Encoders & Decoders

Matrox Maevex 5100 Series

Maevex 5100 Series Encoder & Decoder

Maevex 5100 Encoder
Affordable Full HD, Low-Bandwidth AV-over-IP

The Maevex 5100 Series encoders and decoders can stream or record up to 1080p60 video and audio over a standard IP network at user-defined low bitrates for excellent quality and minimal network bandwidth consumption. These cost-effective single-channel Full HD encoders and decoders use the RTSP streaming protocol and the H.264 video compression standard. The Maevex 5100 Series encoders can stream to Maevex decoders or any device or PC that supports H.264 and RTSP. It can also record to a shared network or NAS drive. Highly energy-efficient, fanless and backed with industry-leading reliability, the Maevex 5100 Series is sure to meet your encoding/decoding needs.


Coupled with Maevex PowerStream Plus Software, the Maevex 5100 Series delivers reliable, easy, and flexible discovery and management of all Maevex devices and features, including even the Maevex 6100 Series devices, ensuring complete reach and control over the entire Maevex network.


  • Encode/record up to 1920x1080p60 and 1920x1200p60 video and audio

  • H.264 compression for high-quality, low-bandwidth AV-over-IP

  • Support for wide-screen and standard aspect ratios and many resolutions

  • Scale streams before distribution for lower bandwidth consumption

  • HDMI or analog audio support

  • Open encoding allows for third-party software decode (e.g. VLC)


Network management

  • Operates on standard 100/1000Mb Ethernet networks

  • Auto-detect and discover Maevex units on subnet (DHCP server required)

  • Full/half-duplex mode and static IP address support

  • CBR, VBR support

  • Encoding bitrate control (100 Kbps – 25 Mbps)


PowerStream Plus control software

  • Remotely manage the entire Maevex network from one application

  • Compatible with Maevex 5100 and 6100 Series

  • Fine-tune encode/decode parameters and adjust bitrates

  • Conveniently access IP address, bitrate, and other vitals

  • Scale and crop content to fit different outputs

  • Included with Maevex 5100 (free download)


Other benefits

  • Daisy chain decoders and extend network via integrated network switch

  • Failure resilience—power, network, and device auto-recovery features

  • Reliable, solid-state, energy-efficient design

  • Local real-time pass-through and confidence preview on encoder

  • PowerStream-controlled user access from secured PC

  • Detailed LED indicators for easy and effective troubleshooting

  • Customizable bitmap for encoder/decoder splash screen

  • Rackmountable with optional rackmount tray and accessories


  • Record up to 1920x1080p60 and 1920x1200p60 to NAS or shared network drive

  • Control frequency and duration of recording

  • Schedule the start time and date of recording sessions

  • Recorded user-defined file name includes timestamp for easy file management



  • Play back pre-recorded content at the decoder in case of a network disruption or if encoder stops streaming (e.g. loss of power)

  • Programmable time delay before failsafe activates

  • Resumes last streaming activity upon power return


Maevex SDK


PowerStream Plus SDK

  • Based on easy-to-use .NET programming language for Windows and Mono for Linux

  • Supports rapid customization and command-level access



  • Lower-level API for even greater flexibility and direct access to Maevex 5100 units

  • Flexible and portable software development

Complete reach and control

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Discover devices, manage content, access hardware, and monitor all streams and recordings from any location on the network via the robust Maevex PowerStream Plus software. Included with the purchase of Maevex hardware, PowerStream Plus renders both generations of Maevex products entirely monitorable, configurable, manageable, and updateable via an intuitive and easy-to-use application. PowerStream Plus can be installed on any network-connected Windows computer.

Easily tailor operations by integrating PowerStream Plus features into existing applications or create new software applications with the PowerStream Plus SDK—available for both Windows® and Linux®. A REST API is also available for more flexible and portable software development and more direct access to Maevex devices.

Fully customizable

Easily build new applications or integrate the functionalities of PowerStream into existing applications with the Matrox PowerStream Plus SDK. Further customize the appearance of your Matrox product—with new company naming, images, logos, colors, buttons, and identity—for greater ease of use and complete white label branding of Matrox hardware and software.

Maevex Developer Tools Software

Technical specifications

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Form Factor

Standalone appliance 
Rack-mountable: 1U, 2-unit density (horizontal) 

Standalone appliance
Rack-mountable: 1U, 1/3 rack (horizontal)



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