While searching the internet for a possible solution, Clear Channel found the Matrox TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Module. It fit the bill. An external box, it was simple to install and allowed them to reduce the total number of computer systems required for this project.
"Due to the modern architecture, it wasn't feasible to put a computer next to each display throughout the entire airport," said Jonas Michael, Business Development Manager, Clear Channel Norway AS. "As we planned the technical installation, we were looking for a solution that could drive multiple digital screens from one computer. That's how we found Matrox TripleHead2Go."
The Matrox TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Module allowed Clear Channel to consider a wide variety of PCs. As it is a small, external device, computer chassis size and heat requirements weren't something that had to be factored into the equation.
Clear Channel set up 42 computers throughout Oslo airport, each connected to a TripleHead2Go unit outputting to three 40" NEC LCD monitors with slim bezels. On some of the triple-screen setups, advertising content was designed to stretch across the three screens. On others, each monitor displayed independent content, such as local, international, and translated newscasts."We enjoyed working with Matrox Graphics products because they are designed for ease of deployment and installation," stated Michael. "The unattended installation feature considerably facilitated the rollout of the OSL Gardermoen project, saving us both precious time and money."