Matrox Monarch EDGE Encoders & Decoders for Remote Production


Category Production

The Matrox Monarch EDGE encoder and decoder solution allows broadcasters to securely transport 4K or multi-HD video over the open internet or public/private cloud to deliver broadcast-quality REMI productions. As a purpose-built REMI solution, Monarch EDGE incorporates all the required features into a streamlined platform—including tally and talkback, multi-channel AV synchronization, and genlock support—enabling live production operators to create more content while using less equipment, less staff, and fewer financial resources.

Monarch EDGE product overview:

Matrox® Monarch EDGE Series for remote production (REMI) offers 4K/multi-HD video transport for live, multi-camera events. Video professionals can select from a range of appliances to meet their remote production and contribution needs. The Monarch EDGE E4 4:2:2 10-bit-capable encoder is ideal for demanding, broadcast-quality productions. Programs destined for over-the-top (OTT) or cloud delivery can leverage the Monarch EDGE E4 4:2:0 8-bit-capable encoder. When pairing a Monarch EDGE encoder and Monarch EDGE decoder, this provides broadcasters with ultra-low latency, high-quality video transport.

Monarch EDGE’s key features and benefits:

--Monarch EDGE can encode up to four camera feeds from HD or 3G-SDI sources, or 4K signals over 12G-SDI, or a quad 3G-SDI to deliver a full-4K stream.

-Monarch EDGE achieves some of the lowest latencies on the market with glass-to-glass latencies as low as 100ms.

-Monarch EDGE keeps all streams from encode to decode in sync, with frame accurate synchronization for both audio and video.

-Monarch EDGE supports multiple streaming protocols, including SRT that provides the reliability of RTMP, while reducing latency, for use on open networks.

-Monarch EDGE provides tally signals and talkback channels to facilitate bi-directional communication between on-site camera operators and in-studio personnel.

-Monarch EDGE offers the ability to record SDI inputs– at the user’s quality of choice – while simultaneously streaming using the user’s preferred transport protocol.

-Monarch EDGE Control Hub software allows users to discover, configure, and control all Monarch EDGE units on a local network through a Windows desktop application, while the Monarch EDGE Commander Center enables users to access Monarch EDGE devices locally or over the internet via a web browser, without additional software installation requirements.