MONTREAL, Quebec — July 28, 2020 — Matrox® is pleased to announce the availability of the much-anticipated Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder and decoder2 offering for next-level remote production (REMI) workflow. The essential platform for REMI and at-home productions, the cutting-edge Monarch EDGE technology delivers exceptional quality, low-latency 4:2:2 10-bit video at resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 over a standard one Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network. Monarch EDGE includes next-generation connectivity—including 12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25 GbE connections—while supporting the popular MPEG-2, RTSP, and SRT streaming protocols. Equipped with tally signaling and talkback functionality for two-way communication between on-site and in-studio personnel, Monarch EDGE allows live event producers to optimize resources by keeping more staff and equipment in-house while providing uncompromised, broadcast-grade viewing experiences.
Big productions, minimal resources
Monarch EDGE extends the production studio by transporting up to four synchronized HD-/3G-SDI camera feeds or a single 12G-SDI signal—in both native progressive and interlaced video formats—with glass-to-glass latencies as low as 100 ms. As a result, these portable-yet-powerful appliances help broadcasters minimize the number of production staff and resources required in the field, making live, multi-camera event productions more efficient and highly affordable. For events with higher-density camera requirements, the Monarch EDGE’s compact design ensures that two units fit into a single 1RU rack space to easily meet the needs of any-sized production. Event producers can select between two encoder options: the 4:2:0 8-bit H.264 encoder version for programs destined for web or over-the-top (OTT) delivery, or the 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder model for demanding, broadcast-quality productions.
“The broadcast industry has seen an increased demand for a wider range of both mainstream and niche content, and the Monarch EDGE platform provides broadcasters and live event producers with an efficient means to deliver more diversified, high-quality programming,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “With Monarch EDGE enabling users to centralize many productions, resources can be redistributed to offer more multi-camera events featuring new, never-before-seen camera angles for more immersive and engaging viewing experiences. Monarch EDGE provides a tremendous amount of remote production flexibility, whether it’s for sports, concerts, entertainment events, and more.”
The Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder and decoder appliances are now available through Matrox’s worldwide network of authorized resellers. To request a demo or learn more, contact Matrox.
About Matrox Video
Matrox Video is a leader in core broadcast technology, offering both PC hardware and software building blocks, upon which the industry is built. It delivers an unrivalled range of products to broadcast equipment manufacturers, comprising HD/4K-based I/O cards, ST 2110 NICs, and H.264 codec cards, all governed by one common comprehensive SDK. Matrox Video services professional broadcast and live production markets with encoding appliances for webcasting and remote production. Industry-recognized quality and commitment to customer support is at the center of its brand.