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  • SKU: MHLCS/I

Matrox Monarch LCS

$3,449.00
  • Vendor: Matrox
  • Product Type: Capture & Playback

IT administrators will find this reliable, standalone network appliance simple to set up and integrate into any open Video Management System (VMS) or Lecture 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!

Variety of Operating Modes

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.

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Viewer Defined 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.

Easy to Operate

Matrox Monarch LCS can be controlled and configured via the Monarch LCS Command Center using any device on the network that supports a standard web browsing application such as a tablet. The interface is designed for operator ease-of-use and features one-click operation to start encoding from anywhere within the user interface. A number of typical streaming and recording presets are provided that define all of the 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 device must be accessed by different users, profiles can be instantly recalled without having to re-enter data.

Simple to Integrate

Designed to work in network environments, Monarch LCS is a network appliance that facilitates a seamless integration into existing infrastructures managed by third party asset management solutions, such as OpenCast VMS and Moodle LMS software. In addition, the scheduler feature* supports open source iCal software such as Google calendar which allows you to create a schedule, export to an .ics file format, and easily import to the device. Schedules can be imported at any time and Monarch LCS can be configured to periodically retrieve schedules on your network.

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Uncompromising Quality

Offering unprecedented quality, Monarch LCS can share up to 20 Mb/s of encoding capacity across its two H.264 encoding channels. Each independent channel has individual bitrate/quality settings and benefits from powerful scaling, deinterlacing, and noise reduction engines that ensure only pristine images are sent to the encoders. When the highest quality is required, each encoder can be set to encode at 1080p30 resolutions.

Set Your Destinations

This dual encoder offers multiple destination options when streaming or recording. When set to recording, an encoding channel captures content in MOV or MP4 files to ensure that video files can be played on virtually any player. Recordings can be stored on local USB drives, SD cards, or network-mapped drives and made available immediately to an LMS or VMS for distance learning. For streaming purposes, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP protocol to deliver live streams to local media servers or cloudbased CDNs.

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Inputs and Outputs
Supported HDMI Video Input 1 (Video Sources) Progressive
1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25 Frames per second
1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 Frames per second
Interlaced
1920x1080i 29.97/25 Frames per second
Supported HDMI Video Input 2 (Computer Sources) Progressive
1920x1080 @ 60/50 Frames per second
1280x720 @ 60/50 Frames per second
Interlaced
1920x1080i 29.97/25 Frames per second
HDMI Video Output 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 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.
Supported SDI Video Input Progressive
1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 Frames per second
1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 Frames per second
Interlaced
1920x1080i @ 29.97/25 Frames per second
720x486i @ 29.97 Frames per second
720x576i @ 25 Frames per second
Compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (Level A) / 425M
SDI Video Output Preview output of video input signals. Preview output can be mapped from either SDI or HDMI input sources.
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.
Extra features Video Input Format is Auto-Detected in SDI and HDMI.
All outputs are active regardless of audio and video input selection.
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.
H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC) Video Encoder
Resolutions Selectable encoding resolutions ranging from:
128x128 to 1920x1080
Bit Rates Ranges Single Encoder - Streaming mode: 16 Mbps
Single Encoder - Recording mode: 20 Mbps
Dual Encoder - Maximum of 8 Mbps for streaming channels
Dual Encoder - Maximum of 10 Mbps for recording channels
Encode Frame Rates Encode frame rates selection includes;
60/50, 30/25/24 and 15/12.5.
Single Encoder – Maximum of 1080p60 fps
Dual Encoder – Maximum of 720p60 fps or 1080p30 fps
Encoding Profiles Baseline, Main and High
Encoding Controls 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1 Level Support
GOP Size
Variable bit rate support
Average max/min data rate controls
Deblocking Filter
MPEG-4 AAC Audio Encoder
Standard AAC-LCS
Sample Frequency 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz when digitized from an analog source
Channels 2 channels Stereo (L/R)
Bit Rates Range from 32 kbps to 256 kbps
Note that audio codec settings are applied to both encoders.
Scaler High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
Available to both streaming and recording operations
Recording File Format
File Type Industry Standard MP4 and MOV files with two channels of embedded AAC audio
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 LCS 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 Interfaces
Connector RJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
Protocols RTMP, RTSP/RTP
IPv4 Support
Unicast and Multi Unicast (number of clients may vary from 3 to 10)
User Interface
Computer Based control HTTP via standard PC or Mac web browser using Monarch LCS Command Center.
Physical Interface On Device push buttons for independent streaming and recording with Start/Stop control
Storage Types for File Recording
2 x 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.
1 x 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).
Physical
Dimensions Length (shell) - 5.6" (14.2cm), Length (shell +BNCs) - 6"(15.3cm), Width - 8.5" (21.6 cm),
Height (shell) - 1.4"(3.6cm), Height (Shell + pads) - 1.5" (3.81cm)
Weight 1.3 lbs, 0.6 kg
Operating conditions 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C), 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Power Input: 9-24 volts
Connector: Din4
Total Power Consumption: 20-30 watts (42 max)
Power Supply Line Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Input: External AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C14
DIN4 Locking Power Connector
Transport and Storage Max Operating Altitude: 3000 meters
Max Transport altitude: 12,000 meters
Storage Humidity 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Regulatory EMI: FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
Power-supply Safety: UL/CUL(UL60950-1), TUV-GS(EN60950-1), T-LICENSE(BS EN60950-1), CCC(GB4943.1-2011), PSE(J60950), SAA(AS/NZS60950-1), KC-MARK(K60950), S-MARK(IEC60950-1)
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
Warranty 2 years with free telephone support
Kit Contents
In the box Matrox Monarch LCS device
Matrox Monarch LCS external power supply
IEC320-C14 power cords (US, GB and EU)

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