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Matrox announces world first with C900 graphics card

Matrox has unveiled Matrox C900, claimed to be the world’s first single-slot, nine-output graphics card that supports nine 1920×1080 displays at 60Hz.

The C900, the latest card in the Matrox C-Series, is a special-purpose graphics card designed to power 3×3 and 9×1 videowalls. Matrox C900’s single-slot form factor and low power consumption at 75W offer digital signage and videowall vendors simpler integration and a lower cost of ownership. Its support for stretched desktop across all nine synchronised outputs lets users run any application full screen across a 3×3 videowall, which makes the card suited to signage installations in retail, corporate, entertainment and hospitality environments as well as control room videowall solutions in security, process control and transportation.

Included is Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software for Windows to give users a comprehensive set of tools, including bezel management and EDID management, to easily configure and manage their multi-display setups. Advanced APIs are available to developers and OEMs to quickly build custom interfaces and applications.

“Three-by-three configurations are the sweet spot for many digital signage installations and control room videowalls,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager, Matrox Graphics. “Now with C900, for the first time, nine full HD displays can be driven from a single-slot card and system integrators can easily offer a turnkey solution to power three-by-three videowalls. They also benefit from the premium technical assistance, long product life cycles and reliability that Matrox is known for.”