HARDATA Leans on Matrox to Offer Integrated Channel-in-a-Box Solutions


Matrox cards add 4K along with SDI & IP interoperability to SMART+ integrated ingest, playout, and graphics ecosystem

Last Updated: April 5, 2017 7:01 pm GMT
(Montreal--April 5, 2017) Matrox® Video today announced that HARDATA® Corp, a premier developer of TV and radio workflow solutions, has incorporated the Matrox DSX LE4 LP multi-SDI video cards and Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE cards into its SMART+ 9440 and 9440 IP integrated channel-in-a-box (CIAB) solutions.

A new line of HARDATA’s integrated solutions, the SMART+ Series is focused toward interoperability and new formats, building a path from SDI to IP and from HD to 4K. SMART+ servers are intended for TV stations, TV producers and educational institutions that want to protect current investments yet remain flexible enough to switch to IP or 4K when ready. Inheriting the easy-to-use user interface common in all HARDATA products, SMART+ servers provide quality and reliability at a cost-to-value ratio second to none.

“When we were looking to build a high-end channel-in-a-box, we looked for not only the best technology but also a company who shared a forward looking roadmap to IP and 4K,” said Gustavo Pesci, Founder/CEO, HARDATA. “In that sense, we believe that Matrox is the perfect choice.”

The SMART+ 9440 is a CIAB made possible by Matrox DSX LE4 LP, a low-profile, half-length PCI Express® card that offers up to eight reconfigurable SDI I/Os—from SD to 4K. With four configurable SDI Inputs/Outputs, SMART 9440+ can be used as a four-channel ingest server, a two-channel production server, a four-channel playout server with graphics, or a 4K playout server with graphics.

The SMART+ 9440 IP-enabled CIAB is powered by the Matrox X.mio3 IP card, offering IP enabled integrated playout with ingest, playout and graphics. X.mio3 IP brings multi-channel, IP-encapsulated HD, and 4K video I/O to the SMART+ 9440 IP system, as well as support for IP transport protocols including ST 2022-6/7, ST 2110, ASPEN and Sony IP.

"The combination of our powerful SDK and flexible hardware allows HARDATA’s SMART+ line of products to offer greater functionality, interoperability, and flexibility—amazing attributes for a CIAB solution,” said Francesco Scartozzi, Matrox Director of Sales and Marketing (Americas). “The high quality and robust DSXLE4, coupled with dedicated support from Matrox’s OEM applications engineers has enabled Hardata to quickly come to market, offering 4K, SDI and IP platforms—that’s just remarkable.”

Showing at NAB 2017
At NAB 2017 (Las Vegas, NV - April 24-27), HARDATA products will be shown at booth N3224. Matrox products will be shown at booth SL6316.

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Founded in 1997, HARDATA is a premier developer of workflow solutions that streamline audio and video asset management for TV and radio broadcasters and entertainment enterprises. HARDATA solutions are highly compatible with standard IT hardware used in broadcast and Pro/AV operations. The privately held company is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with manufacturing and sales in Miami, FL, USA. For more information, visit www.hardata.com.

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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