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Matrox Video debuted its Mojito 4K, a quad 3G-SDI, 4K video monitoring card for use with upcoming Windows-based Adobe video editing tools. Matrox Mojito 4K enables real-time monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and at frame rates up to 60 fps (4Kp60). At NAB 2013, Matrox demonstrated the new card in a workstation-class Windows computer running Adobe Premiere Pro and driving a Sony PVM-X300 reference monitor. Priced at $1995 US (€1795, £1495), not including local taxes and delivery, Mojito 4K is available May 2013.



Matrox Mojito 4K

Also new is Matrox Monarch HD, a compact video streaming/recording appliance priced at just under $1,000. Designed for video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a Blu-ray quality version for post-event editing, the Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream (RTSP- or RTMP-protocol compliant) from any HDMI-input source such as a camera or switcher. While encoding at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records an MP4 file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive. Remotely controlled via any computer or mobile device with a web browser, Matrox Monarch HD is priced at just under $1,000 (€799, £750) and is available in June 2013.





In an effort to address its customers' need to extend high-resolution digital video and USB 2.0 devices, Matrox Graphics introduced Matrox Avio F125, a fiber-optic KVM extender which separates dual HD video, keyboard, mouse, stereo analog audio and USB 2.0 devices from a workstation, with flexible connectivity options. Its transmitter/receiver pair extends two single-link DVI (2x1920x1200) or one dual-link DVI (2560x1600 or 4096x2160) video, and multiple high-speed USB 2.0 compliant devices from the host computer by up to 400 m (1312 ft) over multimode cable and 4 km (2.5 mi) over single-mode cable. Avio F125 transmits all signals with no compression or latency on a single duplex LC-LC fiber-optic cable.


Avio F125
Avio F125


Other Matrox Avio F125 features include the ability to playback HD, 2K and 4K video without dropped frames, maximum distances of 400 m (1312 ft) in multimode and 4 km (2.5 mi) in single-mode via an optional upgrade, keyboard/mouse extension via two USB HID ports or PS/2 connectors, and a plug-and-play design. Matrox Avio F125 is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac OSX operating systems and will be available in Q2 2013.



Matrox Avio F125 KVM Extender


Matrox Avio KVM extenders are also now compatible with APCON IntellaPatch Series 3000 XE network switches, supporting 10 Gbps and, thus, a very high-bandwidth KVM extension and switching solution. Avio takes full advantage of the bandwidth available in 10Gbps SFP+ transceivers to transmit two uncompressed HD video signals, USB keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0 devices, and stereo analog audio over a single fiber-optic duplex LC-LC cable. The combined Matrox-APCON solution allows enterprises to take advantage of 10Gb throughput, with significant capacity to support up to 143 desktops per chassis from a remote user location. Avio F120 and F125 KVM extenders let users run remote desktops without compromising graphics performance.

The IntellaPatch Series 3000 Extended Capacity (XE) network switch is a high capacity network monitoring aggregation switch that supports connections up to 40 Gbps including the 10Gbps connection rate supporting the Avio solution. It's also managed through APCON's management system, WebX.

Matrox Graphics released the Maevex 5100 Series video over IP solution in mid-April; Maevex enables the extension of Full HD quality video over standard IP networks for digital signage, collaborative video walls, manufacturing and automation, process control, and other applications. Maevex Encoders and Decoders capture, stream, and decode video from a variety of sources, and allow for software-based decoding on non-Maevex devices. Maevex units come bundled with PowerStream software for remote management of Maevex devices. The 5100 Series is priced at between $549 to $1,299.



Maevex Encoder/Decoder


Matrox Graphics also showcased DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go, external multi-monitor upgrades that let the user connect two or three monitors to a laptop or desktop computer for uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors. It supports a maximum resolution of 3840x1200 across two monitors and works with VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort displays or projectors. PC and Mac compatible, it includes Matrox PowerDesk software to manage the desktop configuration.



DualHead2Go Digital ME setup for Mac.


Above left: TripleHead2Go. Right: The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE external multi-display adapter adds up to two monitors to your laptop or desktop computer. ME editions available for Mac.


TripleHead2Go allows you connect up to three monitors to a single DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video output, or Thunderbolt port, of your system.


Also highlighted was Matrox MuraControl video wall management software, an intuitive way to manage Mura MPX-powered video wall locally or remotely. It is available as a single-license software for Windows or as a free, lighter app for iPad with drag-and-drop functionality.



Matrox Mura MPX Series.





As always, Matrox Graphics has a firm grasp of what its customers are looking for, and have brought a range of products to NAB 2013 that meet those needs, especially with regard to high resolution digital video.






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