State-of-the-Art Graphics Controller for Visual Display Systems


State-of-the-Art Graphic Controllers for Visual Display Systems

netPIX 4900 is a network based graphic controller for the management of video wall systems, single displays or projectors. Through its MultiScreen-ability any display surfaces can be realized. The controller creates a big joined desktop for network-applications, video and graphic sources. At the heart of the NPX-4900 works the powerful SBC in combination with latest generation backplanes with Switch Fabric. The new controllers from the NPX-4900 series offer an ultra high performance bus, cost-effective INTEL CPUs, 64Bit technology and high bandwidth through a Switch Fabric bus with 192GB/s. These new technologies guarantee the revolutionary and powerful performance of the next generation of the netPIX family in any control room application.

The NPX-4900 controllers provide multiple analog and digital video and graphic connectivity with input cards. Through the new Switch Fabric architecture, video and graphic sources can be displayed simultaneously on the display wall in full frame rates. All analog and digital Video-/RGB-/DVI- and IP Streaming data is transmitted with up to 192 GB/s without any dependencies on the system.

The advantages of NPX-4900 controllers:

  • NPX-4900S as cost-efficient video wall controller solution
  • NPX-4900S+ for video wall systems with larger numbers of output signals
  • Simple system architecture
  • Expandable for future system upgrades
  • Higher performance

System Architecture

The NPX-4900 controllers rely on new SBC (Single Board Computer) technology. This technology is uses Intel® technology based on one Intel® Core® i5 processor, which guarantees a high-quality presentation of applications.

  • High-end components for highest availability
  • 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM (optionally expandable up to 16GB)
  • DUAL Gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional sound-bracket (Line Out, Line In, Mic In)

System Availability

  • Redundant power supply units, hot swappable
  • Redundant SATA Solid State Disk with RAID1 or RAID5
  • eyevis Factory Image Recovery (EYE-FIR) which is supplied on an USB-Stick gives enables to restore the controller within a minute to delivery status or to a self-generated image.
  • The controllers from the netPIX 4900 series are built in compliance with eyevis ISO 9001 certificated production processes to meet the specific requirements of each customer.
  • The netPIX 4900 series is the best controller for standard control rooms with high availability.

Desktop Management & Operating System

  • Because of its MultiScreen-ability, any data and application can be displayed simultaneously; they can also be positioned and resized freely on the entire video wall. The operator has a big desktop with a very high resolution at his disposal, which will be multiplied by the size of the wall.
  • Supports Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit IoT Enterprise LTSB 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Up to 16GB RAM inside the systems for memory intensive applications.
  • Huge Windows desktop with up to 32000×32000 pixels with Windows 7 or 16000×16000 pixels with Windows 10 & Windows Server 2012 R2, depending on the size of the system.
  • Standard Windows & X11 applications (optional) and SCADA software can be displayed on the wall with no restrictions.
  • Windows-based applications can be displayed simultaneously with any other input signals like video, IP-video and RGB/DVI

Bus System

The core of the system is the ultra-fast PCIe Switch Fabric with PCIe Generation 3.0 slots and a total bandwidth of 192GB/s for transmitting Windows information, network data, video, digital streams and graphic signals to each output card. This guarantees a very high bandwidth without decreasing frame rates when numerous inputs are displayed simultaneously.

Input Signal Processing

The NPX-4900 controllers can be equipped with various input cards for video, RGB/DVI/DP/HDSDI and IP signals. All input signal windows can be moved, scaled and placed freely on the display wall.

  • The input cards provide state-of-the-art video processing resulting in superb quality
  • Huge number of cards per system possible
  • Easy to upgrade for future system expansion

Analog Video Input Card

  • Up to 128 video signals in one system
  • Up to 32 video windows can be displayed with every display output
  • Composite BNC or S-Video (Y/C)

IP Decoder Card

  • Dual 1000 Base-T Ethernet Ports
  • Simultaneous decoding of up 50 channels in D1 quality
  • Simultaneous decoding of up 12 channels in Full HD quality (30fps)
  • Simultaneous decoding of up 6 channels in Full HD quality (60fps)
  • Simultaneous decoding of up 3 channels in UHD/4K-resolution (30fps)
  • Supports MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264, MJPEG
  • Datasheet IP Decoding Input Card

RGB / DVI Input Boards

  • Display of the source output in freely moveable, scalable and placeable windows on the display wall
  • Up to 40 RGB/DVI input sources
  • Input Signals:
    - Up to 4096×2160@60Hz with our DisplayPort input card
    - Up to 3840×2160@30Hz with our DVI-/HDMI input cards
    - DVI Single Link up to 1920×1200@60Hz
    - Analog up to 2048×1536@60Hz

SDI Inputs

  • Display of the source output in freely moveable, scalable and placeable windows on the display wall
  • Up to 40 SDI inputs
  • Video Modes: SD-SDI (480i/576i), HD-SDI (up to 1080i), 3G-SDI (up to 1080p) & 2k digital cinema modes

Output Graphics Processing

The new GPU with 128MB GDDR5 per output channel achieves a never seen graphic performance.

  • Digital outputs up to 2560×1600 pixels and HD format
  • Configurations up to 64 output channels (max. number of outputs depends on product version)
  • Multiple resolution modes for different output resolutions at the same time, for rectangle or none-rectangle display configurations*
  • Live preview support for each source connected with the eyeUNIFY wall management software
  • Under-lapping mode for narrow bezel displays*
  • Over-lapping mode for edge overlapping projections*
  • Pivot mode for landscape and portrait display*

* non-standard modes, available on request

Wall Management Software

For an easy management of large screen displays, we recommend to combine our eyeUNIFY wall management software with the netPIX controller. With this software, especially developed for large screen displays, the user has nearly unlimited possibilities for the management and operation of his display wall.