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Matrox and Gallery Collaborate on New Broadcast Video Ingest Platform

AMSTERDAM, IBC2011 — Sept. 8, 2011 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group and Gallery today announced a next-generation broadcast ingest platform that combines Gallery SIENNA PictureReady software running on a Mac(R) mini with a Thunderbolt(TM) technology enabled Matrox MXO2(TM) I/O device to deliver a high-performance, reliable video ingest solution in a compact form factor.

SIENNA consists of eight functional modules, each performing a specific role to create an end-to-end digital media infrastructure for news, sports, and multicam production. Based natively on Apple(R) QuickTime(R) and Mac OS X, SIENNA provides a complete broadcast workflow with Ingest, Playout, Automation, Asset Management, MOS Integration, Archive, and Editing with Apple Final Cut Pro(R) or Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro. Matrox MXO2 devices provide broadcast-quality video and audio capture, monitoring, output, and accelerated H.264 encoding for use with leading editing and content creation applications.

“SIENNA Ingest and Playout had typically been based on Apple’s XServe(R) with PCIe capture cards, but with the demise of the XServe, we began the search for a viable replacement platform,” said Mark Gilbert, CTO at Gallery. “With Matrox’s new Thunderbolt technology enabled MXO2 device and a rack-mounted quad-core Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Mac mini, we now have a cheaper, smaller, cooler, and more efficient platform that has proven to be completely reliable.”

“Gallery has a long history of providing Mac-based solutions to broadcasters worldwide,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing at Matrox. “Their choice of our Thunderbolt technology enabled Matrox MXO2 device for their new broadcast ingest system builds on our vision of taking audio/video connectivity outside the computer to provide video professionals with portable, future-proof solutions.”

A live demonstration of the MXO2 devices featuring Thunderbolt technology will be featured at IBC2011 on the Matrox stand 7.B29. The Matrox MXO2 and SIENNA combination will be demonstrated by Gallery on the EMC Isilon stand 7.H10.

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About Gallery
Founded in 1992, Gallery revolutionised news and sports broadcasting with the launch of the SIENNA software family in 2007. Since then many of the world’s leading news and sports broadcasters, including the BBC, AP, Sky, Fox, Turner, and Televisa, have enjoyed a seamlessly integrated media workflow with multi-platform delivery, multi-site media globalization, and tight integration with field journalists. Individual SIENNA PictureReady Ingest systems are also used by thousands of broadcasters and programme makers all over the world. For more information visit: www.sienna-tv.com.

About Matrox
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, clip/still stores, and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators and videographers worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

Matrox is a registered trademark and Matrox MXO is a trademark of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

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