Symbiotics selects Matrox TripleHead2Go to power innovative pilot selection system
MONTREAL, 24 March 2011. Symbiotics has integrated TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) from Matrox Graphics Inc. into a pilot selection and assessment tool for the armed forces and civil aviation sector. The Matrox TripleHead2Go external multi-display system enables Symbiotics to build a two-system platform: a triple-monitor flight simulation test station for the prospective pilot, as well as a second triple-monitor workstation reserved to evaluate the candidate across variety of performance criteria.
Symbiotics required a multi-monitor solution to convert two single-display systems to two triple-monitor workstations in the development of its new pilot selection and assessment program. After validating the Matrox TripleHead2Go, Symbiotics engineers used the solution to run three displays--at resolutions of 1280 x 1024 pixels per screen--in an immersive, flight simulation environment designed to test candidates on their physical control, cognitive flexibility, and workload management.
The expanded onscreen desktop proved beneficial for the evaluation workstation, providing evaluators with the appropriate workspace requirements to interact productively with the examiner interface, psychometric screen, and navigation.
"The benefits in using the TripleHead2Go are realized through a dynamic localization of monitors to suit our bespoke configuration," says Mike Norman, human factors consultant at Symbiotics Ltd. "While aligning screens alongside one another creates a widescreen immersive display, the ability to split the content of the examiner desktop enables an examiner to work remotely from the candidate field of view."