“We are thrilled that all these industry experts selected Monarch LCS for these important awards,” said Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “They undoubtedly recognized that the innovations in Monarch LCS allow classrooms and presentation venues to be easily and affordably equipped for streaming and recording high-quality video and high-resolution, computer-generated content.”Monarch LCS is a reliable, standalone network appliance that IT administrators will find simple to set up and integrate into video management systems (VMS) such as Opencast and Kaltura and learning management systems (LMS) such as Moodle. It accepts video from any SDI or HDMI camera and presentation content over HDMI from computers. The inputs can be encoded independently and in sync for use with the latest multi-stream video players. Alternatively, the inputs can be combined prior to encoding in a variety of production layouts, including picture-in-picture and side-by-side, for use with standard video players. The product’s intuitive web interface lets users easily define profiles for live streamed and recorded lectures. Powerful scaling, deinterlacing and noise reduction engines ensure only pristine images are sent to the encoders. For streaming purposes, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP protocol to deliver live streams to local media servers or cloud-based CDNs. In recording applications, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files directly to network-mapped drives, eliminating the need for post-lecture file transfer, or alternatively to local USB drives or SD cards. Monarch LCS comes complete with a comprehensive set of HTTP-based control APIs that let network- or cloud-based video management platform developers and A/V integrators harness the streaming and recording capabilities of Monarch LCS appliances from within their own environments to create customized user experiences. A control module for Crestron room media controllers is also available. Price and availability Matrox Monarch LCS will be available in Q2 2016 through a worldwide network of authorized dealers priced at $2,495 US not including local taxes and delivery.
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