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.


Matrox has introduced two new NIC cards

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.”