The Matrox Monarch LCS is an easy-to-use lecture capture appliance that IT administrators will find simple to set up and integrate into any open Video Management System (VMS) or Lecture Management System (LMS). Once configured, it can be operated by anyone at the push of a button. And it won’t break your budget!
Simple to integrate
Designed to work in network environments, Monarch LCS is a network appliance that facilitates a seamless integration into existing infrastructures managed by third party asset management solutions, such as OpenCast VMS and Moodle LMS software. In addition, the scheduler feature* supports open source iCal software such as Google calendar which allows you to create a schedule, export to an .ics file format, and easily import to the device. Schedules can be imported at any time and Monarch LCS can be configured to periodically retrieve schedules on your network.
Easy to operate
Using the Monarch LCS Command Center, users are able to control and configure Monarch LCS from any device on the network. The interface is designed for operator ease-of-use and features one-click operation to start encoding from anywhere within the user interface. Matrox Monarch LCS can be controlled and configured via the Monarch LCS Command Center using any device on the network that supports a standard web browsing application such as a tablet. The interface is designed for operator ease-of-use and features one-click operation to start encoding from anywhere within the user interface. A number of typical streaming and recording presets are provided that define all of the encoding parameters, including resolution and bitrate. Encoding parameters can be customized and combined with destination and operating mode settings and saved as a unique profile. If the device must be accessed by different users, profiles can be instantly recalled without having to re-enter data.
Monarch LCS can support productions with two HDMI video sources or one SDI and one HDMI video source. Embedded or analog audio can be selected as the audio source. By supporting video camera signals that are either SDI or HDMI, this lecture recorder gives operators the flexibility to select what is best for that installation. SDI signals can travel more than 300 feet (100 meters) over coaxial cable, which is ideal if the camera is mounted a long distance from the encoder. When cable lengths are not an issue, HDMI cameras may prove the most affordable option, particularly in larger installations.
Remotely Manage Your Device
The Matrox Utils application allows operators to remotely scan and find all Monarch LCS devices present on their network. The Utils application will also scan the attached Monarch LCS and notify the operator if the unit is up to date with its installed firmware version and will also update the device automatically to ensure that it has the latest software release. The Matrox Utils Application can also be used to reboot Monarch LCS devices present on the network.
Control with Crestron
The Monarch LCS Control API is an ideal way to integrate Monarch LCS functionality into an existing classroom, boardroom or other space equipped with a Crestron control system. Monarch LCS registered users are invited to download a sample SIMPL module written to run on Crestron 2-Series® and 3-Series® Room Media Controllers.
Inputs and Outputs
Supported HDMI Video Input 1 (Video Sources)
Supported HDMI Video Input 2 (Computer Sources)
HDMI Video Output
Note that when input is an SD resolution, the HDMI preview output will show video window-boxed on an HD output.
Supported SDI Video Input
Compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (Level A) / 425M
SDI Video Output
Processes the first two channels of audio embedded in HDMI or SDI input signals.
Passthrough of 8 channel of embedded audio channels in HDMI and SDI signals.
Video Input Format is Auto-Detected in SDI and HDMI.
The Monarch LCS contains frame synchronization circuitry designed to compensate for disruptions of the input signal. This circuitry is in place for both SDI and HDMI inputs. Streaming and recording operations will proceed cleanly with repeated or dropped frames.
H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC) Video Encoder
Selectable encoding resolutions ranging from:
Bit Rates Ranges
Single Encoder - Streaming mode: 16 Mbps
Encode Frame Rates
Encode frame rates selection includes;
Baseline, Main and High
2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1 Level Support
MPEG-4 AAC Audio Encoder
32, 44.1 and 48 kHz when digitized from an analog source
Range from 32 kbps to 256 kbps
High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
Recording File Format
Industry Standard MP4 and MOV files with two channels of embedded AAC audio
Maximum file length of 300 minutes-irrespective of storage type used. File splitting feature allows a user to record continuously for long periods by defining file segment sizes. The Monarch LCS will create these sequential file segments over the course of the recording operation without losing a single frame of video. File segment can have a length of 1 to 300 minutes.
RJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
Computer Based control
HTTP via standard PC or Mac web browser using Monarch LCS Command Center.
On Device push buttons for independent streaming and recording with Start/Stop control
Storage Types for File Recording
2 x USB 2.0
Support for NTFS (3.1) and FAT32 file system
1 x SD card Slot
Supports SD and SDHC cards. Only NTFS formatted SDXC cards are supported. (Class 10 highly recommended).
Network Mapped Drive
Support for writing to shared folders in computers found on a network using Windows Share protocols (suitable for Windows system) as well as NFS protocols (suitable for Mac and Linux systems).
Length (shell) - 5.6" (14.2cm), Length (shell +BNCs) - 6"(15.3cm), Width - 8.5" (21.6 cm),
1.3 lbs, 0.6 kg
32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C), 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Input: 9-24 volts
Line Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Transport and Storage
Max Operating Altitude: 3000 meters
EMI: FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
2 years with free telephone support
In the box
Matrox Monarch LCS device
MHLCS/I - Matrox Monarch LCS part number
MRCH/RACK/KIT - Monarch Rack Mount Kit. Can fit up to two Monarch LCS units in a 1RU space.
PWR/SUP/MHLS - Monarch LCS power supply unit. Does not include IEC-C14 power cord. These cables must be sourced locally.