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Matrox Products to Drive Video Walls and Deliver Video Wall Content throughout Integrated Systems Europe 2015

Matrox multi-display graphics cards, video wall controller boards and H.264 encoders will be featured in action by Advantech, Bilfinger Mauell, Scala and VuWall

Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that a variety of Matrox products will be featured on third-party stands at ISE 2015 (Amsterdam RAI, Feb. 10-12). Matrox C-Series™ multi-display graphics cards will be used with Scala digital signage software to play content developed by Pixel Inspiration. Matrox Mura™ MPX video wall controller boards will be used by Advantech and VuWall to drive a variety of video wall configurations. Matrox Maevex™ 5100 Series H.264 encoders will be used by Bilfinger Mauell and VuWall to encode video over IP for delivery to their video wall controller systems. The Matrox products will also be featured on the Matrox stand 11-F68.

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Advantech Europe B.V. — Mitsubishi stand 2-A24
Advantech integrates industrial video wall control systems which can incorporate up to 10 Matrox Mura MPX capture and display boards. The AVS-540 pre-configured system fits up to five PCIe x16 Mura MPX cards, allowing for a maximum of twenty video source inputs and twenty high-quality outputs. For example, in a factory control room, inputs could be connected to surveillance system NVR machines, to CCTV cameras monitoring equipment, to operator workstations running various applications and to servers running SCADA software for display on a video wall. At ISE, Advantech will show a live demonstration of the AVS-540 being controlled by VuWall video wall management software.

Bilfinger Mauell GmbH — Mitsubishi stand 2-A24
Bilfinger Mauell ME multiView X omnium provides monitoring and operation management of visualization systems in control rooms, network operation centers and data centers. It captures diverse sources including applications, desktops, cameras and graphics signals directly from such sources as PCs and DVRs via an IP network. Matrox MaevexAV-over-IP encoders will be used to stream Full HD 1080p60 video at low-bandwidth over an IP network for display on a video wall.

Scala B.V. — stand 8-F195
Scala software will be used to play content developed by Pixel Inspiration on a 2×3 digital signage wall powered by a Matrox C680 graphics card. Scala has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move products, consumers, and employees. Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize the customer experience, and reinforce business objectives.

VuWall Technology — stand 8-H330
VuWall collaborative visualization software will drive a 3×3 digital signage video wall powered by Matrox Mura MPX cards. VuWall software takes advantage of the latest Mura Network API to provide a timeline tool to program and manage simple transitions and an intuitive scripting tool that lets user quickly create more complex and dynamic scenes. Matrox Maevex AV-over-IP encoders will be used to stream Full HD 1080p60 video at low bandwidth over an IP network for display on the video wall. Matrox Avio fiber optic KVM extenders will be used to extend video, keyboard and mouse from a centrally located, racked system to an operator station.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.

Highland Park Baptist Church Prepares for the Future with Danley Speakers and Ashly Processing and Amps

HighlandPark_Church_InteriorCOLUMBIA, TENNESSEE: As it approached its hundred-year anniversary as a congregation, Highland Park Baptist Church in Columbia, Tennessee sought to revamp its four hundred-seat sanctuary. It hired Church Interiors of High Point, North Carolina to help design and organize the work, which included structural and aesthetic improvements, as well as a new Sharp/Extron video system based around three huge LED screens and a cutting-edge sound reinforcement system. Now, Danley Sound Labs horn-loaded loudspeakers and subwoofers deliver musical and highly intelligible sound, with power and processing supplied by rock-solid Ashly Audio amplifiers and digital signal processors. The sound system is zero compromise, exceeding Highland Park’s hopes for fidelity and quality while still meeting their budgetary requirements.

“Highland Park’s old sound system had an undersized sixteen-channel board and frustratingly uneven coverage,” explained Wayne McKinney, sales engineer with Church Interiors. “They have solidly traditional services with a strong choir, piano, and organ, but they’re looking to incorporate more contemporary elements. They needed the new sound system to deliver better coverage and intelligibility for their existing program material and to facilitate (and not hinder) their anticipated growth.” Although McKinney was able to repurpose or reuse some of the old system’s components, such as a CD player, a CD recorder, and several up-to-date wireless microphones, most of the system had to be replaced.

HighlandPark_Church_Speakers“We ran several models and found that Danley loudspeakers and subs gave us much better coverage with significantly fewer boxes than the alternatives,” continued McKinney. “The performance would be better, particularly in terms of pattern control, and the cost would be lower. You can’t beat that. Moreover, the fewer Danley boxes give an overall cleaner look. It’s neat and tidy. Because the sanctuary has an over-balcony and an under-balcony, we used a delay system to supplement the main cluster.” Two flagship Danley SH-50s provide main seating coverage from above the stage, with a Danley TH-118 subwoofer mounted in the organ chamber for low-end support. Two delayed Danley SH-Micros cover the lower balcony while three cover the upper balcony.

Two Ashly 4.8SP four-by-eight Protea™ DSP system processors handle the output from an Allen & Heath GLD 112 console to deliver the perfect dynamics and frequency domain characteristics for the Danley loudspeakers and subwoofer. Six dual-channel, 1,000-watt-per-channel Ashly KLR-2000 amplifiers and three dual-channel, 1,600-watts-per-channel Ashly KLR-3200 amplifiers power the system. “I’ve been a fan of Ashly processing and power for over twenty years,” said McKinney. “They’ve always maintained excellent build quality and always come through with knowledgeable, fast customer service. The Ashly KLR-Series amplifiers give the Danley system the punch it needs at a very competitive price point. The Ashly processing is super easy to use, and all of the algorithms are transparent.”

With its newly renovated sanctuary up and running, Highland Park Baptist Church is well positioned for its next century of service.

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A. www.ashly.com

ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for “outside the box” thinking in professional audio technology. www.danleysoundlabs.com

Ashly Pema Processor/Amp Revives Tornado-Torn Church and School

Joplin_StMarys_CatholicChurch_ExteriorJOPLIN, MISSOURI: Together with the rest of the community, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Elementary School in Joplin, Missouri has faced the difficult, but heartening, task of rebuilding after one of the worst tornados on record destroyed its buildings in 2011. The church and school relocated southwest of the city, where it has more room to comfortably accommodate a larger congregation and a larger student body. Although unwelcomed, the school capitalized on the opportunity to build new infrastructure, including a multipurpose cafeteria with a flexible sound reinforcement system. A cost-effective, multi-channel Ashly Pema 4250.70 network Protea™ matrix processor combined with a four-channel amplifier delivers the flexibility that allows even non-technical staff to set the system up using Ashly neWR-5 remote controls.

David Walters, president and principal consultant at Diversified Design Group (Lincoln, Nebraska) designed the system for St. Mary’s Elementary School, and local A/V integration firm Total Electronics Contracting installed it. In all, 48 JBL Control 26-DT in-ceiling loudspeakers deliver sound to the cafeteria in three separate zones, strategically aligned to facilitate different uses. Inputs to the system include a CD player, a DVD player, three hardwired microphone jacks, and a Shure wireless microphone system. The system resides in a Middle Atlantic rack with Middle Atlantic power conditioning.

Joplin_StMarys_CatholicChurch_TornadoThe backbone of the system is the Ashly Pema 4250.70, which provides a fully-functional 8×8 Protea™ matrix processor and a four-channel network amplifier that delivers 250 Watts per channel into each 70V zone, as well as all the processing necessary for customized user control. A handful of networked Ashly neWR-5 remote controls mounted with the equipment rack allow users to select inputs and adjust their volumes.

“The Ashly Pema’s simplicity is amazing,” said Nate Pugh, A/V Specialist at Total Electronics Contracting. “The Ashly Protea processing software was easy to program and will be easy to maintain, and it fits all of the system’s processing and amplification in just two rack spaces. The range of options is also impressive. It was great to get the 70-volt option with the right power delivery and still have the 8×8 DSP up front. It’s an excellent, go-to product for installations like St. Mary’s. The fact that we could customize the neWR-5 remote controls cinched it. We were able to give them controls that anyone will be able to walk up to and use. Again, perfect for a situation like this.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO
Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.

www.ashly.com

High-Profile Polytechnic Institute Installs Dual Yamaha NUAGE Systems

Renssalaer NUAGE Studio 1

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York is the nation’s oldest technological research University. The private research University recently installed two Yamaha NUAGE Advanced Production DAW Systems provided by Parsons Audio LLC (Wellesley, MA).

The NUAGE systems are used primarily by RPI staff, students, and available to external clients. “We read a lot of press on the NUAGE System while researching alternatives to our recording and mix system,” states Todd Vos, Audio Systems Lead, The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI. “Once we determined NUAGE might be the way to go, we were given two really great demos by Parsons Audio which closed the deal.”

Both Vos and fellow engineers Jeff Svatek and Steve Mclaughlin determined NUAGE had the tightest DAW to control surface integration. “We were attracted to the programming flexibility of VST architecture, and were basically sick of the DigiDesign workflow, exclusionary software/hardware model, master section functionality (or lack thereof), and sonic shortcomings, Vos says. It all came down to timing; we were ready to move on shortly after the NUAGE System had been released, it was garnering decent feedback from users, so we pursued it.”

“NUAGE presents Nuendo to the operating engineer in a manner reminiscent of a traditional audio console, no small feat, Vos continued, the line between controller and DAW is really blurred, this layout was incredibly attractive to us and the price point was amazing. But the biggest upside of our decision to move
recording and mixing operations onto the NUAGE/Nuendo platform was the bump in fidelity. The edge of our LAWO network has these fabulous LAWO mic pres; sadly the sonic bottleneck of the system was ProTools. Now that we are running Nuendo with NUAGE, I am hard pressed to identify where things are being mutilated (negatively speaking); it was immediately apparent to us, Nuendo is just a significantly better sounding DAW.”

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The first EMPAC NUAGE System is 32-faders plus a Master section with a JL Cooper Panner. The second NUAGE System has a 16 fader unit, Master section also with a JL Cooper Panner. Both systems are connected to a large LAWO NOVA 73 MADI network via PC-based DAWS running either 96 or 192 channel RME MADI cards with two UAD QUAD accelerators, SSD record drives and a Black Magic SDI link to the facility’s Harris router for post work.

While the two NUAGE Systems are used in support of all EMPAC productions, both internal and external to campus including video shoots, music production, film post, event documentation, media research, archival and restoration–Vos said “a music engineering curriculum will start next fall at RPI that I imagine will be using the NUAGE production spaces as well.”

Good news started rolling in over holiday break as music magazines, radio stations, blogs, and awards organizations selected a number of albums produced at EMPAC. Ben Frost’s AURORA, Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich’s Surface Image, David Brynjar Franzson’s The Negotiation of Context, and Michael Gordon’s Rushes were all commissioned by EMPAC, developed through the artist-in-residence program, and recorded either in full or in part at EMPAC. The highest honor was given to Frost, whose record was chosen as the No. 1 avant-garde album of the year by Rolling Stone.

For more information on NUAGE, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the sound reinforcement, touring, broadcast, commercial recording, and post-production markets with a complete line of digital mixers, amplifiers, speakers, processors, networking capabilities, and NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System. YCAS is also the official North American distributor for NEXO speaker products. With the new CIS Series that includes ceiling and surface mount speakers, mixer and power amplifiers, and matrix processors, the Company furthers is commitment to their commercial installation solutions customers. All market sectors receive comprehensive in-house/field product training, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Clear-Com Pulls Out All The Stops For New Non Stop Production Facility

Buenos Aires-based Non Stop Productions, a TV production and audio-visual services company serving the Spanish-American market for major production and distribution companies worldwide, has equipped its newest production facility with a variety of Clear-Com(r) intercom and IP communications equipment, based around the Eclipse-Median digital matrix system.

“The technologies in our studios and facilities are the highest quality available, and Clear-Com was chosen for the confidence we have had in their products over the past 12 years that we’ve been using them,” said Jose Lobo, Technical and Operations Manager for Non Stop Productions. “This is especially true when it comes to after-sales service through our local dealer Broadcast Video Solutions [BVS] of Buenos Aires.”

Non Stop’s system includes an Eclipse-Median 32 digital matrix frame, nine ICS-1008E panels, seven I-1210E panels, one V24PDX5Y-IP panel, two TEL-14 telephone interfaces, an HME DX210 two-channel wireless intercom with wired interface and a variety of beltpacks and support equipment.

“For Non Stop Productions, quality is of paramount importance,” said Joquebed Colin Lugo, Sales Engineer for Latin America at Clear-Com. “The faith that they put in Clear-Com intercom and communications solutions is a testament to the quality, reliability and usability that we bring to media organizations all over the world. We look forward to continuing our long relationship with Non Stop for years to come. ”
Non Stop is also integrating its new Eclipse system with Concert over its IP network. The connection between systems is enabled via the IVC-32 IP card which offers high performance and low latency audio connections. Eclipse HX-MedianEnabled by Clear-Com’s I.V.Core technology, each IVC-32 high density card delivers a total of 32 IP-channel (or 32 port) connections, making it the best value IP frame card on the market.

“What we really like about the system is its IP capabilities and virtual panels,” continues Lobo. “Being able to use Concert with the Eclipse gives us the intercom reach and functionality anywhere we need it at Non Stop.”
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Pro Control Officially Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

New partnership provides Pro Control product library to current D-Tools System Integrator™ users and returns insightful analytics to the manufacturer

CONCORD, CA, USA – JANUARY 28, 2015 — D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, announced today that Pro Control has officially joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. An award-winning manufacturer of innovative home control products, Pro-Control’s participation in the MVP Program provides D-Tools System Integrator™ licensees access to detailed product specifications and related information for use in DTools_ Logo_Stackedtheir system design, proposal, and estimation activities. Furthermore, Pro Control dealers using D-Tools will now be far better armed to accurately specify the company’s complete line of products by providing access to an expansive and easily utilized product library; resulting in both time and labor-saving benefits.

“Pro Control has joined the D-Tools MVP Program in order to consistently provide our dealers with the latest product data available. D-Tools’ proven software platform makes it easy for dealers to find crucial, up-to-the-minute Pro Control product information for completing their project designs, saving time and avoiding costly mistakes,” said Mike Everett, General manager at Pro Control. “D-Tools’ extensive manufacturer database is the go-to place for professional integrators to find comprehensive product documentation and we are thrilled to be a partner.”

As a D-Tools MVP partner, Pro Control will have access to robust product database download analytics to help analyze and measure their product pipeline. With more than 150+ MVP Program vendors on board, D-Tools is the largest aggregated software-based product database available for system integrators, installers, technology professionals, and retailers worldwide.

“We are pleased to announce Pro Control as our newest MVP program partner,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “Pro Control  understands that providing integrators up-to-date product information of the company’s award-winning home control products ultimately makes it easier for them to focus on designing world-class systems for their customers, and that benefits everyone involved.”

The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program provides systems designers, specifiers, integrators, and installers the most up-to-date and detailed partner product information available, in a format that can be utilized in a cross-functional capacity for maximum workflow efficiency. In fact, more than 4,500 MVP users are now streamlining the design process by using the D-Tools System Integrator platform (commonly referred to as SI). SI users receive access to all MVP product data free of charge, along with product updates and special offers from MVP partners.

In turn, the MVP program gives manufacturer partners critical insights and a direct connection with the D-Tools user database, which helps build customer loyalty by ensuring that existing dealers have the important information they need to recommend, specify, and install its products. It also makes it clear to any MVP program members’ dealers that they are committed to the very best in customer support. MVPs have the ability to track how many dealers are downloading product data by day, month, or year, and monitor which products are being downloaded to gain insight and help manage their pipeline.

Those interested in learning more about the D-Tools MVP Program, D-Tools System Integrator, or the undeniable benefits of using a streamlined system design, proposal, and estimation software platform are encouraged to visit www.d-tools.com, call (866) 386-6571 ext. 1, or e-mail info@d-tools.com or mvp@d-tools.com.

About Pro Control
Pro Control, a division of Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), combines advanced capabilities with unprecedented value to provide the ultimate control solution for professionally installed entertainment systems. The product line includes handheld remote controls, control processors, and advanced software for programming and integration. The stunningly elegant handheld remotes have color touch-screen displays and are completely customizable. They can act as stand-alone remotes or sync with control processors using IR, ZigBee®, or RF communication. The control processors provide rock-solid reliability along with advanced features such as control and feedback from iPad® and iPhone® devices, A/V receivers, Internet radio, lighting systems, security, and HVAC systems. Efficient, automated PC programming and cost-effective price points make Pro Control products the perfect solution for conference rooms, theaters, media rooms, and multiroom integration. Additional information on Pro Control and its innovative control solutions is available atwww.procontrol.com.

About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 4,500 leading companies currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter and on Facebook.

D-Tools Media Contacts  
Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4102timb@d-tools.comwww.d-tools.com

 
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, Inc., (425) 328-8640katye@kmbcomm.comwww.kmbcomm.com

D-Tools MVP Contact  
Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105joshc@d-tools.com

 

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Clay Paky B-EYE K10s Make Their Debut at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary’s EPCOR CENTRE

JackSinger_StageCalgary’s EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts has taken delivery of eight Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K10 Easy fixtures for its Jack Singer Concert Hall, an 1,800-seat venue which is one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky lighting in North America.

Located in the heart of Calgary’s downtown Cultural District, EPCOR CENTRE is a six-level complex occupying a full city block. It is one of the three largest performing arts centers in Canada and the largest in Western Canada.

The Centre’s head electrician, Kris Ladd, discovered the B-EYE K10s in a demo video taped at LDI. Matt La Brie, in the Calgary office of Christie Lites, brought some fixtures to the Centre for Ladd to look at, and he was impressed.

“We try to stick to buying the well-known and well-supported brands,” Ladd explains. “We were looking for LED wash fixtures the size of the K10s: not big 50-pounders and not little tiny ones. We wanted to use them for uplights, where smaller is better, but we also needed them to have the punch to hang overhead and do washes.

“The K10s had good intensity for their size and a very even wash throughout the zoom range,” says Ladd, who “tag teams” shows with his alternate, Matt Gilbutowicz. “They can get really tight – down to a 4º beam – so they’re more than a flooding fresnel. They’re very versatile.”

He also liked “the shape effects attributes, so you can get patterns going on the lens or projected onto people.” Although this particular model of the K10 does not have a rotating head, the shape effects “gave a bit of movement to the light,” Ladd points out.

Since their delivery this summer, the K10s have been used on the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s pop shows, a slate of rock concerts and stand-up comedy shows where they “color wash the stage or uplight the drapes behind the performer,” says Ladd.

The K10s are mounted on truss, placed on the floor behind a drum riser or even positioned on speaker sub woofers as a side front light. “Lighting designers who come here with shows are enjoying them,” he reports. “It’s often the first chance they’ve had to see the K10s, and they tell me how bright and punchy they are.”

The K10s mark EPCOR CENTRE’s first purchase of Clay Paky fixtures. “It was important to me that A.C.T Lighting has a service center in Toronto,” says Ladd. “The fact that A.C.T Lighting Canada can provide full-service support was a factor in choosing the K10s.”

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, added, “It’s great to be associated with such a high profile center. There have been a lot of great Canadian projects and we thank our partners there for their great work and designs.”

About A.C.T Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.

For more information call 818-707-0884.

About Clay Paky
Headquartered in Seriate (Bergamo), Italy, Clay Paky SPA has a history of designing and manufacturing innovative professional show lighting. The company was founded in 1976 by entrepreneur Pasquale Quadri who anticipated the enormous impact the evolution of technology would have on the show and entertainment worlds.

For more information on Clay Paky products, please contact:
Francesco Romagnoli francesco@claypaky.it
Davide Barbetta webmaster@claypaky.it

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RTI’s New Control System Kit Delivers Simplicity and Convenience at an Attractive Price

New Kit Includes Dynamic Duo of RTiPanel App and T2i Remote

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Jan. 26, 2015 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the availability of a new comprehensive control system kit. The company’s latest packaged offering contains the award-winning RTiPanel app, complemented by the sleek T2i remote control, and utilizes the RP-4 control processor for powerful one-way control over A/V systems and other electronics. more

Extron Room Scheduling – Book a Room the Easy Way

Extron Room SchedulingExtron Electronics is pleased to introduce Room Scheduling, which combines easy-to-use Extron Room Agent setup software and TouchLink Pro touchpanels into a full-featured room scheduling system. While competitive devices rely on additional scheduling software or external processors, Room Agent ties TouchLink Pro touchpanels directly to Microsoft Exchange, delivering a convenient stand-alone room booking solution for any size application. Users can reserve rooms from any Exchange-connected device, including their mobile devices or from the touchpanel. Since Room Agent uses Extron’s popular 5” and 7” TouchLink Pro touchpanels, multiple mounting options are available, including on-wall, in-wall, as well as secure mounting to almost any flat surface, including glass or granite. more

Matrox Avio KVM Extenders and Portalis pro-xi Workstation Integrator Combine for KVM Switching and Realtime Monitoring from a Distance

Operators can better centralize, manage, monitor and control the many computer and video resources used in broadcast, security and industrial control room applications

Matrox® Graphics and Portalis® today announced that Matrox Avio™ F120 fiber-optic KVM extenders have been validated for use with the Portalis pro-xi® workstation integrator to provide high-performance monitoring, switching, extension and interaction for control room environments.

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A pro-xi workstation integrator includes KVM switch and multiviewer capabilities enabling an operator to monitor and instantly access multiple computer systems from a dual-display console with a single keyboard and mouse. Avio extends the dual-video output, keyboard and mouse of pro-xi up to 10 km (6.2 mi) with zero compression and zero latency so the pro-xi system can be placed at a distance from its operator, allowing for optimal accessibility, security and performance. Avio can also be used to connect remote workstations to the pro-xi unit. Cascading multiple pro-xi units combined with Avio extenders enables an operator to preview and control up to 32 dual-head systems from a remote location.

“Avio KVM extenders are an ideal match for the pro-xi workstation integrator,” commented Dave Tubbs, director of software development at Portalis. “By utilizing a fiber link between the transmitter and receiver, Avio can support secure, uncompressed, crystal-clear video from remote computer systems, even when they are located miles away from the pro-xi system. In addition, Avio’s ability to access the computer system from either endpoint gives us tremendous flexibility in building solutions for our customers who want to simultaneously control their facility with multiple operators from both local and remote locations.”

“The user-friendly interface, and ability to capture uncompressed video signals, makes the pro-xi appliance an ideal realtime switching solution for our Avio customers in multi-system operator environments,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager at Matrox Graphics Inc. “Operators can preview and take control over multiple remote systems using a single keyboard and mouse without compromising performance.”

Matrox Avio KVM extenders and Portalis pro-xi workstation integrators are now available worldwide from their respective resellers. Matrox representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the pro-xi/Avio combination at upcoming tradeshows including ISE (Amsterdam, Feb. 10–12, stand 11-F68) and DSE (Las Vegas, Mar.11–12, booth 1645). For more information contact Matrox Graphics.

About Portalis
Portalis LC, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah is the industry visionary in workstation integration technology and virtual control room solutions. For more information, visit www.portalislc.com.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.

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