Matrox partners with Goma Elettronica SpA to develop advanced workstations for mission-critical applications

MONTREAL, 14 Nov. 2009. Matrox Graphics Inc., manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, and Goma Elettronica SpA, have partnered to develop customized workstations for defense, industrial, and transportation environments. Goma has validated the Matrox M-Series, P-Series, and Extio Series multi-display graphics solutions with its industrial PC product line and will be showcasing these technologies at Focus Embedded 2009 on November 17 in Milan, Italy.

MONTREAL, 14 Nov. 2009. Matrox Graphics Inc., manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, and Goma Elettronica SpA, have partnered to develop customized workstations for defense, industrial, and transportation environments. Goma has validated the Matrox M-Series, P-Series, and Extio Series multi-display graphics solutions with its industrial PC product line and will be showcasing these technologies at Focus Embedded 2009 on November 17 in Milan, Italy.

Goma engineers have incorporated Matrox M-Series Dual and QuadHead cards to run six digital monitors -- at 1920x1200dpi resolution per display -- from a single PC. The M-Series cards were able to satisfy customer workspace requirements because the solutions offered both PCIe x16 and x1 bus types, complying with PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) standards that permit only one single PCIe x16 expansion slot on the backplane.

In another application, Goma selected the Matrox P690 as part of a two-monitor avionics graphics console for installation on a Falcon aircraft. The graphics solution was selected based on performance, dimensions, weight, power dissipation, and long-life requirements, to enable mission data management and visualization operations at altitudes of up to 25,000 feet.

"Matrox has been working closely with Goma Elettronica to satisfy their customer's unique graphics requirements for installations running high-end, mission-critical applications," says Samuel Recine, business development manager, Matrox Graphics. "This cooperation allows Goma to build reliable, multi-display workstation platforms so mission-critical operators never have to worry about system performance."

"Matrox offers a broad portfolio of products designed for the specific requirements of process automation, rail management, and other mission-critical systems. With form factors ranging from PCI to PCIe x1 and PCIe x16 across many product families, Matrox solutions are compatible with a variety of specialized systems," states Irene Gozzo, sales & marketing manager, Goma Elettronica SpA.

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