WindoWall® System Retired

Multi-Window Processing System
Key Features
  • Scalable videowall systems from 1x2 up to 2x3 and larger
  • Dedicated high performance video and graphics processing for each display or video cube
  • Four independent windows per display of video, HDTV, and high resolution computer video
  • Wizard-based graphical user interface for videowall system setup
  • RGB, HD component video, and DVI outputs
  • Virtual canvas for on-screen videowall visualization and dynamic window placement and sizing
The Extron WindoWall<sup>®</sup> System
Model Version Description Part #
WindoWall 102 Two Processors for 1x2 Arrays 42-115-02 Retired
WindoWall 103 Three Processors for 1x3 Arrays 42-115-03 Retired
WindoWall 102 DI Two Processors with DVI for 1x2 Arrays 42-115-12 Retired
WindoWall 103 DI Three Processors with DVI for 1x3 Arrays 42-115-13 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement
Quantum Elite

The Extron WindoWall® System is a powerful and versatile, yet user-friendly approach for multi-display videowall systems. It features a highly scalable architecture that delivers optimum performance and reliability. WindoWall Console software is the user interface to the system, facilitating intuitive, straightforward control and configuration of videowall systems, and the creation of presentations with multiple, independent windows for displaying graphics, HDTV, and video. WindoWall is typically used to manage images on two to six screens. The WindoWall System is an ideal choice for command and control centers, network operations centers, medical facilities, courtrooms, conference rooms and training facilities, retail environments, and other applications requiring highly reliable, multi-window videowall systems.

Distributed Video Processing

WindoWall employs a distributed video processing architecture that dedicates a separate WindoWall high resolution graphics processor to each projector, video cube, or flat-panel monitor in the videowall system. Each WindoWall Processor allows for the display of up to four windows, each of which can show video, HDTV, or high resolution computer-video content. It employs proven Extron video processing technologies to deliver a fully optimized, high quality video output. The WindoWall Processor is compatible with virtually any available display and outputs high resolution video at resolutions up to 1920x1200 and HDTV 1080p/60.

Because a discrete, real-time processor is dedicated to each display unit in the videowall, WindoWall is fully scalable, supporting a wide variety of display layouts from 1x2 to 2x3 and larger. An Extron CrossPoint Ultra, CrossPoint 450 Plus, or DVI Matrix Switcher is required when distributing multiple input sources to the WindoWall Processors.

Graphical User Interface

WindoWall Console software is the user interface to the system. It brings all of the WindoWall Processors and the matrix switcher together via TCP/IP, and provides the tools and features to set up, create, and manage videowall presentations with up to four windows per display or video cube unit. The software includes intuitive Wizards that take the user step-by-step through the process of setting up a videowall and then configuring all input sources and the matrix switcher to be used in the system.

Once set-up is completed, customized window layouts can be created with the aid of a virtual canvas that lets you size and position windows anywhere as they would be shown on the videowall display. A static or live background display behind the windows adds a theme to the videowall presentation. Window layouts can be saved to 100 available memory presets for future recall.


  CrossPoint Ultra 88 8x8 Ultra-Wideband Matrix Switchers for RGB and Stereo Audio
  DMS 1600 and DMS 3600 Modular DVI Matrix Switchers
  DVID SL Ultra Series Ultra Flexible Single Link DVI-D Cables from 1.5’ to 15’


WindoWall® MGP 464W Series
 NOTE     WindoWall® processors are available in packages of 2 or 3 modules.  The following specifications are given per unit, not per package.
Video input
   Number/signal type 4 VGA-WUXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, RGBcvS, component video (interlaced or progressive), S-video, composite video
4 single link DVI digital video (MGP 464W DI only)
      Inputs 1-4 (4) x 5 female BNC (all models)
4 female DVI-I (DI models only)
      Inputs 5-19 15 female BNC (disabled)
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.0 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz to 120 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200*, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
*Only the reduced blanking version of the 1920x1200 resolution is sampled at full bit rate.
   DC offset (max. allowable) 0.5 V
Video processing
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (video), 162 MHz standard (RGB)
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 scaled RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, HD YUV component video
1 single link DVI digital video
   Connectors 5 female BNC, 1 female DVI-I
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and for G of RGsB
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Vertical frequencies 24 Hz, 50 Hz, 59.94 Hz, 60 Hz, 72 Hz, 96 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz
   Scaled resolution 640x4801,2,3,4,5,6, 800x6001,2,3,4,5,6, 852x4801,2,3,4,5, 1024x7681,2,3,4, 1024x8521,2,3,4,
1024x10241,2,3, 1280x7681,2, 1280x8001,2,3, 1280x10241,2, 1360x7651,2, 1360x7681,2, 1365x7681,2, 1365x10241,2, 1366x7681,2, 1400x10501,2, 1440x9001,2,3, 1600x12001,2, 1680x10502, and 1920x12001,2
HDTV: 480p2,8, 576p1, 720p1,2,8, 1080i1,2,8, and 1080p1,2,7,8
= at 50 Hz, 2 = at 60 Hz, 3 = at 72 Hz, 4 = at 96 Hz, 5 = at 100 Hz, 6 = at 120 Hz, 7 = 24 Hz,
8 = 59.94 Hz
   Return loss -30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±25 mV with input at 0 offset
   Switching type Triple-Action
   Input type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, RGBcvS, YUV (tri-level or bi-level on Y channel)
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YUV (tri-level or bi-level on Y channel)
   Input standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Input level 2.75 V to 5.0 Vp-p for RGBHV or RGBS
0.6 Vp-p for component video tri-level sync
0.3 Vp-p for component video bi-level sync or RGsB
   Output level 0.6 Vp-p for component video (tri-level sync)
0.3 Vp-p for component video bi-level sync or RGsB
TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated for RGBHV, RGBS
   Input impedance 510 ohms
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Polarity Positive or negative (selectable)
Control/remote — processor/decoder/scaler
   Serial control ports (1) RS-232 or RS-422, female 9-pin D connector
   Baud rate and protocol 300 to 115200 baud (default: 9600), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations — 9-pin D connector
      RS-232 2 = Tx, 3 = Rx, 5 = GND
      RS-422 2 = Tx-, 3 = Rx-, 5 = GND, 7 = Rx+, 8 = Tx+
   Ethernet control port 1 female RJ-45 connector
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
   Program control Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Telnet
Extron WindoWall® Console application software
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 50.0 watts
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fan, right to left (as viewed from the front panel)
   Thermal dissipation 148 Btu/hr
   Mounting Rack mountable with included brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions (per unit) 3.4" H x 17.5" W x 12.0" D (2U high, 1 rack wide)
(8.6 cm H x 44.5 cm W x 30.5 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs.  Width excludes rack ears.)
   Product weight 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg)
   Shipping weight 18 lbs (9 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
      Environmental Complies with the appropriate requirements of WEEE.
   Warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Application Diagram

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