Extron ntroduces modular 4K videowall processor
Extron has introduced the Quantum Ultra 305; a 3U, 5-slot card frame that supports 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. 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.
“We’re enthusiastic about being able to deliver this new smaller Quantum Ultra videowall processor without sacrificing performance or capabilities,” says Extron vice president of worldwide sales and marketing Casey Hall.
“With Extron HyperLane technology, powerful processing features, and robust, secure operation, the Quantum Ultra 305 is a powerful yet cost-effective, space-saving solution for small to medium size videowalls.”
Quantum Ultra uses a modular card-frame architecture that can be populated with input and output cards selected to match source and display requirements. Multiple card frames can be configured and operated as a single system to accommodate any size videowall. Quantum Ultra can also house 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 Extron HyperLane has a maximum throughput of 400 Gbps, enough 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, high dynamic range – HDR, greater colour depth, and expanded colour gamut these signals will provide.
Sources can be windowed and positioned anywhere on the video display while static image files such as logos and maps can be stored locally on the Quantum Ultra, 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 and custom colour borders can be applied to any window, with support for rounded corners, drop shadows, flashing, and transparency.