Matrox Monarch LCS, HDX, and HD Certified For Use with Presentations 2Go Open Video Platform
Montreal (November 3, 2016): Matrox® today announced that Learning Valley BV, a leading European manufacturer of PRO-AV streaming media technologies, has integrated Matrox Monarch API controls into their newly released Presentations 2Go open lecture capture and distribution software. Offering full management options for Matrox Monarch LCS, HDX & HD streaming and recording appliances, Presentations 2Go is an affordable and easy to use tool for managing the capture and streaming of materials from classrooms and labs.
“With our newly released Open Video Platform, Presentations 2Go offers an affordable and easy to operate lecture management and distribution platform,” said Herman Nevens, sales director, Presentations 2Go. “We’re pleased to announce support for Matrox Monarch products, making lecture capture even more flexible and less expensive.”
Once configured, multiple hardware recorders can be operated and scheduled via the Presentations 2Go open video server. Out-of-the-box integration of certified recorders, such as Matrox Monarch LCS, HDX, and HD, is supported by Presentations 2Go with automatic ingest and publishing of multi-source videos from lectures.
“Education is meant to be a collaborative process, and we’re excited that Monarch products and the powerful Presentations 2Go software suite work together to deliver lecture capture to as many classrooms as possible,” said Donald Sievewright, European sales director, Matrox video products. “Monarch products fit seamlessly into educational environments allowing video capture of the instructor from a camera and/or the presentation material from a computer, followed by easy distribution to students.”
The Presentations 2Go open video platform is a comprehensive solution for recording multi-source video presentations, management of content, metadata, and multi-platform streaming. Capable of streaming videos to any device campus or worldwide, Presentations 2Go supports live streaming and automatic publishing of multi-source videos from presentations, lectures, and training that are captured by Presentations 2Go capture solutions or certified third-party hardware recorders. Built on the Unified Streaming Platform, Presentations 2Go offers the best possible viewing experience up to 4k using adaptive bitrate streaming technology with support for all industry standard delivery formats including MPEG DASH.
Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
The Matrox Monarch product line features user-friendly content-capture appliances that accept video from SDI or HDMI sources. Generating H.264-encoded video streams at bitrates from 200 Kbps to 30 Mbps, Monarch’s powerful scaling, deinterlacing, and noise-reduction engines ensure only pristine images are sent to the internal encoders. For streaming purposes, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP protocol to deliver live streams to local or cloud-based media servers. In recording applications, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files to local USB drives, SD cards, or network-mapped drives for post-event editing or archiving.