Projections of productivity

An operator's dream:
Ergonomics for the control room


“The stability, distance—using very little cabling, multi-display support, and image quality provided with Matrox Extio products were key determining factors in our decision to incorporate this technology into the 800xA Extended Operator Workplace. Using a single fiber-optic cable we can now connect up to four monitors, as well as a keyboard and mouse to each certified Operator Workplace computer with perfect quality over a long distance. The unique Matrox Extio feature set has helped us to offer such a comprehensive productivity-enhancing solution to our customers.”
Per Lundmark
ABB Automation Technologies AB

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Providing workers with the right tools augments their ability to produce efficiently. […] A good tool is defined not only by the scope of its functionality, but also by the ease with which it can be used. The operator needs rapid and intuitive access to relevant information at all times. A delay in obtaining information or a confusing format for its presentation increase the risk of misjudgment and lost production. ABB has taken on this challenge, taking control room ergonomics and interactivity to new heights, permitting operators to interact with all displays presented to them.

Extio ABB

The System 800xA Extended Operator Workplace […] builds on ABB's unique System 800xA software and continuing technical progress.

Most [halts in production] can be traced to operators not being able to access vital information sufficiently and quickly. The ABB Extended Operator Workplace, integrated with the Matrox Extio™ remote graphics unit, aids in minimizing production downtime and ensuring high-quality output.

The complete story of how the ABB System 800xA Extended Operator Workplace benefits from Matrox Extio technology was featured in the first quarterly 2007 issue of ABB Review.

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