Extron Introduces Compact Modular 4K Videowall Processor

Extron has introduced its new Quantum Ultra 305, a 3U, 5-slot card frame, supporting any combination of Quantum Ultra input and output cards.

The Quantum Ultra 305 features a high-speed video bus with the same Extron HyperLane technology and real-time performance as the 6U, 10-slot Quantum Ultra 610, and a single card frame can support multiple output resolutions and screen orientations for simple, flexible system design. RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces allow multiple direct connections for control systems.

The solution a utilizes a modular card-frame architecture that can be populated with input and output cards that are selected to match source and display requirements. Multiple card frames can be configured and operated as a single system to accommodate any size videowall. Further, it can accommodate a mixture of display devices with varying resolutions. Features such as output overlap, mullion compensation, output rotation, and custom output resolutions provide compatibility with current and future display devices.

The future-ready Extron HyperLane bus delivers real-time performance unattainable by other videowall processors. It has a maximum throughput of 400 Gbps, sufficient to simultaneously carry more than twenty 4K/60 sources with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. It also possesses the bandwidth required to support evolving signal formats, such as 8K, and the higher resolutions, high dynamic range - HDR, greater color depth, and expanded color gamut these signals will provide.

Sources can be windowed and positioned anywhere on the video display. Static image files such as logos and maps can be stored locally on the solution, and displayed with full keying and alpha channel support. Internally generated clocks can be presented in a variety of time formats and in multiple time zones. The integrated VNC client can decode multiple simultaneous VNC server streams for presentation on the videowall. Custom color borders can be applied to any window, with support for rounded corners, drop shadows, flashing, and transparency.

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