Giant videowall boosts communications at German airport

Matrox Graphics Inc. has confirmed that Munich Airport has installed a giant new videowall, using Matrox M-Series multi-display graphics cards in order to power a 72-monitor flight information display system.

The airport was originally making use of an analogue system that had been in place since its opening in 1992, and showed travellers arrival and departure times on several small LEDs. The level of maintenance required by this system was no longer feasible, hence the creation of the videowall.

The new wall is one of the largest of its kind, measuring in at 19-metres wide by 2.30-metres high and making use of Matrox M9148 quad-monitor and M9188 octal-monitor boards to display information.

By making use of a Matrox M9148 quad-monitor and M9188 octal-monitor graphics card combination within six of InoNet's Magnius-2 videowall controller systems, the image quality was boosted, with 72 NEC X463UN displays powered, each at Full HD resolutions of 1920×1080. As a result of the narrow 5.7mm bezel, a viewing angle of 178° was ensured, making sure that the 72 displays were all visible by users from any front-viewing position.

Susanne Gomez, key account manager digital signage at InoNet, said: "The aim of the installation was to present razor sharp content across the entire display. There is no scaling via daisy chaining on the 72 displays, where each monitor is individually supplied with Full HD content."

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