MatrixStream IMX M2200 IPTV middleware server

IMX M2200


IMX M2200 Service Provider IPTV Middleware Server

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The IMX M2200 is an IPTV management server that is the "brain" of any large IPTV deployment. IMX M2200 works seamlessly with rest of the IMX products to deliver a complete end-to-end IPTV platform for content providers capable of delivering DVD- and HD-quality videos over any "best effort" IP network. IMX service provider servers have complete support of video and subscriber management, MatrixCast Streaming over the Internet and live video encoders.



IMX Cloud 2U Redundant Server



IMX M2200 IPTV Middleware Server




Below is a list of servers and their functions:



Specifications and Features

IMX M2200 IPTV Middleware Server


IMX M2200 IPTV Middleware Server

  • IMX M2200 is the "brain" of the IPTV solution

  • IMX M2200 is designed to manage IMX i2410 live TV MatrixCast Streaming servers and IMX v2420 VOD MatrixCast Streaming servers

  • Video management server design to manage IPTV VOD viewers and videos

  • Each server is capable of managing up to 50,000 viewers with unlimited user support via N+1 clustering

  • Manages live streams from IMX e4010 H.264 video encoders


  • Four 100/1000 Base-TX

  • Supports external storage such as RAID or SAN

  • Supports maximum of 50,000 VOD viewers

  • N+1 clustering for redundancy and expandability


  • Content management

  • User management

  • VOD channel management

  • MatrixCast Streaming IPTV management

  • User conditional access

  • User statistic tracking

  • Multilingual support

  • Web-based management


Service Provider IPTV Middleware Server Features and Key Advantages

Next Generation IMX Video On Demand (VOD) Technology - Works with any broadband network. The IMX platform automatically works over any “best effort” broadband network without any loss of video quality during viewing.


Internet HD Streaming Support - The IMX MatrixCast Streaming system is designed to work over the Internet.


WIMAX Support - The IMX VOD system can deliver videos efficiently over IP networks such as WIMAX without QoS or guaranteed bandwidth.


External Storage Support - Fully capable of interfacing with an external SAN (Storage Area Network) or RAID storage farm for video storage.


Unlimited User Support - All service provider servers can expand linearly in an N+1 cluster.

Personalized EPG (Electronic Program Guide) - Viewers can create their own customized Electronic Program Guide to suit their individual tastes.

Conditional Access - Allows management of all TV Set Top Box (STB) and PC players.

Full Backend Web-Based VOD Management -Allows management of all VOD content, including videos, channels, users, ads, previews, reports.

Multilingual Compatibility - All STB/PC/Backend management has multilingual support (including Japanese or Chinese).

OSD/VCR Functionality - The MX 1 IP STB has a full On-Screen Display (OSD) to support VCR functions such as fast forward, rewind, stop, pause, and a DVD-like chapter menu.

Autoprovisioning Capability - Both the STB and PC have auto-provisioning capabilities for automatic user setup.

Remote Software/Firmware Update - The STB/PC has remote software/firmware update capability to minimize truck rolls.

Parental Controls - Parental controls are available that allow you to create password-based locks for adult-oriented programming.

Advanced Video Codec Support - Full support on popular MPEG 4 codec including H.264** and MPEG 4 part 10**. The system can easily support future advanced video codecs.


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Video Backend Management Middleware

The IMX Backend management system provides complete control of video content, subscriber data, and business rules. VOD providers also have the option to program videos for delivery at a preset time, and gives providers total control over subscriber channel access and viewing rights. The controls include:


Sophisticated web browser management

Content and security management

Advertising management

Report and data mining

Video delivery management

Membership and billing integration

Billing API to integrate with third-party OSS systems

MatrixStream foreign language support


IMX Service Provider Middleware Server Backend Screenshots

IMX backend screen shots

Multi-layer Content Security (MCS) Platform


The IMX solution solves the online piracy problem by creating an easy method to protect and securely distribute digital content on the internet. The IMX solution provides sophisticated reporting and tracking so content providers can develop a one-to-one relationship with their user base. Features include:


Multi-layer Security

Authentication and AES encryption

Built-in MatrixCast Streaming encryption supprot. Third party DRM support optional

Membership security


IMX IPTV Service Provider Middleware Server Example Deployment Network Diagram

The next generation IMX Video On Demand (VOD) solution is a complete end-to-end platform for content providers to deliver DVD- or HDTV-quality content over the existing IP network. The MatrixStream IMX platform consists of Enterprise and Service Provider backend TV Video Servers, TV MX 1 HD IP Set Top Boxes (STBs) and MX 1100 PC Clients.


MatrixStream's unique IMX solution provides a simple, single-vendor integrated solution (rather than a multi-vendor solution with large integration costs as well as potential compatibility issues). The only requirements to deploy this IPTV solution are an IP network and video content. MatrixStream's easy-to-deploy servers and clients are designed to save time as well as implementation and support costs.


The MatrixStream IMX solution consists the following:

  • MatrixCast Streaming over the Internet technology

  • video programming and delivery server

  • ntelligent client software (ICS)

  • Multi-layer content security (MCS) delivered in a Secure System Platform

  • Rich media content management software (EDMMS)

IMX technology is also:

  • Complete HD over the Internet IPTV solution

  • Uses “best-of-breed” licensed MPEG 4 codecs

  • Designed based on industry standards, which means customers will always have an upgrade path to the latest standards.

The following is an example of a real live deployment diagram for a service provider IPTV solution over the Internet. This is exactly how IPTV middleware servers are deployed in a real network backbone. The system is fully capable of supporting both live and VOD HD and SD video content.