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Introducing the Matrox SMD-2 for Large-Scale High-Density IP Video Decoding

Ideal for use in security surveillance and critical infrastructure sectors, combine SMD-2 streaming media decoders with Matrox display wall controller boards to simultaneously decode and display up to 128 D1 streams

Click to enlarge Montreal, Canada, June 15, 2011 — Matrox Graphics Inc. today introduces the Matrox SMD-2 streaming media decoder, a second-generation universal IP video decode solution designed to decode – in parallel – large numbers of network video streams in different resolutions and formats. The ideal building block for large-scale IP video decoding devices, each SMD-2 board can simultaneously decode up to 64 QCIF, 16 D1, or 2 HD 1080 streams. By combining multiple SMD-2 boards within a single system, users can decode and display hundreds of IP streams on any video display wall. In light of their newly announced partnership, Matrox Graphics and Trenton are currently working together to engineer a validated system capable of supporting multiple SMD-2 cards within a single chassis, to be available later on in the year. SMD-2 is fully integrated with the Matrox PPX Series and will be compatible with the Mura MPX Series late this summer. With its capacity to cost-effectively support large-scale, high-density IP stream decoding, the Matrox SMD-2 is ideal for use in security surveillance, public security, and critical infrastructure sectors.

Matrox SMD-2 Key Features:

  • High-density solution reduces equipment, space, and energy costs per video stream
  • Decode up to 128 D1 or 16 HD 1080 streams simultaneously using 8 SMD-2 cards in a single chassis
  • Increase your stream count with multiple rack-mount enclosures for larger scale projects
  • Compatible with a wide range of IP video devices
  • Supports RTP, RTSP, TCP, UDP and IP network protocols including Unicast and Multicast
  • Universal IP decoding for common codec formats (H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG, etc.)
  • Two 10/100/1000Mbit Base-T Ethernet ports for separate networks or redundancy
  • Manipulate, scale, and position individual IP streams on a video wall through tight integration with Matrox display wall controller boards


The Matrox SMD-2 is currently available for use with Matrox PPX Series display wall controller boards. Development kits for SMD-2 with Matrox Mura MPX Series will be available late Summer 2011, with general availability in Fall 2011.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

For more information, visit Matrox SMD-2 Series or contact Matrox Graphics.

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