Published on 9 June, 2016
|Matrox's intuitive apps for Windows and iPad provide an easy way to manage video walls for digital signage, corporate and control room applications
Matrox® Graphics recently announced that its popular MuraControl™ video wall management software for Windows® and iPad® now supports two models of Matrox C-Series™ multi-display video cards, C900 with nine outputs and C680 with six outputs. These graphics cards can also be combined with Matrox Mura™ IPX Series 4K capture and IP encoder & decoder cards to display external sources on C-Series-powered video walls.
The expanded Matrox video wall portfolio enables OEMs and system integrators to easily and cost-effectively target a wider range of small to mid-sized video wall installations. Support for Matrox Network API has also been extended to C-Series, enabling ISVs to expose new capabilities within their software. The complete Matrox video wall product line up will be demonstrated at InfoComm 2016 (Las Vegas, June 8–10) in booth N2047.
Customise video wall layout
MuraControl for Windows is a feature-rich, single-licence software that lets users create, save and edit video wall layouts offline or in real time so their content appears exactly where and how they want it. MuraControl for iPad is a free app that provides a touch panel control interface for remote video wall management. These applications give AV integrators all the basic controls they need to deploy video walls for digital signage, corporate and control room applications.
Matrox Network API is a command-level API that can be transmitted from any network computer including PCs, smartphones and tablets and used through Telnet, RS-232 and HTTP/HTTPS. It gives ISVs easy control and manipulation of Matrox-driven video walls though their own applications as well as access to advanced capabilities such as layout management, source management and compositing using alpha blending, color keying, and text and image overlay. Applications that have already been coded with Network API for the Mura MPX platform will automatically support the C-Series platform.
Expansion to Matrox C-Series models
“The expansion of these software tools to C-Series gives video wall integrators and system builders everything they need to create inexpensive, yet versatile and powerful video wall solutions,” said Fadhl Al-Bayaty, Product Manager, Matrox Graphics.
Matrox C-Series multi-display video cards deliver outstanding performance, stability, and usability to power video management systems and small-scale display walls in control room, digital signage, enterprise, industrial, security, A/V, and embedded system applications. Matrox C900 is the world’s first single-slot graphics card to drive nine 1920x1200 displays for 3x3 and 9x1 configurations. Matrox C680 supports up to six 4K/UHD displays.
Matrox Mura IPX Series 4K capture and IP encoder & decoder cards let OEMs and AV system builders deliver advanced video wall controllers featuring high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD encoding and decoding over standard IP. Designed to work with Mura MPX video wall capture and display cards and Matrox C-Series multi-display graphics cards, Mura IPX packs 4K capture plus high-density encode and decode functionality onto a single PCIe® card to simplify integration and reduce installation costs.