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Matrox Announces Wowza Support for Monarch HD Streaming and Recording Appliance

Joint Matrox Monarch HD-Wowza Streaming Engine customers will benefit from enhanced integration and ease-of-use, simplifying their live streaming workflows

Matrox® Video today announced that its Monarch HD streaming and recording appliance is now part of the Works With Wowza partner program from Wowza® Media Systems, LLC. Joint Matrox Monarch HD–Wowza Streaming Engine™ customers will benefit from enhanced integration and ease-of-use, simplifying their live streaming workflows.

Monarch HD users can now simply download an XML file containing all relevant credentials to connect to the Wowza sever via the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager admin panel, select an encoding preset and begin streaming. 

“The Works With Wowza partner program provides customers with tested, integrated, and supported end-to-end streaming components,” said David Stubenvoll, co-founder and CEO of Wowza Media Systems. “The addition of the cost-effective Matrox Monarch HD to this program will make high quality video streaming easily accessible to an even wider range of live event producers.”


“We have plenty of customers already using Wowza who will benefit greatly from the improved user experience offered though this collaboration,” said Daniel Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. ”And new users, even those new to streaming, can get up and running with confidence, faster and easier than ever before.”


Matrox Monarch HD is a small, easy-to-use H.264 encoder designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a mastering-quality version for post-event editing. From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 or MOV file to an SD card, USB drive, or network-mapped drive. Matrox Monarch HD is remotely controlled using any computer or mobile device with a web browser.


Price and availability

Priced at $995 US (€799, £699) not including local taxes and delivery, Matrox Monarch HD is available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. Monarch HD firmware release 2.0, which is needed to enable the new functionality with Wowza, is now available to registered users as a free download from the Matrox website. For a limited time Monarch HD users who are new Wowza customers are entitled to a 10% discount on Wowza Streaming Engine monthly subscriptions and free use of the nDVR AddOn for 6 months. Visit full terms and conditions and the Monarch HD download page for a coupon code.

About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems, LLC helps organizations harness the power of streaming by reducing the complexities of audio and video delivery to any device anywhere. Organizations in more than 150 countries count on innovative and award-winning Wowza software to build, deploy, and manage customized streaming solutions that deliver high-quality and engaging live and on-demand experiences. Wowza is privately held, with offices in Evergreen, Colorado; Mountain View, California and Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit