Matrox Maevex H.264 Decoders

Affordable Full HD, Low-Bandwidth AV-over-IP

The Matrox Maevex video distribution over IP solution consists of the Maevex 5100 Series encoders and decoders that can extend or record up to 1080p60 video and audio over a standard IP network at user-defined low bit rates for excellent quality and minimal network bandwidth consumption.

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Product Description

The Matrox MVX-D5150F Maevex H.264 Decoder allows you to decode video and audio over a standard IP network at a user-defined bit rate. It records high-quality video and audio and uses the H.264 video compression standard. The decoder can playback to Maevex encoder or any device or PC that supports the required network protocols.

Matrox’s PowerStream software is included and is used to remotely discover, manage, and adjust the Maevex network. The software also allows the administrators to 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.


  • Decodes up 1080p and 1920 x 1200 video as well as audio
  • H.264 compression
  • Support for widescreen and standard aspect ratio at multiple resolution
  • De-scales streams before playback
  • HDMI or analog audio support
  • Plays up to 1080p/1920 x 1200 to NAS or shared network drive

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 to 25 Mbps)


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

PowerStream Control Software

  • Remotely manage Maevex network from different locations
  • Conveniently access IP address, bit rate, and other information
  • Fine-tune decoding parameters and adjust bit rates
  • Scale and crop content to fit different outputs

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)

Other Features

  • Supports daisy-chaining and extends network via integrated network switch
  • Failure resilience – power, network, and device auto-recovery features
  • Full duplex RS-232 control
  • PowerStream-controlled user access from secured PC
  • Detailed LED indicators for easy and effective troubleshooting
  • Customizable bitmap for decoder splash screen


  • Healthcare
  • Automation/production
  • Education and training
  • Security
  • Banking
  • Transportation
  • Dynamic digital signage


Maevex MVX-D5150F Decoder
Network Connectors 2 x RJ45 (fully switched)
Decoding Video

  • Single-Channel HD: Up to 1920 x 1080p (60 Hz) and 1920 x 1200 (56 Hz)
  • 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


  • Compression 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 Interface
  • IPV4 Support
  • Unicast, Multicast, and Multi Unicast
  • DHCP (Default) / Fixed IP Address support
  • Cat 5-or-higher network cable support
  • Central Command and Control Application:
  • Resides on any PC network node
  • Maevex network configuration & control
  • Decoding control and manipulation
  • Frame rate and resolution control
  • Password protection
  • Failsafe over the network FW updates
  • Recording (up to 1080p60)
  • Full duplex RS-232 (point to point) communication
  • Full-feature API available
OS Support*:
  • Windows® 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 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 Supply
  • 100 to 240 VAC In, 5 VDC Out, 15 W
  • DIN4 locking power connector
  • Power Cords/Adapters Included: US, EU, GB/HKG, AU/NZL
Operating Temperature 32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
Non-Operating Temperature -40 to 131°F (-40 to 55°C)
Operating Humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
  • 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)
Dimensions 5.1 x 1.0 x 4.3″ (12.8 x 2.6 x 10.9 cm)
Weight 286 g (excluding external power supply and power cords)


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