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An interview from the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Jean Lapierre of Matrox. Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, real-time editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. In this interview Jean talks with us about their game-changing COTS NIC card, the X.mio5 Q25, which clears the path to IP broadcast workflows—with zero CPU usage.

The Matrox X.mio5 Q25 is a SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) card with multi-channel video I/O supporting HD to 4K, with zero CPU utilization. Equipped with 10GbE and 25Gbe interfaces, X.mio5 Q25 features on-board multi-channel HDR conversions along with motion adaptive de-interlacing, pristine scaling, and powerful compositing engines for high-density 4K video processing. The game-changing card enables OEMs to effortlessly build and deploy the world’s most advanced IP-based broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box platforms, and capture/playout video servers designed for today’s HD and emerging 4K/UHD workflows.

Architected as a video-aware COTS SMPTE ST 2110 NIC card, X.mio5 Q25 delivers 24/7 reliability and interoperability required of broadcast equipment, while offering the flexibility and scalability expected of IP infrastructures including standard network stack functionality. With support for four SFP28 transceivers, X.mio5 Q25 allows for PC-based platforms to receive and transmit four 4K/UHDp60, 16 1080p60, 32 HD, or any equivalent combination of flows over 25GbE. X.mio25 Q25 also includes high-quality on-board video processing to offload CPU and GPU resources. The X.mio5 Q25 card is furthermore supported by the robust, field-proven Matrox DSX SDK, ensuring rapid application development and system deployment.

“Matrox X.mio5 Q25 is purpose-built for SMPTE ST 2110, which means it meets and exceeds the industry’s most stringent reliability, quality, interoperability, and performance requirements when it comes to IP workflows,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “Over the last 40 plus years, Matrox has helped customers seamlessly navigate from analog to SDI, SD to HD then UHD, and with X.mio5 Q25, the story remains the same for OEMs looking to transition from SDI to IP—with minimal interruption and maximum impact.”

For more information please visit: www.Matrox.com

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