MatrixStream IMX M500 IPTV middleware server

IMX M500


IMX M500 All-In-One IPTV Server

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The IMX 500 all-in-one video server series is a complete end-to-end IPTV server with capability to stream HD live TV channels and VOD content. Designed for networks that need to support up to 500 viewers, the IMX M500 is the complete solution right out of the box.



IMX M500 Enterprise Middleware IPTV Server


Below is a summary of all the servers and their capabilities:



Specifications and Features
Example Applications

IMX M500 Middleware Server


IMX XMS M500 IPTV Middleware Server

  • Content management

  • User management

  • MatrixCast Streaming over the Internet

  • Live MatrixCast Streaming with IMX E4010 H.264 video encoder

  • VOD channel management

  • User conditional access

  • User statistic tracking

  • Multilingual support

  • Supports MX 1100 PC and MX 1 IP set top box viewers

  • Small rural telcos

  • Educational VOD

  • Campus learning/entertainment

  • Distance learning

  • Hotel VOD

  • Multi-unit dwelling VOD

  • Hospital

  • Localized content

  • Church VOD

  • Government



Enterprise IPTV Server Features and Key Advantages



MatrixCast Streaming Technology - MatrixStream's patent-pending MatrixCast Streaming technology is designed to stream HD and DVD quality videos over the Internet. MatrixCast Streaming protocol is far superior to streaming protocols on the market today.


Personalized EPG (Electronic Program Guide) - Each viewer can customize his/her own EPG.


Conditional Access - This function allows management of all the IP STBs and pc players.


Full backend web based VOD management - Allows management of all the videos/channels/users/ads/previews/reports.


Multilingual compatibility - All the stb/pc/backend management are multilingual enabled to support language such as Japanese or Chinese.


OSD/VCR functionality - IP STB (Set Top Box) has full OSD (on screen display) to support VCR functions such as fast forward/rewind/stop/pause/DVD-like chapter menu.


Autoprovisioning capability - Both 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 control - parental control to put password for adult programming


Advance Video Codec Support - Full support of most advanced H.264 video codec

MatrixStream XMS Digital Home Theater  
MatrixStream XMS HD

Video Backend Management Middleware

IMX's backend management system provides complete control of videos, subscribers and business rules. VOD providers have the option to program videos for delivery at preset time. Providers have total control over subscriber channel access and viewing rights.


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

IPTV Middleware Server Backend Screen shots


Backend Screen Shots

Multi-layer content security (MCS) Platform

The IMX solution solve the online piracy problem for the content producers and providers by providing an easy way to protect and distributing digital content on the internet without fear of piracy. IMX solution provide sophisticated reporting and tracking so content providers can develop a one-to-one relationship with the content users.



Multi-layer Security


Authentication and AES encryption


Built-in MatrixCast Streaming encryption support. 3rd party DRM support optional.


Membership security


IMX Enterprise IPTV Middleware Server Example Deployment Network Diagram

The MatrixStream's end-to-end solution means customers don't have to spend millions of dollars to build a complicated multi-vendor solution. All customers need in order to deploy this state of the art IPTV VOD solution is to have an IP network and video contents. MatrixStream's easy to deploy servers and clients will save customers money, time and support costs.

The IMX technology consists of MatrixStream MatrixCast Streaming technology, video programming and delivery server, intelligent client software (ICS), multi-layer content security (MCS) delivered in a Secure System Platform and rich media content management software (EDMMS). IMX platform uses best of breed licensed MPEG 4 codecs. The IMX™ technology is designed based on industry standards, which means customers will always have an upgrade path to the latest standards.



The network diagram below shows an example of IMX live IPTV and VOD streaming over the Internet deployment. IMX M500 is able to manage live TV broadcasts by encode satellite videos into IP videos using IMX e4010 video encoders and stream videos over the "best effort" IP network using IMX MatrixCast 2400 series streaming servers. Viewers also have full access to videos stored in a Storage Area Network (SAN). Subscribers of the IPTV VOD system can view videos on their TVs with MX 1 STB clients and on their multimedia PCs with their MX 1100 PC Video Clients.