Maevex 5100 Series

H.264 Encoders and Decoders

The Matrox Maevex video distribution over IP solution includes the Maevex 5100 Series encoders and decoders that can extend or record up to 1080p60 video and audio over a standard IP network at user-defined low bitrates for excellent quality and minimal network bandwidth consumption. The Maevex encoder streams or records high-quality video and audio and uses the H.264 video compression standard. It can stream to Maevex decoders or any device or PC that supports the required network protocols. It can also record to a shared network or NAS drive.



  • Encode/record up to 1080p60 and 1920×1200 video and audio
  • H.264 compression for high-quality, low-bandwidth AV-over-IP
  • Support for wide-screen and standard aspect ratios and many resolutions
  • Scale streams before distribution for lower bandwidth consumption
  • HDMI or analog audio support
  • Open encoding allows for third-party software decode (e.g. VLC)


  • Record up to 1080p60/1920×1200 to NAS or shared network drive
  • Control frequency and duration of recording
  • Schedule the start time and date of recording sessions
  • Recorded user-defined file name includes timestamp for easy file management

Network management:

  • Operates on standard 100/1000 Mb Ethernet networks
  • Auto-detect and discover Maevex units on subnet (DHCP server required)
  • Full/half-duplex mode and static IP address support
  • CBR, VBR support
  • Network bitrate control (100 Kbps – 25 Mbps)


  • Play back pre-recorded content on the decoder in case of a network disruption or if encoder stops streaming (e.g. loss of power)
  • Programmable time delay before failsafe activates
  • Resumes last streaming activity upon power return

PowerStream Plus control software:

  • Remotely manage the entire Maevex network from one application
  • Compatible with Maevex 5100 and 6100 Series
  • Fine-tune encode/decode parameters and adjust bitrates
  • Conveniently access IP address, bitrate, and other vitals
  • Scale and crop content to fit different outputs
  • Included with Maevex 5100 (free download)

Maevex APIs:

  • PowerStream Plus API
    • Based on easy-to-use .NET programming language for Windows and Mono for Linux
    • Supports rapid customization and command-level access
    • Lower-level API for even greater flexibility and direct access to Maevex 5100 units
    • Flexible and portable software development

Other benefits:

  • Daisychain decoders and extend network via integrated network switch
  • Failure resilience—power, network, and encode/decode autorecovery features
  • Reliable, solid-state, energy-efficient design
  • Local real-time pass-through and confidence preview on encoder
  • PowerStream-controlled user access from secured PC
  • Detailed LED indicators for easy and effective troubleshooting
  • Customizable bitmap for encoder/decoder splash screen
  • Rackmountable with optional rackmount tray and accessories