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Matrox Monarch HDX Dev Tools to Debut at IBC2015

Matrox® Video today announced Monarch™ HDX Dev Tools, a comprehensive set of tools that lets network- or cloud-based video management platform developers, A/V integrators and value-added resellers harness the streaming and recording capabilities of Monarch HDX H.264 encoding appliances from within their own custom environments. Monarch HDX Dev Tools will be demonstrated at IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15) on stand 7.B29.

Monarch HDX Dev Tools include automatic configuration methods and Monarch HDX Control API. The automatic configuration methods can be used to set all Monarch HDX encoding and destination parameters by simply loading an XML configuration file or instructing the device to retrieve configuration information from a URL at boot-up. Monarch HDX Control API is an HTTP-based API that lets developers create their own control software to start and stop encoding, set bitrates and destinations, and get the status of a Monarch HDX device.

“The powerful Monarch HDX Dev Tools let organizations such as CDNs and schools easily offer a unified, consistent and branded user experience,” said Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “Individual users need not interact directly with the Monarch HDX Command Center web UI, which can simplify enterprise-level and centrally administered deployments.”

Price and availability

Priced at $1995 US (€1995, £1395) not including local taxes and delivery, Matrox Monarch HDX is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. Monarch HDX Dev Tools will be available in Sept. 2015. Developers may obtain more information about Monarch HDX Dev Tools by e-mailing

About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit

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