Matrox monarch lcs

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The Monarch LCS is a standalone network appliance with simple setup and integration into any open Video Management System (VMS), recording lectures by combining both camera and presentation materials from SDI and HDMI sources.  

The Monarch LCS simplifies the recording and broadcast of lectures by consolidating video, audio, and digital presentation materials in one single webcast.  The Monarch LCS provides a number of operating modes for presentation, such as picture-in-picture or side-by-side presentations of video and digital materials.  The Monarch LCS also offers a Switcher mode to dynamically change between operating modes during a presentation.

The Monarch LCS can be controlled and configured via the Monarch LCS Command Center using any device on the network that supports a standard web browsing application.  The interface is designed for ease of use and features one-click operation to start encoding from anywhere within the user interface.  A number of presets are included for all of the encoding parameters, with the ability to customize and save settings under a unique profile.  If the device must be accessed by different users, profiles can be instantly recalled without having to re-enter data.

The Monarch LCS is a network appliance designed to work in network environments, facilitating seamless integration into existing infrastructures managed by third party asset management solutions, such as OpenCast VMS and Moodle LMS software.  The scheduler feature supports open source calendar software such as Google calendar, allowing you to create a schedule, export to an .ics file format, and easily import to the device.

The Monarch LCS offers unprecedented quality, sharing up to 20 Mb/s of encoding capacity across its two H.264 encoding channels.  Each independent channel has individual bitrate/quality settings and benefits from powerful scaling, deinterlacing, and noise reduction engines that ensure only pristine images are sent to the encoders. When the highest quality is required, each encoder can be set to encode at 1080p30 resolutions.

Multiple destination options are available when streaming or recording.  When set to recording, content is captured in MOV or MP4 files that can be played on virtually any player.  Recordings can be stored on local USB drives, SD cards, or network-mapped drives and made available immediately to an LMS or VMS for distance learning. 
Monarch LCS supports production with two HDMI video sources or one SDI and one HDMI video source.  Embedded or analog audio can used as an audio source.  Both SDI and HDMI outputs are active and can be mapped to either inputs, a useful feature for driving-in-house projections.  



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