Monarch EDGE S1 Technical Specifications

Part number

MDG2/ED10/I2 (4:2:0 8-bit, 4:2:0 10-bit, and 4:2:2 10-bit encoding/decoding) 

Input connections

[available simultaneously with output operation]
•    1x 3G SDI per SMPTE ST 425
(Level A and B mapping)

  • 2x SFP 28 network ports (up to 25 Gbps)1
  • Capture one 3 Gbps video stream encapsulated per SMPTE ST 2110-10, -20, and -21. Seamless protection (redundancy) according to SMPTE ST 2022-71
Output connections

[available simultaneously with input operation]
•    1x 3G SDI per SMPTE ST 425
(Level A mapping only)

  • 2x SFP 28 network ports (up to 25 Gbps)1
  • Output one 3 Gbps video stream encapsulated per SMPTE ST 2110-10, -20, and -21. Seamless protection (redundancy) according to SMPTE ST 2022-71

2160p at 50, 59.94, 60 fps

1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps

1080i at 25, 29.97, 30 fps

720p at 50, 59.94, 60 fps


Selectable Bi-level genlock output , or 

Bi-level or tri-level genlock input 

Digital audio

16x channels of embedded SDI audio 

16x channels of audio support per encode using SRT or MPEG2 TS

Analog audio2

2x channels of balanced analog audio input via XLR connector

2x channels of balanced analog audio output via XLR connector

1 channel of unbalanced stereo audio output via 1/8” TRS connector

Audio processing

Embedded or analog audio channels can be compressed as a stereo pair or processed as PCM1 (uncompressed audio)

Multi-channel audio support as separate audio pairs

USB ports

2x USB 2.0 (front)

1x USB 3.0 (back)

Confidence preview

1x DisplayPort 1.1

Maximum resolution: 1920x1080

Multi-unit synchronization support Yes
Control and management

Matrox Monarch EDGE Command Center (web UI)

Monarch EDGE Control Hub dedicated Windows® application



On-device buttons and screen for basic set up and monitoring operations


Video: H.264/MPEG-4 part 10 (AVC)

Audio: AAC-HE and AAC-LC

Bitrate per stream

Video: Up to 120 Mbps

Audio: From 32 to 256 Kbps

Chroma sub-sampling

4:2:2 (8-bit and 10-bit)

4:2:0 (8-bit and 10-bit) 

Encoding controls

Up to 5.2 level support

GOP size and structure

Variable and constant bit rate support

Average max/min data rate controls

Encoding frame rates offered independent of input frame rates

Decoding controls

Scaling of HD/UHD resolutions

Frame rate conversions


Up to High 4:2:2 profile (Hi422P)

Latency Encode latency as low as 100ms glass- to-glass (network transfers not included in value)
Encode density/workflow examples 4:2:2/4:2:0 workflows
  • 4x 1920x1080p @60fps (different bitrates)
  • plus 1x 720p30 proxy stream
VANC ancillary data transport as per ST-2038
  • Closed captioning (CC) embedded as CEA-608/708
  • SCTE-104 messages (Matrox encoder to decoder)
    • SCTE-104 to SCTE-35 translation
    • SCTE-35 to SCTE-104 translation1
  • Vertical interval timecode (ST 12-2)1
  • HDR and colorimetry metadata

4 x Tally (GPIO) Inputs

4 x Tally (GPIO) outputs

Tally ports available via a 15-pin D-SUB Connector

Streaming protocols

MGEG-2 TS over UDP or RTP


Native RTP1 (unicast or multicast)

SRT (Caller, Listener and Rendez-Vous modes)

RTMP (encoder only)



2x RJ45, 100/1000BASE-T Ethernet

2x MSA-compatible SFP28 cage supporting 10 GbE and 25 GbE modules1

Physical and power
Product dimensions

8.53 (L) x7.45 (W) x1.68 (H) in

21.7 (L) x18.9 (W) x4.3 (H) cm

Rack-mountable; two Monarch EDGE appliances can fit in 1 RU space

Product weight

3.65 lbs (1,660 g)

Operating conditions

33 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C), 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)


Line voltage: 12 volts

Total power consumption: 45 watts [avg.]

Connector: DIN 5

Power supply

Line voltage: 100-240 VAC

Frequency: 50-60 Hz

Input: external AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C14

DIN4 locking power connector


EMI: FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI

Power-supply safety: UL/CUL(UL60950-1), TUV-GS(EN60950-1), T-LICENSE(BS EN60950-1), CCC(GB4943.1-2011), PSE(J60950), SAA(AS/NZS60950-1), KC-MARK(K60950), S-MARK(IEC60950-1)

RoHS directive 2002/95/EC


Two-year limited warranty with free online or telephone support

Ordering information

Includes IEC-C14 power cord (US, UK, AUS, EUR)


Monarch Rack Mount Kit. Can fit up to two Monarch EDGE units in a 1RU space

PWR/SUP/MDG Monarch EDGE power supply unit. Does not include IEC-C14 power cord. These cables must be sourced locally.
MDG/AUD/CBL Monarch EDGE break out audio cable. Provides two input channels and two output channels. DB15 to XLR I/O.
NRG Redundant Power Supply

NRG-5-1DB: Rack tray with one NRG RPSU pre-installed

NRG-5-2DB: Rack tray with two NRG RPSU pre-installed

1.    Enabled with future firmware update.
2.    Available via optional audio cable.
3.    Contact your Matrox Video representative.
4.    This feature is offered via a 15 Position Pin D-Sub Standard Connector. 
With the help of a Pinout diagram, a cable can be assembled to interface to any tally output interface on the vision mixer.


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