Partners – Control Room Workstations
Validated by leading providers of industrial process automation systems/software:
"Matrox Graphics has helped us simplify installation of multi-screen operator workplaces with the Extio Product. For System 800xA projects that need computers in a separate room, away from the operator interfaces, it provides exceptional high display quality and performance."
Per Lundmark - Marketing Manager, System 800xA Extended Operator Workplace ABB
Read Matrox Extio Enhances ABB System 800xA Extended Operator Workplace
"Matrox multi-display technology, specifically the G450x4 MMS and QID LP PCIe graphics cards, are the quad-display products of choice for the Emerson DeltaV workstation. Additionally, Emerson Process Management has further validated the Matrox Extio F1400 Remote Graphics Unit for use with DeltaV v9.3 and higher. Extio technology provides exceptional graphics performance and image quality on 4 displays at a distance of up to 820ft. With Extio, DeltaV customers can power operator stations away from their DCS workstation without a performance penalty."
Emerson Process Management
"Matrox has shown a commitment to automation management systems by exposing multi-display capabilities for all system form factors with products like
Extio. GE Fanuc products like CIMPLICITY and iFIX can now run up to 820 feet from the operator interface."
Roy Kok, Senior Product Manager of Proficy Software HMI/SCADA Applications and Drivers GE Fanuc Automation
"Matrox offers a broad portfolio of products designed for the specific requirements of process automation,
rail management and other mission critical systems. With form factors ranging from PCI to PCIe x1 and PCIe x16
across many product families—from P-Series to M-Series graphics cards and Extio remote graphics units, Matrox
solutions are compatible with a variety of specialized systems. The assortment of form factors,
in combination with display drivers that offer Industry-leading capabilities, also provide the flexibility
for multi-board configurations—to power up to 8 displays—with Goma Elettronica Industrial PCs."
Dott. Irene Gozzo, Sales & Marketing Manager,
GOMA ELETTRONICA SPA
"Matrox Extio products work very well with Honeywell control systems, including the Icon Series Console. Since graphics, audio, and USB hardware is integrated into the Extio device itself, graphics performance at 800ft is as fluid as it would be if the displays were powered directly by an add-in card in a computer only a couple of feet away under the desk."
Dennis Kodimer, Systems Hardware Engineering, Honeywell Process Solutions
"Matrox Extio remote graphics units provide excellent image quality at high resolutions over considerable distances (up to 820ft). The use of these devices makes it possible for our customers to run the operator interfaces away from their Foxboro DCS workstations, which can be secured in a separate, temperature controlled room."
Betty Naylor-McDevitt, Director Of Marketing for Invensys Process Systems
"Metso Automation is pleased to incorporate Matrox graphics hardware as part of its metsoDNA CR – automation and information platform. The fanless feature of P690 graphics cards and Extio remote graphics units helps to increase system reliability and reduce overall control room noise levels. Tested combinations of Matrox Extio RGUs and metsoACN Industrial PCs are proven solutions when operator consoles in a control room are needed to be located remotely from the host PCs."
Teemu Kiviniemi, Product Manager, metsoDNA CR
"The Matrox Extio Series of remote graphics units is a testament to the dedication Matrox has towards developing high-quality, productivity-enhancing products for process automation systems. Schneider Electric has certified that Extio RGUs work seamlessly with the Schneider Electric Process Automation platform for the Vijeo Citect SCADA application. With Extio, the Vijeo Citect platform can be used from a single PC instead of four, with a single mouse and keyboard for optimal operator interaction. The Extio Series provides a range of excellent solutions for Vijeo Citect users looking to remotely power up to 4 displays, USB devices and audio peripherals 250m away from the host PC."
Levent Fadiloglu, Automation & MMM Vertical Sales Manager / Turkey
"Matrox multi-display graphics hardware has been used in Siemens SIMATIC HMI systems for years. The reliability, image quality, multi-display configuration options - not to mention the long product life cycles - of Matrox products make them key building blocks for Siemens systems. Recently, Siemens Italy has validated the Matrox Extio Series of remote graphics units for use with SIMATIC industrial PCs. Extio RGUs are excellent options for customers looking to power the user interface components of their SIMATIC systems up to 250m away from the industrial PC - without a penalty to image quality or performance."
Mauro Cerea - AS dept., Siemens S.p.A. - Milano - Italy, SIMATIC HMI - Human Machine Interface
Wonderware has validated Matrox graphics hardware with InTouch HMI SCADA applications. Such Matrox products include: add-in graphics cards from the M-Series, G450 MMS, QID Series and Millennium P-Series product lines; Extio remote graphics units - which can power the user-interface components of a system up to 800ft away from the host PC; and the DualHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Module. The versatile Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software enables Wonderware users to easily customize category A and B configurations. With certain Matrox products, PowerDesk also provides the possibility of enabling a stretched desktop across multiple cards on more than 4 displays."
Keith Jones, Business Manager, HMI / Visualization, Wonderware
"It takes three main components to achieve the "ideal" human-machine interface (HMI): The operating system for the PC, the control vendor's software and the graphics controller. These factors are part of a perpetual evaluation cycle to realize the best HMI. Matrox offers an extensive array of products, which helps Yokogawa meet even the most stringent multi-display project requirements. Matrox desktop management software and unified driver architecture provide the versatility needed to easily customize configurations. Products such as Extio remote graphics units, as well as M-Series, QID Series and Millennium P690 Series graphics cards, are choice options for Yokogawa."
Steve Lazok, Technical Solutions, Support Manager, Yokogawa Corp. of America