Matrox Graphics Inc. today unveiled Matrox C900, the world’s first single-slot, nine-output graphics card that supports nine 1920x1080 displays at 60Hz. The latest card in the popular Matrox C-Series line of multi-monitor graphics cards, C900 will be demonstrated for the first time at Integrated Systems Europe 2016, to be held in Amsterdam from Feb. 9 through 12.
A special-purpose graphics card designed to power 3x3 and 9x1 video walls, Matrox C900’s single-slot form factor and low power consumption at 75W offer digital signage and video wall vendors simpler integration and a lower cost of ownership. Its support for stretched desktop across all nine synchronized outputs lets users run any application full screen across a 3x3 video wall which makes the card ideal for signage installations in retail, corporate, entertainment and hospitality environments as well as control room video wall solutions in security, process control and transportation.
Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software for Windows is included with C900 to give users a comprehensive set of tools, including bezel management and EDID management, to easily configure and manage their multi-display setups. Advanced APIs are available to developers and OEMs to quickly build custom interfaces and applications.
“Three-by-three configurations are the sweet spot for many digital signage installations and control room video walls,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager at Matrox Graphics Inc. “Now with C900, for the first time, nine Full HD displays can be driven from a single-slot card and system integrators can easily offer a turnkey solution to power three-by-three video walls. They also benefit from the premium technical assistance, long product life cycles and reliability that Matrox is known for.”
Matrox C900 is a PCI Express 3.0 x16 graphics card with 4GB of memory that supports nine displays at a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 per display or a total desktop resolution of 5760x3240 in a 3x3 display configuration. More displays can be supported by inserting two C900 cards or a C900 plus a Matrox C680 six-output board into a system to power 18- or 15-screen video walls. The board-to-board frame lock feature ensures synchronization of all displays. C900 features nine mini-HDMI connectors, supports digital audio through HDMI and is DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4 compliant. It is compatible with Matrox Mura IPX Series 4K capture and IP encoder & decoder cards.