Matrox Adds Edge Overlap Functionality for Multi-Projector Platforms

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Combine easy-to-use Matrox M-Series feature with blending-enabled projectors to cost-effectively drive seamless content across two to eight projectors

One Matrox M-Series card with three blending-enabled projectors to create a seamless, unified image.

Create multi-projector setups with one M-Series card, one PC, and blending-enabled projectors.

Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced multi-projector edge overlap support with the 4.00.02 display driver for Matrox M-Series graphics cards operating under Microsoft® Windows® 7. The new Matrox PowerDesk Edge Overlap feature allows M-Series users to easily and intuitively adjust the number of overlapping pixels between blending-enabled projectors to create a seamless, unified image. With edge overlap natively supported at the GPU level and no scaling required, M-Series cards provide outstanding image quality for all standard applications—across the entire desktop—for a very effective, collaborative work environment. Matrox M-Series cards can be combined with affordable edge blending-enabled projectors to provide a unique, cost-effective solution for boardrooms, classrooms, digital signage applications, and worship and presentation environments looking to drive seamless digital content on up to eight projectors in a wide range of configurations.

"The Matrox M-Series’ new edge overlap functionality works great as a complement to our Mitsubishi 8000 series of edge blending, dual-lamp projectors," says Wayne Kozuki, product manager for projectors, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "Our integrators can now create a seamless multi-projector image at a lower price point, making this unique hardware combination from Matrox and Mitsubishi a great value for challenging display projects with challenging budgets."

"AV professionals and integrators should be eager to add the Matrox M-Series cards to their list of video sources to use when edge blending with Panasonic PT-D6000 Series, PT-DZ8700 Series and PT-DZ12000 Series projectors," says John Meehan, Engineering Manager, Panasonic Solutions Company, "The Matrox graphics card’s image overlap feature, coupled with our projector’s edge blending and picture-in-picture features will enable them to easily produce sophisticated yet cost effective seamless imagery suited for small, medium, and even some large-scale projection environments.”

“Adding edge overlap across the entire M-Series product line allows for content to be seamlessly displayed across two to eight projectors as though it was one seamless image,” says Ron Berty, Business Development Manager for Matrox. “Seams on both the vertical and horizontal axes can be overlapped easily and effectively with the new driver, and with projectors from Mitsubishi, Panasonic, and others adding the blend touch, the resulting image is simply outstanding.”

The latest addition to the Matrox PowerDesk software suite, Matrox Edge Overlap for M-Series graphics cards creates affordable multi-projector solutions that avoid the higher costs and complexity associated with ultra high-end projectors and custom projection hardware and software. Matrox Edge Overlap on M-Series graphics cards allows users to combine a standard PC with cost effective projectors to create a seamless, multi-projector solution.

Availability
The new edge overlap feature is now available for download on the Matrox drivers page. For more information, visit the http://www.matrox.com/edge_overlap or contact Matrox Graphics directly at graphics(at)matrox(dot)com.

About Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Presentation Products Division
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, markets an extensive line of professional presentation, front-projection home entertainment, and rear-projection video wall cube display systems and digital signage monitors that are designed with DLP® or LCD technology. Products are sold through authorized distributors, resellers, retailers and system integrators throughout the United States and Mexico. For more information, call 888-307-0312 or visit http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com

About Panasonic Solutions Company
Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company’s portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic Solutions Company’s full line of products can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at http://www.panasonic.com/business-solutions.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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