Ensemble Video’s Lecture Capture Solution has Monarch LCS Appliance at the Core

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Matrox H.264 Streaming and Recording Appliances Feed High-Quality Video to the Ensemble Video Distribution Platform

Last Updated: November 21, 2016 6:51 pm GMT
(Montreal, Canada--November 21, 2016) Matrox® today announced that technology partner, Ensemble Video, now supports the Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance on their online video management and distribution platform. The Monarch LCS H.264 encoding appliance serves as a powerful capture-and-encode node, providing bandwidth-sparing, high-quality video to the Ensemble solution.

The Ensemble Video platform streamlines video capture, management, and publishing, enabling institutions and corporations around the world to deliver accessible media content anytime, over a variety of networks. Offering unique value-adds including CMS/LMS integrations, automated lecture capture, simple screen capture, and analytics, the Ensemble platform is built to grow with user needs, empowering the user to create an open, flexible, and scalable digital media ecosystem.

Generating H.264-encoded video streams at bitrates up to 30 Mbps, the Monarch LCS has powerful scaling, deinterlacing, and noise-reduction engines, sending only pristine images to the internal encoders for simultaneous streaming and recording. When streaming, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP protocols to deliver live streams to local or cloud-based media servers. When recording, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files to local USB drives, SD cards, or network-mapped drives for post-event editing or archiving.

The Monarch LCS allows simultaneous dual-input for those seeking the value-add of capturing two sources from the same location, particularly valuable for lecture halls, corporate presentations, or any place a dual camera set-up or a camera and computer source need to be encoded simultaneously.

“Ensemble Video and Matrox share a belief that video technologies should be simple, powerful, and affordable,” said Andy Covell, chief executive officer of Ensemble Video. “The newest integration of Ensemble Studio with the Matrox Monarch LCS is a significant step forward for our combined customers as it provides a straightforward lecture capture and video management solution for any organization, in any industry. In locations where a single input is required, the Monarch HD offers a robust yet cost-effective option for encoding conference rooms, observation areas, medical training, or houses of worship.”

As standalone devices, Monarch appliances can be incrementally deployed across a building, a campus, or a wider network, adding streaming when and where it may be needed. Likewise, with options including a cloud-hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a self-hosted video platform installed behind a firewall, or a hybrid variation of the two, Ensemble Video offers a diverse set of flexible deployment options tailored to meet specific organizational needs.

"At this point, high quality streaming video isn’t just wanted, it’s expected," said Francesco Scartozzi, director of sales (Americas), Matrox. “Whether we’re talking about higher-education, enterprise, or government, Matrox Monarch LCS with the Ensemble Studio platform offers a powerful and flexible, yet cost-effective solution for both scheduled and ad-hoc lecture and meeting capture.”

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About Ensemble Video
Ensemble Video is a flexible video platform that simplifies capture, management and delivery of video any time, over a variety of networks. Ensemble Video enables hundreds of progressive organizations across the globe to accelerate learning, increase viewer engagement, improve knowledge sharing, and reduce the cost of doing business. Ensemble Video offers self-hosted, cloud-hosted, hybrid-hosted and multi-tenant deployments, designed to work in concert with a wide range of complementary video and web technologies.

About Matrox Video
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, realtime 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. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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