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. The robust Maevex PowerStream Plus software application is included with the hardware and is used to remotely discover, manage, and adjust the Maevex network and lets administrators conveniently define multiple stream parameters and balance network bandwidth consumption and quality. The PowerStream Plus API and Maevex 5100 Series REST API are also available and grant integrators and developers the ability to build personalized Maevex control applications and/or to integrate Maevex functionality in existing or even third-party applications.