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Matrox Partners with Goma Elettronica SpA to develop advanced workstations for mission-critical applications

Matrox multi-display graphics solutions power GOMA industrial workstations
Goma has validated the Matrox multi-display graphics solutions with their industrial PC product line
Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialised graphics solutions, and Goma Elettronica SpA, recently announced a partnership to develop customised workstations for defence, industrial, and transportation environments. Goma has validated the Matrox M-Series, P-Series, and Extio Series multi-display graphics solutions with their industrial PC product line and will be showcasing these technologies at Focus Embedded 2009 on November 17th in Milan, Italy.

Actively involved in the deployment of railway control room systems for the visualisation of synoptic maps, Goma recently incorporated Matrox M-Series Dual and QuadHead cards to run six digital monitors-at resolutions 1920x1200 per display-from a single PC. The M-Series cards were able to satisfy customer workspace requirements because the solutions offered both PCIe x16 and x1 bus types, complying with PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) standards that permit only one single PCIe x16 expansion slot on the backplane. In another interesting transportation application, Goma selected the Matrox P690 as part of a two-monitor avionics graphics console for installation on a Falcon aircraft. The graphics solution was selected based on performance, dimensions, weight, power dissipation, and long life requirements, to enable mission data management and visualisation operations at altitudes of up to 25,000 feet.

"Matrox has been working closely with Goma Elettronica to satisfy their customer's unique graphics requirements for installations running high-end, mission-critical applications," says Samuel Recine, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics. "This cooperation allows Goma to build reliable, multi-display workstation platforms so mission-critical operators never have to worry about system performance."

"Matrox offers a broad portfolio of products designed for the specific requirements of process automation, rail management and other mission-critical systems. With form factors ranging from PCI to PCIe x1 and PCIe x16 across many product families, Matrox solutions are compatible with a variety of specialised systems," states Irene Gozzo, Sales & Marketing Manager, Goma Elettronica SpA. "This, plus display drivers that offer industry-leading capabilities, with the ability to support multi-board configurations with up to eight displays-to power up to 8 displays-provide us many options when designing Goma Elettronica Industrial PCs."

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