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Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM Validated with Sony’s PWS-4500 Live Production Server
Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020
Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM Validated with Sony’s PWS-4500 Live Production Server

Extio 3 enables users to access and control all PWS-4500 servers over IP via a single 4K/multi-display operator station to optimize operational efficiency in live production studios, OB vans, and more

MONTREAL, Quebec — September 21, 2020 — Matrox® Video today announces that the high-performance Matrox Extio™ 3 IP KVM extenders were validated by Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. ("Sony") with its premier PWS-4500 4K/HD live production server. Featuring best-in-class 4Kp60 and full HD video extension and switching support, Extio 3 delivers a scalable and secure KVM matrix over IP, allowing users to easily access, share, and control PWS-4500 servers on the network. With this validation, production facilities, OB vans, and TV studios can confidently deploy highly-efficient, streamlined infrastructures for a wide range of live production applications, including live sports, events, news, and more.

High-performance IP KVM extenders

Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders deliver unprecedented, ultra-low-bitrate 4Kp60 4:4:4, dual 4Kp30 4:4:4, or quad 1080p60 4:4:4 video extension and switching support over a standard Gigabit Ethernet network. This high-performance KVM technology enables users to access, share, and manage one or more centralized servers and/or workstations—located in a different room, building, campus, or city—all from a single 4K/multi-display station, optimizing operator uptime, collaboration, and productivity. Extio 3 also offers advanced security features, ensuring secure and safe transmission of all audio, video, and USB signals over LAN or private WAN.

"Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are the ideal complement to Sony’s PWS-4500 production server," says Masakazu Murata, Deputy Senior General Manager, Media Solution Business Division, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. "Extio 3 works seamlessly with PWS-4500 server, a ready-fit KVM extender for the live production platforms. Broadcasters will be pleased with the new level of operational proficiency provided by the Extio 3 and PWS-4500 combination."

"Matrox is once again pleased to be working alongside Sony to ensure we are providing broadcasters with exceptionally-robust, industry-endorsed platforms—in this case, Extio 3 KVM extenders with Sony’s PWS-4500 servers for live production," says Alberto Cieri, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Matrox Video. "We are excited to bring forth a technology collaboration that enables broadcasters and their operators with instant access to all server and system assets, allowing them to deliver the very best live productions possible."