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Ross Video Chooses Matrox DSX LE4 SDI I/O Cards to Power softGear Broadcast Audio Processors

Tue 07, 07 2020

Matrox DSX LE4 SDI cards enable a robust, multi-channel, next-generation audio processor built for 24/7 operation

Matrox® is pleased to announce that Ross has selected Matrox DSX LE4 family of SDI I/O cards for its softGear™ Broadcast Audio Processor solution. Leveraging Matrox DSX LE4’s exceptional multi-channel audio and video relay bypass protection support, the new audio processor is equipped to deliver four concurrent workflows—with up to 16 audio channels each—for today’s most demanding 24/7 broadcast requirements.

Leveraging Matrox DSX LE4 SDI I/O cards, Ross’s new Broadcast Audio Processor offers broadcasters a robust, multi-channel, and worry-free platform.

The Broadcast Audio Processor is a versatile playout application based on softGear microservice architecture running on commercial-off-the-shelf hardware. softGear’s flexible architecture is designed to accommodate current and future audio needs by allowing additional processing blocks as required. Equipped with the Matrox DSX LE4 card’s advanced audio and failsafe features, the Broadcast Audio Processor offers a robust, standalone solution with transmission path protection to integrate with any playout system. As a result, broadcasters can customize automation, master control, and graphics engine solutions.

Already integrated within the Ross XPression range of real-time motion graphics systems, the Matrox DSX LE4 line of SDI I/O cards features multiple reconfigurable inputs/outputs on a single card. These versatile developer cards capture and output video from SD to 4K, and support up to 16 channels of 16/20/24-bit embedded audio per SDI signal following the ST 272M A, B, and C (SD) and ST 299M (HD) standards. Matrox DSX LE4 is the ideal building block for audio processors, as well for a wide range of digital media equipment, including channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, encoders, transcoders, multiviewers, switchers, and more.
“To integrate Matrox DSX LE4 cards with our new Broadcast Audio Processor was an easy choice for us,” said Wojtek Tryc, Product Manager for softGear at Ross Video. “The SDI I/O cards provide the necessary robustness, connectivity, and failsafe feature set to support the audio processing requirements our broadcast customers demand. Matrox has been our primary provider for over ten years for a reason.”

“Matrox is delighted to extend our partnership with Ross Video through their new softGear platform,” said Alberto Cieri, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Matrox. “Matrox’s industry-renowned SDI I/O and SMPTE ST 2110 cards have allowed Ross to consistently deliver cutting-edge broadcast solutions, and we’re happy to see this continued collaboration through these next-generation audio processors.”

softGear Broadcast Audio Processors will be available in August 2020.

Ross Video – High Impact, High Efficiency Production Solutions

Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of high impact, high efficiency production solutions. Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, entertainment shows and rock concerts, educational institutions, legislative assemblies, corporate applications and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Ross solutions have impressed the audiences and marketing partners of NBC Sunday Night Football, Eurosport, BBC World, Google YouTube Space London and China’s eSports powerhouse VSPN. Ross delivers an unrivalled range of products and services comprising virtual studios, real-time motion graphics, cameras, robotic camera systems, production switchers, video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, newsroom systems and mobile live events.

About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a leader in core broadcast technology, offering both PC hardware and software building blocks, upon which the industry is built. It delivers an unrivalled range of products to broadcast equipment manufacturers, comprising HD/4K-based I/O cards, ST 2110 NICs, and H.264 codec cards, all governed by one common comprehensive SDK. Matrox Video services professional broadcast and live production markets with encoding appliances for webcasting and remote production. Industry-recognized quality and commitment to customer support is at the center of its brand.

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