Control Room Video Wall Demo

April 26, 2012
Matrox Graphics announced that Matrox Mura MPX Series video wall controller boards were selected by ABB to drive the video wall for the control room of the future exhibit at ABB Automation and Power World 2012.

Showcased in the Automation Arena space, the Mura boards will be used to deliver exceptional video and PC output scaling, switching, and layout management on a collaborative video wall. Also on display are Matrox’s premium KVM extension solutions. The Matrox Extio will enable a remote multi-display setup on ABB’s System 800xA Extended Operator Workplace solution and the Matrox Avio will operate the Mura-powered video wall controller system from a distance.

Matrox Mura MPX Series video wall controller boards support up to four HD inputs and up to four HD outputs on the same PCI Express x16 Gen2 board, leveraging 64 Gbit/sec duplex data transfer for the flawless display of video input captures without sacrificing frame rate, color, or resolution. Mura boards feature highly flexible, universal input channel support for both digital and analog (SL-DVI, RGB/VGA, Component, S-Video & Composite) video signals and can be combined with other Matrox Mura MPX Series boards to drive desired channel requirements.
Matrox Extio Series KVM extenders leverage proprietary PCIe bus-extension technology to deliver raw, uncompressed data up to 1000 meters (3281 feet) away via a single fiber-optic cable. This enables control room operators to run applications across up to four displays—at a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 per remote monitor—with uncompromised workstation performance, while securing critical parts of the computer in a separate location. Users can additionally combine two PCIe interface cards with two Extio F2408 extenders and two F2408E Expanders to drive up to 16 displays, all from a single PC.
Matrox Avio Series KVM extenders consist of a transmitter and receiver pair that delivers uncompressed dual-DVI, keyboard, mouse, audio, and USB HID devices from the host system by up to 2000 meters (6562 feet) away from a host system via a single fiber-optic cable. Its fiber-optic transmission ensures optimal system performance with no latency to create the same user experience at the remote operator station as expected when working directly at the local workstation. A secondary user can also be enabled on the transmitter unit to access the host computer for maintenance or to share the remote desktop on a collaborative video wall.

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