Extron Showcases Newly Acquired Line of Multi-Image Display Processors at NAB 2010
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Anaheim, California (April 13, 2010) - Following its recent acquisition of the Products Division of Electrosonic, Extron Electronics will exhibit a lineup of multi-image display processors at NAB 2010. These video and graphics videowall processors feature highly scalable input, output, and windowing capabilities, plus high performance image scaling technology. The Quantum® Elite is designed for large videowalls up to 28 screens and larger, while the Quantum Connect is ideal for small to medium-sized videowalls up to 14 screens.
"These high performance, highly versatile multi-image display processors will offer new opportunities for our customers to design and integrate AV systems in command and control centers, NOCs, and many other environments that typically include large-array videowall systems," says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. "We're committed to working closely with our customers for these products and providing the same S3 support services they have come to expect from Extron."
Both the Quantum Elite and Quantum Connect are card cage designs that support various combinations of 12-input video cards, dual DVI/RGB input cards, and dual DVI/RGB output cards. The Quantum Connect features eight slots and can accommodate up to 84 video inputs or 14 DVI/RGB inputs, and up to 14 outputs, depending on the input and output card configuration. The Quantum Elite, designed for larger videowall systems, is available in 15-slot and eight-slot models. The 15-slot version supports up to 168 video or 28 DVI/RGB inputs, and up to 28 outputs. Multiple Quantum Elite units can be cascaded for accommodating display arrays of more than 28 screens. Both the Quantum Elite and Quantum Connect can display up to 126 windows per output. They feature a dedicated high-bandwidth video/graphic bus, maintaining real-time performance with no reduction in frame rate, even when the inputs are heavily loaded.
In addition to the input cards, the Quantum Elite supports RGB or DVI inputs streamed over IP networks from an Extron QGE 100 Quantum Graphics Encoder. The QGE 100 captures RGB or DVI computer-video images and streams them to Quantum Elite videowall processors. It is ideal for capturing text or data displays, or graphics with medium to low motion. Lossless compression applied in the QGE 100 enables the capture and interfacing of hundreds of computer-video inputs to the Quantum Elite, using low network bandwidth while preserving image quality.