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Matrox Announces the Broadcast Industry’s Most Versatile SDI I/O Low-Profile Card


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Matrox DSX LE5 LP 12G offers broadcast OEMs four channels of fully reconfigurable SDI I/Os up to 12G to build dynamic, cost-effective 1RU/2RU/3U systems for HD, 4K/UHD, and 8K workflows

MONTREAL, Quebec — May 13, 2021 — Matrox® Video today unveils the Matrox DSX LE5 LP 12G card, the newest addition to its industry-leading broadcast developer product lineup. This multi-channel, low-profile card offers up to four reconfigurable 12G/3G/HD-SDI inputs/outputs (I/Os) to set up any SDI I/O configuration with any resolution. Along with the comprehensive Matrox DSX SDK, DSX LE5 LP 12G enables broadcast equipment manufacturers to build compact, feature-rich, and cost-effective systems for demanding HD, 4K/UHD, and 8K/UHD2 broadcast workflows.

A new standard in SDI I/O flexibility

The DSX LE5 LP 12G card provides four independently reconfigurable inputs or four outputs, all in 12G-SDI or a combination of 12G/3G/HD-SDI. This SDI I/O versatility enables support for popular and emerging resolution formats: 12G-SDI, quad-HD-SDI, or quad-sample interleave 3G-SDI for 4K/UHD content or quad 12G-SDI for 8K/UHD2 video. Additional features such as built-in frame synchronizers, embedded audio inputs and outputs, and downscaling for input preview purposes ensure OEMs meet the latest requirements for next-generation broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box platforms, and capture/playout video servers.

Essential developer tool building blocks

The Matrox DSX SDK provides the reliability and stability required for demanding on-air broadcast operations. A unified architecture that is common across all Matrox SDI I/OST 2110 NIC, and H.264 codec cards, the DSX SDK supports key functions—including file reading/writing, memory management, and a range of file formats, codecs, and effects—to facilitate an agile development effort. A prototyping tool is also available to rapidly simulate and test use cases without writing a single line of code.

“The Matrox DSX LE5 LP 12G card is the missing link when it comes to building solutions for the industry’s quad-SDI I/O sweet spot,” said Francesco Scartozzi, VP of sales and business development, Broadcast and Media Group at Matrox Video. “With zero compromise made on the I/O, the DSX LE5 LP 12G is the most versatile low-profile platform, offering every SDI I/O permutation and resolution support for HD, 4K, and 8K SDI applications.”

Availability

The Matrox DSX LE5 LP 12G card is now available. For more information on the product or to request a demo, please contact Matrox.

 


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