Sahara Benelux, a value-add audio-visual distributor in the Netherlands, announces the deployment of multiple Matrox-based IP ecosystems in their technology demo room. A distribution partner of Matrox Graphics Inc., Sahara Benelux designed their new showcase room to host live, fully-functional demonstrations of advanced AV/IT signal distribution systems built using Matrox Mura IPX video wall cards, Matrox Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder appliances, and Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders. Together, these new platforms enable Sahara Benelux to offer customers a first-hand experience of the tangible, real-world benefits of capturing, streaming, recording, extending, switching, all while displaying exceptional-quality, low-bitrate content on a standard one Gigabit Ethernet network. Matrox Mura-powered video wall processor The primary attraction is the control room demo featuring a typical multi-operator plus video wall environmentMatrox Sahara Benelux’s technology demo room, located in their new offices within Eindhoven’s Strijp-T tech district—specifically, the former iconic Philips factory—spotlights several Matrox-driven ecosystems. The primary attraction is the control room demo featuring a typical multi-operator plus video wall environment, but in an advanced networked AV installation. A Matrox Mura-powered video wall processor containing a Matrox Mura IPX capture and IP encode/decode card and Matrox C680 multi-monitor graphics card combination captures and displays a variety of physical and IP sources across four LCD panels. Directly in front of the wall are two seating positions; from one seat, an ‘IT administrator’ streams multiple 4K contents to the video wall via a Matrox Maevex 6150 encoder appliance, while the second ‘operator desk station’ position uses Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extender technology to highlight seamless ‘many-to-one’ extension and switching. To complete the control room showcase, the administrator leverages the Matrox encoding technology in the aforementioned video wall controller to share either the entire 2x2 video wall or a selected region of interest to a remote 4K video wall for manager review or collaboration purposes. Hands-on technology demonstrations Sahara Benelux’s new demo centre is a perfect illustration of the lengths to which they will go to provide a true value-added service"“The new Matrox-powered showcases now provide us with a true, state-of-the-art lab where integrators and resellers can bring their customers on site for hands-on technology demonstrations,” says Robin van der Heiden, dealer manager, Sahara Benelux. “Previously, we would highlight technologies in a piecemeal approach, but we had soon found a growing number of customers wanting to see both standalone and interconnected product presentations. Today, customers can freely engage with world-class streaming and recording—and within context.” “Sahara Benelux’s new demo centre is a perfect illustration of the lengths to which they will go to provide a true value-added service,” says Cecilia Wills, country manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “There are few occasions to see live, end-to-end IP ecosystems, and this permanent, multi-product installation offers AV integrators and resellers free access to explore the latest cutting-edge technology.”
Matrox C-Series graphics cards validated for use in DS-980 six-display system Advantech, an embedded computing solution provider across multiple market verticals, announces the expansion of their technology relationship with Matrox Graphics, a provider of video wall and multi-display solutions. Validated to work with Matrox's C-Series multi-display video cards, Advantech’s latest video wall solution, the DS-980 six-display system offers the sophisticated 4K content that users demand. DS-980 video wall solution The DS-980 streams up to six displays and delivers advanced high-resolution, up to 4096x2160, true 4K content powered by 6th Gen. Intel i7/i5/i3/ Celeron rPGA processors and integrated Intel HD Graphics. With four of its graphics outputs powered by Matrox’s C420 graphics card, the DS-980 six-display signage solution enables system integrators to create video wall solutions with faster video streaming, ultra-stability, and flexibility for a wide range of enterprise, industrial, digital signage, security, and control rooms applications. Matrox C-Series multi-display video cards have been designed to ensure excellent reliability, stability, and ease of deployment, adding outstanding performance ideal for demanding commercial and critical systems. "Matrox products offer tried and tested advantages such as flexibility, interoperability, and reliability" Successful integration “We’ve just concluded a test of the Matrox C420, in combination with our newest DS-980 platform, and we’re very happy with the results. This high-quality product supports up to 6 monitors and can function as a video wall, all at a very competitive price,” said Jeroen Baerents, Business Development Manager of Advantech Europe. “Collaboration with Matrox, a highly valued and recognised player in the signage market, is an important step for us into the video wall market. We expect to test more solutions from Matrox in the near future.” “Matrox products offer tried and tested advantages such as flexibility, interoperability, and reliability. The four-output Matrox C420 card is a high-performance addition to any system and with the Advantech DS-980 we’re putting more processing power into the hands of many more customers,” said Cecilia Wills, UK Country Manager, Matrox. “This validation expands a history of successful cooperation between Matrox and Advantech beyond our existing relationship—the AVS series of Advantech video wall controllers based on Matrox Mura capture cards.”
C-Series and Mura IPX cards to be demonstrated with TITAN WALL at UK Security Expo 2016 Matrox Graphics, a designer and manufacturer of video wall and multi-display graphics cards, announced the integration of its Mura IPX and C-Series products into Visual Management Systems’ new TITAN WALL video wall system.Security monitoringThe TITAN WALL video display wall is an integrated multi-platform, modular video wall solution comprised of a robust video wall processor controller, video wall management suite, and display surface. Offering unmatched display flexibility and control in security monitoring, command and control, and public information scenarios, TITAN WALL provides a user-friendly, intuitive interface maximising the efficiency of a video wall solution, independently and effortlessly managing and displaying images onto your video wall display surface.“Matrox has provided us with two powerful cards to serve as the heart of the robust TITAN WALL system,” said John Downie, Sales Director at Visual Management Systems Ltd. “The diversity of IP and physical sources the Matrox cards can handle means the TITAN WALL is a highly valuable node for industries that require efficient data consolidation and analysis.”Mura IPX and C-Series cardsPowering the processor controller, Matrox Mura IPX capture cards and C-Series graphics cards respectively provide the IP connectivity and multi-display processing power required for modern applications in security, industry, and control room scenarios.Matrox C-Series multi-display video cards, featuring four, six, and nine-output models, allow you to drive multiple displays or projectors from a single graphics card. Designed to ensure excellent reliability, stability and ease of deployment, C-Series cards deliver advanced multi-monitor capabilities and outstanding performance for a broad range of applications including enterprise, industrial, pro A/V, digital signage, security, control rooms, and more.Simplified integration “The integration of C-Series and IPX cards into Visual Management Systems’ modular TITAN WALL video wall is quite ingenious, and serves the security market well” The Matrox Mura IPX 4K capture and IP encode and decode cards are advanced video wall control cards featuring high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel encoding and decoding over standard IP. Designed to work with Matrox C-Series multi-display graphics cards, Mura IPX packs high-density encode and decode functionality (16 1080p30, 50+ 720p30) onto a single PCIe card, simplifying integration and reducing installation costs.“The integration of C-Series and IPX cards into Visual Management Systems’ modular TITAN WALL video wall is quite ingenious, and serves the security market well,” said Cecilia Wills, UK Country Manager, Matrox Graphics. “This all-in-one system offers a low cost, low difficulty solution for all multi-source, multi-input monitoring needs.”Visual Management Systems Ltd. will be displaying the Matrox-powered system for the first time in the United Kingdom at the UK Security Expo (London, UK, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, Stand: B25).