The Matrox Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance is the first in the world to deliver quad 4K input capture and encode, supporting at least four concurrent 4K streams and recordings—simultaneously. Six different streaming protocols, multiple chroma sub-sampling, adjustable encoding parameters, zero-latency pass-through, compositing, and so much more in a convenient, quiet, low power, rack-ready appliance form factor gives the Maevex 6150 the flexibility to fit almost any encoding application.
Coupled with Maevex PowerStream Plus Software, the Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder delivers reliable industry-leading technology and flexible management of all Maevex devices and features, ensuring complete reach and control over the entire network
Built on H.264, this plug-and-play solution fits seamlessly into existing infrastructures and interoperates with virtually any network device, ensuring high-density content distribution and system scalability. Flexible setup and management of all devices and features from one easy-to-use interface comes via complimentary Maevex PowerStream Plus software.
The Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder is the first in the world to drive simultaneous quad 4K/UHD and Full HD capture, encode, stream, and record from a single standalone appliance. Integrating seamlessly with standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet networks, Maevex 6150 includes zero-latency pass-through for real-time output of audio/video content on up to four 4K displays.
An on-device LCD display shows device IP and stream addresses, system information, and other urgent content, allowing for easy installation and troubleshooting issues directly on the device. Adding a separate monitor allows for previewing media and ensuring content appears exactly as intended before transmission. Six on-appliance buttons—to read and/or control the LCD display and start/stop streaming and recording functions—permit direct command execution in instances where software access is limited. Additional I/O for audio and USB connections ensures the functionality necessary for any installation.
Benefit from up to 4K/UHD 4:4:4 sub-sampling support plus H.264 capability for best-in-breed encoding. Maevex’s versatile PowerStream Plus software supports multi-protocol and multi-bitrate streaming, chroma sub-sampling management, multiple Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and quadrant composite options, and more. The multi-chroma sub-sampling feature delivers 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0, and 4:0:0 options, to best balance bitrate and compression demands of different encoding environments and markets.
Our technology promises unprecedented quality, without necessarily needing a dedicated distribution network; we use existing 1 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure and expand its capabilities to allow for many streams of any quality to be transmitted on a single cable.
The Maevex 6150 quad 4K appliance allows for simultaneous streaming, processing, and recording on all channels in multiple settings—all without sacrificing quality. This powerful appliance delivers content to on-premises end points, to the cloud and internet series, and also records to local or network storage for later editing and viewing, concurrently. Maevex 6150 can also transmit live and/or recorded content for multiple video-on-demand platforms— such as Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, Wowza®, Ustream™, LiveScale, and Restream to name a few.
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. Customizable settings on each independent channel provide powerful scaling and deinterlacing to ensure only pristine graphics and video are encoded.
The Maevex 6150 provides system independence and eliminates the need for additional equipment; simply place the appliance on the desktop, workstation, or rack, and it’s ready to use.
Support up to four channels of 4K real-time encode/stream from a single, stand-alone appliance housed in a 1U ½ rack width. It also allows for 1U dual-density and up to eight 4K streams and recordings from a single U of rack space.
The Maevex 6150 provides system independence and eliminates the need for additional equipment; simply place the appliance on the desktop, workstation, or rack, and it’s ready to use. And with its quiet design, the Maevex 6150 is made for control room environments of 25 dB and less.
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.
Easily build new applications or integrate the functionalities of PowerStream into existing applications with the Matrox PowerStream Plus SDK. Further customize the appearance of your Matrox product—with new company naming, images, logos, colors, buttons, and identity—for greater ease of use and complete white label branding of Matrox hardware and software.
Rack-mountable: 1U, 1/2 rack (horizontal)
Number of channels:
Number of channels:
4x HDMI digital (Type A) LPCM two-channel stereo audio
4x HDMI (Type A) digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
2x RJ45 with status LED indicators
2x USB 2.0 (front)
1x USB 3.0 (back)
1x for IP to RS-232 control
1x DisplayPort 1.1
Maximum resolution: 1920x1080
|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
Local USB ports for USB flash drive and external hard drive
Shared network drive or NAS
100/1,000 base-T Ethernet
DHCP (default) and static IP
|Command and Control||
HTTPS over TCP
8.53 (L) x 7.52 (W) x 1.68 (H) inches
~25 dB at full stream/record capacity (Refers to Maevex 6150 units with RoHS date of January 2018 or later)
|Hardware & Software|
Maevex 6150 Quad 4K Encoder Appliance
|Accessories (sold separately)||
Rack Mount Kit (RMK-19TR-A)
Secure HDMI cable solution (SK-SLNA-0F)
PowerStream Plus (free download)*
Maevex 6150 & 6120 RS-232 API (free download)*
PowerStream Plus SDK for Windows and Linux*
Maevex REST API*
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