Matrox Extio N3208 IP KVM Transmitter Appliance


Matrox Extio N3208 IP KVM Transmitter Appliance
Matrox® Extio N3208 IP KVM extenders support dual-monitor configurations with exceptional performance over standard Gigabit Ethernet at unprecedented low-bitrates. Extio N3208 can be configured as a point-to-point or networked KVM extender, delivering multiple video, keyboard, mouse, USB 2.0, and audio signals over a single fiber optic or copper cable. Ready compatibility with standard network switches significantly diminishes the total cost of ownership to deliver a scalable, secure, and cost-effective KVM matrix switching solution. 

Matrox KVM extenders centralize hardware in a climate-controlled server room to increase security, protect systems against environmental hazards, and reduce system noise and heat emissions. The Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extender grants seamless remote access to these secured systems, plus the added benefit of smart control over the IP network. This IP KVM extender is ideally suited for industrial automation and control, healthcare, transportation, military, defense, government, broadcasting, and post-production industries and applications.

Superior performance
Extio N3208 extends dual displays (2x 1920x1200 @60Hz) or a single high-resolution display (2560x1600 @60Hz) along with keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0, and audio signals at unprecedented low bitrates over standard Gigabit Ethernet, with a single pair of transmitter and receiver devices. Extio 3’s unique design delivers pristine image quality, smooth video playback, and excellent keyboard and mouse responsiveness at a distance.

Flexible operation
Matrox KVM extenders are designed to support evolving needs: whether deployed as point-to-point extenders or as IP KVM, these appliances offer the flexibility to adapt installations as demands change. Extio 3 extenders support one-to-one, many-to-one, one-to-many, or many-to-many configurations to drive connectivity needs. With the power to create flexible, scalable and secure KVM matrix-routing using standard network switches, the Extio 3 helps future proof investments; installations can be expanded with confidence and without costly upgrades.

Efficient multi-system control
With Aggregator Mode, you can view and operate multiple source computer systems from any Extio receiver unit located at a remote multi-display station, and control them with a single keyboard and mouse set. The 'Tile view' feature offers an even more efficient way to control multiple systems from a single remote workspace, by displaying up to four separate systems on one 4K monitor. By moving the mouse across a multi-screen desktop, control shifts seamlessly from one target source system to another.

Extio 3 over Internet
With remote working becoming the new normal, organizations are seeking ways to enable employees to do their best work—even from home. Extio 3 over Internet provides secure remote access to KVM installations and connected workstations, enabling multiple users in different locations to connect to powerful workstations or specialized equipment located back in the office.

Ease of integration
With Extio 3’s industry-leading technology, users can leverage existing IT networking equipment and standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure for seamless deployment and operations, extending up to four video signals using a single copper or fiber optic cable to reduce installation costs. Matrox Extio 3 KVM extenders fit readily into certified systems with plug and play deployment; there is no need to install additional software. Extio 3 IP KVM transmitter units are designed to optimize available space, and come either as a rack-mountable appliance or an integrated PCIe® card.

Smart control
Extio Central Manager is an intuitive, easy-to-use software to remotely configure, manage, and monitor all Extio 3 units from a central location on the network. An on-screen display (OSD) on Extio 3 receiver appliances allow operators to conveniently preview all authorized computer desktops—readily identifiable via thumbnail previews—to instantly access and switch between multiple systems.

High availability
Extio 3 includes several essential features that help organizations to build redundancy and fault tolerance into their installations. Supporting a distributed model of operation, Extio 3 removes single point of failure by storing all device settings and connectivity rules in each transmitter and receiver unit. Extio 3 appliances also feature two network interface ports that are configurable for link redundancy. Through its patented technology, Extio 3 intelligently adjusts its internal processing parameters to deliver a resilient KVM system that minimizes downtime, favoring continuous operation.

Optimized collaboration
Access and control systems from any remote location on the IP network—and maximize information flow for improved collaboration and decision making. Display Extio 3 video streams on a central video wall powered by Matrox Mura IPX Series for effective visualization. Make use of the proxy stream1—a dedicated secondary video stream compatible with virtually all H.264 software and hardware decoders—for recording part of the desktop on a network storage device or sharing a screen with other user stations, video walls, and mobile devices.

Enhanced KVM security & monitoring
Matrox Extio 3 Series safeguards installations by using HTTPs, a secure communication protocol for control commands over the network. Extio 3 encrypts the transmitted AV and USB signals and protects the desktop content. Extio 3 also easily integrates with Microsoft® Active Directory® services and allows IT managers to use existing Active Directory accounts for user authorization and authentication. Compatible with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Extio 3 devices can be monitored through third-party network management software.

Further reach
Built on a highly optimized, ultra-low-bitrate encoding platform, Extio 3 enables KVM extension and switching applications over LAN, WAN, or Internet. The high-performance IP KVM extender allows users to readily access any system—located at home or in the workplace—for secure collaborative workflows between teams in different locations.

Always powered. Always on.
Matrox NRG and Extio 3 side-by-side on 1 rack
Safeguard against a potential loss of power. Matrox makes available rack-mounted, multi-output redundant power supply units (RPSU) to ensure uninterrupted operation of your Matrox device in case of a power module failure and a redundant power input in case a circuit breaker trips.

KVM application markets
Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are a perfect fit for extension and switching applications in a wide range of markets. Whether the need is to extend a single high resolution 4Kp60 4:4:4 video signal, or multiple Full HD 1080p60 4:4:4 videos; or extend highly secure data over fiber optic or copper cabling; and where extremely reliable applications with round the clock availability is essential, Extio 3 is ideal. Extio 3 IP KVM extender’s ready compatibility with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) network switches provides for easily scalable, secure, and cost-effective matrix switching solutions that enable collaborative work environments, where multiple users from different locations can access multiple systems simultaneously. All this on a one Gigabit Ethernet network, using just 5% of the bandwidth required by most other IP KVM products.

Video Input
  • 2x DisplayPort 1.1
Video Output
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.1 (Local Output Coming Soon)
Link Connector
  • 1x RJ45 network port
  • 1x SFP cage (optional RJ45 or Fiber-optic transceiver)

USB Ports
  • 1x USB 2.0 (Type B)
Audio Input
  • Line in 3.5 mm

Audio Output
  • Line out 3.5 mm

  • 1x 9-pin D-type (male)


Video Resolutions
  • 1x 2560x1600 @60Hz
  • 2x 1920x1200 @60Hz
  • (A wider range of resolution is supported,  including mixed resolutions or pivoted displays, contact matrox for additional information)
Color Space and Chroma Sub-Sampling
  • RGB: 8:8:8
  • YUV: 4:4:4

Proxy Stream Resolution
  • 1x 1920x1080 @60Hz YUV 4:2:0 (not yet enabled) 
USB Support
  • High Speed USB 2.0
  • Keyboard, mouse, touchscreens, USB 2.0 mass storage device, industrial keyboards, smart card/CAC readers, USB speakers and other USB HID devices.

Audio Support
  • Digital audio embedded in DisplayPort
  • Stereo analog audio (available with appliances)

Link Redundancy
  • Yes (available with appliances)
Maximum Distance on Copper Cables (Point-to-Point)
  • Cat5e, Cat6—100 m (328 ft) 

Maximum Distance on Fiber-Optic Cables (Point-to-Point)
  • OM2, OM3, OM4 (50/125μm) multi-mode - 550 m (1804 ft.)
  • OM1 (62.5/125μm) multi-mode - 275 m (902 ft.)
  • OS1, OS2 (9/125μm) single-mode - 10 km (6.20 mi)

Maximum Distance over IP
  • LAN
  • Private WAN
  • Internet*

* Network conditions vary per region. For optimal user experience we recommend a ping time of less than 20ms and +/- 10% WC jitter. Please contact Matrox for additional details.


Network Standard
  • 1,000 base-T Ethernet
  • Auto-detect
  • Half/full duplex
Routing Scheme
  • Unicast
  • Multicast
  • Multi-unicast

IP Addressing
  • IPv4
  • DHCP (default) and static IP


Product Dimensions
  • 1U ½ R
  • 7.45 x 1.676 x 8.526 inches
  • 18.9 x 4.26 x 21.66 cm
Power Supply Unit
  • External PSU
  • Lockable PSU Connector 
Additional Features
  • 3x LED Indicators (status and power)
  • 1x Power & 1x Reset Button


Supported Operating Systems (software)
  • Extio Central Manager Software:Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit), Server® 2016, Server 2012 R2, Server 2008 R2
EMC/EMI Device Class
  • Class A

EMC/EMI Certifications
  • CE (EU)
  • FCC (US)
  • KC (Korea)
  • RCM (Aus/NZ)
  • VCCI (Japan)
  • Two-year limited warranty with free online or telephone support
  • Matrox Extio N3208 IP KVM Transmitter Appliance
  • 4x 6ft power cord for North America/Japan, UK, Australia/China, Continental Europe/China
  • USB-A To USB-B 6ft cable
  • Extio Central Manager (free download)