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Maevex 6100 Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder Card

Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder Card

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Maevex 6100 Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder Card
Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder Card
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The Matrox® Maevex 6100 quad 4K encoder PCI Express® card is part of the next generation in Matrox’s H.264 AV-over-IP portfolio—the world’s first card to deliver quad 4K input capture and encode, supporting at least four concurrent 4K streams and recordings—simultaneously.

Coupled with Maevex PowerStream Plus software, the Maevex 6100 quad 4K enterprise encoder card delivers reliable industry-leading technology for flexible management of local or remote data, ensuring complete reach and control over the entire network.

The Maevex 6100 card is part of the Maevex 6100 Series, the next generation in Matrox’s AV-over-IP portfolio offerings. Built on H.264, this plug-and-play solution fits seamlessly into existing infrastructures and interoperates with virtually any network device, ensuring high-density content distribution and system scalability. Flexible setup and management of local or remote data comes via complimentary Maevex PowerStream Plus software.

Industry-Leading Technology

The Maevex 6100 quad 4K enterprise encoder is the first in the world to drive simultaneous quad 4K/UHD and Full HD capture, encode, stream, and record concurrently from a single PCIe card.

A native network jack on the Maevex 6100 card eliminates reliance on the host computers’ network. PC independence means there is no need for a driver and no system bus data transfer is required or executed—all processing is performed on the card itself. Streams and recordings are sent over the Maevex 6100’s independent network connector, and only power is taken from the host system’s PCIe bus.

Maevex 6100 network jack  
4K cloud with 6100 card and PowerStream Plus software  

The multi-chroma sub-sampling feature delivers 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0, and 4:0:0 options to best balance quality and bandwidth demands of different encoding environments and markets. With up to 4K/UHD 4:4:4 sub-sampling support, the Maevex 6100 quad 4K card ensures best-in-breed encoding, while using standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet networks.

Matrox’s powerful PowerStream Plus software supports multi-protocol and multi-bitrate streaming, chroma sub-sampling, picture-in-picture (PIP) and quadrant composite options, and more. PowerStream Plus software is compatible with both generation of Maevex technology, namely the 6100 and 5100 Series.

Flexible Communication

The Maevex 6100 quad 4K encoder card ensures easy-to-implement scalability, with the flexibility to adapt set-ups as needs evolve. The Maevex 6100 PCIe card offers flexible ease-of-use, reducing overall cost per stream and making minimal power consumption demands of the PC system.

Combine up to 17 cards per validated chassis for complete support of up to 68 channels of 4K/UHD and Full HD multi-channel encoding, decoding, and streaming from a single PC-based system and delivered over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet networks. For efficient use of existing system and rack space, Maevex 6100 cards can also be placed into available slots in existing systems without compromising system integrity and stability. Customizable settings on each independent channel provide powerful scaling and deinterlacing to ensure only pristine graphics and video are encoded.

  Quad 4K cards in chassis

Maevex 6100 Series ensures flexible set-ups, no matter the requirementMaevex 6100 Series ensures flexible set-ups, no matter the requirement. <br/>Whether on site or to the cloud, benefit from simultaneous multiple streams and recordings.


Work on multiple tasks in multiple settings and achieve multiple concurrent goals—all without sacrificing quality. This powerful Maevex 6100 card can feed on-premises and cloud-based servers and systems to reach internet viewers, push many streams over LAN for local viewers, and record to local or network storage for later editing and viewing, simultaneously. Maevex 6100 can also help deliver an unlimited number of video-on-demand streams through third-party technology like streaming media servers, content delivery networks (CDNs) and others.

H.264 technology meets almost every need and requirement for streaming and recording at excellent quality with minimal network bandwidth consumption—including at 4K. It also allows for delivery of multiple streams of almost every type of content over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet networks; network streams or recordings can then be decoded using virtually any device.

Complete Reach and Control

Discover devices, manage content, access hardware, and monitor all streams and recordings from any location on the network via robust Maevex PowerStream Plus software. Included with the purchase of Mavex hardware, PowerStream Plus renders both generations of Maevex products entirely monitorable, configurable, manageable, and updateable via an intuitive and easy-to-use application able to be installed on any network-connected computer.

  PowerStream Plus icons
  PowerStream Plus API  

Easily tailor operations by integrating PowerStream Plus features into existing applications or creating new software applications with the PowerStream Plus API —available for both Windows® and Linux®— and provided source code examples. A REST API is also available for more flexible and portable software development and more direct access to Maevex devices.




Artikelnummer 8696-0002-01
Administrator Matrox
Lieferzeit 10 Tage


Bus Interface PCIe x8
Form Factor Full height
Single slot
Bracket (Mounted) ATX
Maximum Number of Cards per System System dependent
Multi-Card Support Yes
Supported Video Input Formats 4x Mini HDMI (Type C)
Color Space Capture RGB and YUV 8- and 10-bit support
Color space conversion support
Chroma Sub-Sampling 4:4:4 (8-bit)
4:2:2 (8-bit)
4:2:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
4:0:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
Video Input 4x HDMI (Type C) with audio support
Audio Input 4x HDMI digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
Maximum Capture Resolution 2x 3840x2160 @60Hz
2x 4096x2160 @60Hz1
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz
4x 4096x2160 @30Hz
Support for Custom Resolutions Project dependent; please contact Matrox for details
Video Encoding Formats (Codecs) H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
Maximum Encoding Capability2 2x 3840x2160 @60Hz 4:2:0
2x 4096x2160 @60Hz 4:2:0
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz 4:2:0
4x 4096x2160 @30Hz 4:2:0
1x 3840x2160 @30Hz 4:4:4
3x 1920x1080 @60Hz 4:4:4
3x 1920x1200 @60Hz 4:4:4
Encoding Profiles Baseline (BP)
Main (MP)
High (HiP)
High 10 (Hi10P)
High 4:2:2 (Hi422P)
High 4:4:4 predictive profile separate plane (Hi444PP)
CAVLC 4:4:4 intra (44)
Encoding Level Up to 5.2
Bitrate Range 50 Kbps to 120 Mbps3
15 Mbps (default)
Rate Control CBR
Favor quality (optimize for desktop or latency)
Adjustable GOP size
Audio Encoding Format (Codec) MPEG-4 AAC-LC/HEv1/HEv2
Audio Sample Frequency 32 kHz
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
Audio Bit Rates Up to 576 Kbps (AAC-LC)
Up to 288 Kbps (AAC-HEv1)
Up to 144 Kbps (AAC-HEv2)
Video Compositing Yes, fixed formats including PIP, PBP, quadrant
Scaling Yes
Recording File Format .mp4
Filename Customizable prefix (optional)
Timestamp Automatic in filename
Recording Programmability Start date and time
Maximum file length
File frequency
Stored Recording Locations Shared network drive or NAS
Network Connector 1x RJ45 with status LED indicators
Network Standard 100/1,000 base-T Ethernet
Auto speed
Half/full duplex
Unicast, multi-unicast, multicast
Command and Control HTTP3 over TCP 
UPnP (discovery)
Streaming Protocols RTSP (TCP), RTCP & RTP (UDP) - all required 
RTP/RTCP (both required) over UDP 
IP Addressing IPv4 support
DHCP (default)/static IP address support
Cooling Active
Product Dimensions (Length x Height) 9.02 x 4.38 inches (22.91 x 11.13 cm)
Unit Weight 304g
Encoding MPEG-4, H.264
Aufzeichnung Ja
Steuerung API, Steuersoftware


Audio IN HDMI embedded (digital) 4 x


Ethernet OUT 1x


Maevex 6100 Series Datasheetpdfn//en_maevex6100_series_vd-eu.pdf (3.56 MB )