Monarch LCS
matrox

Multi-source streaming and recording appliance from Matrox.

 

Matrox Monarch LCS is a dual-channel, dual-input H.264 encoder that serves as a stand-alone lecture capture appliance or a live webcasting solution. This compact, flexible appliance features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with built-in production modes that supports simultaneous dual-channel streaming or top-quality recording while streaming. Whether used for lecture capture or webcasting, the Monarch LCS delivers powerful encoding that is easy to use.

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 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)