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Lumens, Matrox Enable SRT H.264 Streaming from PTZ Cameras to Display

Integration targets any AV over IP environment

LAS VEGAS–At the 2018 NAB Show, Lumens Integration and Matrox announced the compatibility of their Secure Reliable Transport (SRT)-ready products. Lumens VC-A50P series PTZ cameras now send high-quality H.264 SRT streams to Matrox Mura IPX multiviewers and video wall decoder boards.

This end-to-end ecosystem now facilitates seamless delivery, decoding and display of high-quality, H.264 camera streams in SRT—at full resolution and frame rate—making it well-suited to any AV-over-IP environment. With this technology collaboration, customers can now show up to four VC-A50P series PTZ camera streams across four displays per the Mura IPX multiviewer. They can also show up to eight cameras on up to nine monitors on video wall systems containing one Mura IPX capture and IP decode board, combined with a Matrox or third-party graphics card.

“Lumens PTZ cameras are used on-premises in AV applications and through the cloud on Video Management Systems, conferencing software, broadcast and social media platforms,” says Steven Liang, director of product management, Lumens Integration Inc. “Working with Matrox, and other SRT Alliance members, to assure compatibility allows us to conduct deeper research into more tightly-coupled, value-added applications for our customers, where the results are more deterministic and the focus can be spent on vertically-specialized applications for our products.”

Lumens VC-A50P series PTZ cameras support 1080p/60fps HD streaming, including H.264 on SRT for such applications as lecture recording, videoconferencing, and live broadcasting. And Matrox Mura IPX quad-display multiviewer cards and Matrox Mura IPX series encoder/decoder boards for video walls support the SRT protocol, decoding multiple H.264 streams, and outputting multi-monitor configurations.

“Both our companies have made the commitment to help drive SRT in our products,” says Samuel Recine, director of sales – Americas and Asia Pacific, for Matrox Graphics Inc. “The SRT Alliance is already thriving, and joint multi-vendor interoperability testing and quality assurance is just part of the march towards cloud-based and private network workflows with a next-generation, open source video streaming protocol.”

Founded by Haivision and Wowza Media Systems, the SRT Alliance supports a freely available open-source video transport protocol and technology stack called SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) that will accelerate innovation through a collaborative development effort, called the SRT Open Source Project. The SRT Alliance promotes adoption of SRT as a common standard for all low-latency Internet streaming. SRT Alliance members include: Harmonic, Kaltura, Vidovation, Brightcove, and Kaltura.