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Real-time monitoring from a distance with Matrox, Portalis


January 11, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jan. 11, 2016 – Matrox Graphics and Portalis say that Matrox Avio F120 fiber-optic KVM extenders have been validated for use with the Portalis pro-xi workstation integrator, promising to provide high-performance monitoring, switching, extension and interaction from a distance.

According to the parties, operators can better centralize, manage, monitor and control computer and video resources used in industrial control room applications. A pro-xi workstation integrator includes KVM switch and multiviewer capabilities enabling an operator to monitor and access multiple computer systems from a dual-display console with a single keyboard and mouse. Avio extends the dual-video output, keyboard and mouse of pro-xi up to 10 km with zero compression and zero latency so the pro-xi system can be placed at a distance from its operator, says Matrox. Avio can also be used to connect remote workstations to the pro-xi unit. Cascading multiple pro-xi units combined with Avio extenders enables an operator to preview and control up to 32 dual-head systems from a remote location.