Matrox now shipping D-Series D1480 graphics cards
The Matrox D-Series D1480 multi-display graphics card is now shipping. Purpose-built to power video walls, this new single-slot graphics card supports up to four 4Kp60 DisplayPort™ monitors and can be combined to drive a high-density-output video wall of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. Along with an assortment of video wall software and developer tools, the D1480 card enables OEMs, system integrators, and AV installers to deploy high-performance display walls for a broad range of commercial and critical 24/7 applications, including broadcast, control rooms, enterprises, industries, government, military, digital signage, and more.
D1480 delivers “exceptional” video and graphics performance on up to four 4K DisplayPort monitors from a single-slot card. OEMs, system integrators, and AV professionals can add—and synchronize—displays by framelocking up to four D-Series cards via board-to-board framelock cables. In addition, D1480 offers HDCP support to display copy-protected content, as well as Microsoft® DirectX® 12, OpenGL® 4.5, and OpenCL™ 1.2 support to run the latest professional applications.
D-Series cards work seamlessly with Matrox’s complete video wall portfolio. OEMs and system integrators can pair D1480 with Matrox Mura IPX capture cards to add advanced HDCP functionality to capture and display content-protected sources—including set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc™ and media players, and video game consoles. D-Series can also be combined with Matrox QuadHead2Go™ multi-monitor controllers to create ultra-large-scale configurations of up to 64 x 1920x1080p60 screens.
D-Series includes the Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software. Users can select from a variety of tools—including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management, edge overlap, and more—to configure and customize multi-display setups. The Matrox MuraControl video wall management software meanwhile provides users with a platform to manage video wall sources and layouts either locally or remotely, and in real time. Matrox video wall APIs, SDKs, and libraries are also available for developers and AV installers interested in creating custom control functions and applications.
“The new Matrox D-Series card enables customers to go beyond ‘standard’ and explore new levels of video wall creativity,” said Fadhl Al-Bayaty, business development manager, Matrox. “Video wall designers can now capture and display HDCP sources, run computationally-intensive applications locally, deploy ultra-high-density-output platforms, and much more—all while benefiting from a high-performance, high-reliability video wall architecture.”
The Matrox D-Series D1480 quad-monitor DisplayPort graphics card (part number: D-1480-E4GB) is now available, while the D-Series D1450 quad-monitor HDMI board (part number: D-1450-E4GB) will be available in late Q2.