Introducing the Matrox SMD-2 for Large-Scale High-Density IP Video Decoding

By Matrox Graphics Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MONTREAL, June 15, 2011 -

- Ideal for use in security
surveillance and critical infrastructure sectors, combine SMD-2
streaming media decoders with Matrox display wall controller boards
to simultaneously decode a
nd display up to 128 D1

Matrox Graphics Inc. today introduces the Matrox SMD-2 streaming
media decoder, a second-generation universal IP video decode
solution designed to decode - in parallel - large numbers of
network video streams in different resolutions and formats. The
ideal building block for large-scale IP video decoding devices,
each SMD-2 board can simultaneously decode up to 64 QCIF, 16 D1, or
2 HD 1080 streams. By combining multiple SMD-2 boards within a
single system, users can decode and display hundreds of IP streams
on any video display wall. In light of their newly announced
partnership, Matrox Graphics and Trenton are currently working
together to engineer a validated system capable of supporting
multiple SMD-2 cards within a single chassis, to be available later
on in the year. SMD-2 is fully integrated with the Matrox PPX
Series and will be compatible with the Mura MPX Series late this
summer. With its capacity to cost-effectively support large-scale,
high-density IP stream decoding, the Matrox SMD-2 is ideal for use
in security surveillance, public security, and critical
infrastructure sectors.

Matrox SMD-2 Key Features:

  • High-density solution reduces equipment, space, and energy
    costs per video stream

  • Decode up to 128 D1 or 16 HD 1080 streams simultaneously using
    8 SMD-2 cards in a single chassis

  • Increase your stream count with multiple rack-mount enclosures
    for larger scale projects

  • Compatible with a wide range of IP video devices

  • Supports RTP, RTSP, TCP, UDP and IP network protocols including
    Unicast and Multicast

  • Universal IP decoding for common codec formats (H.264, MPEG-4,
    MJPEG, etc.)

  • Two 10/100/1000Mbit Base-T Ethernet ports for separate networks
    or redundancy

  • Manipulate, scale, and position individual IP streams on a
    video wall through tight integration with Matrox display wall
    controller boards


The Matrox SMD-2 is currently available for use with Matrox PPX
Series display wall controller boards. Development kits for SMD-2
with Matrox Mura MPX Series will be available late Summer 2011,
with general availability in Fall 2011.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions
for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom
manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions
the premier choice in industries that require stable,
high-reliability products. Matrox is a privately held company
headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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