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Matrox Ups Bandwidth for Videowalls

At InfoComm Asia 2010, Matrox Graphics unveiled a new component for videowall controllers.

At InfoComm Asia 2010, Matrox Graphics unveiled a new component for videowall controllers. The Matrox Mura controller board is capable of capturing four full 1080p HD inputs and simultaneously driving four monitors at up to 2048x1080 while maintaining full RGB 888 image quality, company officials said.

The Mura is based on second-generation PCI Express technology, the controller board boasts a bus interface that can provide up to 64 Gbps of bandwidth. A customized 10-slot Matrox Mura switch fabric can deliver 512 Gbps upstream and downstream for a total throughput of 1Tbps. The all-in-one controller board captures content from and displays to a range of signal types including RGB, DVI/HDMI, component, composite, and S-video sources.

Integrating input and output plus support for all types of channels in one single-slot controller board simplifies inventory management, while its standard form factor makes it easy to integrate into any videowall processor, Matrox said.

"Matrox Mura's upstream and downstream capabilities on a single board—at four times the performance of its competition—represents the new building block standard for display wall applications," said Alain Thiffault, business development manager for Matrox Graphics, in a statement. "By replacing existing multiboard set offerings, integrators can now easily exploit a mainstream computer's available system slots to drive boardroom-type installs or use our custom switch fabric to comfortably power large-scale visualization and collaboration environments."

The new addition to the Matrox family of display wall controller boards supports the existing Matrox display wall API interface, allowing current OEM customers to use their existing wall management software, without any additional development, for a seamless transition from the existing Matrox VPX and Matrox PPX product lines, according to the company. The Matrox display wall SDK now offers a new management interface, network API, and RS-232 control to help new customers shorten their time to market.

The new Matrox Mura controller board is designed for Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit systems. Developer kits are available now for select partners.

 


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