Matrox Graphics announced the introduction of Extio F1400, a remote graphics unit.
The Extio F1400 separates the graphics hardware from the computer by more than 800ft via fiber-optic cable. The graphics unit contains both USB ports and audio input and output allowing for remote use of a mouse, keyboard, camera, speakers and microphone. It supports up to four digital or analog displays at a time, and has passive cooling.
The system's remote graphics unit includes a Matrox-designed graphics chip, 128MB of graphics memory; dual-LC connector for fiber-optic cable; four DVI-I monitor connectors; six USB 2.0 ports (four in front, two in back); integrated audio hardware; an optical connector for digital audio output; and analog stereo-audio connectors for a microphone input, line input and line output. To meet different slot requirements, Matrox separately offers PCI or PCI Express (PCIe) fiber-optic interface cards for Extio products.
It will be available in the second quarter of 2006.
For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.