Matrox Graphics Introduces Extio F1220 Remote Graphics Units

Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, announces the Extio(TM) F1220, the latest addition to the Extio series of Remote Graphics Units (RGUs). The Extio F1220 enables the extension of one or two displays, audio, two IEEE 1394 FireWire ports, and up to six USB devices, such as 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 in high-reliability computing environments.

Matrox Graphics Extio F1220 Remote Graphics Units

“The Extio series reinforces the Matrox commitment to delivering the most stable and reliable graphics solutions to professional workstations and mission-critical monitoring systems,” says Samuel Recine, Business Development Manager – Critical Decision Systems, Matrox Graphics Inc. “The Extio F1220 will join the Extio product family in providing a more integrated and higher-performance alternative to older KVM Extension and DVI Extension technologies.”

With support for one or two digital or analog monitors at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 per monitor, 128MB of graphics memory, fanless operation (no moving parts), and a Matrox-designed graphics chip, the Extio F1220 provides long-lasting and reliable operation. The Extio F1220 RGU is connected to a Matrox PCI or PCI-Express Extio adapter card in a workstation or server slot via a standard multi-mode fiber-optic cable with Dual-LC connectors. The connectivity options include 6 USB 2.0 ports (4 at the front, 2 at the back), integrated audio hardware with standard audio jacks, and two IEEE 1394 FireWire ports. Driver features for Extio series products include support for Pivot, PowerRes for robust widescreen display, stretched and independent display, and other powerful display management features.

Key application areas include financial, insurance, and commodities trading systems; emergency and transportation dispatch control systems; process control systems; security systems; command-and-control systems; and other high-reliability applications in enterprise, industrial, and government systems.

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Availability and pricing
Matrox Extio F1220 will be available in the second quarter of 2007. For pricing and other sales information, call 1-800-361-1408 (North America) or e-mail

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics Inc. is the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals and has been delivering high-quality, innovative 2D/3D, and video graphics accelerators for more than 30 years. Creator of the multi-display phenomenon, Matrox combines its proven graphics chip designs, reliable software, and dependable card manufacturing expertise to produce products that are reputed worldwide for their superior image quality, practical ingenuity, and unwavering stability. Matrox Graphics designs and supports graphics solutions optimized for utility, empowering professionals to see more and do more. A privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Matrox has international offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong.