MATROX UNVEILS MURA IPX SERIES — AV.technology
Matrox Graphics has launched its Mura IPX series, a new line of 4K capture and IP encode/decode boards that let OEMs and AV system builders deliver advanced video wall controllers with high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD encoding and decoding over standard IP.
Designed to work with Mura MPX video wall capture and display boards and Matrox C-Series multi-display graphics cards, Mura IPX packs 4K capture plus high-density encode and decode functionality onto a single PCIe card to simplify integration and reduce installation costs.
The MURA-IPX-I4DF 4K capture and IP decode board provides four HDMI 1.4a inputs for direct high-resolution 4Kp60 or 2560x1600p60 capture plus H.264 decoding of up to two 4Kp60, four 4Kp30, eight 1080p60 or 16 1080p30 streams. The MURA-IPX-I4EF 4K capture and IP encode/decode board adds H.264 level 5.2 encoding to stream and record video wall content — including video wall sources, displays or regions-of-interest – anywhere on the network.
“This new Mura IPX hardware, combined with the latest, easy-to-use APIs and Matrox MuraControl video wall management software, gives system integrators the essential building blocks to deploy advanced video wall controllers ideal for control rooms, digital signage, AV presentation systems, and more,” said R&D vice president David Chiappini. “OEMs can take advantage of our development-grade libraries that provide deep control over product customisation and come complete with sample code and dedicated OEM development support.”
In interactive demonstrations at the Matrox stand (booth #4053) Mura IPX will capture baseband and IP sources as Mura MPX video wall processor cards power a 2×2, 1920×1080 installation. Sources include Matrox Maevex decoders as well as Full HD Maevex encoder and 1080p60 Panasonic IP camera streams. Mura IPX will also encode the outputs in the same controller system, then, in a separate appliance, decode them alongside content originating on a C-Series-powered video wall. The decoded content will ultimately be displayed on a single C680-powered UHD monitor, illustrating the ability to stream and monitor (or record) an entire video wall anywhere on the network.
The company says Matrox Mura IPX developer kits are now available to selected partners with wider availability scheduled for Q4 2015.
Matrox Graphics: www.matrox.com/graphics