CubeX Vide last week introduced what they said is the most cost-effective 2×2 and 3×3 video wall controllers yet to hit the market. These are stand-alone systems, without a PC, that turn new or existing plasma or LCD monitors into video walls. The video wall controller accepts analog (VGA) or digital (DVI or HDMI) signal up to 1920×1200 and automatically displays signals from sources such as a digital cable or satellite TV receiver box, PC, digital signage player, or Blu-ray player (non-HDCP) as a 2×2, 2×3, 3×2, or 3×3 video wall, depending on the model deployed.
The CubeX 2×2 video wall controller accepts a single input, typically DVI (HDMI with adapter) or VGA, and generates four outputs, also DVI (HDMI with adapter). Supporting the same input and output types, the CubeX 3×3 video wall controller accepts a single input and provides up to nine outputs. On both systems, an onscreen menu display makes it easy to set characteristics including the input format, the gap compensation (bezel masking) required to correct picture distortion, and the output resolution.
Prices start at $2,995 for the CubeX 2×2 video wall controller and $3,995 for the CubeX 3×3 video wall controller. More information can be seen at http://www.cubexvideo.com
OK, this one interests me. I now have lots of clients wanting to do small (read: cheap) multi-plasma arrays for walkups and even for smaller on-stage applications, and I find the “built-in” controllers in most plasmas not flexible enough, while finding it silly to haul out an Electrosonics for this kind of application.