Matrox Moves the Monitor Away from PC

New System to Connect Monitors Hundreds of Meters Away from PCs

by Ilya Gavrichenkov
03/05/2008 | 02:25 PM

Matrox today announced the release of their new device called Matrox Veos, designed to build multi-monitor configurations where displays can be at a significant distance from one another. Veos is capable of carrying multiple channels of content along a single copper-based cable with over 100 meters of extension per component across an unlimited number of iterations, with zero loss to image quality. This means that image quality is picture perfect across all channels, no matter how many components are installed: 1 or 100. Because Veos is digital, the image quality remains consistent, whether resolution is 1080p or 1280x768, and whether you are driving a single channel, or three channels of content.

 

"Matrox Veos is a natural evolution to our existing multi-display digital signage product line," says Ron Berty, business development manager, Matrox Graphics, Inc. "Combining Matrox multi-display expertise with digital extension allows digital signage customers to place displays wherever they are needed, not just in close proximity to one another. Veos brings this all together in one integrated package."

Matrox Veos system is based on three building blocks: Master, Display and Repeater. The Master unit connects to the PC’s display output (D-Sub or DVI) and sends digital video over 100m on a single coax cable. The Repeater unit connects to coax cable from another component and adds over 100m of extension on each of two outputs. The Display unit has two independent display outputs and adds over 100m of extension. Each display output can be DVI or VGA.

With support for a vast number of resolutions, including full 1080p HD, Veos includes RS-232 functionality for display control.