Matrox brings unique TripleHead support to leading workstations and laptops with breakthrough new product

Matrox TripleHead2Go adds Surround Design to existing systems

Montreal, Canada, March 2nd, 2006 —Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of professional graphics solutions, is pleased to announce the new TripleHead2Go, a palm-sized box that uniquely allows supports of a Microsoft® Windows® desktop with a stretched resolution of up to 3840 x 1024 across three displays with full acceleration on all displays. TripleHead2Go appears to the system as an ultra-widescreen monitor and simply connects to a computer using a standard analog VGA monitor cable. Using Matrox patent-pending technology, TripleHead2Go then splits the Microsoft Windows desktop into three separate 1280 x 1024 screens of information, and displays across three independent monitors.

"The flexibility afforded by a Digital Content Creation (DCC) application and the inherently large amount of user interface needed to expose it, demands a correspondingly large amount of screen real estate." says Caroline Injoyan, product manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. "Matrox TripleHead2Go's Surround Design feature and TripleHead™ output configuration, effectively meet these needs."

Building on the momentum of Matrox's award-winning DualHead2Go, with TripleHead2Go, Matrox has introduced an innovative new category of patent-pending hardware products to the market called Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs). GXMs are not graphics accelerators; rather they are external boxes that connect to a computer using a standard analog VGA monitor cable. The system's existing graphics chip is used for rendering of all 2D, 3D and video and the GXM works in conjunction to add multi-monitor support.

TripleHead2Go uniquely allows Digital Content Creators, to upgrade existing workstations to TripleHead™ displays to enable a Surround Design™ experience. With Matrox Surround Design, multiple views of a design can be examined concurrently; more windows space is available for toolbars and important information that needs to be accessed quickly. DCC applications such as Autodesk® 3ds max®, Autodesk® Maya® and Newtek LightWave 3D® allows users to work with several windows and viewports, which often must be viewed simultaneously. The triple-desktop Surround Design feature allows the artist to place all these UI elements (viewports, image windows, toolbars and dialogs) in ways that best enable their own workflows, allowing them to exercise their creativity, rather than worrying about the limitations of their workspace.

System Compatibility

TripleHead2Go includes support for Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP, and is compatible with many professional and enthusiast class desktop and laptop PCs equipped with certain NVIDIA® and ATI® enabled graphics chipsets and add-in-boards. Maximum resolutions supported may vary depending on the GPU version, please check Matrox's website for more details.

Availability and pricing

Available in April 2006, TripleHead2Go has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $299USD. This product will be available from authorized resellers worldwide or, in North America and Europe, directly from Matrox at http://shopmatrox.com. For more information, call Matrox Sales at 1-800-361-1408 (North America) or e-mail insales@matrox.com.

For more information about Matrox Graphics Inc., contact graphics@matrox.com.

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