Matrox Graphics’ new Extio F2408 KVM Extension Solution offers a new capability we feel certain will find many new uses. It enables a multiple display configuration of up to eight 1920x1200 screens to be separated from the host PC by up to a kilometer (~1100 yards) of fiber-optic cable, yet still produce the same flawless image quality and system performance of the host workstation. Five USB 2.0 ports at the display end enable the addition of keyboard, mouse, touchscreen controllers and other peripherals.
The Matrox Graphics’ Extio F2408 enables the transmission of uncompressed data to and from the host system, eliminating dropped frames, data latency, and artifacts. It offers independent and stretched mode support for 4x1 and 2x2 configurations, while the Extio F2408 Expander increase the number of 1920x1200 displays the system can support to eight.
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The solution has been designed for mission-critical environments that require stable, reliable I/O extension technology and where data security, heat, noise and space are prevalent issues.
The separation of the user interface devices from the computer offers many advantages such as improved IT system maintenance and life cycle support, climate and noise control for user/operator stations, climate and environmental control for systems, and increased security.
Military command and control, traffic management, alarm monitoring, emergency dispatch and video surveillance applications are the first that come to mind, but Matrox believes that the KVM Extension Solution will find wide application in the water, oil, gas, electricity, pharmaceutical, chemical and waste water management industries and many others.
Matrox Graphics’ new Extio F2408 KVM Extension Solution will become available in December (2010).