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Matrox Graphics announces new PowerDesk-SE 2.04 display driver

Ability to combine Matrox products for a stretched Windows desktop across up to eight displays key advantage for professionals working in high-reliability environments


Montreal, Canada, May 30th, 2007—Matrox Graphics Inc., today announced the release of the Matrox PowerDesk-SE 2.04 display driver featuring a new Joined graphics card mode and improved widescreen resolution support. The enhancements in this driver provide more control for displaying information across multiple screens-a critical requirement for professionals in industries such as financial trading, energy management, train dispatch, and process control.

"Matrox developed PowerDesk-SE 2.04 in response to requests for more advanced display configurations," said Samuel Recine, business development manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. "We understand that in high-reliability environments, our customers need to see-and know-the entire situation. Customizing displays across multiple screens gives them the flexibility they need to visualize all incoming data and see their bigger picture."

More Display Options

PowerDesk-SE 2.04 includes Joined graphics card mode, a feature that enables two Matrox multi-display graphics cards* to work in tandem in several Microsoft® Windows® desktop combinations. Using the following modes, you can either stretch or clone multiple displays:

  • Stretch: use both graphics cards to form one desktop across multiple monitors
  • Clone: view a copy of one display on all other displays
  • Twin-stretch: use one graphics card to stretch one desktop across multiple displays and clone this desktop to displays driven by second graphics card.
  • Twin-independent: use one graphics card to view information independently on multiple displays, and clone the outputs to the independent displays driven by the second graphics card.

Additional features include: PowerRes mode, which offers increased widescreen resolution support, and Pivot mode, which allows for hardware rotation of one or more displays into portrait view. PowerDesk-SE 2.04 extends the functionality of the following Matrox Graphics solutions:

  • Millennium P-Series
  • QID series
  • EpicA TC2 and TC4
  • Extio series of remote graphics units
  • Parhelia series

Note: For Parhelia series users, the PowerDesk-SE 2.04 driver package adds the long sought-after feature of supporting TripleHead™ in independent mode.‡

Additional Information and Availability

PowerDesk-SE 2.04 supports Microsoft operating systems including: Windows XP, Windows Server® 2003 and Windows Vista™ using the Windows XP Display Driver Model (XDDM). For details about new features and functionality, please download the PowerDesk-SE 2.04 Key Features Reference Guide.

The Matrox PowerDesk-SE 2.04 display driver is now available for download on the Matrox website at http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/corpo/support/drivers/home.php. For more information, please contact Matrox Sales at: 1-800-361-1408 (North America), or send email: technicalsales@matrox.com.

For more information about Matrox Graphics Inc., contact graphics@matrox.com.

*Selected boards only. Boards must be from the same "family," where families are determined by similar capabilities and other criteria. See Matrox website for complete details.

‡ Note, in TripleHead independent mode, the monitors must all be powered at the same resolution.



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