Clear Channel Norway provides turnkey solutions—including the hardware, software, copy and creative needed—to drive their digital signage. For this project, they needed to find a graphics card solution that could power this challenging multi-screen setup. They first looked into using the Matrox TripleHead2Go external Graphics eXpansion Module
with an off-the-shelf computer, which they used in their Oslo Airport AdScreen project. However, to reduce the number of components for each configuration, Clear Channel Norway decided to use the Matrox P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 graphics cards instead. They knew from previous digital signage projects that they needed to simplify the installation process for each individual shopping mall, since each venue would likely have a different AV installation crew. Reducing the number of components required for each multi-display setup would ultimately ensure a smoother rollout. Clear Channel Norway has now moved on to using the new Matrox M9120 Plus LP PCIe x16 graphics cards to future-proof their installations, since these cards offer even more graphics memory, resolution support, and use the same unified driver package as the P690 cards already installed.
"Each Matrox card can drive up to four displays, so they provide a cost effective multi-display solution for our Extreme Triple Screen," stated Jonas Michael, Development Manager, Clear Channel Norway AS. "These passively cooled cards don’t generate much heat, and because of their low-profile format, we can use small form factor PCs to save on space requirements."