Matrox® recently announced that Learning Valley BV, a leading European
manufacturer of PRO-AV streaming media technologies, has integrated Matrox
Monarch API controls into their newly released Presentations 2Go open lecture
capture and distribution software. Offering full management options for Matrox
Monarch LCS, HDX, and HD streaming and recording appliances, Presentations 2Go
is an affordable and easy to use tool for managing the capture and streaming of
materials from classrooms and labs.

“With our newly released Open Video Platform, Presentations 2Go offers an
affordable and easy to operate lecture management and distribution platform,’ said
Herman Nevens, sales director, Presentations 2Go. “We’re pleased to announce
support for Matrox Monarch products, making lecture capture even more flexible
and less expensive.’

Once configured, multiple hardware recorders can be operated and scheduled via
the Presentations 2Go open video server. Out-of-the-box integration of certified
recorders, such as Matrox Monarch LCS, HDX, and HD, is supported by
Presentations 2Go with automatic ingest and publishing of multi-source videos from

“Education is meant to be a collaborative process, and we’re excited that Monarch
products and the powerful Presentations 2Go software suite work together to deliver
lecture capture to as many classrooms as possible,’ said Donald Sievewright,
European sales director, Matrox video products. “Monarch products fit seamlessly
into educational environments allowing video capture of the instructor from a
camera and/or the presentation material from a computer, followed by easy
distribution to students.”

The Presentations 2Go open video platform is a comprehensive solution for
recording multi-source video presentations, management of content, metadata, and
multi-platform streaming. Capable of streaming videos to any device campus or
worldwide, Presentations 2Go supports live streaming and automatic publishing of
multi-source videos from presentations, lectures, and training that are captured by
Presentations 2Go capture solutions or certified third-party hardware recorders.
Built on the Unified Streaming Platform, Presentations 2Go offers the best possible
viewing experience up to 4k using adaptive bitrate streaming technology with
support for all industry standard delivery formats including MPEG DASH.

The Matrox Monarch product line features user-friendly content-capture appliances
that accept video from SDI or HDMI sources. Generating H.264-encoded video
streams at bitrates from 200 Kbps to 30 Mbps, Monarch’s powerful scaling, de-
interlacing, and noise-reduction engines ensure only pristine images are sent to the
internal encoders. For streaming purposes, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP
protocol to deliver live streams to local or cloud-based media servers. In recording
applications, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files to local USB drives, SD cards, or
network-mapped drives for post-event editing or archiving.