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New Matrox Remote Recorder Integrated with Panopto

Matrox Maevex 6020

Matrox has begun showing off a new recorder that it co-developed with Panopto. The Matrox Maevex 6020 Remote Recorder is a dedicated recorder specifically designed to work with the video management system from Panopto for live streaming and recording.

The new system, which has been certified by Panopto, offers two high-definition live video channels, which can be used simultaneously to stream to the Panopto cloud. Both channels of live video can have up to seven recordings of different qualities (four on the primary channel and three on the secondary channel) recorded at the same time to the device's solid-state memory, which can then be used later for quality-matching to various types of viewing devices. The two sets of recorded streams are delivered to the Panopto video management system concurrently during the live event if no live streams are being broadcast. If there are live streams being broadcast, they are pushed immediately after the live streaming event ends, making the event available on the Panopto server as an on-demand recording as soon as possible.

Setup, according to the company, is simple. Using a firmware utility, the user enters a password to gain access to the device, plugs in the registration key for the Panopto cloud and connects to the cloud. All control is then handled through the Panopto cloud.

Manual control is also available. The recording can be started, paused and stopped by pressing a button. The display port output can show the primary input (such as the presenter), the secondary output (such as a slide presentation) or a dual setup showing both views side-by-side.

The 1U, half-rack device works with a light that's sold separately to notify the speaker or event coordinator that the unit is recording.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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