Matrox shows its display controller boards, multi-display upgrade

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Matrox Graphics Inc. showed its AuroraVX series of medical display controller boards at HIMSS 2006 last month in San Diego. Each Matrox AuroraVX3mp board can power one analog Navigation Console display, along with two digital Twin Imaging Displays from a single PCI Express board. ExtendiGray technology accurately converts color displays into grayscale, reducing color distraction during readings, and allows for concurrent execution of color and grayscale applications on a single grayscale desktop.

The Matrox MED Series display controller boards are ideal for a range of application areas including PACS, x-ray imaging, CT, MRI and digital radiography. The Matrox MED Series features 10-bit capabilities, and supports a variety of up to 5 MP grayscale displays, making them the ultimate solution for precise and accurate display representation.

Both the AuroraVX and MED series provide enhanced features available through the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) to enable hardware-accelerated operations, such as image cached window/leveling, zoom, rotate, display buffer cloning, and the ability to view 1024 simultaneous shades of gray from 16-bit source images.

Matrox also highlighted its DualHead2Go, the first commercially available multi-display upgrade of its kind, bringing DualHead capability to laptop or desktop computers. A palm-sized box sits outside of your system and takes the existing single monitor display output and expands it into dual display outputs, allowing users to run Windows desktop at up to 2560 x 1024 resolution stretched across two displays. Using DualHead2Go in conjunction with the built-in display of a laptop means users can benefit from three displays at a time.