transition from SDI to IP
The need to meet this demand for 4K content is one of the factors accelerating the transition from SDI to IP. In fact, the increased bandwidth and better connectivity required for UHD content transmission, combined with the growing market for OTTs, simply exceed the capabilities of what SDI can offer.
Many of Matrox and MediaPower customers use centralized remote production operations and systems for remote operation; the essential products for this workflow are Monarch EDGE encoders and decoders plus Extio IP KVM.
The Monarch EDGE (link below) can accommodate many different solutions, including being a perfect replacement tto for old END OF LIFE encoders.
4K / multi-HD video encoder and decoder for remote production.
The Monarch EDGE series for remote production (REMI) offers 4K / multi-HD video transport for multi-camera live events.
Video professionals can choose from a range of equipment to meet their remote production needs.
The EDGE E4 4: 2: 2 10-bit encoder is ideal for demanding broadcast quality productions.
Programs intended for over-the-top (OTT) or cloud distribution can take advantage of the EDGE E4 4: 2: 0 encoder with 8-bit capability.
When paired with a Monarch EDGE encoder, the EDGE D4 decoder provides high quality video transport and ultra low latency.
A simultaneous encoding / decoding device, EDGE S1 provides feedback feed to multi-camera production teams in the field.
It will help production systems operators achieve new efficiencies through aggregator mode and remote operations.
Projects considering, planning and implementing 2110 video infrastructure will benefit from learning Matrox VERO.
Vero is a validation, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and signal generation 2110 appliance with value at every stage of this process.
Having an existing ST2110 infrastructure or heading in that direction requires monitoring points from IP to SDI / HDMI or vice versa; to acquire points on the ST2110 from SDI / HDMI devices, the new range of Matrox ConvertIP converters will allow the use of existing equipment within the new IP infrastructure