Matrox Intros Two 25 GbE NIC Cards for OEM COTS IP Solutions

Looking to help broadcasters navigate the transition from SDI to IP, Matrox Video has developed two new SMPTE ST 2110-compatible 25 GbE network interface controller (NIC) cards for OEMs to develop IP-based, multi-channel 4K broadcast media systems. Leveraging COTS IT-based equipment for their affordability, flexibility, expandability, and ease of maintenance, Matrox-based SMPTE ST 2110 media systems deliver on deterministic, scalable, and repeatable multi-channel 4K and HD IP environments, all with 24/7 reliability.

The new Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 and DSX LE5 D25 cards are based on the proven technology of the company’s existing X.mio5 Q25 NIC card and are designed to help simplify the transition from multi-channel SDI workflows to multi-channel IP workflows by delivering up to four 4K IP video inputs and outputs over 25 GbE networks. Broadcast OEMs can now choose from a variety of options to design the world’s most advanced 4K/HD-enabled broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, and other high-density, PC-based video equipment.

Featuring native SMPTE ST 2110 4K support, the Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 network adapter provides unprecedented multi-channel IP video I/O of up to four 4K/UHDp60, 16 1080p60, 32 HD, or any equivalent combination of flows over two 25 GbE links with SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy. The Matrox DSX LE5 D25 option meanwhile, receives and transmits two 4K/UHDp60, eight 1080p60, 16 HD, or any equivalent combination of flows over one 25 GbE link with the same SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy.

The Matrox DSX LE5 cards support SMPTE ST 2110-21, which guarantee narrow transmission with zero CPU usage for long-term on-air operation. Matrox DSX LE5 cards also offer hardware-based Precision Time Protocol (PTP) support allowing for clock accuracy in the nanosecond range, eliminating network jitter associated with general-purpose, non-video-aware NIC cards. In addition, with built-in support for NMOS Device Registration and Discovery (IS-04), NMOS Device Connection Management (IS-05), and the newly defined JT-NM TR 1001-1 recommendation, the Matrox DSX LE5 cards provide seamless integration, communication, and interoperability in SMPTE ST 2110 environments.

The Matrox DSX LE5 cards are supported by the Matrox DSX SDK, which includes an extensive set of powerful media processing modules ensuring rapid application and system deployment.

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