Matrox Video has added to its SMPTE ST-2110 line up with the X.mio5 D25 and DSX LE5 LP D25 network interface controller (NIC) cards.
Offering multichannel video inputs and outputs (I/O) over 25GbE networks, along with the Matrox DSX SDK, these new cards enable broadcast equipment manufacturers to design IP-based broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box platforms and capture/playout video servers for HD to 4K workflows.
Architected as video-aware, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) ST-2110 NIC cards, X.mio5 D25 and DSX LE5 LP D25 are said to deliver the 24/7 reliability and interoperability required of broadcast equipment while offering the flexibility and scalability expected of IP infrastructures, including standard network stack functionality.
X.mio5 D25 equips PC-based platforms to support two 4K/UHDp60, eight 1080p60, or 16 HD I/Os over 25GbE, while including on-board video processing to offload CPU and GPU resources. Meanwhile, the DSX LE5 LP D25 low-profile card allows 1U, 2U and 3U COTS systems to support two 4K/UHDp60, eight 1080p60, or 16 HD I/Os over 25 GbE, with zero CPU usage.
The Matrox DSX SDK, meanwhile, is a unified architecture that is common across all Matrox ST-2110 NIC, SDI I/O and H.264 codec cards. It supports key functions, including file reading/writing, memory management and a range of file formats, codecs, and effects, to facilitate an agile development effort. A prototyping tool is also available to rapidly simulate and test use cases without writing a single line of code.
“Matrox’s full-featured ST-2110 cards offer broadcast OEMs an accelerated route to complete, field-ready ST-2110 solutions with minimal engineering effort and resources,” said Francesco Scartozzi, VP of sales and business development, Broadcast and Media Group at Matrox Video. “Our deep ST-2110 expertise allows our partners and customers to seamlessly deliver innovative ST-2110 broadcast systems equipped to take on an ever-expanding list of IP workflows and requirements.”