Matrox Named to Streaming Media’s List of the 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2015
Matrox® celebrated the company’s inclusion on Streaming Media’s list of the 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2015.
“The fifth annual Streaming Media 100—our yearly list of the most interesting, important, and influential companies in online video—shows an industry that’s come into its own, one that some might even say has reached maturity,” said Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. “This year, we decided to focus exclusively on vendors in the online video space, companies that offer products, services, and technologies that enable end users (or other vendors) to contribute to the unstoppable growth of multiplatform, multiscreen, multidevice video delivered via the internet.”
“The success of our Matrox Monarch HD and Monarch HDX video streaming and recording appliances was no doubt instrumental in Matrox receiving this industry recognition,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “We are honored that the Steaming Media judges recognized the technological innovation and commercial popularity of these products.”
Monarch HD is a small, easy-to-use video streaming and recording appliance designed for professional video producers. From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 or MOV file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive.
Building on Monarch HD’s success among broadcasters, event producers, medical facilities, CDNs, educational institutions, houses of worship, corporate communicators and legal videographers, Matrox unveiled Monarch HDX at the 2015 NAB Show. Monarch HDX provides even more workflow flexibility featuring 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronization to compensate for unstable sources. Two independent H.264 encoders provide redundancy or can be set to stream and/or record using individual settings, plus an additional, dedicated H.264 encoder provides remote preview of the input.
Both platforms can be configured and controlled by simple web interfaces but also benefit from a comprehensive set of tools that lets network- or cloud-based video management platform developers, A/V integrators and value-added resellers harness the streaming and recording capabilities of Monarch appliances from within their own custom environments. Matrox Dev Tools include automatic configuration methods and simple HTTP-based control APIs. A control module for Crestron room media controllers and a Ross Video Dashboard control system are also offered.