Matrox Graphics launches new controller board

Matrox Mura solution to be on display at InfoComm Asia 2010


Montreal, Canada, November 17, 2010 — Matrox Graphics unveils the ultimate building block for video wall controllers with the new Matrox Mura controller board, capable of capturing four full 1080p HD inputs and simultaneously driving four monitors at up to 2048x1080, while maintaining full RGB 888 image quality. Based on second generation PCI Express technology, the controller board boasts a x16 bus interface providing an unrivalled 64 Gb/s of bandwidth for cutting-edge performance, while the customized 10-slot Matrox Mura switch fabric can deliver 512 Gb/s upstream and downstream for an unprecedented total throughput of 1Tb/sec. The flexible, all-in-one controller board captures content from and displays to a range of signal types including RGB, DVI/HDMI, component, composite, and S-video sources. Integrating input and output plus support for all types of channels in one single-slot controller board simplifies inventory management, while its standard form factor makes it easy to integrate into any video wall processor.

Matrox partner Amara International Ltd. will be showcasing Matrox Mura technology at InfoComm Asia 2010 in Booth 7C04, from November 17-19 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center.

"Matrox Mura’s upstream and downstream capabilities on a single board—at 4 times the performance of its competition—represents the new building block standard for display wall applications," says Alain Thiffault, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. "By replacing existing multi-board set offerings, integrators can now easily exploit a mainstream computer’s available system slots to drive boardroom-type installs or use our custom switch fabric to comfortably power large-scale visualization and collaboration environments."

The new addition to the well-established Matrox family of Display Wall Controller boards supports the existing Matrox Display Wall API interface, allowing current OEM customers to use their existing wall management software, without any additional development, for a seamless transition from the existing Matrox VPX and Matrox PPX product lines. Matrox Display Wall SDK now offers a new management interface, network API, and RS-232 control to help new customers shorten their time to market.

Availability

The new Matrox Mura controller board is designed for Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit systems and offers superior performance at a competitive price. Developer kits are available now for select partners. Contact Matrox for additional details on Mura and our wide range of video wall solutions.