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Matrox Monarch LCS Encoder Appliance
Matrox Monarch LCS Encoder Appliance

Matrox Monarch LCS Encoder Appliance

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IT administrators will find this reliable, standalone network appliance simple to set up and integrate into any open Video Management System (VMS) or Learning Management System (LMS). Monarch LCS lets you easily define profiles for live streamed and recorded lectures by mixing camera and presentation material from SDI and HDMI sources. Once configured, this versatile H.264 encoding appliance can be operated by anyone at the push of a button. And it won't break your budget!

Ceremonies, meetings, sermons, sporting events, theatre productions, organizations are host to a diverse range of events that warrant sharing with a broad audience. Webcasting is the next-best thing to being there in person, and offers tremendous value-add to organizations by letting viewers participate and watch in real-time via digital channels and popular social media platforms, such as Facebook Live and YouTube, and encouraging audience interaction.

Complex recording equipment is no longer required to effectively capture presentations in lecture halls. A typical setup would consist of video and audio of the presenter and a computer source with supporting material which can be mixed into a single webcast. The operator can select a number of operating modes that include layouts such as Picture-in-Picture and Side-by-Side. If the operator prefers to dynamically change the inputs throughout the lecture, the Monarch LCS also offers Switcher mode. With very little set up time, the Monarch LCS can be configured to capture and deliver content such as presentations and seminars in many appealing layouts.

Keep your audience fully engaged by putting the control in their hands. In Isolated mode, the appliance provides two independent video files or streams. This feature, when used with a compatible 3rd party player, enables the viewer to select their preferred layout. The synchronized streaming or recording of Monarch LCS dual inputs are invaluable when such players are used. By aligning video inputs, the viewer can seamlessly switch to their preferred layout while maintaining perfectly synced audio and video.

Monarch LCS are controlled and configured via the powerful Monarch LCS Command Center using any network-connected device that supports a standard web-browsing application. The UI is designed for operator ease-of-use and features one-click operation. Drill down to configure typical streaming and recording settings, drawing from a list of preset options. These settings define all encoding parameters, including resolution and bitrate. Encoding parameters can be customized and combined with destination and operating mode settings and saved as a unique profile. If the appliance must be accessed by different users, profiles can be instantly recalled without having to re-enter data

In multi-seat installations such as in university campuses, Monarch LCS Radar's browser-based dashboard allows administrators to monitor and troubleshoot all Monarch LCS units deployed on the network.

Matrox Monarch LCS Features

  • Variety of operating modes
  • Viewer defined layouts
  • Easy to operate
  • Centralized monitoring
  • Automate operations with scheduler
  • Store and forward
  • Simple to integrate
  • Set your destinations
  • Uncompromising quality
  • Flexible inputs
  • Frame synchronization between inputs
  • Live production preview output
  • Remotely manage your device
  • Versatile API for your environment
  • Control with Crestron
  • Robust and practical design
  • Matrox Monarch LCS1
  • External power supply1
  • IEC320-C14 power cords (US, UK and EU)1
  • Two Year Limited Warranty1
  • Product
    • Part Number: MHLCS/I
    • Form Factor
      • Standalone appliance
      • Rack-mountable: 1U, 1/2 rack (horizontal)
  • Connectivity
    • Video Input
      • HDMI 1* (video sources)
      • HDMI 2* (computer sources)
      • SDI* (*Video Input Format is Auto-Detected in SDI and HDMI. All outputs are active regardless of audio and video input selection.)
      • Video Input Resolutions
        • HDMI 1
          • Progressive
            • 1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25 fps
            • 1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 fps
          • Interlaced: 1920x1080i 29.97/25 fps
        • HDMI 2
          • Progressive
            • 1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25 fps
            • 1280x720 @ 60/50 fps
          • Interlaced: 1920x1080i 29.97/25 fps
        • SDI
          • Progressive
            • 1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25 fps
            • 1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 fps
          • Interlaced
            • 1920x1080i @ 29.97/25 fps
            • 720x486i @ 29.97 fps
            • 720x576i @ 25 fps
          • Compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (Level A) / 425M
      • Video Output
        • HDMI
        • SDI
      • Video Output Resolutions
        • Preview output of video input signals. Preview output can be mapped from either SDI or HDMI input sources.
        • Note that when input is an SD-SDI resolution, the HDMI preview output will show video window-boxed on an HD output.
        • When HDMI output is set to Preview Mode, refer to the manual for a complete description of behavior.
      • Audio Input
        • Processes the first two channels of audio embedded in HDMI or SDI input signals.
        • Unbalanced analog stereo input via 1/8” (3.5mm) jack.
        • Line Level
      • Audio Output
        • Passthrough of 8 channel of embedded audio channels in HDMI and SDI signals.
        • Unbalanced analog stereo output via 1/8” (3.5mm) jack—passthrough of input.
        • Line Level
        • Note that all outputs are active regardless of audio and video input selection.
      • Confidence Preview
        • 1x SDI
        • 1x HDMI
        • Maximum resolution: 1920x1080
  • Performance
    • Color Space and Chroma Sub-Sampling: 4:2:0 (8-bit)
  • Video and Audio Processing
    • Frame Synchronization: The Monarch LCS contains frame synchronization circuitry designed to compensate for disruptions of the input signal. This circuitry is in place for both SDI and HDMI inputs. Streaming and recording operations will proceed cleanly with repeated or dropped frames.
    • Video Scaling
      • High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
      • Available for both streaming and recording operations
    • Video Compositing: Yes, Side-by-Side (SbS), Picture-by-Picture (PbP)
    • Audio Encoding Format: AAC-LC
    • Audio Sampling Frequency
      • 32 kHz
      • 44.1 kHz
      • 48 kHz
    • Audio Bitrates: Range from 32 kbps to 256 kbps (Note that audio codec settings are applied to both encoders.)
  • Codec
    • Video Encoding Formats: H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
    • Encoding Profiles
      • Baseline (BP)
      • Main (MP)
      • High (HiP)
    • Encoder Bitrates Range
      • Single Encoder - Streaming mode: 16 Mbps
      • Dual Encoder - Maximum of 8 Mbps for streaming channels
      • Dual Encoder - Maximum of 10 Mbps for recording channels
    • Encoding Rate Control
      • Average max/min data rate controls
      • Deblocking Filter
      • Selectable frame rates
      • GOP Size
      • Variable bitrate support
    • Encoding Level: Up to 4.2
  • Recording
    • Recording Locations
      • 2x USB 2.0* (*Support for NTFS (3.1) and FAT32 file system. The Monarch LCS will support writing to USB3 devices at USB2 speeds. Also note, there is a very high variability in the performance capabilities of “thumb” drives (even USB3 versions). Many are optimized for “read” operations while the Monarch LCS requires sustained “write” capabilities. For best results, Matrox recommends using powered USB drives. If small portable media is required, SD cards may be more suitable.
      • 1x SD card slot** (** Supports SD and SDHC cards. Only NTFS formatted SDXC cards are supported. (Class 10 highly recommended).)
      • Network mapped drive*** (*** Support for writing to shared folders in computers found on a network using Windows Share protocols (suitable for Windows system) as well as NFS protocols (suitable for Mac and Linux systems).)
    • Recording Lengths: Maximum file length of 300 minutes—irrespective of storage type used. File splitting feature allows a user to record continuously for long periods by defining file segment sizes. The Monarch appliance will create these sequential file segments over the course of the recording operation without losing a single frame of video. File segment can have a length of 1 to 300 minutes.
  • Network
    • Network Standard: RJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
    • IP Addressing
      • IPv4
      • DHCP (default) and static IP
    • Streaming Protocols
      • RTMP, RTSP/RTP
      • Unicast and Multi Unicast (number of clients may vary from 3 to 10)
    • Command and Control
      • HTTPS over TCP
      • UPnP (discovery)
  • Physical
    • Product Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.6x8.5x1.4" (14.2x21.6x3.6cm)
    • Unit Weight: 1.3 lbs (0.6kg)
    • Power Supply Unit
      • Line voltage: 100-240 V a.c.
      • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
      • Input: external AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C14
      • DIN4 locking power connector
      • Power-supply safety:
        • cULus (Canada/US)
        • CE (EU)
        • GS (Germany)
        • CCC (China)
        • RCM (Au/Nz)
        • EAC (Russia / Customs Union)
        • PSE (Japan)
        • KCC (Korea)
        • BIS (India)
  • Software
    • Monarch LCS Command Center
    • Monarch LCS Radar*
    • HTTPS API *(*Free download)
  • Environmental
    • Operating Conditions
      • Temperature: 0 to 45 degrees Celsius
      • Altitude: 650 hPa (3,580 m) to 1,013 hPa (0 m)
      • Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
    • Storage Conditions
      • Temperature: -40 to 70 degrees Celsius
      • Altitude: 192 hPa (12,000 m) to 1,020 hPa (-50 m)
      • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    • Power Consumption
      • Input: 9-24 volts
      • Total Power Consumption: 20-30 watts (42 max)
  • Supported Operating Systems (software)
    • Mac OSX EL Capitan
    • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • EMC/EMI Device ClassClass A
  • EMC/EMI Compliance
    • CE (EU)
    • FCC (US)
    • ICES-3 (Canada)
    • KC (Korea)
    • RCM (Aus/NZ)
  • Environmental ComplianceRoHS Directive 2011/65/EU amended by (EU) 2015/863
  • WarrantyTwo-year limited warranty with free online or telephone support

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