Broadcast Developer Products

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Matrox Video hardware & software products for broadcast developers

Matrox provides reliable hardware and comprehensive software tools designed in tandem to ensure the highest, trouble-free performance. For over 45 years OEMs have depended on Matrox to create many of the world’s finest broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box systems, video servers and other PC-based video equipment used around the world in even the most demanding environments. Staying at the forefront of evolving broadcast technology, Matrox has helped customers navigate smoothly from analog to SDI, SD to HD then UHD, and now SDI to SMPTE ST 2110. Our investment of over a million man-hours in perfecting flexible building blocks lets developers easily create a full range of products.

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Industry Leading Hardware

SMPTE ST 2110 network cards

Matrox ST 2110 network adapters offer a complete ST 2110 solution to build reliable and scalable COTS-based 10GbE and 25Gbe IP solutions. Matrox ST 2110 NICs offload all packet processing required for ST 2110-20, ST 2110-21, ST 2110-30, ST 2110-31 and ST 2110-40, as well as ST 2022-7 redundancy, to free up system resources. With integrated PTP support and NMOS, these video aware NICs provide comprehensive COTS-based ST 2110 solutions.
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SDI input/output video cards

Matrox delivers a full range of SDI IO cards that are designed for optimal performance, flexibility, and scalability. High-density SDI cards provide up to 12 reconfigurable inputs and outputs with support for SD, HD, 3G and 12G SDI for SD through 4K/UHD resolutions. The video capture cards share the same memory-centric architecture featuring high-speed transfers to co-processors, GPUs, and CPU memory. Some cards are equipped with video processing engines for multi-channel HDR conversions, motion-adaptive de-interlacing, pristine scaling, and powerful compositing for high-density 4K video processing. Built-in frame synchronization for each video input and fail-safe capabilities add the reliability to be able to deal with any signal or harsh environment that your solution might face.

Highest-density H.264 encoders and decoders

Matrox’s latest PCI Express encoder/decoder cards are ideal for broadcast distribution, contribution and production systems such as video servers, IP multi-viewers, high-density media encoders, and transcoders for on-premises and cloud-based deployments. Featuring onboard codecs, they offer unprecedented multi-channel H.264 4:2:2 10-bit encoding/decoding density and quality with the lowest power consumption. The onboard multi-channel high quality motion-adaptive de-interlacer and up/down/cross scaler allow content to be repurposed into any resolution, which is particularly beneficial for OTT workflows. Sony XAVC and Panasonic AVC-ULTRA formats are supported with real-time encoding and decoding to build multi-channel 4K production servers.
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Feature Rich Software

Cloud-based media processing

Matrox DSX Core includes the complete set of software modules for media processing OEMs need to create datacenter-friendly, virtualized IP broadcast solutions running on COTS machines that can be easily repurposed as needed. It is designed specifically for the cloud and provides built-in redundancy, disaster recovery, frame-accurate control for AV sync and extensive file format support to ensure interoperability. It enables end customers to quickly deploy specialty or event-based channels without additional capital expenditure. The virtual framework maximizes ROI on existing systems while creating exciting new business opportunities.
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Comprehensive SDK

The field-proven Matrox DSX SDK lets OEMs create hardware-based equipment or virtualized IP systems in record time. Powerful development tools are continuously updated to meet the evolving demands of the broadcast industry. Support for new IP transport protocols, file formats, video, and audio codecs and expanded metadata keep the development efforts agile, enable OEMs to build versatile solutions faster and ensure interoperability in any broadcast environment. A prototyping tool provides a graphical representation of all components so developers can simulate and test use cases within minutes, before writing a single line of code.

Premium Developer Support

Dedicated application engineers

Committed to providing customers with the highest caliber of engineering support, Matrox offers a highly-skilled, multilingual, and experienced team of application specialists. This on-line and live assistance is available during every stage of your development cycle, to be considered as a true extension of your development team. Having access to extra development resources shortens the development cycle and ensures a solid product launch. Design reviews, group training and one-on-one training sessions are conducted regularly, providing another dimension of support.
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Customer driven development

As an OEM solutions provider, Matrox knows how important it is to listen to OEMs’ needs and build hardware and software that meets their requirements. This attention to customers’ needs helps us to continuously evolve the SDK by adding new file formats, video and audio codecs, and metadata support. The result of this focus on customers and market needs ensures that with one investment, developers can benefit from additional functionality with every SDK release.