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Matrox Extio F1420

End of life (EOL) April 2012
The Matrox Extio F1420 is an EOL product and is no longer being manufactured or sold by Matrox. Consult your local resellers and distributors for available inventory. Customers deploying the Matrox Extio F1420 KVM extension solution can now benefit from higher performance, increased distance and additional features available with the new Matrox Extio F2408 KVM extender.


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Quad Monitor Remote Graphics Unit (RGU) with Two IEEE 1394 ports

The Matrox Extio F1420 drives up to four monitors for a resolution of up to 1920x 1200 per display and offers two IEEE 1394 ports for FireWire compatible devices. A fanless device, Extio F1420 permits a quiet and secure environment by separating the host computer from the monitors and other user peripherals, including keyboard, mouse and audio by up to 250 meters (820 ft) of fiber-optic cable.

  • Separate user devices from the computer by up to 250 meters (820 feet) of fiber-optic cable
  • Support for up to four* digital or analog monitors at a time (in "independent" or "stretched" mode)
  • Joined graphics card mode enables an additional Matrox Quad graphics solution** to work in tandem in one system to drive up to eight displays†
  • Twin Stretched Mode allows the content on the displays connected to the Extio F1400 to be cloned to an additional Matrox Quad display add-in card inside the host system†
  • 1920 x 1200 maximum resolution per display*
  • Passive cooling (heat sink with no fan) for silent operation and extra reliability
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports (downward compatible with USB 1.x) for keyboard, mouse, and other USB peripherals (4 in front and 2 in back)
  • 2 IEEE 1394 ports for FireWire compatible devices‡
  • Integrated audio hardware
  • Multi-function audio-output connector for an optical-S/PDIF signal or analog-stereo signal
  • Standard analog audio connectors (microphone, stereo-line-in, and stereo-line-out)
  • PCI and PCIe (PCI Express) fiber-optic interface cards (sold separately)
  • Matrox UltraSharp Display Output Technology
  • Unified Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista XDDM display driver for Extio series products
  • Easy-to-use Matrox PowerDesk display driver interface
  • Matrox Clone to view a copy of one display on the other displays
  • Global sales and technical support
  • 2-year warranty

* For stretched and independent mode support for quad-display products, click here. Earlier versions of Matrox Extio support a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200. Contact technicalsales@matrox.com for details.
** With Joined graphics card mode, a quad-display graphics card can only be joined with another quad-display graphics card to drive a maximum of eight displays.
† Joined graphics card mode multi-display configurations can be obtained by downloading the Matrox PowerDesk-SE version 2.04 display driver and above.
‡ Contact technicalsales@matrox.com for compliant FireWire devices.

Hardware included†

  • Matrox Extio F1420 remote graphics unit
  • 4 DVI-to-HD15 connector adapters
  • Universal, external, 12-volt-DC, 5-amp, power adapter
  • Power cables for various regions (North America / Japan, UK, Continental Europe, Australia)

† Fiber-optic cable and low-profile, fiber-optic interface card (PCI or PCIe) sold separately (with ATX and low-profile brackets).

Software included

  • Matrox display drivers for Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows XP X64 (64-bit) ‡
  • Matrox PowerDesk (driver interface and utilities)
  • Audio drivers for Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows XP X64 (64-bit)

‡ Drivers for Windows Vista XDDM available online. For other possible operating systems, contact Matrox.




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