Matrox Maevex 6150 Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder Appliance

SKU: MVXE61504

Matrox Maevex 6150 Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder Appliance
The Matrox® Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance is the first in the world to deliver quad 4K input capture and encode, supporting at least four concurrent 4K streams and recordings—simultaneously. Delivering the full feature set of the Maevex 6100 quad encoder card, the Maevex 6150 comes in a convenient, rack-ready appliance form factor with added I/O.

Coupled with Maevex PowerStream Plus software, the Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder delivers reliable industry-leading technology for flexible management of all Maevex devices and features, ensuring complete reach and control over the entire network.

The Matrox Maevex 6150 appliance is part of the Maevex 6100 Series. Built on H.264, this plug-and-play solution fits seamlessly into existing infrastructures and interoperates with virtually any network device, ensuring high-density content distribution and system scalability. Flexible setup and management of all devices and features from one easy-to-use interface comes via complimentary Maevex PowerStream Plus software.

An on-device LCD display shows device IP and stream addresses, system information, and other urgent content, allowing for easy installation and troubleshooting issues directly on the device. Adding a separate monitor allows for previewing media and ensuring content appears exactly as intended before transmission.

Six on-appliance buttons—to read and/or control the LCD display and start/stop streaming and recording functions—permit direct command execution in instances where software access is limited. Additional I/O for audio and USB connections ensures the functionality necessary for any installation.

Benefit from up to 4K/UHD 4:4:4 sub-sampling support plus H.264 capability for best-in-breed encoding. Maevex’s versatile PowerStream Plus software supports multi-protocol and multi-bitrate streaming, chroma sub-sampling management, multiple Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and quadrant composite options, and more. The multi-chroma sub-sampling feature delivers 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0, and 4:0:0 options, to best balance bitrate and compression demands of different encoding environments and markets.

Our technology promises unprecedented quality, without necessarily needing a dedicated distribution network; we use existing 1 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure and expand its capabilities to allow for many streams of any quality to be transmitted on a single cable.

Flexible communication
The Maevex 6150 provides system independence and eliminates the need for additional equipment; simply place the appliance on the desktop, workstation, or rack, and it’s ready to use.

Support up to four channels of 4K real-time encode/stream from a single, standalone appliance housed in a 1U ½ width. It also allows for 1U dual-density and up to eight 4K streams and recordings from a single U of rack space.

The Maevex 6150 quad 4K appliance allows for simultaneous streaming, processing, and recording on all channels in multiple settings—all without sacrificing quality. This powerful appliance delivers content to on-premises end points, to the cloud and internet services, and also record for later editing and viewing, concurrently. Maevex 6150 can also transmit live and/or recorded content for multiple video-on-demand platforms—such as Facebook Live, Youtube, Twitch, Wowza®, Ustream™, LiveScale, and Restream to name a few.

H.264 technology meets almost every need and requirement for streaming and recording at excellent quality with minimal network bandwidth consumption—including at 4K. It also allows for delivery of multiple streams of almost every type of content over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet networks; network streams or recordings can then be decoded using virtually any device. Customizable settings on each independent channel provide powerful scaling and deinterlacing to ensure only pristine graphics and video are encoded.

Complete reach and control
Discover devices, manage content, access hardware, and monitor all streams and recordings from any location on the network via the robust Maevex PowerStream Plus software. Included with the purchase of Maevex hardware, PowerStream Plus renders both generations of Maevex products entirely monitorable, configurable, manageable, and updateable via an intuitive and easy-to-use application. PowerStream Plus can be installed on any network-connected computer.

Easily tailor operations by integrating PowerStream Plus features into existing applications or create new software applications with the PowerStream Plus API—available for both Windows® and Linux®. A REST API is also available for more flexible and portable software development and more direct access to Maevex devices.
Form FactorStandalone appliance
Rack-mountable (1U dual-density)
Maximum Number of Cards per SystemSystem dependent
Multi-Appliance SupportYes
Supported Video Input Formats4x HDMI (Type A)
Color Space CaptureRGB and YUV 8- and 10-bit support
Color space conversion support
Chroma Sub-Sampling4:4:4 (8-bit)
4:2:2 (8-bit)
4:2:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
4:0:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
Video Input4x HDMI (Type A) with audio support
Video Output/Pass-Through4x HDMI (Type A) with audio support
Video Monitoring Output11x DisplayPort 1.1
Audio Input4x HDMI digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
4x 3.5 mm analog stereo audio
    •  1 Vrms (0 dBV)
    • 14.3 kΩ (gain = 0 dB)
    • -60 dB to +6 dB (default is 0 dB)
1x 3.5 mm stereo mic in
    •  2.5 V
    • 1 Vrms (0 dBV)
    • 15 kΩ (gain = 0 dB), 5 kΩ (gain≥10 dB)
    • -74 dB to +41 dB (default is 0 dB)
Audio Output4x HDMI digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
1x 3.5 mm headphones out
      • 1.2 Vrms (1.6 dBV)
      • 32 mW into 32Ω
      • -74 dB to 0 dB (default is 0 dB)
RS-2321x for IP to RS-232 control
USB Support2x USB 2.0 (front)
1x USB 3.0 (back)
Maximum Capture Resolution2x 3840x2160 @60Hz2 or
2x 4096x2160 @60Hz2
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz or
4x 4096x2160 @30Hz
Support for Custom ResolutionsProject dependent; please contact Matrox for details
Video Encoding Formats (Codecs)H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
Encoding Capability
(Maximum and Other Examples)3
@ 4:2:0
@ 4:4:4
2x 3840x2160 @60Hz
1x 4096x2160 @60Hz
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz
3x 4096x2160 @30Hz
4x 1920x1080 @60Hz
8x 1920x1080 @60Hz
16x 1920x1080 @30Hz
1x 3840x2160 @30Hz
1x 4096x2160 @30Hz
2x 1920x1080 @60Hz
3x 1920x1080 @60Hz
6x 1920x1080 @30Hz
Encoding ProfilesBaseline (BP)
Main (MP)
High (HiP)
High 10 (Hi10P)
High 4:2:2 (Hi422P)
High 4:4:4 predictive profile separate plane (Hi444PP)
CAVLC 4:4:4 intra (44)
Encoding LevelUp to 5.2
Bitrate Range50 Kbps to 120 Mbps4
15 Mbps (default)
Rate ControlCBR
Favor quality (optimize for desktop or latency)
Adjustable GOP size
Audio Encoding Format (Codec)MPEG-4 AAC-LC/HEv1/HEv2
Audio Sample Frequency32 kHz
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
Audio BitratesUp to 576 Kbps (AAC-LC)
Up to 288 Kbps (AAC-HEv1)
Up to 144 Kbps (AAC-HEv2)
Video CompositingYes, fixed formats including Picture-in-Picture (PiP), Picture-by-Picture (PbP), quadrant
Recording File FormatMP4
FilenameCustomizable prefix (optional)
TimestampAutomatic in filename
Recording ProgrammabilityStart date and time
Maximum file length
File frequency
Recording LocationsShared network drive or NAS
Local USB ports for USB flash drive and external hard drive
  2x USB 2.0 (front) and 1x USB 3.0 (back)
Network Connector2x RJ45 with status LED indicators
 1x control and stream
 1x stream only
Network Standard100/1,000 base-T Ethernet
Auto speed
Half/full duplex
Unicast, multi-unicast, multicast
Command and ControlHTTPS over TCP
UPnP (discovery)
Streaming ProtocolsRTSP (TCP), RTCP & RTP (UDP) - all required
RTP/RTCP (both required) over UDP
SRT over UDP
IP AddressingIPv4 support
IPv6 support
DHCP (default) and static IP address support
Noise Emission~25 dB at full stream/record capacity5
Product Dimensions (Length x Width X Height)8.53 x 7.52 x 1.68 inches (21.7 x 19.1 x 4.3 cm)
Power Supply100-240 VAC in, 12 VDC out, 60W
DIN4 locking power connector
Power Cords IncludedUS, EU, UK, Aus/NZ
Operating Temperature Range0 to 45 degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 70 degrees Celsius
Operating Humidity Range20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range10% to 90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude Range650 hPa (3,580 m) to 1,013 hPa (0 m)
Storage Altitude Range192 hPa (12,000 m) to 1,020 hPa (-50 m)
Maximum Power Consumption45W
EMC/EMI Device ClassClass A
EMC/EMI CertificationsFCC (US)
RCM (Aus/NZ)
VCCI (Japan)
KC (Korea)
ICES-3 (Canada)
Environmental CertificationsEU RoHS
China RoHS
PowerStream Plus (free download)6Compatible with Maevex 5100 Series and Maevex 6100 Series
Network discovery
Multi-encoding and recording management
Multi-protocol management
Frame rate management
Resolution control
Administrator and user credential management
Scaling management
SNMP support
PowerStream Plus API for Windows and Linux6Full-access to entire feature set via API
.NET 4.5.1 or higher, standalone library and Mono 5.2 or higher for Linux
REST API6Maevex 6100 Series REST API
Available for lower-level development
Supported Operating Systems- Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit)
- Windows Server® 2016
- Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2019
Warranty2 years
Part numberMVX-E6150-4
Accessories (Sold Separately)
Optional HardwareMaevex 5100 Series encoders (MVX-E5150F)
Maevex 5100 Series decoders (MVX-D5150F)
Maevex 5100 Series encoder/decoder bundle (MVX-ED5150F)
Maevex 6150 Rackmount Kit (RMK-19TR-A)
Secure HDMI cable solution (SK-SLNA-0F)