Matrox Monarch LCS

Your Ideal Lecture Capture Appliance

Matrox Monarch LCS is an easy-to-use two-input lecture capture appliance that simultaneously captures high-resolution computer presentations and live HD video for streaming and recording.

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Matrox Monarch LCS is an easy-to-use two-input lecture capture appliance that easily integrates into video management systems (VMS) and learning management systems (LMS). Users can define profiles for live streamed and recorded lectures mixing camera and presentation material from SDI and HDMI sources.  Powerful scaling, deinterlacing and noise reduction engines ensure only pristine images are sent to the encoders. Using either RTMP or RTSP protocol, encoders deliver live streams to local media servers or cloud-based CDNs. In recording applications, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files directly to network-mapped drives, or alternatively to local USB drives or SD cards.

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Inputs and Outputs

  • Supported HDMI Video Input 1 (Video Sources):
    • Progressive:
      • 1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25 Frames per second
      • 1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 Frames per second
    • Interlaced: 1920x1080i 29.97/25 Frames per second
  • Supported HDMI Video Input 2 (Computer Sources):
    • Progressive:
      • 1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25 Frames per second
      • 1280x720 @ 60/50 Frames per second
    • Interlaced: 1920x1080i 29.97/25 Frames per second
  • HDMI Video Output:
    • Preview output of video input signals. Preview output can be mapped from either SDI or HDMI input sources.
    • Note that when input is an SD resolution, the HDMI preview output will show video window-boxed on an HD output.
    • When HDMI output is set to Preview Mode, refer to the manual for a complete description of behavior.
  • Supported SDI Video Input:
    • Progressive:
      • 1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25 Frames per second
      • 1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 Frames per second
    • Interlaced:
      • 1920x1080i @ 29.97/25 Frames per second
      • 720x486i @ 29.97 Frames per second
      • 720x576i @ 25 Frames per second
      • Compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (Level A) / 425M
  • SDI Video Output: Preview output of video input signals. Preview output can be mapped from either SDI or HDMI input sources.
  • Audio Input:
    • Processes the first two channels of audio embedded in HDMI or SDI input signals.
    • Unbalanced analog stereo input via 1/8” (3.5mm) jack.
    • Line Level
  • Audio Output:
    • Passthrough of 8 channel of embedded audio channels in HDMI and SDI signals.
    • Unbalanced analog stereo output via 1/8” (3.5mm) jack—passthrough of input.
    • Line Level
    • Note that all outputs are active regardless of audio and video input selection.
  • Extra features:
    • Video Input Format is Auto-Detected in SDI and HDMI.
    • All outputs are active regardless of audio and video input selection.

 

Frame Synchronization

  • Frame Synchronization: The Monarch LCS contains frame synchronization circuitry designed to compensate for disruptions of the input signal. This circuitry is in place for both SDI and HDMI inputs. Streaming and recording operations will proceed cleanly with repeated or dropped frames.

 

H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC) Video Encoder

  • Resolutions: Selectable encoding resolutions ranging from: 128x128 to 1920x1080
  • Bit Rates Ranges:
    • Single Encoder - Streaming mode: 16 Mbps
    • Dual Encoder - Maximum of 8 Mbps for streaming channels
    • Dual Encoder - Maximum of 10 Mbps for recording channels
  • Encode Frame Rates:
    • Encode frame rates selection includes; 60/50, 30/25 and 15/12.5.
    • Note that 50/60 fps setting is limited to following use cases:
    • Single Input, single encoder – 1080p60 and 720p60 supported in RTMP, RTSP or Recording modes
    • Single Input, dual encoder – 720p60 in RTSP and Recording modes
    • All other operating modes will limit the frame rate to the 30/25 fps setting regardless of encoding resolution.
  • Encoding Profiles: Baseline, Main and High
  • Encoding Controls:
    • 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1 Level Support
    • GOP Size
    • Variable bit rate support
    • Average max/min data rate controls
    • Deblocking Filter

 

MPEG-4 AAC Audio Encoder

  • Standard: AAC-LC
  • Sample Frequency: 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz when digitized from an analog source
  • Channels: 2 channels Stereo (L/R)
  • Bit Rates: Range from 32 kbps to 256 kbps
  • Note that audio codec settings are applied to both encoders.

 

Scaler

  • High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
  • Available to both streaming and recording operations

 

Recording File Format

  • File Type: Industry Standard MP4 and MOV files with two channels of embedded AAC audio
  • Recording Lengths: Maximum file length of 300 minutes—irrespective of storage type used. File splitting feature allows a user to record continuously for long periods by defining file segment sizes. The Monarch LCS will create these sequential file segments over the course of the recording operation without losing a single frame of video. File segment can have a length of 1 to 300 minutes.

 

Network Interfaces

  • Connector: RJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
  • Protocols:
    • RTMP, RTSP/RTP
    • IPv4 Support
    • Unicast and Multi Unicast (number of clients may vary from 3 to 10)

 

User Interface

  • Computer Based control: HTTP via standard PC or Mac web browser using Monarch LCS Command Center.
  • Physical Interface: On Device push buttons for independent streaming and recording with Start/Stop control

 

Storage Types for File Recording

  • 2 x USB 2.0:
    • Support for NTFS (3.1) and FAT32 file system
    • The Monarch LCS will support writing to USB3 devices at USB2 speeds. Also note, there is a very high variability in the performance capabilities of “thumb” drives (even USB3 versions). Many are optimized for “read” operations while the Monarch LCS requires sustained “write” capabilities. For best results, Matrox recommends using powered USB drives. If small portable media is required, SD cards may be more suitable.
  • 1 x SD card Slot: Supports SD and SDHC cards. Only NTFS formatted SDXC cards are supported. (Class 10 highly recommended).
  • Network Mapped Drive: Support for writing to shared folders in computers found on a network using Windows Share protocols (suitable for Windows system) as well as NFS protocols (suitable for Mac and Linux systems).

 

Physical

  • Dimensions: Length (shell) - 5.6" (14.2cm), Length (shell +BNCs) - 6"(15.3cm), Width - 8.5" (21.6 cm), Height (shell) - 1.4"(3.6cm), Height (Shell + pads) - 1.5" (3.81cm)
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs, 0.6 kg
  • Operating conditions: 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C), 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Power:
    • Input: 9-24 volts
    • Connector: Din4
    • Total Power Consumption: 20-30 watts (42 max)
  • Power Supply:
    • Line Voltage: 100-240 VAC
    • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
    • Input: External AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C14
    • DIN4 Locking Power Connector
  • Transport and Storage:
    • Max Operating Altitude: 3000 meters
    • Max Transport altitude: 12,000 meters
    • Storage Humidity 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Regulatory:
    • EMI: FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
    • Power-supply Safety: UL/CUL(UL60950-1), TUV-GS(EN60950-1), T-LICENSE(BS EN60950-1), CCC(GB4943.1-2011), PSE(J60950), SAA(AS/NZS60950-1), KC-MARK(K60950), S-MARK(IEC60950-1)
    • RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
  • Warranty: 2 years with free telephone support
  • Matrox Monarch LCS device
  • Matrox Monarch LCS external power supply
  • IEC320-C14 power cords (US, GB and EU)