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May 18, 2012 - With 2.01 driver, Mura MPX Series can be used in conjunction with Mura MPX-SDI/-V16/-V8 analog capture SKUs as well as Matrox Streaming Media Decoder (SMD-2) Series cards. Custom-made, collaborative video wall solutions, comprising up to 58 DVI-SL or RGB outputs, can also be tailored to meet specific channel requirements. With 2.01 driver, these PCIe® x16 Gen2 boards with HD resolution outputs and inputs can scale within single system to multi-board and large-size installations.

Matrox Graphics Inc

1055 Saint-Regis, Dorval Quebec H9P 2T4, CD, Canada

Original Press Release

Matrox Launches Mura MPX Series 2.01 Driver for Enhanced Functionality and New Maximum Configurations of Flagship Video Wall Controller Boards

Press release date: May 15, 2012

Pro AV Integrators can now create installations of up to 58 outputs and use latest MuraControl for iPad version to more efficiently manipulate inputs

Montreal, Canada - Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the release of the 2.01 driver of its Mura MPX Series video wall controller boards, enhancing current functionalities and adding compatibility with other Matrox high-performance multi-display solutions. Mura output/input boards can now be used in conjunction with the newly released Mura MPX-SDI and MPX-V16 and MPX-V8 analog capture SKUs as well as the Matrox Streaming Media Decoder (SMD-2) Series cards. Custom-made collaborative video wall solutions comprising up to 58 DVI-SL or RGB outputs can now be easily tailored to meet specific channel requirements.

The first PCI Express® x16 Gen2 board class with both HD-resolution outputs and inputs, Mura features four outputs and either four, two, or zero input channels on each board. Mura can be scaled within a single system from just one board to multi-board and large-size installations. Applications of Mura boards include anything from smaller video wall controllers used for corporate presentation purposes to large-scale collaborative control room environments. The 2.01 driver now enables maximum configurations of:

  • 14 MPX-4/4 four-output/four-input boards with 2 MPX-V16s (56 outputs and 32 analog SD captures),
  • 14 MPX-4/4 with 1 two-output MPX-SDI and 1 MPX-V16 (58 outputs and 34 analog SD captures), or
  • 10 MPX-4/4 with 6 MPX-V16s (40 outputs and 96 analog SD captures).

    "Mura's exceptional scalability is now poised to offer AV integrators even greater flexibility when designing and deploying their next Matrox-powered video wall solution," said Helgi Sigurdsson, Product Manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. "We are excited to release this new driver so that users can now take further advantage of all that Mura has to offer."

    In regard to collaborative systems, with the new 2.01 driver AV integrators will be able to leverage Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition and TripleHead2Go Digital Edition external multi-display adapters alongside Mura, enabling on-screen content of individual operators/dispatchers/engineers' multi-display desktops to be cloned onto a video wall as well as expanding the number of available outputs for high-resolution video captures up to 2560x1600. New High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) compliance also permits AV professionals to use up to six Mura cards to capture and display copy-protected content from digital cable or satellite set-top boxes, video streamers, and Blu-ray Disc(TM) players. Certain conditions may apply.

    Furthermore, the popular MuraControl for iPad app, which provides users with a remote and convenient means to manipulate inputs on their video walls, will also offer enhanced functionalities with the driver release. Compatible with iOS 5, the latest version of the native iPad app features new layout management capabilities - including the option to control the order of overlapping windows on a given video wall and improved loading times - enabled by the new driver.

    Availability The Matrox Mura MPX Series driver release 2.01 is now available for download on the Matrox drivers page. For more information on the Mura boards or the new driver, please visit www.matrox.com/graphics/mura2.01driver or contact graphics@matrox.com.

    About Matrox Graphics Inc. Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

    Matrox and Matrox product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Matrox Electronic Systems, Ltd. and/or Matrox Graphics Inc. in Canada and/or other countries. All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners.

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