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Maevex 6150

Experience Flexible 4K Streaming & Recording

Matrox Maevex 6150 Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder Appliance

Award-winning Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder appliance


The Matrox® Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance is the first in the world to deliver quad 4K input capture and encode, supporting at least four concurrent 4K streams and recordings—simultaneously. Delivering the full feature set of the Maevex 6100 quad encoder card, the Maevex 6150 comes in a convenient, rack-ready form factor with added I/O.

Coupled with Maevex PowerStream Plus software, the Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder appliance delivers reliable industry-leading technology for flexible management of local or remote data, ensuring complete reach and control over the entire network.


Form Factor Stand-alone appliance
Rack-mountable (1U dual-density)
Maximum Number of Cards per System System dependent
Multi-Appliance Support Yes
Supported Video Input Formats 4x HDMI (Type A)
Color Space Capture RGB and YUV 8- and 10-bit support
Color space conversion support
Chroma Sub-Sampling 4:4:4 (8-bit) 
4:2:2 (8-bit) 
4:2:0 (8-bit and 10-bit) 
4:0:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
Video Input 4x HDMI (Type A) with audio support
Video Output/Pass-Through 4x HDMI (Type A) with audio support
Video Monitoring Output1 1x DisplayPort 1.1
Audio Input 4x HDMI digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
4x 3.5 mm analog stereo audio 
1x 3.5 mm stereo mic in
Audio Output 4x HDMI digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
1x 3.5 mm headphones out
RS-232 1x for IP to RS-232 control
USB Support 2x USB 2.0 (front)
1x USB SS 3.0 (back)
Mass storage support only
Maximum Capture Resolution 2x 3840x2160 @60Hz
2x 4096x2160 @60Hz2
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz 
4x 4096x2160 @30Hz
Support for Custom Resolutions Project dependent; please contact Matrox for details
Video Encoding Formats (Codecs) H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
Maximum Encoding Capability3 2x 3840x2160 @60Hz 4:2:0 
2x 4096x2160 @60Hz 4:2:0
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz 4:2:0
4x 4096x2160 @30Hz 4:2:0 
3x 1920x1200 @60Hz 4:4:4
3x 1920x1080 @60Hz 4:4:4
1x 3840x2160 @30Hz 4:4:4
Encoding Profiles Baseline (BP)
Main (MP)
High (HiP)
High 10 (Hi10P)
High 4:2:2 (Hi422P)
High 4:4:4 predictive profile separate plane (Hi444PP)
CAVLC 4:4:4 intra (44)
Encoding Level Up to 5.2
Bitrate Range 50 Kbps to 120 Mbps4
15 Mbps (default)
Rate Control CBR
Favor quality (optimize for desktop or latency)
Adjustable GOP size
Audio Encoding Format (Codec) MPEG-4 AAC-LC/HEv1/HEv2
Audio Sample Frequency 32 kHz
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
Audio Bit Rates Up to 576 Kbps (AAC-LC)
Up to 288 Kbps (AAC-HEv1)
Up to 144 Kbps (AAC-HEv2)
Video Compositing Yes, fixed formats including PIP, PBP, quadrant
Scaling Yes
Recording File Format .mp4
Filename Customizable prefix (optional)
Timestamp Automatic in filename
Recording Programmability Start date and time
Maximum file length
File frequency
Recording Locations Shared network drive or NAS
Local USB ports for USB flash drive and external hard drive5
Networking Connectivity
Network Connector 2x RJ45 with status LED indicators
1x control and stream
1x stream only
Network Standard 100/1,000 base-T Ethernet
Auto speed
Half/full duplex
Unicast, multi-unicast, multicast
Streaming Protocols HTTP/HTTPS over TCP, UPnP 
RTSP/RTCP/RTP (all required)
IP Addressing IPv4 support 
DHCP (default)/static IP address support
Product Dimensions (Length x Height x Width) 8.53 x 7.45 x 1.68 inches (21.7 x 18.9 x 4.3 cm)
Power Supply 100-240 VAC in, 12 VDC out, 60W
DIN4 locking power connector
Power Cords Included US, EU, UK, Aus/NZ
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 45 degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature Range -40 to 70 degrees Celsius
Operating Humidity Range 20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range 10% to 90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude Range 650 hPa (3,580 m) to 1,013 hPa (0 m)
Storage Altitude Range 192 hPa (12,000 m) to 1,020 hPa (-50 m)
Maximum Power Consumption 45W
EMC/EMI Device Class Class A
EMC/EMI Certifications FCC (US)
RCM (Aus/NZ)
VCCI (Japan)
KC (Korea)
ICES-3 (Canada)
Environmental Certifications EU RoHS
China RoHS
Software Included PowerStream Plus (free download) 
Compatible with Maevex 5100 Series and Maevex 6100 Series
Full access to entire feature set via PowerStream Plus API (.NET 4.5 or higher, stand-alone library)
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit)
Server® 2012 R2
Windows 8.1 (32-bit) 
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2
.NET 4.5 or higher required
SNMP support
Warranty 2 years
Part number MVX-E6150-4
Accessories (Sold Separately)
Optional Hardware Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance (MVX-E6150-4)
Maevex 5100 Series encoders (MVX-E5150F) 
Maevex 5100 Series decoders (MVX-D5150F)
Maevex 5100 Series encoder/decoder bundle (MVX-ED5150F)
Secure HDMI cable solution (SK-SLNA-0F)

1Maximum resolution 2560x1600.
2Requires specific source timings; contact Matrox for more details.
3Each encoding capability is independent of the others listed, and excludes any additional processing such as compositing, scaling, etc. Content can affect results.
4Maximum operational bitrate per stream is dependent on number of streams and features enabled.
5Maevex 6150 only.


Video and audio over IP

  • ◆  Operates on standard 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet networks
  • ◆  Excellent image quality with very low network bandwidth consumption
  • ◆  Cost-effective extension over standard COTS network equipment
  • ◆  Unicast, multicast, and multi-unicast operation
  • ◆  Auto-detection and discovery on network subnet

Integrated, solid-state encoding/decoding hardware architecture

  • ◆  Supports Full HD video and audio
  • ◆  Powerful, intelligent performance with dedicated hardware video decoding component
  • ◆  Open encoding platform also allows for third-party software decode*
  • ◆  Supports many resolutions and aspect ratios
  • ◆  Enables administrator fine-tuning of encoding and decoding parameters
  • ◆  Allows scaling of input resolutions before encoding and scaling of output resolutions after decoding

Network redundancy support

  • ◆  Hot plug/unplug support for power, video, and audio
  • ◆  Local real-time audio and video pass-through and confidence preview on Maevex Encoder
  • ◆  Integrated network switch on Maevex Decoder enables daisy-chaining, network extension, and redundant network topology
  • ◆  Failure resilience through power, network, and device auto-recovery features

PowerStream software suite

  • ◆  Powerful software application bundled with the Matrox Maevex Series
  • ◆  Remotely manage and monitor the entire Maevex network
  • ◆  Auto-populate Maevex network devices
  • ◆  Multiple-instance installation supported
  • ◆  Password-controlled user access
  • ◆  Access to device IDs, IP addresses, streaming state, bit rate, and other vitals

Optimized design for unbeatable performance

  • ◆  No driver components required on the host PC
  • ◆  No moving parts design for high MTBF
  • ◆  Low power consumption
  • ◆  Dust-resistant enclosure
  • ◆  High-density rack mountable
  • ◆  Small form factor