Matrox Graphics Inc. recently announced the immediate availability of a new version of the Matrox Mura Network API for Mura MPX video wall controller boards. The updated API lets ISVs add eye-catching transitions and effects to their video wall software, the company said. It also provides an HTML5 renderer that enables integration of social media, weather information, animations and other online data feeds into digital signage.

The latest presentation effects will be demonstrated on Matrox Mura-powered video walls at upcoming trade shows, including Integrated Systems Europe 2014 in Amsterdam and Digital Signage Expo 2014 in Las Vegas. Content from baseband sources, streaming network sources, local media players and live HTML feeds will be captured, moved, scaled, switched, rotated, zoomed, faded, alpha blended and color keyed, the company said. Multiple transitions will be combined to create a variety of effects.

"AV integrators around the world have long relied on Mura-based video walls in control room installations," Helgi Sigurdsson, product manager, Matrox Graphics, said in the announcement. "Now with the new functionality enabled by the Mura Network API in applications from our partners, digital signage integrators will be able to use the same high-quality, robust hardware to create cost-effective and engaging signage and presentation video walls in corporate, government, retail, restaurant, sports, museum, casino and house-of-worship environments."

The Mura Network API and the lower level C/C++ style DWC API are available to developers now. Several ISVs will add the new Mura functionality to their applications, the company said. Matrox partner announcements are expected in Q1 2014.

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