Matrox Graphics today announced that the Auckland Museum in New Zealand has combined two Matrox M9188 PCI Express x16 octal-monitor graphics cards to drive digital signage content across a four-by-four, 16-monitor video wall.
The M9188 multidisplay solution supports up to eight high-resolution monitors and was configured with a second M9188 board within the same system to provide the museum with an expansive canvas — at resolutions of 1920 by 1080 per display — to dynamically promote featured exhibitions and galleries.
The Auckland Museum was looking to modernize its entrance's static information display with a multimonitor backdrop that would instantly grab and hold the visitor's attention, according to Matrox. The museum contracted Wallflower Advanced Digital Signage to deploy the digital signage installation, and Wallflower combined two Matrox M9188 octal-monitor graphics cards to power sixteen 40-inch monitors at a total resolution of 7680 by 4320.
The solution allows system operators to manage the high-resolution imagery and video to engage, inform and entertain visitors with dynamic content, and the staff has embraced the new digital canvas while remarking the positive effect it's had on museum visitors, the announcement said.
"There's no better way for visitors to begin a museum tour than to be wowed by our video wall immediately upon entry," Museum Marketing Manager Margi Mellsop said in the announcement. "This stunning visual platform gives us the proper communication channel to uniquely bring the past to the present, while enhancing our visitors' overall museum experience for years to come."
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