MatrixStream's IPTV Set Top Box User Interface Screen Shots
What is MatrixStream IPTV solution?
MatrixStream Technologies, Inc. provides a complete end-to-end IPTV solution that offers any service provider the ability to start an IPTV service instantly. The Matrixstream solution consists of IPTV middleware servers, HD IP 1080p set top box, PVR (Personal Video Recoder), HD streaming over the Internet PC player, complete customizable EPG (Electronic Programming Guide), HD video on demand servers, HD and SD video encoders, solid state video streaming servers, and MatrixCast streaming protocol. The MatrixStream solution delivers unparalleled digital TV user experience that's superior to existing cable and satellite TV. MatrixStream is also easy to deploy and much lower cost than traditional IPTV solutions. MatrixStream will enable broadband providers to launch its own IPTV service easily without complicated system integration. The heart of the MatrixStream solution is the MatrixCast streaming protocol that enables all MatrixStream products to stream HD video seamlessly over the Internet without QoS and at low bitrate.
The MatrixStream HD complete end to end solution has the following features:
MatrixStream IPTV allows any provider to start their own Internet "cable" TV complete with live TV channels and VOD at True Broadcast TV quality, not web TV quality.
HEVC/H.265 Support - MatrixStream IPTV solution supports HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding)/H.265 video compression.
Streaming over unmanaged (internet) and managed network - MatrixStream MatrixCast streaming support IAB (Intelligent Adaptive Bitrate) allows the customer to experience full frame broadcast quality video without any buffering, frame drops, blurriness, or constant fading in and out. MatrixCast IAB features deliver the highest quality broadband video over the Internet. MatrixCast streaming supports both live tv and video on demand. Matrixcast is supported and compatible with all of MatrixStream products.
Android Device Support - MatrixStream fully supports Android-based devices such as smart phones and tablets. IPTV users can watch their videos on any supported Android device from anywhere that has broadband access.
Apple IOS Support - MatrixStream fully supports Apple IOS-based devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Apple IOS users can watch their videos on any supported IOS device from anywhere that has broadband access.
Single Login Multiple Devices - MatrixStream IPTV system allows you to support a single login for multiple devices. Service providers can enable every user the ability to access all the IPTV services from multiple devices such as HD set top box, PC player, Android smart phohe, Android tablet, Apple iPAD, and Apple iPhone. The ability to control access based on a single login license gives service providers ultimate flexibility in deploying IPTV services. In addition, service providers gain the ability to generate additional income by providing multi-device access.
Smart Targeted AD System (STAS) - STAS allows targeted video ad insertion that is anti-skippble. You can target ads based on each individual user’s profile and demographic even when many users are watching the same video.
Anti-Piracy Security (APS) - APS fully protects against video piracy by using conditional access (CA) and MatrixCrypt(TM) DRM technologies with 128-bit AES Encryption and SSL.
Bandwidth Saving Mode (BSM) Protection - BSM automatically times out a video stream after a preset time limit to avoid users accidentally leaving the stream running 24 hours a day when they are not watching. This feature is available on the MatrixStream MX 2 box.
MatrixGuide(TM) - MatrixGuide is MatrixStream's IPTV live TV listing guide. The innovative MatrixGuide allows viewers to browse a live TV guide while viewing the TV simultaneously. In addition, MatrixGuide allows viewers to browse other channels with preview.
Live Pause(TM) - MatrixStream's Live Pause allows viewers to pause live TV. In addition, Live Pause allows viewers to watch favorite TV programs in slow motion.
Mosaic TV Browse(TM)* - MatrixStream's Mosaic TV Browse feature allows viewers to browse multiple channels while watching live TV simultaneously. Mosaic TV Browse allows viewers to see what's on other channels before switching to another channel.
MediaMatrix(TM) GUI Framework and TV AppStore* - MatrixStream's MediaMatrix(TM) GUI Framework allows developers to build a TV AppStore on the MX 2 box in categories such as Games, Sports Statistics, Voting, Hotel applications, Home Automation etc.
Auto Failover System (AFS) - MatrixStream's proprietary AFS automatically switches over to the backup server in real time if there is any problem with the live or video on demand stream so the user always enjoys the best possible TV viewing experience over the Internet. AFS supports N+1 configuration to achieve unlimited scalability and carrier-grade five nine uptime. No expensive CDN or global load balancers are required.
MatrixCast 3D- MatriStream IPTV fully support current and future 1080P 3DTV standards.
MatrixStream IPTV does not require Quality ot Service (QoS).
MatrixStream IPTV is a true broadcast quality streaming solution and not a progressive download video solution.
MatrixStream IPTV offers superior TV experience such as instant channel changing and quick video loading.
MatrixStream IPTV is designed for the large HDTV in your living room that's capable of delivering up to HD 1080p video quality with its MX 2 HD set top box.
MatrixStream IPTV is the most advanced streaming system available on the market today and is designed for a true home theater experience, Including True 5.1 and 7.1 digital surround sound such as Dolby Digital* and DTS* in your living room.
MatrixStream IPTV is easy to install and can be set up in days not weeks.
MatrixStream IPTV works over the broadband network you already own or right over the Internet
* Additional licenses may be required. Some restrictions applies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
MatrixStream's Complete End-to-End HD IPTV Products
IPTV Middleware Servers
IMX M500 - The complete IPTV solution in a box server. The M500 IPTV middleware 1U server is designed to support up to a maximum of 500 viewers. The IMX 500 comes complete support for live TV streaming, VOD streaming, DRM encryption support, and user management. Operators can deploy an up-and-running IPTV solution quickly by deploying single IMX M500.
IMX M2200 - Service provider 1U IPTV middleware server designed to support large IPTV deployments. Each server is capable of handling up to 50,000 viewers and can be expanded via N+1 clustering to unlimited viewers. IMX M2200 is designed to support all the streaming servers including IMX i2410, IMX v2420, IMX X1i, and IMX X1v.
IPTV Live TV MatrixCast Streaming Servers
IMX i2410 - Designed to support live IPTV broadcasts and work hand in hand with the IMX e4010, and IMX e4090HD video encoders. Each IMX i2410 live TV streaming server can support up to 1,000 simultaneous streams or up to 10,000 viewers per 1U server based on 10:1 viewing ratio. IPTV operators can easily add additional capacity via N+1 clustering.
IMX X1i Cloud Server - 2U solid state IPTV cloud streaming server designed to support live IPTV broadcasts and work hand in hand with IMX e4090 HD video encoders. The server has no moving parts for maximum reliability. The IMX X1i is designed to work with MatrixCloud IPTV system. Each IMX X1i cloud live TV streaming server can support up to 10,000 simultaneous streams or up to 100,000 viewers per 2U server based on a 10:1 viewing ratio. IPTV operators can easily add additional capacity via N+1 clustering.
IPTV Video On Demand MatrixCast Streaming Servers
IMX v2420 - Designed to support video-on-demand IPTV applications. Each IMX v2420 VOD streaming server can support up to 1,000 simultaneous streams or up to 10,000 viewers per 1U server based on a 10:1 viewing ratio. IPTV operators can easily add additional capacity via N+1 clustering.
IMX X1v Cloud Server - 2U solid state IPTV cloud streaming server designed to support video on demand IPTV applications. Server has no moving parts for maximum reliability. IMX X1v Cloud edition is designed to support VOD on MatrixCloud IPTV system. Each IMX X1v VOD cloud server can support up to 10,000 simultaneous streams or up to 100,000 viewers per 2U server based on a 10:1 viewing ratio. IPTV operators can easily add additional capacity via N+1 clustering.
IPTV Video Encoders and Transcoders
IMX e4090 SD/HD - IMX e4090 can be purchased in SD form and upgraded to support the HD 1080p streaming format. IMX e4090 SD/HD Live TV encoder capable of encoding high definition video in 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p format in 1U form factor. Designed to work with the IMX i2410 and IMX X1i live TV streaming servers. Each encoder can support 1 live TV channel.
IMX e4100 Video Transcoder/Gateway - IMX e4100 video transcoder is designed to transcode one video stream into multiple video streams with multiple bitrates. The IMX e4100 video transcoder is perfect for taking an existing video stream and transcoding them into mobile video streams or other video streams at lower bitrate.
IPTV Viewing Clients
HD MX 1 Set Top Box - Designed to stream highest quality HD videos up to 1080p format to your HDTV. The MX 1 HD set top box is designed to work with the rest of the MatrixStream products to support live streaming videos over the Internet. The MX 1 set top box comes with an easy to use remote control. All the viewer needs at home is a connection to an HDTV and a broadband Internet connection.
HD MX 2 Nano Set Top Box - IMX MX 2 set top box is designed to stream highest quality HD videos up to 1080p format to your HDTV. MX 2 set top box is small in size yet streams the highest quality videos. MX 2 set top box comes with easy to use remote control. All the viewer needs at home is a connection to HDTV and a broadband Internet connection.
HD MX 1100 PC Player - The PC player is designed to support MatrixStream's streaming protocol. The PC player can support both live TV and VOD streaming up to HD quality right over the Internet. The MX 1100 PC player is easy to install and use.
IPTV MatrixCloud System
IMX MatrixCloud HD IPTV System - MatrixStream's HD IPTV MatrixCloud system is designed to maximize the video revenue of service providers. MatrixStream's MatrixCloud system allows service providers to offer complete IPTV services to their customers under their own logo with full customization. The IMX MatrixCloud system allows providers to generate additional revenue via the monthly subscription business model.
networks with no QoS or guaranteed bandwidth. MatrixStream
designed our entire IPTV software to work over any broadband
network. MatrixStream IPTV is highly optimized to overcome
Internet buffer issues and unstable traffic bursts. It
is recommended each subscriber has at least 3 times of
total video streams bandwidth available.
streaming solutions require QoS or it will not work. This
means most of the streaming solutions today will not work
over public Internet. Providers have to upgrade to broadband
IP networks with QoS and guaranteed
bandwidth to each subscriber. Otherwise,
video quality will suffer greatly if bandwidth is limited.
Live TV and VOD Streaming Support over the Internet
Yes. The MatrixStream IPTV solution supports streaming for live TV broadcasts with unlimited channels and VOD streaming up to HD 1080p format.
No. Most traditional IPTV solutions with live TV channel support need QoS and WILL NOT work over the Internet. Most current Internet video solutions do not support live TV and only support download VOD. Viewers have to wait hours if not days to download HD videos.
Low Bitrate for HD
Yes. The MatrixStream
solution can stream SD videos with as little as 500 Kbps of bandwidth. HD videos with as little as 1.5 Mbps of bitrate.
No. If there is limited backbone bandwidth, some video
streams will be affected and viewers will get poor quality
videos. In worst-case scenarios, video servers will crash
in the backbone. Existing video solutions based on MPEG2 require 3.5 Mbps+ for SD and 20 Mbps+ for HD vides.
Plug-N-Play End-to-End IPTV
MatrixCast end-to-end HD IPTV streaming solution is designed to be plug-n-play. IPTV providers
can deploy a MatrixStream solution quickly and easily without
all the hassles of integrating different pieces of IPTV
solution from different vendors.
must spend millions to upgrade existing IP networks to
fiber (FTTH) or other high bandwidth technologies
before supporting streaming IPTV VOD solutions. In addition,
since many solutions out there are not end-to-end, it means
providers must spend additional money to integrate IPTV
solutions from different vendors.
Wireless IPTV support
Yes. MatrixCast Streaming
can work over "best effort" networks
such as WIMAX or other wireless networks.
No. Video will be of poor quality or even fail if delivered
over "best effort" networks like WIMAX.
Yes. The MatrixStream solution supports IP multicast
Yes. The MatrixStream solution supports next generation IPV6 protocol.
No. Most IPTV solutions today do not support IPV6.
Built-in Stream Encryption
Yes. MatrixStream's MatrixCast comes with built-in MatrixCast encryption protocol. Additional support for 3rd party DRM is available.
No. Most IPTV solutions today don't have built-in security and need a 3rd party DRM solution.
HD 1080p Streaming IP STB
Yes. MatrixStream MX 1 IP STB is capable of support video streaming over the Internet at up to HD 1080p resolution.
No. Existing IPTV solutions over the Internet only support download. Most providers don't even support HD 1080p format.
Full HD 3D Live Broadcast Support
Yes. MatrixCast is future proof and designed to support future 3-D broadcasts over the Internet in Full HD.
Digital Multichannel 5.1 Sound
Yes. MatrxStream IPTV solution supports full digital surround sound for maximum home theater enjoyment.
No. Most existing IPTV solutions over the Internet do not support multichannel digital sound.
True Full HD Live Broadcast Quality Video over the Internet
Yes. MatrixCast streaming allows broadcast quality live video in Full 1080 HD without jerkiness or pauses or latency.
No. Flash-based Live video streaming pauses every 15-20 seconds because of legacy progressive download streaming. It doesn't give users the experience of true Full HD broadcast quality HD video.
Highest Video Encoding Support for H.264/H.265 HEVC
Yes. MatrixCast streaming fully supports H.264 and latest standard H.265 HEVC, H.NGVC, or MPEG-H Part 2 video compression.
No. Many existing IPTV solutions do not support H.265 HEVC yet.
Backend Management Features
web browser management
and security management
and data mining
and billing integration
API to integrate with third-party OSS systems
following network diagram shows an example of MatrixStream MatrixCast IPTV
deployment. Live satellite channels are encoded by IMX
e4010 video encoders and then being streamed over the "best effort"
IP network by IMX i2410 MatrixCast live TV streaming servers. Viewers can also
also access streaming VOD via IMX v2420 MatrixCast VOD streaming servers. The entire solution is being managed by IMX M2200 middleware servers capable of supporting up to millions of
viewers. IPTV subscribers can view videos on their HDTVs with MX 1 IP HD set top box clients or
on their multimedia PCs with MX 1100 PC video viewers.