The QuadHead2Go Series can drive four displays from one signal
Designed to deliver a more convenient way of deploying next-generation videowalls, the QuadHead2Go Series from Matrox is capable of driving four displays from one signal and comprises controller appliances and PCI Express cards. The controllers capture a single 4Kp60 video signal for display across up to four full HD 1920x1200 screens. The input content could be from any source – including professional graphics cards and integrated GPUs, digital signage players or laptops – while displays can be arranged in classic rectangular 2x2, 2x1, 3x1, 4x1, 1x2, 1x3 or 1x4 setups. On-device buttons on the appliance enable users to cycle through pre-set configurations to select and set the display layout, as well as access pre-saved images to set up display positions and fine-tune bezel-displaced pixels.
The DSX LE5 Q25 and DSX LE5 D25 are the newest additions to Matrox’s SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE network interface controller (NIC) card family. Based on the X.mio5 Q25 NIC card, the products are said to simplify the transition from multichannel SDI workflows to multichannel IP workflows by delivering up to four 4K IP video inputs and outputs over 25GbE networks. Users can choose from a variety of options to deliver advanced 4K/HD-enabled broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box systems, video servers and other high-density, PC-based video equipment. The DSX LE5 Q25 network adapter provides multichannel IP video I/O of up to four 4K/UHDp60, 16 1080p60, 32 HD or any equivalent combination of flows over two 25GbE links with SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy. The DSX LE5 D25 option, meanwhile, receives and transmits two 4K/UHDp60, eight 1080p60, 16 HD or any equivalent combination of flows over one 25GbE link with the same SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy.
Matrox has also announced that its Maevex 6100 Series enterprise encoder appliances and cards now include built-in HLS support that allows enterprises to deliver multiple streams to a broad range of devices over the internet. The encoders now also support IPv6 addressing, while fMP4 file format support equips administrators with multi-recording redundancy functionality to preserve recordings.
In other news, Aggregator Mode is a new multi-system control feature available with Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders. It permits an Extio 3 receiver unit to aggregate multiple video streams coming from different Extio 3 transmitter units. Multiple computer desktops can then be viewed and controlled simultaneously from an Extio 3 receiver unit with a single keyboard and mouse. Aggregator Mode is described as ideal for a wide range of applications including process control, industrial and automation, military and defence, healthcare, broadcast and postproduction.