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Zoom in on Xenia Series


The PowerDesk Zoom instructional video demonstrates how to merge two 5MP monitors into a single desktop display and replicate any portion of the resulting 10MP desktop onto a single projector. Video length: 5min 34s.

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Hardware available today typically doesn't gain new features down the road, unless the hardware was specifically designed to do so. Thanks to a new Matrox driver architecture and an expanded Software Development Kit (SDK), several new and improved features including advanced cloning and replication are being added to the Matrox Xenia Series display controller boards.

Xenia Series inherits the innovative features first seen in the Matrox TheatreVUE display projection controller boards, designed to clone any portion of a medical display onto a second large screen display or projector. Xenia Series' advanced board and software technologies provide further advantages including a third display output, plus higher resolution support on each output (up to 4MP+8MP+8MP).

Matrox Zoom allows clients to manipulate a specific area of the desktop, either by selecting the area manually or by choosing a pre-defined cell using Matrox Desktop Management tools. Selecting a region with the same aspect ratio as the feature display will maximize screen real estate. Preserving the aspect ratio of any on-screen selection is also possible, from a resolution of 1x1 up to the entire displayable desktop with Matrox Zoom automatically scaling any selected region up or down for best fit on the feature display. For example, a Xenia Series board could be used to zoom in on a lung nodule or mass on a 3MP display and clone this selected area out to a projector for a larger group of radiologists to review.

The region of interest is not limited to a particular area on any one of the displays. A 1-to-1 clone of an entire display is possible where the aspect ratio of that display and the feature display are identical. For example, in an operating room, the images required for a particular intervention may be maximized on a 19" widescreen display and then cloned out to a full HD projector, where both are connected to a Matrox Xenia Series board. In this case, the optional third screen output is available for accessing other data that may be of interest during the surgery (HIS/RIS patient information, additional images, etc.).

The region of interest can be expanded even further by merging two independent display desktops and cloning any of the resulting area onto a third independent feature display.

For example, a single Xenia Pro board is capable of replicating mammography images across two merged portrait 5MP grayscale monitors out to a large 46" full HD display.

Dual displays and a projector in a medical conference settingThe new zoom and clone functionality make Xenia Series an ideal solution for collaborative installations

A growing number of healthcare facilities are configuring diagnostic workstations in multi-modality and mammography reading rooms with Xenia and Xenia Pro boards; the new zoom and clone functionality makes Xenia Series an ideal solution for radiology meeting/training rooms, operating rooms, and educational theatres as well.

Clients who have purchased Xenia Series boards and are interested in taking advantage of the new Matrox PowerDesk Zoom functionality are encouraged to contact their solution provider for more information on how to use it. Developers who are interested in integrating Matrox advanced cloning and replication functionality and/or other Xenia Series hardware features within their solutions are invited to contact Matrox to receive the free Matrox SDK.

For more information, visit Matrox Graphics Xenia Series product pages.