Monarch products offer powerful, yet easy-to-use video streaming and recording capabilities to congregations of all sizes MONTREAL — August 22, 2016 — Matrox® will be on hand at the upcoming WFX - Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (Louisville, Kentucky, September 21-22, 2016 – Booth 1028) to display the Monarch™ line of streaming and recording appliances, including the Monarch HD and the newly released Monarch LCS. The small form factor Monarch devices are ideal for house of worship applications; facilitating live service offerings, broadening accessibility, and spreading high-quality video content to congregations who are present in-house or are joining the service remotely.
“Monarch products fit seamlessly into places of worship allowing them to capture video of a service from a camera and/or the lesson presentation from a computer, and easily webcast them to their congregants," said Dan Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox. “The intuitive products will mean faster turnarounds and allow sermons and prayer materials to reach audiences quicker, including those in on-site overflow rooms or at-home viewers with limited mobility. For those viewing at home, an experience comparable to being there in person will now be available on demand.”Matrox Monarch LCS — Video Content Capture Appliance Competitively priced at $2,495 US, the Monarch LCS is an all-in-one device with HD streaming, recording, and production capabilities. Matrox Monarch LCS is an easy-to-use content capture appliance that accepts video from any SDI or HDMI camera and presentation content from computers over HDMI. Inputs can be encoded independently and in sync for use with the latest multi-stream video players. Alternatively, the inputs can be combined in a variety of production layouts, including picture-in-picture and side-by-side, for use with standard video players. In recording applications, the encoders write H.264 files (MP4 or MOV) directly to network-mapped drives, eliminating the need for post-service file transfer. Matrox Monarch HD — H.264 Encoder For simpler installations where only a camera feed of the room needs to be webcast, the Monarch HD encoder, priced at $995 US, enables master-quality recording of sermons and services for post-event editing. Matrox Monarch HD takes an HDMI input from a source such as a camera and generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with IP protocols (RTSP or RTMP). While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, it simultaneously records a high-quality H.264 file (MP4 or MOV) to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive. About Matrox Video Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.