Four USB 2.0 ports, dual-link DVI broadcast over cable
Matrox Graphics on Wednesday announced the Matrox Avio F125, a fiber-optic KVM extender which separates dual HD video, keyboard, mouse, stereo analog audio and USB 2.0 devices from a workstation. The Avio F125 transmitter/receiver pair extends two single-link DVI (2x1920x1200) or one dual-link DVI (2560x1600 or 4096x2160) video, and multiple high-speed USB 2.0-compliant devices from the host computer by up to 400 meters (1312 feet) over multimode cable, and up to four kilometers (2.5 miles) over single-mode cable.
Matrox device allows for digital signage, large presentations
Matrox Graphics today announced the TripleHead2Go Digital SE external multi-monitor adapter, which expands a computer's single-video output into a triple-monitor setup. The new Graphics eXpansion Module (GXM) connects to a compatible system's DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video output or Thunderbolt port and lets you add three external DVI monitors, each with maximum resolutions of either 1920x1080 at 50Hz on Windows, or 1360x768 at 60Hz on OS X.
New docking stations compatible with MacBook Pro, Air
Matrox announced today the availability of the Matrox DS1 series of Thunderbolt docking stations for MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. The stations bring much of the benefit of a desktop computer to Apple's portable lineup, allowing users to connect additional peripherals and output to additional monitors. The DS1 stations connect to an Apple notebook with just one Thunderbolt connection, allowing users to control multiple peripherals without needing to hook them all in.
Matrox DS1 docking station will be out in September for $250
Matrox, which makes graphics cards and adapters, has now introduced its DS1 Thunderbolt docking station. It can be utilized to connect a number of peripherals to any Thunderbolt connection-equipped MacBook and Ultrabook. The dock has DVI and HDMI ports, along with a gigabit Ethernet port that allows for transfer speeds up to 18 times faster than Wi-Fi.
AMD CTO Eric Demers leaves for non-GPU firm
Another AMD executive departure has fueled speculation Tuesday. Graphics division CTO Eric Demers is known to be exiting the chip designer as of February 17. Former Apple executive and current primary CTO Mark Papermaster would temporarily take over during his absence.
Shuttle XPC H7 5820S gets quad, hexa Core i7s
Shuttle PC Europe has just unveiled its latest small form factor desktop, the XPC H7 5820S. Its headline feature is its ability to drive up to 16 displays at once thanks to either the Matrox M9100-series graphics, or NVIDIA's Quadro for 3D applications. The 7.5-inch tall case also houses a choice of quad- or hexa-core Core i7 processors and as much as 16GB of RAM.
Matrox intros two new graphics cards
Matrox on Tuesday prepped for a record-setting launch of the M9188 PCIe x16 Octal graphics card. The PCI Express board supports as many as eight DisplayPort or single-link DVI outputs from a single Linux or Windows computer. The single-slot card otherwise sports 2GB of memory and can handle resolutions of up to 2560x1600 in DisplayPort mode, or enough for a 30-inch display on each jack. DVI is limited to 1920x1200.
Matrox MXO2 LE
Matrox this evening launched a new portable breakout box aimed specifically at Mac users editing at a pro level with Final Cut Studio. The MXO2 LE takes SDI, component, RCA and 10-bit HDMI video input from cameras or other sources and puts them in formats immediately usable by Color, Final Cut Pro and other apps in the suite, such as Apple's in-house ProRes 4:2:2 HQ format. It can also work with non-Apple software like After Effects and uses an XLR power input, making it friendly to a MacBook Pro at a video shoot where XLR may be more common than AC outlets.
Matrox Iris GT
Matrox has introduced a unique camera that aims to resolve many of the problems of image recognition. Normally known for its graphics cards, the company's Iris GT includes a near netbook-class system with a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 256MB of memory, and Windows CE 6 that let it run apps designed to recognize different content. Users can have it perform simple barcode scanning or more complex tasks like measuring objects and recognizing patterns, including text. It can also compensate for visual artifacts generated by the lens.
Matrox M Series
Matrox this afternoon began offering the M-series, a set of video cards it says includes the first to output to four separate displays by itself. The M9140 uses the Canadian company's own connectors as well as a set of adapters to output video to four displays at once without sacrificing resolution. Every display, whhether DVI or VGA, can reach a greater-than-HD 1920x1200 resolution, the company says. The achievement also comes while fitting the card into the space of a single slot and while still using passive cooling that renders the card perfectly quiet.