Coinciding with the recent release of the Matrox® Maevex™ 6100 quad encoder
card, Matrox Graphics today announced the release of the powerfully advanced
Matrox PowerStream Plus™ management application and API. A game-changer in
terms of software and system capabilities, PowerStream Plus provides complete
reach and control over the entire Maevex network topology through an easy-to-use
Complementary to the entire Maevex line of H.264-based encoding and decoding
products, including both Maevex 5100 and multiple-4K-enabled 6100 Series devices,
PowerStream Plus offers users plug-and-play functionality and full access to the
complete feature set immediately after download. With an easy-to-use interface
familiar to users, PowerStream Plus delivers discovery and remote control over all
network-connected units from one central location.
PowerStream Plus features include:
• Auto discovery of any Maevex unit on the subnet, and easy manual addition
for units outside the subnet.
• User management and feature control with credentialed profiles for any
• Fine-tuned encode/decode parameters, protocols (RTP, RTSP, MPEG2.TS, with
RTMP coming soon) and adjustable bitrates for any stream.
• Manageable inputs and Chroma sub-sampling pixel formats.
• Preconfigured composite outputs such as picture-in-picture (PIP) and mosaic.
• Record live or schedule recording to a shared network drive or NAS.
• Identify and group encoders and/or decoders; adjust settings for multiple
selected units and configure to the same parameters.
• Manage and save configurations to easily apply to other devices.
PowerStream Plus is a Windows®-based platform and will soon work on Linux® and
other operating systems.
A separate Maevex Firmware Updater tool ensures you are always running the most
current version of the software and allows for system-wide or chosen deployment
from a single software tool.
For those looking for customized control, the PowerStream Plus API grants
integrators and developers command-level access to build their own Maevex control
application or to integrate Maevex functionality in existing or even third-party
applications. Based on the well-known .NET framework (4.5 or higher) and featuring
the full PowerStream Plus application feature set, the PowerStream Plus API
supports a wide range of customization options.
“The level of intricacy is up to you; for example, simple coding will allow you to
integrate the existing source selection feature and build a straightforward switching
grid to change channels via a touchscreen,’ offered Ron Berty, business
development manager, Matrox Graphics. “At the same time, if you’re an integrator
in need of deeper customizations, you can incorporate any one or multiple
PowerStream Plus features into existing control applications, or even develop your
own software application from the ground-up based on the PowerStream Plus API.’
The Matrox PowerStream Plus application is available for free download from the
Matrox website. The PowerStream Plus API is available to integrators and
developers upon request.