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Matrox Bi-Directional Encoder/Decoder Enhances Two-Way Video Communications for Remote Productions

Matrox Monarch EDGE S1 encode/decode appliance delivers secure, high-quality, low-latency return feeds, ensuring seamless field and studio communications for multi-camera, multi-site productions

Dorval, Quebec(07 Apr 2021)

Matrox® Video is pleased to announce the new Monarch EDGE S1 bi-directional encoder/decoder appliance for remote production (REMI) workflows. Featuring simultaneous encode/decode support, Monarch EDGE S1 allows broadcasters to deliver secure, high-quality, low-latency program feeds from the studio to multi-camera production crews, talent, and guests in any remote location. Monarch EDGE S1’s return feed functionality overcomes the two-way communication challenges in REMI and multi-site workflows by enabling smooth and natural interaction between remote and in-studio production personnel for broadcast-quality productions.

Enhanced productions, small footprint

Equipped with a 3G-SDI input and output, the versatile Monarch EDGE S1 encode/decode appliance can encode a high-quality, studio-produced program feed for transport over private or public internet connections to Monarch EDGE S1-equipped sites to decode and view the return feed. Monarch EDGE S1 provides some of the lowest latencies on the market, with glass-to-glass latency as low as 100 ms, which is essential in maintaining constant and continuous communications between studio and remote staff. The full-featured appliance includes MPEG-2, SRT, and RTSP streaming protocol support for secure transmission across various networks, along with tally and talkback channels to facilitate communication between camera operators and in-studio personnel.

Staying connected for REMI and multi-site productions

Broadcasters deploying Matrox Monarch EDGE E4 quad-HD encoder and Monarch EDGE D4 quad-HD decoder appliances for multi-camera REMI workflows can integrate Monarch EDGE S1-based return feeds allowing camera operators and in-studio personnel to communicate accordingly during a live event and help deliver the best production possible. Monarch EDGE S1 is also well-suited for single-and multi-site remote contribution workflows. Remote contributors located across various geographical regions can simultaneously send a high-quality camera feed while receiving a return feed, resulting in a collaborative, in-studio-type communication dialog and experience between all participants.  

“COVID-19 has seen a rise in the adoption of remote production technologies, enabling for safe and distanced broadcast productions of live sporting and entertainment events, as well as live broadcasts, news, and interviews,” said Daniel Maloney, technical marketing manager at Matrox Video. “Matrox Monarch EDGE S1 is designed to further enhance these multi-camera REMI and multi-site contribution workflows by bridging the communication gap between the in-the-field and in-studio personnel. This two-way video platform replicates in-person interactions with real-time communications. Broadcasters and live-event producers will appreciate Monarch EDGE S1’s production value that will allow for the delivery of more efficient, cost-effective, and engaging live productions.” 


The Matrox Monarch EDGE S1 encoder/decoder appliance (part number: MDG2/ED10/I) is now available. For more information or to request a demo, contact Matrox.

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