Matrox announced Friday that the Matrox D-Series D1480 multi-display graphics card is now shipping. Purpose-built to power next-generation video walls, this new single-slot graphics card supports up to four 4K@60Hz DisplayPort monitors. It can be combined to drive an output video wall of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. Along with an assortment of video-wall software and developer tools, the D1480 card enables OEMs, system integrators and AV installers to deploy high-performance display walls for a broad range of commercial and critical 24/7 applications, including control rooms, enterprises, industries, government, military, digital signage and broadcast.
The D1480 can drive up to four 4K DisplayPort monitors from a single-slot card. OEMs, system integrators, and AV professionals can add — and synchronize — displays by framelocking up to four D-Series cards via board-to-board framelock cables. Also, D1480 offers HDCP support to display copy-protected content and Microsoft DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5 and OpenCL 1.2 support to run the latest professional applications.
D-Series cards work seamlessly with Matrox’s complete video wall portfolio. OEMs and system integrators can pair D1480 with Matrox Mura IPX capture cards to add advanced HDCP functionality to capture and display content-protected sources — including set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc and media players, and video game consoles. D-Series can also be combined with Matrox QuadHead2Go multi-monitor controllers to create ultra-large-scale configurations of up to 64 x 1920×1080@60Hz screens.
D-Series includes the Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software. Users can select from a variety of tools — including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management and edge overlap. This helps to configure and customize multi-display setups. The Matrox MuraControl video-wall-management software meanwhile provides users with an intuitive platform to manage video wall sources and layouts either locally or remotely and in real-time. Matrox video wall APIs, SDKs, and libraries are also available for developers and AV installers interested in creating custom control functions and applications.