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Matrox C-Series 7 Tip Guide to Easy Video Wall Designs

World-Class Portfolio of Hardware, Software, and
Developer Tools for Any Video Wall Requirement

Video wall deployments pose different challenges depending on dimension, resolution, connectivity, and application requirements. Matrox offers a 360° approach, delivering a comprehensive range of hardware and software products designed to meet any video wall project requirement.

Ideal for AV and system integrators and OEMs looking to create small-scale systems for digital signage, conference or classroom presentations, or medium-sized and large multi-board configurations for security, traffic management, or control rooms, Matrox video wall products offer the most reliable, scalable, industry-tested architecture available.


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Highest Density
with the Smallest Footprint

Matrox provides a wide range of single-slot multi-functional input and/or output boards to offer high-density connections with the smallest available footprint—streamline the integration process using less hardware components and reduce cost and maintenance.

Matrox Mura IPX Series

provides unprecedented, high-density
capabilities, with four 4K and/or 16 Full HD encode/decode available on a single card.

Matrox Mura MPX Series

delivers up to four Full HD inputs and
four Full HD outputs on a single card.

Matrox C-Series

drives up to six 4K displays or as many as nine 1920x1200 displays from a single card.

With Matrox video walls, we set the encoding benchmark. See how many streams we deliver against our closest competitors:

Full HD encoding
1920x1080 @60Hz

4K encoding
3840x2160 @30Hz

4K encoding
3840x2160 at @60Hz

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Dynamic System Scalability

Fully compatible Matrox products allow mixing and matching to build video walls to the scale required; it’s simple to add more components to a system as capture, encoding, streaming, decoding, and display demands evolve. Matrox AV-over-IP products are based on open-standard H.264 codec technology for complete interoperability with not only Matrox products—IP-based or not—but virtually all browsers, devices, computers, tablets, and networks to create even larger, collaborative ecosystems.

We create products with end-to-end perspective in mind—all pieces are entirely backwards compatible, thus protecting investments, and built on the universal codec to future proof systems as needs change.

Baseband video walls

Integrate multiple Mura MPX cards and get universal input support on up to 56 synchronized outputs.

Networked video walls

Combine Mura IPX with C-Series or Mura MPX cards to gain network connectivity and build small- and large-scale video walls.

Modular video walls

Designed to be scalable for future upgrades, Matrox hardware offers flexible and adaptable configurations to meet evolving demands.

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Market-Leading Image Quality

Our hardware and software portfolio delivers the best streaming image quality on the market today. Matrox excellence is integrated in our products down to their very algorithms; see you can see the difference with higher-quality images available at lower bitrates, whether it’s fast-moving video content or the smallest copy details on a Microsoft® Excel® chart.

Highest image quality
RGB 10-bit and YUV 4:4:4 offerings are unmatched
by any competitor

Color depth options
Class-leading color details ensure only the highest quality output; for your video walls; we can deliver deep 32-bit color, as well as 24-bit true color based on customer needs.

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Customizable
Software Solutions

Matrox offers a complete range of video wall software, SDKs, and libraries that allow OEMs and developers to deploy intuitive, ready-to-use software or build custom interfaces and applications. Whatever the installation requirement, Matrox provides the necessary toolkit to create end-to-end solutions and continues to support existing APIs with new releases to protect investments in the long term.

MuraControl software
deploys right out of the box, providing intuitive management of all baseband and network-connected sources, cards, and local applications. White-labelling options offer re-branding opportunities for personalized user interfaces.

Network API
grants users command-level access to build custom capture, streaming, and display video wall applications using Telnet, RS-232, and/or HTTP/HTTPS.

Matrox VWLib API & DWC API
provides C/C++ code for building custom capture, display, and stream video wall applications. The VWLib API makes use of DirectX® under Windows® and OpenGL® under Linux®.

Software Development Kits
Hardware DirectShow™
Support
Matrox Tablet SDK
(Android/OS)
Matrox
Network API
Matrox
VWLib API
Matrox
DWC API
Matrox Mura IPX Capture Series + Mura MPX No Yes Yes No Yes
Matrox Mura IPX Capture Series + C-Series1 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Matrox Mura IPX Capture Series + Third-party2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Matrox Mura IPX Decode & Display Card3 No Yes Yes No No

1. C420 not supported.
2. See release notes for details on which brands, models, and configurations are supported.
3. Currently, this card works as a standalone multi-viewer, not requiring any operating system on the CPU host system to function.

Matrox software also provides the flexibility to incorporate other products into video wall installations. We offer support for tailoring a solution to exact specifications of each customer, using the components they know and trust.


DirectShow-supported software
enables pre-existing DirectShow applications to function with Matrox hardware.

Third-Party interoperability
with AMD®, Intel®, and NVIDIA® means customers benefit from flexible hardware integration.

Operating System Options
allow for working in Windows- or Linux-based platforms, whichever the preference.

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Powerful Video Processing

From huge installations to smaller-scale set-ups, striking video walls demand attention. Execute each vision with our advanced multi-functional processing capabilities, providing the power and flexibility to incorporate smooth, high-fidelity post-production effects in video wall designs and layouts.



Personalized compositing
Create alpha-blending, color key, crop, rotation, mirror, and flip effects to ensure all visuals are of the highest standard.

Customized animations and transitions
Apply eye-catching animations and transitions, including movement and compositing, on windows showing local and external content. Multiple transitions can be combined to create an endless variety of complex, striking effects.



Compatibility Within the Same System


  Mura IPX 4K
Capture Cards
Mura MPX Series Matrox C-Series1 Third-Party
Graphics
Mura IPX 4K Capture Cards
Mura MPX Series
Matrox C-Series1
Third-Party Graphics

Currently compatible. Not compatible. Third-party graphics can only be used as console display in C-Series-based systems.

1. C420 not supported.



  Mura IPX 4K
Capture Cards + 
C-Series Graphic
Cards1
Mura IPX 4K
Capture Cards +
Mura MPX Series
Mura IPX Decode &
Display Card
Mura IPX 4K
Capture Cards
+ Third-Party
Graphics
Windows All 64-bit Professional,® Standard,® Embedded,® and Server® versions of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Windows Embedded Standard 7 (64-bit), Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) Currently, this card works as a standalone multi-viewer, not requiring any operating system on the CPU host system to function All 64-bit Professional, Standard, Embedded, and Server versions of Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 10
Linux

Currently compatible. Not compatible.

1. C420 not supported.


For comprehensive details on all our product lines, please visit matrox.com/graphics to view datasheets for Mura IPX Series, Mura MPX Series, and C-Series.

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Choosing the Right Video Wall Solution


Our video wall hardware and software collaborate for 360° solutions, delivering seamless capture and display and incredible multi-functional flexibility to meet any video wall project requirement.


  Project Requirement Matrox Solution
Display Build unique video wall installations of up to 56 screens Combine multiple single-slot, four-input/four-output Mura MPX Series cards to drive scalable video wall designs
Drive up to nine displays from a single card Power up to six 4K displays with Matrox C680 and 3x3 video walls—at 1920x1200 per display—with Matrox C900
Capture, Encode, Decode Push 4K, 8K, and/or Full HD streams over IP Stream or record high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD content over standard IP with Matrox Mura IPX capture, encode, decode, and display cards
Access Full HD inputs and outputs on a single card Capture Full HD content in real time using Matrox Mura MPX video display wall controller cards, the first PCIe Gen2 boards to feature HD-resolution inputs and outputs
KVM Extenders Extend point-to-point or networked KVM signals over standard Gigabit Ethernet network

Coming soon!

Deliver 4K60 4:4:4 (3840x2160 @60Hz) signals over standard Gigabit Ethernet network (fiber optic or copper) at unprecedented low-bitrates with Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extender
Manage up to 16 monitors from
1 km away
Extend zero-latency, fiber-optic signals up to 1 km from host system with Matrox Extio KVM extenders. Combine multiple Extio units to extend as many as 16 screens from a single-system
Send uncompressed content up to 10 km from host system Separate host system from workstations by up to 10 km with Matrox Avio KVM extenders; zero-latency, fiber-optic signal extension supports high bandwidth transmissions of graphics-intensive content
AV over IP Feed video content over IP to operator displays or networked installations Extend or record Full HD video and audio over a standard IP network at user-defined low bitrates with Maevex 5100 Series encoders and decoders
Deliver quad 4K input capture with multiple encode, stream, and record capabilities Capture, encode, and stream multiple 4K/UHD and Full HD signals over IP with the Maevex 6100 Series quad 4K encoders
Image Quality Offer highest image quality and leading color depth on fast-moving video and tiny pixel details alike Deliver market-leading image quality at lower bitrates with RGB 10-bit and YUV 4:4:4 Chroma sampling, plus 32- and 24-bit color depth options for precise display applications
Video Processing Composite content as part of video wall designs and layoutsPersonalize visual content with tools for alpha-blending, color key, crop, rotation, mirror, and flip effects
Incorporate post-production effectsLeverage advanced processing capabilities to apply customized animations, movements, transitions, and/or effects for smooth, high-fidelity layout designs
Software Display, edit, and manipulate video wall content offline or in real time Manage Matrox-powered video walls with a variety of window and source management features that enable you to display, edit, and control content using Matrox MuraControl video wall management software
Gain complete reach and control over Maevex topology Facilitate remote control over all network-connected Maevex units from one central location through PowerStream Plus AV-over-IP software management tool, with API access for deeper customization
Gain command-level access to customize interfaces and/or build software applications Customize a range of software solutions for unique installation needs. Deploy ready-to-use applications for intuitive management of all baseband and network-connected devices. Build custom capture, streaming, and display applications using command-level APIs. High-level APIs and low-level design libraries provide even deeper customization capabilities

We pride ourselves on fostering solid relationships with our hardware, software, services, and commercial partners. Have a specific idea in mind? Contact the Matrox Graphics sales team and let’s work together to build a solution.

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Build Interactive Video Walls with Matrox Multi-Display Products



Combine Matrox multi-monitor products with touchscreens to create impressive multi-display, multi-touch installations.

Enhance your in-store digital signage by driving a multi-display touchscreen configuration with Matrox hardware.

Take advantage of reliable solid-state hardware with long product life cycles and stable drivers, along with advanced Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software, available with Matrox multi-display graphics cards and many other Matrox products.

Wayfinding applications benefit from the large scale interactivity afforded by multi-display, multi-touch setups.

Choose Matrox Mura MPX video wall controller boards to address advanced multi-touch video wall project requirements. Ideal for collaborative video walls and multi-panel touch-tables, Mura MPX boards can be combined within a single video wall controller to capture, switch, scale, and composite multiple HD sources along with local video and graphics files on up to 56 displays.

Collaborate on projects by incorporating multi-touch, multi-display technology into your business.

Connect Matrox external multi-display adapters to the video output of your system and expand high-quality graphics and video across dual- or triple-touchscreen setups. Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go units take advantage of your existing GPU and help you build simple multi-monitor set-ups without opening your system.

In museum or educational settings, large touchscreen installations can help capture and engage your audience.

Interact with a remote workstation in real-time by extending multiple touchpanels over fiber. Matrox Avio and Matrox Extio KVM extenders provide multi-display video, audio, and peripheral extension at a significant distance from the workstation without introducing any compression or latency.

Interactive video walls are useful tools for engaging an audience or collaborating with colleagues. For example, you can:

Create an effective, low-cost multi-display setup by connecting a Matrox TripleHead2Go to three touchscreens.

  • Build interactive wayfinding kiosks with multiple displays to help people understand where they are now and how to get where they’re going.
  • Help get students involved with an interactive display walls in learning environments.
  • Involve museum visitors with a hands-on exhibit.
  • Plan military strategy with the help of multiple touchscreens.
  • Create eye-catching dynamic digital signage installations to engage your audience.
  • Build interactive tradeshow demonstrations that encourage potential customers to “learn more…”.

Read more about Matrox multi-display products and contact Matrox with your project requirements.

Think big.

Matrox add-in graphics cards, video wall controller boards, external multi-display adapters, and KVM extenders can be used to stretch content across almost any multi-display, multi-touch setup, whether you need a simple dual- or triple-monitor solution, or you are looking for a product to address larger, high-density video wall installations.

Let us know if we can help you meet your next project requirements.

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Testimonials



“Taking into account the solution’s cost-effectiveness, the smooth integration with sources and outputs, and the ensuing installation, Matrox Mura MPX Series made our job as integrators easier as well."

Kristoffer Nord, key account manager, Kontor-X AB

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“We have tested AMD and NVIDIA cards for similar installs, but for this six-output solution the Matrox C680 was the best option due to ease of setup and stability. We have had compatibility issues with other third-party graphics units, but Matrox has developed this card to a high standard, which left us feeling confident with the install.”

Paul Midwood, Image Technique group business development manager

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Resources


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