Symbiotics Chooses Matrox TripleHead2Go External Multi-Display Upgrades to Power Innovative Pilot Selection System

Matrox Solutions Drive Triple-Monitor Aircraft Simulation and Evaluation Workstations for Civil and Military Pilots

Symbiotics Uses Matrox TripleHead2Go to Drive Innovative Pilot Evaluation System
MONTREAL — 23 March 2011 — Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced that Symbiotics has integrated Matrox TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) as part of a unique pilot selection and assessment tool for the armed forces and civil aviation sector. The Matrox TripleHead2Go external multi-display solution allows Symbiotics to build a two-system platform that features a triple-monitor flight simulation test station for the prospective pilot, while a second triple-monitor workstation is reserved to evaluate the candidate across variety of performance criteria.
In developing a new pilot selection and assessment program, Symbiotics required a multi-monitor solution to convert two single-display systems to two triple-monitor workstations. After validating the Matrox TripleHead2Go, Symbiotics used the solution to run three displays—at resolutions of 1280 x 1024 per screen—in a highly immersive, flight simulation environment that would test candidates on their physical control, cognitive flexibility, and workload management. The expanded onscreen desktop also proved highly beneficial for the evaluation workstation as it provided evaluators with the appropriate workspace requirements to productively interact with the examiner interface, psychometric screen, and navigation. The new innovative human factors technology now allows Symbiotics to accurately—and confidently—match a qualified pilot to their client’s needs.
"The benefits in using the TripleHead2Go are realized through a dynamic localization of monitors to suit our bespoke configuration," says Mike Norman, Human Factors Consultant, Symbiotics Ltd. "While aligning screens alongside one another creates a widescreen immersive display, the ability to split the content of the examiner desktop enables an examiner to work remotely from the candidate field of view."

About Matrox TripleHead2Go

Matrox TripleHead2Go GXMs allow AV system integrators to add up to three monitors per graphics output on a laptop or desktop computer. The multi-display adapter connects to the video output of your PC or Mac and uses its existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors.

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Matrox Video is a global leader in video technology. Featuring a complete portfolio of best-in-class hardware, software, APIs, and SDKs, Matrox Video enables OEMs, system integrators, value-added channel partners, and end users to push the boundaries of video innovation. Serving the AV/IT, broadcast, and emerging markets for over 45 years, Matrox Video is synonymous with quality, performance, interoperability, and support. Matrox Video’s legal entity is Matrox Graphics Inc., part of the Matrox Group.
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