Back in June of 2012 we talked about the new Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt docking stations. If you were excited about being able to get your hands on a Thunderbolt docking station aimed at Mac computers, it's been a long wait. That wait is finally over with Matrox announcing the official availability for the DS1 docking stations.
Ask any PC gamers with a beefy rig, and they'll tell you that you want to be using a multi-monitor display while gaming. Naturally, gamers aren't the only ones using multi-monitor displays, as those setups also come in handy in the workplace. There's just one problem: if your desktop or laptop only has a single video-out, you're out of luck when it comes to using a multi-monitor display.
This week the folks at Matrox have revealed the DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for your MacBook, Ultrabook, and beyond. This device allows you to easily add a large display, a wired network, a mouse, a keyboard, and whatever else you want to your otherwise limited Thunderbolt-toting notebook. This device is made to de-clutter your life by connecting all of your devices to one aluminum-cased beast.
If you work in the corporate setting and you need to shoot the display, keyboard, and mouse control from a computer in one room to another facility on the same campus or a really long distance away in a large building Matrox has a new KVM extender for you. The device is called the Extio F2208 KVM Extender and it supports dual monitors. The range of the KVM extender is a whopping 1KM using fiber optic cable.
If you want to show a video or presentation over a large surface, but just can’t get all your projectors to line up correctly, Matrox may just have the solution for you. Matrox Graphics, Inc. has added Edge Overlap functionality to its M-Series graphics cards with the 4.00.02 display driver. This will allow users who have the video card to use their PCs and lower cost projectors to display a unified image with multiple projectors seamlessly.
Today, Matrox Graphics Inc. officially announced, and unveiled, their brand new Matrox Mura controller board, which the company believes will be a new benchmark for collaborative video walls. The company is already busy showing off their new creation at the InfoComm Asia 2010 event, which is taking place in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. And, with the device's ability to provide downstream and upstream on a single board at four times the performance of its closest competitor, we imagine that it's getting plenty of attention over there.
Matrox is a big name in professional video and video solutions. The company has unveiled its latest KVM extender called the Extio F2408. The device is more than just a regular KVM that lets the user share a mouse, keyboard, and video, this device significantly extends the range that the KVM can operate at.
If you're interested in getting a new camera, then you might want to take a moment to consider the Matrox Iris GT "smart camera." That is, if you require a bit more from your digital imaging device than the norm. As the name suggests, this camera is not your ordinary device and actually has an Intel Atom processor inside!
In case you thought Atom processors were reserved for netbooks, think again. This Matrox camera has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 256MB of RAM, 1GB of flash storage and many a connection port. It really takes the whole idea of a camera up a notch, huh?
Interestingly enough, this is actually one of the first devices an Atom processor has powered that's not a netbook. It also uses Windows CE 6.0 and lets you "design machine vision applications" without the need for programming. In the end, you'll be able to configure the camera to read barcodes, recognize patterns and more. The Matrox Iris GT will be available in the first quarter of next year.
In case you didn’t know, the TripleHead2Go and DualHead2Go are display adapters that multiply the number of monitors you can drive by taking a single video output from your computer and splitting it into 3 or 2 more displays respectively. With this new software utility Mac users can now make better use of these pieces of hardware, especially with the digital editions of these GXMs.
I'm sure there are people out there reading this who have held off from buying a KVM switch because, frankly, they're a bit dodgy. It only takes one missed switching-keypress and an instinctive jab at the space bar to inadvertently close an important programme before you start doubting the reliability of most consumer models, and when you add in the limitations in range of both USB and PS/2 cabling, they can be more of a liability than a boon in mission-critical environments such as trading floors, security control and AV production. That's where high-end Remote Graphics Units (RGU) step in, and of all the brands one of the most well-known and trusted is graphics specialist Matrox.
So when Matrox release a new one, people with important keypresses to be made take notice; I bet they'll be all over this. The F1220 lets you extend one or two displays, audio, two IEEE 1394 FireWire ports, and up to six USB devices, including keyboard and mouse, by up to 820 feet (250 meters), and supports both monitors running at up to 1920 x 1200 thanks to the in-built 128mb of graphics memory.