Matrox Graphics today debuted something called Aggregator Mode, a control feature for the Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders that allows an Extio 3 receiver unit to aggregate multiple video streams coming from different Extio 3 transmitter units. Multiple computer desktops can then be viewed and controlled simultaneously from an Extio 3 receiver unit — with a single keyboard and mouse. Moving the mouse across a multi-screen desktop of up to four displays shifts control instantly from one computer to the next. Aggregator Mode will likely be helpful in command and control, military and defense, healthcare, broadcast and post-production.
Aggregator Mode will be shown for the first time at InfoComm 2019 in booth 3055.
Aggregator Mode provides a unified view of information coming from different computer systems. Users have the flexibility to define which computer desktop gets mapped to which screen attached to the Extio 3 receiver unit — they can select the video sources from the Extio on-screen-display (OSD), and then create and save layouts through its interface. It supports computers with multiple video outputs, including independent or stretched desktop mode, while remote user-station setups can be arranged in various configurations such as 4×1, 3×1, 2×1 or 2×2. Guest connections are also available for collaborative environments, where different users can connect to the same source system simultaneously, with or without USB control.
Aggregator Mode is built into Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders and does not require any additional software to be installed on the source computer system.
Here’s a video on how the Matrox Aggregator Mode works:
And here’s where you can learn more. Check out a video of the Matrox Extio 3 KNM Extender below: