Matrox adds HDMI input card and appliance options to its QuadHead2Go family
Matrox® has announced the addition of Matrox QuadHead2Go™ Q155 multi-monitor controllers to the Matrox QuadHead2Go family range. Featuring HDMI® input support on both appliance and PCI Express® card form factors, the units are purpose-built to drive four Full HD displays from a single 4K HDMI source. OEMs, system integrators, and AV installers can combine multiple QuadHead2Go Q155 multi-monitor controllers to deploy artistic and emerging video walls of any type and size. Matrox QuadHead2Go Q155 multi-monitor controllers will be in action at ISE 2020 (booth 11-D120).
QuadHead2Go Q155 controllers capture a single video signal—of up to 4Kp60 and 8Kx8K—for display across up to four screens, at resolutions up to 1920×1200 per output. The input content could be from any HDMI source—including digital signage players, media players, laptops, and more—while displays can be arranged in a variety of artistic configurations or classic rectangular 2×2, 2×1, 3×1, 4×1, 1×2, 1×3, or 1×4 setups. Multiple QuadHead2Go Q155 units can be used together to build ultra-large video walls under operating systemincluding Microsoft® Windows® 10 and Linux®.
QuadHead2Go Q155 guarantees out-of-the-box plug and play when using the default 2×2 landscape configuration. On-device buttons on the appliance enable users to cycle through pre-set configurations to select and set the display layout, as well as access a pre-saved image to set up display positions and fine-tune bezel-displaced pixels. The controllers also include High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support for playback of protected audio and video content from HDCP-compliant devices.
Matrox PowerWall™ is a management software that allows users to customize configurations and control the display outputs independently, in either offline or online mode. The Matrox QuadHead2Go REST API is also available for integrators and developers looking to create custom functions and applications.
“Matrox QuadHead2Go controllers have quickly become an invaluable video wall tool for OEMs, system installers, and professional users, and the new HDMI input options provide them with additional value-add hardware for their digital signage projects where HDMI sources are the norm,” said Fadhl Al-Bayaty, business development manager, Matrox. “With native HDMI input support, these new QuadHead2Go Q155 controllers translate into a true plug-and-play approach to video wall installations, irrespective of the size, layout, or scale of the project.” The Matrox QuadHead2Go Q155 Series multi-monitor controllers, in both appliance (part number: Q2G-H4K) and card (part number: Q2G-H4K-C) form factors, will be available in Q1 2020.