InFocus Corporation today announced PixelNet 2.0, an update to its Jupiter PixelNet solution. The new distributed display wall system increases the density of processing power, connecting more sources and displays to a single input or output node, while providing centralized control to support a wide variety of installations with live audio and video, streaming data and other real-time sources of information for control rooms, conference rooms, lobby displays, offices and classrooms. New features enable real-time HD or 4K information display to a virtually unlimited number of screens at sites spanning a building, a campus or a continent.
PixelNet 2.0 input and output nodes can now be configured with fiber optic connections via SFP+ or with Ethernet. Fiber network capabilities allow PixelNet 2.0 to support very large distributed systems with an unlimited number of sources and displays across multiple locations and vast geographies. Applications including redundant control room display walls in multiple locations, manufacturing and process management, digital signage, law enforcement and security monitoring and instructional networks. PixelNet 2.0 systems can scale to suit any requirement to connect and distribute video across buildings, campuses or global networks.
With PixelNet Domain Control (PDC), centralized configuration and management of the system and its content is simple. The PDC mimic function allows operators to visualize any video wall or single display in the network, placing any video or data source in a window anywhere on the wall or within a single screen. A single source of information can stretch across a large video wall for easy viewing, or multiple sources can be viewed in many windows to enable simultaneous monitoring of complex processes. Multi-casting allows streams to be shared at multiple sites.
InFocus says that PixelNet 2.0 delivers an increased density of processing power and connectivity, which yields a per channel price reduction of 30-40 percent over its predecessor. Users from enterprise to government to education will benefit with reduced project costs or the ability to expand the size of projects.
Backwards compatible with first generation PixelNet systems, PixelNet 2.0 is easy to install and supported by the self-configuration feature in PixelNet Domain Control which automatically assigns available inputs and outputs. Content can be managed simply with the PixelNet Domain Control software, which allows users to drag and drop input sources across a display wall mimic, as well as provide control over multiple connected video walls.
Each PixelNet 2.0 Input Node allows the connection of four 4K or eight 1080p inputs, while each Output Node provides two 4K or six 1080p outputs, all rack-mounted. PixelNet 2.0 features high bandwidth networking for real-time streaming sources, pixel perfect visual quality using uncompressed video and resolutions ranging up to 4K. New datacenter-grade Jupiter by InFocus switches support up to 100GB Ethernet connections.
Jupiter PixelNet 2.0 will debut at Integrated Systems Europe at stand #2-B60 or more details are here.