HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions

Matrox Video has announced that HARDATA, has incorporated the Matrox DSX LE4 LP multi-SDI video cards and Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE cards into its SMART+ 9440 and 9440 IP integrated channel-in-a-box (CIAB) solutions.

A new line of HARDATA’s integrated solutions, the SMART+ Series is focused toward interoperability and new formats, building a path from SDI to IP and from HD to 4K. SMART+ playout servers are intended for TV stations, TV producers and educational institutions that want to protect current investments yet remain flexible enough to switch to IP or 4K when ready.

HARDATA powers channel in a box systems with Matrox PCIe cards.

HARDATA powers channel in a box systems with Matrox PCIe cards.

The SMART+ 9440 is a CIAB made possible by Matrox DSX LE4 LP, a low-profile, half-length PCI Express card that offers up to eight reconfigurable SDI I/Os—from SD to 4K. With four configurable SDI Inputs/Outputs, SMART 9440+ can be used as a four-channel ingest server, a two-channel production server, a four-channel playout server with graphics, or a 4K playout server with graphics.

The SMART+ 9440 IP-enabled CIAB is powered by the Matrox X.mio3 IP card, offering IP enabled integrated playout with ingest, playout and graphics. X.mio3 IP brings multi-channel, IP-encapsulated HD, and 4K video I/O to the SMART+ 9440 IP system, as well as support for IP transport protocols including ST 2022-6/7, ST 2110, ASPEN and Sony IP.

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