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Multi-display graphics cards

Installation Staff 11 February 2015

The new Matrox C-Series multi-display graphics cards are claimed to deliver “outstanding performance, stability, and usability to power video management systems and small-scale display walls in control room, digital signage, enterprise, industrial, security, AV, and embedded system applications.”

The C-Series cards have 2GB of on-board memory and secure mini DisplayPort connectivity. The C680 supports up to six 4K/UHD displays, and more displays can be supported by inserting two C680 cards into a system. The board-to-board framelock feature ensures synchronisation of all displays to reduce tearing on digital signage and videowalls.

The C420 is Matrox’s fastest quad card, with passive cooling for increased reliability and silent operation.

Also at ISE 2015 are the Matrox Maevex 5100 Series H.264 encoders and decoders, which are claimed to deliver “exceptional-quality AV streaming at low bandwidth over standard IP networks for display or for storage anywhere on the LAN.”

The encoders can be combined with Maevex decoders or a third-party software decoder to stream up to full HD. Maevex can also record desktop sessions to NAS, and comes with Matrox PowerStream software for easy remote device management, stream switching and streaming/recording parameter adjustment, including user-definable bit rates between 100Kbps and 25Mbps.

Matrox is also showing video streaming and recording, multi-camera recording, and videowall controller boards.

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