Matrox Maevex 5150 Encoder Appliance

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 users 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 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 integrate Maevex functionality in existing or even third-party applications.


Matrox Maevex Series features enterprise encoder and decoders


  • 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 10/1000 Mb Ethernet netowrks
  • 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 or 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)

Other benefits

  • Daisychain decoders and extend network via integrated network switch
  • Failure resilience – power, network, and encode/decode auto-recovery 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

Additional information

Weight 0.378 kg
Dimensions 21.59 × 10.16 × 2.59 cm

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