The Matrox® Maevex 6100 quad 4K encoder PCI Express® card is 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 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.
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 generations of Maevex technology, namely the 6100 and 5100 Series.
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 many cards in a single rack mount system to allow for the highest density of 4K streaming from a single PC-based system and delivered over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet networks. Use Matrox's System Builder's Guide to get extremely high density 4K streaming from recommended systems. 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.
Work on multiple tasks in multiple settings and achieve multiple concurrent goals—all without sacrificing quality. This powerful appliance delivers content to on-premises end points on the LAN, to the cloud and internet services, directly over the internet to different cities, countries and continents, and also records for later editing and viewing - all concurrently.
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.
Discover devices, manage content, access hardware, and monitor all streams and recordings from any location on the network via the robust Maevex PowerStream Plus software. Included with the purchase of Maevex hardware, PowerStream Plus renders both generations of Maevex products entirely monitorable, configurable, manageable, and updateable via an intuitive and easy-to-use application. PowerStream Plus can be installed on any network-connected computer.
Easily tailor operations by integrating PowerStream Plus features into existing applications or create new software applications with the PowerStream Plus SDK—available for both Windows® and Linux®. A REST API is also available for more flexible and portable software development and more direct access to Maevex devices.
PCIe x16 mechanical (PCIe x8 electrical)
Number of channels:
4x HDMI digital (Type A) LPCM two-channel stereo audio
1x RJ45 with status LED indicators
|Maximum Video Resolutions||
Project dependent; please contact Matrox for details.
|Color Space and Chroma Sub-Sampling||
RGB and YUV 8- and 10-bit support
4:0:0 (8-bit and 10-bit*)
|Video Input Resolutions||
2x 3840x2160 @60Hz or 2x 4096x2160 @60Hz*
*Requires specific source timings, contact Matrox for more details.
|Video and Audio Processing|
Yes, fixed formats including Picture-in-Picture (PiP), Picture-by-Picture (PbP), quadrant
|Audio Encoding Format||
|Audio Sampling Frequency||
Up to 144 Kbps (AAC-HEv2)
|Video Encoding Formats||
H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
High 10 (Hi10P)
High 4:2:2 (Hi422P)
CAVLC 4:4:4 intra (44)
High 4:4:4 predictive profile separate plane (Hi444PP)
|Encoder Bitrates Range||
15 Mbps (default)
50 Kbps to 120 Mbps (Maximum operational bitrate per stream is dependent on number of streams and features enabled.)
|Encoding Rate Control||
Adjustable GOP size
Up to 5.2
*Each encoding capability is independent of the others listed, and excludes any additional processing such as compositing, scaling, etc. Content can affect results. Contact Matrox for more details and encoding capability support.
Customizable prefix (optional)
Automatic in filename
Maximum file length
Start date and time
Shared network drive or NAS
100/1,000 base-T Ethernet
DHCP (default) and static IP
|Command and Control||
HTTPS over TCP
9.02 (L) x 4.38 (H) inches
0.67 lbs / 304 g
|Hardware & Software|
Maevex 6100 Quad 4K Encoder Card
|Accessories (sold separately)||
Secure HDMI cable solution (SK-SLNA-0F)
PowerStream Plus (free download)*
PowerStream Plus SDK for Windows and Linux*
Maevex REST API*
*Contact Matrox for more details.
Temperature: 0 to 45 degrees Celsius
Altitude: 650 hPa (3,580 m) to 1,013 hPa (0 m)
Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Temperature: -40 to 70 degrees Celsius
Altitude: 192 hPa (12,000 m) to 1,020 hPa (-50 m)
Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
|Supported Operating Systems (software)||
Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit)
|EMC/EMI Device Class||
Two-year limited warranty with free online or telephone support