Matrox Maevex H.264 Encoder & Decoder


Matrox Maevex H.264 Encoder & Decoder
The Matrox Maevex Encoder & Decoder solution, consisting of a Maevex 5100 Series Encoder and Decoder, allows you to extend or record up to 1080p60 video and audio over a standard IP network at user-defined low bit rates. The Maevex Encoder streams or records high-quality video and audio and uses the H.264 video compression standard. It can stream to Maevex Decoders or any device or PC that supports the required network protocols. It can also record to a shared network or NAS drive.

Matrox's PowerStream software is included and is used to remotely discover, manage, and adjust the Maevex network as well as let administrators define multiple stream parameters and balance network bandwidth consumption and quality. The Maevex API is also available to enable programmers to integrate current features into existing applications or create new, independent PowerStream-like software to meet specific needs.

  • Extend/record up to Full HD 1080p60 and 1920x1200 video and audio
  • H.264 compression for high-quality, low-bandwidth AV-over-IP
  • Support for wide-screen and standard aspect ratios and many resolutions
  • Scale streams before distribution for lower bandwidth consumption
  • HDMI or analog audio support
  • Open encoding allows for third-party software decode (e.g. VLC)

  • Record up to 1080p60/1920x1200 to NAS or shared network drive
  • Control frequency and duration of recording
  • Schedule the start time and date of recording sessions
  • Recorded user-defined file name includes timestamp for easy file management

Network Management
  • Operates on standard 100/1000 Mb Ethernet networks
  • Auto-detect and discover Maevex units on subnet (DHCP server required)
  • Full/half-duplex mode and static IP address support
  • CBR, VBR support
  • Network bit-rate control (100 Kbps - 25 Mbps)

  • Play back pre-recorded content at the decoder in case of a network or streaming disruption
  • Programmable time delay before failsafe activates

Maevex API
  • Integrate Maevex features in existing or new control software
  • Based on easy-to-use .NET programming language
  • Provided to select developers (determined on case-by-case basis; NDA may be required)

PowerStream Control Software
  • Remotely manage Maevex network from different locations
  • Conveniently access IP address, bit rate, and other vitals
  • Fine-tune encode/decode parameters and adjust bit rates
  • Scale and crop content to fit different outputs

Other Features
  • Daisy-chain decoders and extend network via integrated network switch
  • Failure resilience - power, network, and device auto-recovery features
  • Full duplex RS-232 control
  • Reliable, solid-state, energy-efficient design
  • Local real-time pass-through and confidence preview on encoder
  • PowerStream-controlled user access from secured PC
  • Detailed LED indicators for easy and effective troubleshooting
  • Customizable bitmap for encoder/decoder splash screen
Video InputEncoder: HDMI with digital L-PCM audio
Video OutputEncoder:
HDMI with digital L-PCM audio
HD15, Analog VGA
ProCamp control: contrast, brightness, saturation, hue
Scaled output (i.e., 1080p60 input/720p60 scaled output)

HDMI with digital L-PCM audio
ProcAmp control: contrast, brightness, saturation, hue
Destination cropping support
Independent failsafe output
Audio Line InEncoder: 3.5 mm analog stereo audio
Audio Line OutEncoder: 3.5 mm analog stereo audio
Decoder: 3.5 mm analog stereo audio
Network ConnectionEncoder: RJ45
Decoder: 2x RJ45 (fully switched)
Supported Input / Output ResolutionsUp to 1920x1080p60 and 1920x1200 (60 Hz)
Video Encoding / DecodingSingle-Channel HD: Up to 1920x1080p60 and 1920x1200(56Hz)
Compression Standard: H.264/MPEG4 Part 10 (AVC)
Profiles: Baseline, Main, High
Levels: Up to 4.2
Bit Rates: 100 Kbps to 25 Mbps
Rate Control: CBR, VBR, Favor Speed, Favor Quality, Adjustable GOP (Group Of Pictures) Size
Audio Encoding / DecodingCompression Standard: MPEG4 AAC-LC
Channels: 2 channel (stereo), HDMI with digital L-PCM audio
Analog Sample Frequency: 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz
Bit Rates: 96, 128, 192, and 256 Kbps
Networking Interface100/1000base-T Ethernet: 1000 Mbps full duplex, 100 Mbps half/full duplex
Streaming Protocols: RTSP/RTP/RTCP (all required) over UDP
Command & Control Protocols: HTTP/HTTPS
IPV4 Support
Unicast, Multicast, and Multi Unicast
DHCP (Default) / Fixed IP Address support
CAT5-or-higher network cable support
OS SupportWindows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 & 2012R2 (64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

*Microsoft .NET 4.5 is required for all
Power Supply100-240 V AC In, 5 VDC Out, 15 W
DIN4 Locking Power Connector
Power Cords/Adapters Included: US, EU, GB/HKG, AU/NZL
Operating Temperature32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
Non-Operating Temperature-40 to 131°F (-40 to 55°C)
Operating Humidity20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Humidity5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)Encoder: 135.05 years @ 104°F (40°C) (excluding power supply)
Decoder: 164.81 years @ 104°F (40°C) (excluding power supply)
External Power Supply: 11.45 years @ 77°F (25°C), full load
Fanless (no moving parts)
RackmountOptional rackmount tray supported
Encoder: Dual Density 1U
Decoder: Triple Density 1U (horizontal mount); or 10-unit density in 3U (vertical mount)
DimensionsEncoder: 8.5 x 1 x 4" (22 x 2.6 x 10.2 cm)
Decoder: 5 x 1 x 4.3" (13 x 2.6 x 11 cm)
WeightEncoder: 0.83 lb (378 g) (excluding external power supply and power cords)
Decoder: 0.63 lb (286 g) (excluding external power supply and power cords)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.1 x 5.6 x 5.6"