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Matrox and Vizrt Power U.S. Presidential Election Coverage to Reach Over Four Billion Viewers

World’s top broadcasters leverage Vizrt software tools and graphics—enabled by Matrox ST 2110 network adapters and SDI input/output video cards—to deliver engaging, cutting-edge election coverage

Vizrt and Matrox for global US election coverage

MONTREAL, Quebec — November 24, 2020 — Matrox® Video is pleased to announce that the integration of Matrox broadcast developer products with Vizrt software tools and graphics enabled hundreds of news stations—representing about 90 percent of the world’s foremost broadcasters—to present cutting-edge, interactive newsroom graphics to an estimated four billion viewers of U.S. presidential election coverage.

Leveraging Matrox SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) cards and SDI input/output video cards, Vizrt’s range of broadcast software tools and graphics enable newsrooms around the world with high-density 4K and HD workflows to deliver both captivating and real-time election updates. A massive influx of data can seem daunting to viewers, and often be difficult to interpret.

With state-of-the-art touchscreen walls, maps, and augmented reality—all powered by the collaboration between Vizrt and Matrox—viewers around the world were informed and engaged by live election night updates and projections.

“Vizrt is dedicated to providing broadcasters with the tools to be able tell stories in the most interactive and informative way possible,” said Gerhard Lang, chief technology officer, Vizrt. “With events like U.S. presidential election coverage, newsrooms need to update viewers with new data on a minute-by-minute basis, while making those updates engaging and comprehendible. The Matrox ST 2110 NIC and SDI I/O cards equip our technologies with the robust and reliable performance required for such events. Even with ST 2110 still being in its early stages, Matrox technology proved to be stable during these crucial broadcasts.”

“Matrox Video is proud to be working with Vizrt to provide dynamic newsroom graphics solutions that make these important moments in history so exciting to watch,” said Francesco Scartozzi, VP of sales and business development, Broadcast and Media Group at Matrox Video. “Matrox ST 2110 NIC and SDI I/O cards are built for optimal performance, flexibility, and scalability, and what we saw on election night is just the tip of the iceberg of what these technologies can accomplish.”


Matrox ST 2110 NIC and SDI I/O cards

Matrox ST 2110 NIC cards offer a comprehensive ST 2110 solution to build reliable and scalable COTS-based 10GbE and 25GbE IP solutions, while Matrox SDI I/O cards provide up to 12 reconfigurable inputs and outputs with support for SD, HD, 3G and 12G SDI for SD through 4K/UHD resolutions.


About Vizrt

Vizrt Group is the world’s leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators in the broadcast, sports, digital and pro-AV industries, helping them to build a better-informed world. The Group contains three of the strongest brands in the broadcast technology industry; NewTek, NDI® and Vizrt. All three are united by a passionately held single, simple purpose; more stories, better told. Vizrt Group is a global and diverse organization with over 700 employees from 52 different nationalities, operating in 30 offices worldwide. It is privately-owned by Nordic Capital Fund VIII.


About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a global leader in video technology. Featuring a complete portfolio of best-in-class hardware, software, APIs, and SDKs, Matrox Video enables OEMs, system integrators, value-added channel partners, and end users to push the boundaries of video innovation. Serving the AV/IT, broadcast, and emerging markets for over 45 years, Matrox Video is synonymous with quality, performance, interoperability, and support. Matrox Video’s legal entity is Matrox Graphics Inc., part of the Matrox Group.

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