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Matrox Launches the Extio F1220

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    Matrox Graphics Inc., announced today the Extio F1220, the latest addition to the Extio series of Remote Graphics Units(RGUs). The Extio F1220 enables the extension of one or two displays with resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 per monitor, audio, two IEEE 1394 FireWire ports, and up to six USB devices(4 at the front, 2 at the back), including keyboard and mouse, by up to 820 feet(250 meters). By separating the computer from the monitors and user-interface, the Extio series of products helps address issues such as security, heat, noise, system maintenance and support, and system access in digital signage environments. The Extio F1220 RGU has no moving parts. It is connected to a Matrox PCI or PCI-Express Extio adapter card in a computer, workstation or server slot via a standard multi-mode fiber-optic cable with Dual-LC connectors. Matrox Extio F1220 will be available in the second quarter of 2007. For more information on Matrox Extio F1220, please click here.

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    OK, I dont think Im understanding what this is supposed to do....
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    Remove the "computer" from the desk.



    You could for example. Have a system running in a hole in the wall, and just have one cable running to your desk that powered the monitor, KB & Mouse. and with wireless mice and keyboard natively supported. Mount this behind your desk, so you see no cables less those to run your monitor.


    So a complete system, with no noise as the tower is removed, no wires, no clutter.




    In a office setting if they could, make a multi-user interface, then no more desktops to clutter, make heat and break down. Just on huge powerful server to interface with and run everyones stuff.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
  4. Steevo

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    In the ultimate cream in your pants solution. Windows server 64bit with a few quad core chips, 20GB of RAM and a couple terrabytes of RAID 5 SAS. A couple t1's on one single firewall bridge.


    So one business less 20PC's, two or three hubs, 20 OS's. And better user access controll and easier to maintain.
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    i think its only meant for one user at a time unless theres a way to make windows or whatever run seprate interfaces for each adapter

    but definitely cool but im guessing really expensive because the fiber connection cable that it uses is to my knowledge quite expensive like like $100+ per foot

    if its relievedly cheap it would be great for htpc's
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    This would be nice for public machines setup for anyone to use. You can keep the actual computers completely seperate away from the users, which leads to less tampering.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    Thus the "if they could" comment.


    A system admins wet dream it is.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    the next step from here is a tablet touchscreen monitor to control your media center. Now that would be one kickass media setup.

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